I've been wanting to do a section on the blog for a while now where I talk about my new favourite bits and bobs that I've added into my home. Spring feels like the perfect time to start 'The Edit' section as this is the time of year that I really want to give my house a bit of an update, what with lighter evenings and streaming sun finally being a thing again. So here are my fave recent additions, some have kindly been gifted to me, others I've brought with my own cash.
First up are these stunning pink velvet and Liberty print cushions by small, independent business Poppy & Honesty. Poppy & Honesty was set up when ex-teacher Sophie had her two sons and her love of beautiful fabrics shaped her new business. All the cushions are handmade in Sophie's home in Cornwall and they are stunning! Sophie sent me these two cushions but I would have happily paid for them. If you fancy some for yourself (and lets face it - why wouldn't you?) you can get 10% off with discount code 'MELANIE'.
Second is a bit of a Sunday bargain find in Homesense! I picked up this mid-century blue planter and stand for an incredible £24.99!!!! To buy one this size on the high street you would be looking at over £100 for a nice design, so I was elated to find this. This was purchased in the Romford store, but I have seen quite a lot of planters in their other stores so there seems to be a bulk load of planter stock available - go go go!
With Spring smelling as sweet as it does, why not bring the outside in? I was gifted this Urban Apothecary candle and the cherry blossom scent is gorgeous, especially in the day as it is not overly overpowering, but adds a fresh, fragrant touch to the air. I also love the packaging which is beautifully contemporary with its sleek black glass container and simple text label.
A few weeks ago I went to the breakfast launch of Anna Jacobs first pop up store in London, which you can find on Tottenham Court Road between Heals and Habitat. I have been a long fan of Anna's ever since I saw her stand at Top Drawer with her vibrant pink flamingo lampshades, but I didn't own any of her work. In the shop these greetings cards are available featuring Anna's beautiful drawings, and at £3.25 each they are a great budget-friendly way to add some Anna Jacobs in your home. I need to frame the cards I chose, but for now they are resting up on my picture rail looking a treat.
A cheeky treat to myself was this gold side table / stool from Zara Home. I first saw it at this years Ideal Home Exhibition in the pod designed by Black Parrots, and knew I needed to get it in the blue room. It is perfect in this space as the chunky base hides the cables going from the power socket into the TV.
So these are my new fave things for spring - but what do you like best? Let me know in the comments section below!