I don’t even need to mention again how much I LOVE scented candles in my home. So I am going to leave it at that (and oh – these ones from Urban Outfitters smell a-mazing and an absolute steal at £6!).
M&S Cross Hatch Dinner Set (on sale now £47.20)
As you all know, I love my interiors, and sometimes (most times), I get more pleasure out of buying new stuff for my home, than clothes! After wearing out our white dinner set, we wanted to get a fresh one to match better in our new flat. We looked high and low, after ending up at trusted Marks & Spencer – finding this amazing cross hatched green/grey set. Such great quality and amazing value (on sale now!).
Paddywax Ecogreen Bamboo & Green Tea scented candle, £15.
GRACE, A Memoir, Grace Coddington, £30
Oh Grace. I can’t wait to start reading her memoirs… The opening page has already drawn me in, with a fabulous illustration of the royalty FROW, with continuos humouristic and sarcastic drawings throughout (and it look pretty good on the coffee table – win win).
Diptyque “Mimosa”, £40, from Space NK.
A scented candle makes me more happy than many things. Other favorites are Voluspa and Malin Goetz – but Diptyque must be my my no.1 out of these – because it has it all; a huge variation of scents, packaging and longevity. This is now safely planted on our new Loaf bedside tables, and will be alight every night while reading my book. Bliss!
Last month it was orange, this month’s obsession seems to be yellow! This bag caught by eye instantly when I spotted it in the busy souks, amongst many other colours and sequin variations. I love the tan leather handle and shape. It will be perfect in the summer, for a beach holiday or to my local park.
As many of you might have picked up on, I’ve recently bought a new flat (after selling my first one back in the summer). The sale has taken a long time to go through, but I finally pick up the keys in a few days! So excited. It’s another renovation project, which is just how I wanted it! Anyways, see below for my ideas and plans for the new place…
When in New York – I always stop by Anthropologie and Dean & Deluca – one is an incredible lifestyle shop and the other a grocery/deli boutique, both of which have lots of pretty things for the kitchen! I picked up these monogrammed mugs from Anthropologie and some striped tea towels from Dean & Deluca.
High up on wish list is this zig zag rug from Urban Outfitters (£65). I love mixing graphic prints with softer and more vibrant elements, colourful prints and ‘shabby chic’ furniture.
I definitely swear by ‘contrasting elements’, my fashion motto if you like. This is very much the same when it comes to how I like interior. My flat is a bundle of contrasts; restored furniture, mixed with travel finds, and modern steel – this gorgeous rug will fit straight in. Whether my other half agrees, is a different matter…
I’m really craving the scull motive at the moment – be it in jewellery, or even interior. How amazing is this pink skull head? I remember seeing a similar one in black at Urban Outfitters a while back, but have yet to come across one in pink. It would look amazing mounted on my white shelves, along with my books and candles. Serious craving. Give me a shout if you know where to find one!
I´m just as obsessed with books as I am with Assouline (well, almost). Assouline is a publishing house which do the finest books covering art, culture, food and fashion. They collaborate with the world’s foremost artists, photographers, writers, architects, fashion and interior designers – and the results is a collection of amazing photography and inspiration.
I popped into Selfridges today to look at the sales, and as usual I ended up buying something not on sale. I bought a scented candle from Voluspa (£29.99) and yes, I have about a million candles in my flat from before, but how can you resist this beautiful one? Especially since it’s smells like Champagne! Win win.