The Covet List is back! I’ve really missed spending the odd moment here and there online window shopping and let’s face it, there’s not been much time since selling the house, moving to a new one and having little Tabitha (I wish I was super-human). As things are slowly settling down again now, I’ve decided to start sharing those homely items I most covet with you each month, perhaps a few things might even make it into our house as I start to plan the various rooms.
Let’s kick off with November…
1. I’ve recently had my eyes opened to baskets and I want to fill our home with them. I could fill them with magazines, blankets, even a cat or two! This natural Indra coil basket from Nkuku at Caroline McGrath is ideal for a tall houseplant and I love the combination of the natural woven fibres and tan leather. Perfection.
2. Ikea has a great selection of affordable house plants and I’ve had my eye on a fiddle leaf fig for ages now, although it might prove tricky to sustain it here as they don’t like direct sunlight and I wanted to put one in the corner of our living space next to the french doors. That aside, this ficus nitida with the twisted stem would still make a simple feature of an empty corner. Especially in that basket.
3. This Wishbone chair designed by Hans J. Wegner from the Conran Shop is a classic piece of 1940s design given a contemporary update with a blue/grey lacquered colour-way. Ideal paired with a simple desk for the office or as a set for the dinner table, it also comes in eight other colour combos. Yes please.
4. Is it just me or are lampshades one of the hardest accessories to buy for the home? I find it a little bit boring and it’s yet another job I have to do in this house. BUT, give me beautifully printed paper, fresh colour and something folded within an inch of it’s life and I’m sold. It’s from my favourite Dutch homewear store, Klevering, too.
5. Scent is so overlooked in the home yet we live with all our senses. Some of our most treasured memories are based on scent-for me it’s things like the trace of my mum’s Chanel 19 on her trench coat (it’s the late 80s) or a chocolate cake baking on the eve of my birthday whilst I lie in bed. My favourite perfumers Penhaligon’s produce some exquisite soy wax scented candles-I’d like to curl up under a blanket of an evening and light this one.
6. If you follow my activities on Pinterest you may already know I have a penchant for hand thrown, rough-around-the-edges ceramics and this Scholten & Baijings mug in light blue and white is no exception. I’d love the full collection from Smug displayed on open shelves in the kitchen.
7. Thank goodness we’re starting to embrace the folk trend a little more-the delicate embroidered flowers and traditional patterns are very special- think eastern european. Elisabeth Dunker of Fine Little Day has a gorgeous example by Oscar Modin and Lina Holm for you to love.
Do you have a particular favourite? What are you coveting this month?.