16 Feb 2019 27 comments

On My Homeware Wishlist.

Storage Basket // Fringed Table Lamp // Rattan Chair // Bereber Cushion // Wool Rug // Cushion Cover // Portable Radio // Wool Blanket // Rattan Side Board // Chandelier

You may have noticed we’ve been getting a lot of mundane work done in the flat recently, like getting our floors re-sanded and our walls plastered, the sort of stuff that screams “yep we bought a rundown Victorian tenement!”
Instead of getting too bogged down about the unglamorous elements of being a home-owner, I thought I’d give my living room a little bit of a mood lift with some inspiring new colours and textures…

I’ve always been a fan of an easy breezy laid-back, warm and welcoming aesthetic and this La Redoute Ashwin Wool Rug adds a splash of colour and a bit of boho-chic with the iconic Berber pattern, I can imagine it looking lovely under our soft grey sofa.

I love the feeling of togetherness a living space can bring and I’m forever adorning it with cute objects, sentimental knick-knacks and collectibles. I found a few playful pieces including this adorable art inspired lampshade from Frances Costelloe, I already have this in print form but I feel like the lampshade will complete the look without being overkill!
I also spied this rose-fringed lamp from Oliver Bonas and I’m almost certain I need it…

I’ve also been in the market for a replacement sideboard for a while now and spotted this dreamy bamboo number from Maisons Du Monde. I totally fell in love with the mix of white and wood, and it means we can finally replace our current cabinets which are looking a little past their best.

Keeping with the SoCo theme, I am totally celebrating rattan revival this year – I’m officially obsessed! Rattan and wicker furniture brings an abundance of natural elements and beaut textures into a space and sits so perfectly alongside a lot of the furniture and accessories that I already own. I find it so easy to style too, it always looks so cosy and homely!

Lastly, I’m in the market for a new vinyl stand or storage unit at the minute – I feel like vinyls are an absolute feast for the eyes and I would really like to show our (okay, Jordan’s…) collection off a little more. At the moment our small but humble stash is sort of tucked behind our sofa and I feel like we owe it to the records to have them stored and on display a little more carefully!

Do you have any tips for storing records? How do you like to style your living space?

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  • Love your picks, the blush pinks look amazing with the gold/ rattan! The La Redoute rug is dreamy too x

    • Thanks Jodie, I think it’s our favourite rug so far!

  • Completely agree with you about vinyls. We have plans to feature vinyls in our home as well. They’re so cool and quirky. Plus functional – a much clearer, better way of playing music.

    Deanna | luxandvitae.com

    • I fall in love with the sound of vinyl over and over again! I have so much time for it! x

  • Flo la vita

    Such gorgeous pieces! The Oliver Bonas throw is already in my basket… xx


  • Jessica Riley

    What dreamy picks Kate! I have my eye on an eye mirror from ASOS Living which is on the similar lines of this vibe.

    The Crown Wings | UK Travel & Lifestyle Blog

    • They are so popular right now aren’t they! Loving everything ASOS Living has to offer. x

  • So many fantastique pieces for any room of the home. Love ♥️the woven storage basket!

    🌸🍃ROSES FOR FRIDAYS 🌸🍃| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Wow, so many lovely pieces! We currently have our vinyl on wire stand which is nice, but there’s definitely not enough room in the slots for everything, so I would love to get similar shelving for it. Also that pink fringe lampshade is probably the best thing I’ve ever laid my eyes on! Can’t wait to see the space once it’s been re-jigged!

    – Georgia | thestatesofgeorgia.com

    • Hey Georgia, oh that sounds lovely! I’m thinking of getting something made bespoke to store our vinyls, I really want to show them off better and I just love that retro aesthetic. Watch this space! (quite literally)… x

  • I love the fringe lamp! So amazing ❤️

    Arianna | Southernbelleforever.com

  • All of these pieces look so lovely! X

  • Maj

    always in love with your home picks!

    Maj | https://majvalencia.com/

  • Love all of the pieces that you picked <3 🙂 Your home decor is always my favorite!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

    • Thanks Elizabeth – so glad you liked it! x

  • That tassel lamp is just so cute! I bet it’s a nightmare for attracting dust though haha xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc . ❤️

    • Isn’t it just! Haha, quite possibly – why can’t things ever be easy? x


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  • Natalie Redman

    So many pretty picks!


  • Karama by Hoda

    these are such great items! I am loving the modern touches


  • Kate, I love your signature use of bamboo! It looks so warm and calming. I feel like I can tell which pictures are yours, before even seeing your name next to them, (if that makes sense). It’s how I aim to be with my photography – like when you hear a song on the radio and you know the voice without hearing the intro! Laura x http://www.lifeonjacklane.com