Though my decorating tastes lean rather minimal as of late, I’ll always have a soft spot for cozy, traditional English design. While in London last September I stumbled upon one of Robert Kime’s jewel box boutiques. I’ve long admired his textiles and in person his colorful lampshades and vibrant wallpapers were rather magical. I purchased a lovely, little alabaster bowl as a souvenir that sits on my desk as I type. Someday (when my budget is far less modest) I should like a handsome roll arm sofa to call my own…
Visit Robert Kime: 121 Kensington Church Street, London, England 42-43 Museum Street, London, England
The well-accessorized console in Jenna Lyons’ photo yesterday got me thinking–it’s really all about the details, isn’t it? Above are some odds and ends I’d gladly display on my future console (speaking of which, do you like this one…?).
Though I recently opted for plain white bedding, there are countless more colorful options that I can’t help but admire from afar. Above are some fun new bedding styles for the more adventurous! Clockwise from top left:
While in Santa Barbara recently I stumbled upon the Jenni Kayne home store. Tucked away in Montecito, the light-filled space is bursting with chic finds. If you love Kayne’s shoes (do I ever…) you’ll be equally taken with her taste in home goods. From the heavenly scented Cire Trudon candles (Ernesto, inspired by cigars in Havana, is my favorite…) to the striking array of dinnerware I couldn’t help but want one of everything. I’ll just have to bring a bit of Kayne’s cool west coast vibe with me to Chicago…perhaps in the form of a place setting.
VISIT: Jenni Kayne Home, 5 San Ysidro Road, Santa Barbara, California 93108