I received lots of lovely presents for my 30th earlier this month, including a bit of cash and a rather generous gift card from the parents in-law for Anthropologie. Plus when you’re a signed-up Anthro obsessed subscriber like me the store sends you a voucher for 15% off in your birthday month. So as it’s seems like an ideal time to treat myself a little here’s a few things I’ve been eyeing up. Decisions, decisions.
I’m really not one to buy clothes that often so I try and buy pieces that are versatile and I know I’ll wear again and again. The Joline Denim Skirt seems like a great item for transitioning between the seasons (does it sound like I know what I’m talking about?) and I think it’ll look great dressed up or down… or with these Azteca Trainers – which I’m kind of obsessed with. I just got a new iPhone 6s so a practical but pretty case is a must.
The clothes are great but it’s the Anthropologie Homewares section that really sets my hear a-flutter. I have a lot of time for their quirky, colourful ceramics and just take a moment to appreciate the beauty of that Dreambirds Casserole Dish. I mean, it’s probably too pretty to put in the oven… but that’s not really the point is it? Finally, I have no space for, nor can I afford one at the moment but one day a bar cart like this Delaney will enter my life and make all my Madmen themed cocktail hour dreams come true!
If you’d have asked me a few months ago what things I’d be looking for when it came to buying a home I would have reeled off a standard response – two bedrooms, a house not a flat (we’re fed up of noisy neighbours), outside space, period features would be nice… basically the typical requests you get on every episode of Location, Location, Location.
It a funny thing house hunting. It’s only really since we’ve been actively looking and viewing house regularly that I’ve really gained a proper idea of what features matter to me when it comes to buying a space I could make a home. What I thought I would / wouldn’t care about has shifted and things I hadn’t even thought about suddenly matter… I’m not a fan of downstairs bathrooms!
Something that has emerged at the top of our wish list seems to be a kitchen-dinner. I always knew I’d want a good sized kitchen and a nice dinning room but the more we see the more we fall for gorgeous open-plan spaces and day dream of cooking brunch in a room that looks something like the ones I’ve been pinning recently…
Follow Charlie Swift’s board // Home | Kitchen on Pinterest.
Now, I’m not silly. I know Pinterest kitchens aren’t real kitchens, but they are great to look at for inspiration. That said some of the properties we’ve put bids on have had pretty Pin-worthy open-plan kitchen areas – ah the ones that got away!
Of course we’re still being open minded about the houses we view and after all this longing we may well end up with an entirely different setup, but open plan or separate kitchen and dinning room we’re certain that the space where we cook and eat is very important to us. Recently we were deliberating putting a bid on a house with a tiny kitchen and my step Dad said “You don’t live in the kitchen”… But the thing is we really do!
What would be your deal breaker when it comes to your dream home?