Do you ever watch design shows in which the designer’s first task is to identify the homeowner’s personal taste? The wife will proclaim “I love bold reds and leopard” and the husband says “I can only live with neutrals” and chaos ensues from there. Often people use colors, places, or time periods to describe their style, which makes perfect sense, but I was recently charmed by the brilliant way in which Caecilia Potter described her home, “We all love the sense of patina and age in our home, she is like a warm and fun old lady with a very original character.” Immediately I considered my own space—is it male or female? Young or old? What personality traits might he or she possess? It’s a fun exercise, and I’d love to hear from you in the comments: how would you describe your home?
Jeeves & Wooster Pendant Lights — It’s all about these pendant lights. They’re made from authentic bowler and top hats, which makes me think there is a fairly simple DIY project opportunity here.
Charcoal Soap — This soap is chock full of natural ingredients that are nourishing for the skin, but I have to admit I’m most intrigued by the charcoal.
Chevron Turkish Towel — These woven towels fit the relaxed luxury of this gorgeous master bathroom.
Pear Branches — Lately I am loving the look of branches in a tall glass vase. They look equally good in an entryway, the kitchen, or in this case the master bathroom.
Wire ‘Be My Guest’ Sculpture — Ever since seeing Heath Nash’s wire sculpture in this outdoor shower I’ve been searching for a similar piece. Finally I’ve found this wall art at Anthropologie with an attainable price tag.
iVictrola — This iPad victrola would definitely take my singing in the shower to another, more sophisticated, level.
Bathtub — The clean lines of this tub did not distract from the hat pendants, and it’s all about the hat pendants!