Welcome to the first weekend wishlist of 2018! I’m in a positive frame of mind at the moment, and I have loads of plans for updating our home. I want to create a cosy, calm home that’s a retreat for us all – first order of the day will be a massive declutter (that goes for my wardrobe too – more of this later), and then maybe a fresh coat of paint (I’m thinking about saying goodbye to the blue wall in the kitchen and replacing it with a more stylish Scandi-inspired grey), as well as repainting the chairs in more muted tones. I want our home to be enhanced with fresh greenery, pale wood, clean lines, soft textures and elegant functional furniture (I’m after a perfect, mid-century inspired chair for an empty corner in the lounge at the moment). Here are a few of the Scandi inspired home updates that I’ve got in mind:
I think I got these baskets (above) from Dunelm. I’m going to try and hunt out some more as they’re perfect for decluttering and hiding all those annoying bits and pieces that we all accumulate. I’m determined to keep the house tidy and minimalist, and the only way to do this is to have really good storage (and not have kids, probably).
I’m also planning on slowly replacing plates and cups with more stylish, hand-made versions. Before Christmas, I discovered Trouva (ever late to the party), a website packed with beautiful, stylish products from independent boutiques (like these cushions, above). My current obsession is Life Story, Edinburgh, especially for their gorgeous, rustic House Doctor plates and dishes (you can see some of my collection on my Instagram feed).
Longer term, I’d love to get some gorgeous shutters (like these divine pictures from Cate St Hill), and I’d love to introduce more texture into my home, for example these lovely linen cushions.
About that chair, then. Money no object, my choice would be this glorious Ercol for John Lewis Marino armchair (I can dream, can’t I?), but I’m also keeping my eye on Ebay in case an original pops up.
I’m also lusting after this gorgeous rug. After all, Scandi interiors are all about beautiful and functional:
Over Christmas, when everybody was round at the same time, we had a bit of a chair crisis. I love the idea of these stylish Spenser stacking chairs from Anthropologie – they’re reduced to just £64.95 and they come in a lovely blue too.
Add in a touch of copper, white candles, some deliciously scented flowers (thank you, Kylie, I love them), and I’m on my way to the Scandi house of my dreams. What are your home plans for this year?