I am a huge believer in the power of the very simplest, perfect pieces of furniture to make a stylish home.
I am a huge fan of minimalism but that does not mean that the objects I believe belong in the most simple and stylish of homes should not have heart and character. It is the opposite in fact. I think everything you bring into your home should be beautiful and well-intentional and serve a purpose, even if it is just to make you happy. (Yes I do agree our possessions should spark joy)
Let me give you some examples from my own home.
A simple wooden stool
This Lia Stool is just gorgeous. It is made of solid oak wood and is handmade in Germany by Anton Doll.
There are many reasons I love this stool – not only is it immensely practical – for playing my guitar on and showing off my flowers it also has other qualities I really admire. Due to the quality of craftsmanship and the material used I know this stool will last and last. One day probably my daughter will have it in her home. In these times of fast fashion and seasonal trends that see people switch the furniture regularly, I like the opposite. I like to fill my home with pieces I adore that will last the distance and always look amazing.
Isn’t it simply lovely?
A precious work of Art
Art is something that is just so personal I am not expecting any of you to say oh my goodness that is wonderful (whereas I am pretty sure you will all love the stool!) I do believe having a piece of art you absolutely love is so worthwhile.
This gorgeous red (pink?) haired lady is an original illustration by Quentin Blake that we bought at a charity auction. Every time I see her smiling at me, I smile back. She sits proudly in my lounge and is one of the few pieces of art I have on my walls. Oh, I just adore her, my children do too. Quentin Blake is one of their favourite illustrators. Not only is this a treasure they will inherit, but it also raised a good deal of money for a very good cause which warms my heart.
Two very different but favourite pieces that will be part of hour family for a very, very long time.
So I have given you a couple of examples of simple pieces that make my home stylish and uniquely mine. What simple but special pieces do you have in your home that make your heart sing?