After all the holiday decor is put away, I take stock of what needs freshening or replacing in my home. I feel like I’m looking at my house with a different perspective than just a month before, prior to the Christmas tree and trimmings going up. Everything looks clean, but suddenly the little tweaks I’ve been thinking about for a while, jump out and scream for attention. There’s also a running list I keep in the kitchen of serving pieces I need to replace or need in different sizes which I recognize when I need them the most…usually while hosting. Then there’s simply the feeling of starting a new year and wanting a fresh candle scent or new, cozy blankets. These are the items I’m looking for and made it on my shopping list for the home this month.
Blackcreek Mercantile & Trading Co. I love this black cutting board leaning against a backsplash for its stark beauty or as a serving piece for appetizers.
Middle Kingdom I prefer to use small vases with clusters of flowers rather than large statement pieces and felt I was definitely lacking in variety this year. I have my mind set on collecting a few as I see them. This porcelain gray milk jar is a good place to start.
Faribault Woolen Mills Pared down simplicity at its best. Just classic 100% virgin wool blankets finished with a whipstitch edge in a beautiful range of colors. I want one of each.
Aurelia Rug: I’ve been looking for a rug that has both a contemporary and vintage vibe to put in front of the doors used frequently to go outside. I’m upping the urgency after a week of rain and wet paws tracking on my wood floors. This is definitely a contender.
Art Object Studios: I mentioned in my January To Do Post how I wanted to finally refinish a piece of furniture I’ve had for years and no longer like the color. I’m using this piece as my inspiration for color and finish of the base. I’ll add a stone top, just not sure if it will be white.
Tom Dixon: I admit, I’m sold on this candle on its appearance alone. But the mouth-blown glass carafe features a scent that seems perfect for January with notes of green leaves and cedarwood. The Fire scent comes in as a close second.
Tina Frey: I’ve been on the hunt for a lightweight, large salad bowl that’s not wood or ceramic. I saw many of Tina Frey‘s pieces in March San Francisco and loved the finish and organic yet contemporary style. Made of resin, this is quite perfect. I think it’s time to pick it up…serving utensils too.
Source: photo: Kiawah Island residence, SC. Beth Webb Interiors. Photo by Emily Followill