I’m working on the basis that its still ok to do these kind of posts, even though January is apparently whizzing by. It is though isn’t it? I don’t ever remember that happening before but this year, I’m already feeling like time is going really fast in spite of the rubbish weather! It’s probably a sign of age. Sigh. Anyway, I digress. As I promised a post or two ago, I want to bring way more of the global onto the blog (and into my home, but I’m coming to that), so over the next few months I’m going to be introducing you in detail to some of my fave global finds, including some hints and tips on how to style them. And what better way to give you an insight into what’s in store than by sharing with you my global interiors wishlist for 2016. And if you don’t like what you see, let me know – I’m here to please you too y’know.
Dutch Tomado shelves. Not ‘tomato’ shelves as hubby keeps referring to them whilst making jokes about them getting squashed in transit (ha bloody ha), but the 1950s design classic that is being given a new lease of life by Metaltex, a Swiss Kitchenwares company. I’ve included these on my wishlist, even though they’re technically on their way to me right now. Hope they’re not getting squashed.
A Cameroonian Bamileke headdress, otherwise known as a Juju hat. For those of you that have had to listen to me witter on (and on and on) about how much I want one of these, and how crap I’ve been about saving up to buy one, I can only apologise and reassure you that this year, it’s going to happen. I can feel it. I refuse to promise to stop talking about them though. That’s just a step too far.
Cushions in African Indigo fabric. Also winging their way to me (all the way from the US of A) courtesy of the the lovely Jess from Spilled Paint Design, are two fabulous cushion covers made from hand-dyed Indigo fabric. A super way to inject some global flair into your home in a subtle way. I can’t wait for these to arrive.
An Icelandic sheepskin. We’re visiting Iceland for the first time this year and I’ve got everything crossed that we get a cheeky glimpse of the Northern Lights whilst we’re there. In addition though I’m also really excited to see what interiors shopping Reykjavik has to offer. I’ll be sure to let you know!
A Mexican Day of the Dead skull and an Otomi fabric table runner. There’s no way I’m going to make it to Mexico this year. Indeed, who knows when I’ll get there. In the meantime, these two items from a country that is extremely high up on my travel lust-list have made it onto my 2016 interiors wishlist to help me ease the pain. I don’t feel they warrant any further explanation, they’re just plain wonderful.
A Kubus by Lassen candle holder. This was on my wishlist when I first visited Copenhagen last year, but I wimped out of buying one because they are a little bit on the pricy side. But you know what? I still want one. Which means (in my warped way of justifying spending money on things I don’t technically need), that it’s meant to be. Sorry purse.
Turkish Peshtemal towels (otherwise known as Hammam towels). Beautiful designs, quick drying, made of cotton or linen and with ultra absorbency, I really, really, really want some of these in my bathroom. The perfect way to achieve spa-style at home.
No doubt there will be other things being added onto this list as 2016 goes on (there are a few trips lined up too which will no doubt result in some more global treasures finding their way into my home), but how’s that as a starter for ten?
Want me to add anything to the list? Or is there anything you’ve bought back from somewhere that you’re not sure how to integrate now you’re home? Let’s find a way to do it!
As always, shout out in the comments below.
In the meantime, happy travels and shopping,