Friday, March 14, 2014

My Top 10 Hit List for the Home

"I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best"
- Oscar Wilde

Mr. Wilde my friend, I concur! I love punchy humor for one, but this could not ring more true when it comes to fashioning your living space. Don't confuse "best" for "expensive", after all, some of the best things in life are.... ok, you get the idea. But truly, when you create the right style and sensory experience in your home, it can literally uplift your mood.

I've been thinking about my non-negotiables when it comes to everyday living and these are my top 10 must haves that are game changers. It's the little details that make the difference.

1. Something Scent-sational. These scent diffusers from Antica Farmacista can transport you to a state of bliss from the comfort of your own couch.

2. A beautiful go-to table cloth. This Crate & Barrel classic makes even a spur of the moment gathering feel pulled-together.

3. Art that inspires. I might be slightly obsessed with Brit Brass (hubs, this is your cue to add it to my birthday wish list... ok thanks).

4. Things that make you go hmmmm.... in my book, the quirkier the better. This piece from Jonathan Adler is a delightful conversation piece.

5. A reliable handyman. Little improvements like switching out knobs, repainting, installing new lighting, etc. can make your home feel brand new. 

6. Instant ambience. Get it with a dimmer like this one from Ikea. Lighting absolutely sets the mood and can be simply installed with the help of your #5 bestie, the handyman :)

7. "Tray chic". A place for everything and everything in it's place. I'm a sucker for anything stylishly minded that also organizes my space, from baskets to this lovely lacquered tray from Swing Design.

8. A cozy couch, chaise or oversized chair. Who doesn't want to curl up into a heaven of billowy fluff at the end of a long day? Feet up with a glass of vino in this oversized chair from Crate & Barrel... sign me up. 

9. Bold pattern. Add a dose of dramatic backdrop with delightful wallpaper like this from Black & Spiro. Try it, you just might love it! 

10. Something sparkly. Because we all need a little glitz in our lives. A piece like this from ZGallerie will be your daily reminder to shine. Promise.

And that's a wrap! Whatever your must haves are for your home, the biggest reminder is to never settle for less than the best!


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