All The New Things at Home

Because I wrote my first room tour a year ago now, only 2 months after moving in, I thought it was about time I give you a little update on the parts of the flat that have changed the most.

I find homeware and interior design so interesting. I mean, I love seeing how a room can be put together and « brought to life » as well as playing with the colors and textures.

I hope these pictures will reflect the vibe I was going for, which is, if anything, cozy and inviting!

New Homeware Additions

The Living Room

When I posted my living room tour, of course it wasn’t finished. It looked pretty naked and elements of decoration were definitely lacking. I’ve put a lot more personality into it I think, instead of having pieces of furniture only.

So I’ll start off with my TV stand. It’s currently so full with plants and candles, I don’t think I can put anything else on there for a while (unless one of my plants dies but let’s just pretend it won’t happen).

I’ve planted my first ever avocado tree from a seed following Siobhan’s instructions. It’s grown a lot more since taking these photos, I’ll have to post an update on Instagram! I’ve also brought back a tiny cactus from Les Succulents Cactus, a shop in Paris that has a wide variety of succulents and cacti, as the name suggests.

I brought back the grey vase from my trip to Stockholm and it is from Bolia.com. I fell in love with their selection of products!

New Homeware Additions
New Homeware Additions

The sofa area also needed a bit of life. I had two cushions already but as much as I liked the colors, they didn’t really create a harmonious space. They were bright shades but, although the couch is grey, I needed more neutrals thrown into the mix. I bought the rug first, at Anthropologie. I brought it back from my day trip to London from last November because it was sold out online and I felt it was… meant to be. I know, I’m crazy. I had to carry it all afternoon and woke up with a stiff neck the next day. What I wouldn’t do for a rug??!

The cushions and the throw have been added only recently though, so the space has been looking the same for a long time. I had my eyes on a certain kind of throws from Anthropologie and I’ve waited for a long time to see them go on sale, but even then they were still very expensive, I couldn’t bring myself to spend 100-150€ on a throw. This one is thin but so lovely, I think the pattern, the fringes, and the touch of gold make it very chic. It’s from Maisons du Monde.

Also from Maisons du Monde, the cream cushion with pompoms! The yellow one is velvet (old) and the desaturated blue one I also bought while in Stockholm in a store called Norrgavel. It wasn’t cheap but I find it’s really adding something.

New Homeware Additions
New Homeware Additions

Finally, to the left of the couch and behind my dining table, I’ve put up some shelves (well my dad did), that I found on Etsy. They’re wooden floating shelves and I’m so happy with them. I’d say the main item on those shelves is the Pothos, I love this plant so much. But I’ve tried to add a few elements of decor too, like a candle in a glass jar on the top shelf and a red vase from Sezane’s lifestyle collection, both gifted by amazing friends of mine.

The print is a photograph of Versailles taken by my brother, and I’ve added a few books for decor.

New Homeware Additions

The room still needs a couple of frames in my opinion, but I can’t find anything I like enough to put on my walls! I’ll find the right prints someday, I’ll be patient!

The Bathroom

Now for the bathroom, it’s nothing drastic but a few bits and bobs here and there. I’ve put away a lot of stuff from the top of the cabinet under the sink, because I felt it was becoming very cluttered.

I’ve got a little shelf over the toilet, and I wanted to decorate this area a bit more. The copper tray is from Ailleurs, a beautiful homeware store in Paris that I’ve discovered last Spring/Summer, and I’ve put beauty bits on top. I love the fact that all my bottles are white!

New Homeware Additions
New Homeware Additions
New Homeware Additions

I’ve added a dish soap, also from Norrgavel, and two Cowshed bottles of hand cream and hand wash. Ever since going to London and seeing pairs like this in the restrooms of all the cafés and restaurants, I fell in love with that fancy idea! The liquid soap is going way faster than the cream, I’ll probably refill the bottle with a cheaper brand and buy a fresh bottle from time to time.

I’ve also bought new face towels from H&M Home. I think this one is linen but I also bought two more.

New Homeware Additions
New Homeware Additions
New Homeware Additions

What do you think about my picks?