Turning A House Into A Home
Being away from all my trinkets has gotten me thinking about what it takes to turn a space into something you can inhabit with joy, settle into & feel comfortable.
The good news is that I’ve come to the conclusion that it doesn’t take much to turn a house into a home. All it needs is a few small, colourful things that bring you joy. Here are some treasures I’ve found recently that make me smile.
(From top to bottom…)
A paper parasol in a bright colour makes a fantastic impromptu lamp-shade.
Major retailers deciding your favourite authors (Nabokov & Bukowski) are “cool” can be a little unsettling, but you should still take advantage of it. Once the trend passes, you’ll be glad you snapped up these posters!
I absolutely love the look of this cranberry, cardamom & clove soy teacup candle. Too cute!
Brokesy makes super-cool 2-cushion sets that tell a little story. I like these ones of a yeti chasing a lemming. Monsterlicious!
What could be better than drinking coffee out of a mug in your favourite Pantone colour?
A stylish tea-kettle is a necessity of every home.
Pretend you’re a superstar with this framed Andy Warhol print.
Next time you’re drinking scotch & writing postcards, why not drink out of something stylish like these colourful wobble glasses?
Make an effort to buy flowers. It will cheer you up on the dreariest day, I promise!
Bird cages look good, even without anything in them. Though you could always stuff it with old love letters…
Light up your dinner table at dusk with these battery-powered lanterns.
I like this crown. I don’t know what I’d do with it though. Probably use it as a prop in my increasingly ridiculous self-portraits!