Isn’t it funny how the small details sometimes make a big impact and other times they don’t matter at all? When it comes to building a beautiful and useful home, the former is often the case. In a sense, our home is always evolving and will never be completed, but here are some smart, well-designed goods that made the short list for “finishing” up our space.
// Between pottery and books alone, we’re in need of extra storage, so it’s time to start going up the walls! This wall shelf has a modern touch to balance out our wood-heavy midcentury and rustic pieces, and it’s perfect for adding dimension and depth to the space.
// Some things I never seem to have enough of are trivets. This one gets bonus points for being attractive enough to leave on display and out of our limited cabinet space.
// A doormat for a clean-lined statement as soon as you walk up the front steps. Aside from being practical, it would look so good paired with our black arched door.
// I’ve accumulated a lot of supplies for physical therapy plus back support pillows for sleeping–things I need to be easily accessible (or I tend to forget to use them) but not just sitting around. A couple of these baskets will help corral everything nicely.
// We briefly had a large blue ottoman in the living room but decided it took over the room too much and moved it to the office/studio. We miss having a spot to put our feet up. This Blu Dot ottoman is the perfect modest size for our space.
// I can’t complain about squeezing in a little extra seating in the living room, especially when that seating is sleek and elegant like this black leather sling stool.
// A well-designed laundry basket for hauling clothes to and from the laundry room. I would gladly leave this sitting out, empty or full, so it wouldn’t take up precious space in our small closet.
// I bought my sister-in-law and adult niece tea towels for Christmas and felt jealous I couldn’t get one for myself. The colors and patterns really complement the subdued hues in our kitchen.
// The more confident I become in the kitchen, the longer my wishlist of useful tools gets. Aside from a better food processor, an enamel cast iron dutch oven is at the top of that list. The easier the cooking, the more excuses I’ll make to have people over. We definitely need more of that this year!