Beyond the Closet

Whilst my first passion with style might be sartorial my second obsession comes in the form of dressing my home up. And now with a whole new home to dress I am searching high and low for beautiful pieces to fill it with.

There’s one online destination I have bought so many things for myself on – jewellery, accessories, vintage finds. But I had never delved into the Home & Living tabs. What a mistake! Think of any trend you’re currently obsessing over for the home and pinning like mad about – they have it.  And at every budget. Hundreds, actually thousands of artists, designers and curators to buy beautiful, sometimes one off, always unique, pieces from – all within an online marketplace where craftsmanship is key.

Etsy.

Etsy Home & Living Picks 

Anyone that has followed my Instagram for a while would have seen the gold sputnik ceiling light I had in the old cottage. I found it at a DIY store in stainless steel and spray painted it myself after spending hours online trying to find a gold one that was affordable and available in the UK. Over time the spray paint has peeled and dulled and although I have brought them with me to the house I thought it was time for an upgrade and get the real deal, all gorgeous gleaming beautiful spikes of it, hanging in the new lounge. I found a company based in the UK (Cheltenham) that makes the most stunning hand crafted mid-century modern and contemporary lighting. Literally fell in love with every single design. And the way Etsy is set up you can message with the shop directly and ask any questions, get help with your decision and ask advice before ordering. The shop owner Eve was incredible at guiding me on what finish I was wanted, fittings, delivery etc. It was like having your own personal shopper. The day the light arrived I messaged my excitement to Eve and can’t wait to show her what her design looks like in my home. Its all so personal and the experience makes each piece all the more special as you know exactly where its come from, who made it and where. Call me sentimental but that means something to me.

Eves shop is called InScapesDesign and I cannot recommend her enough. Totally and utterly in love with my new light.

The Trends I’m Currently Coveting

The Wall Sconce

The Vintage Rug

The Oversized Wall Art

The Decorative Crystals

The Art Deco Coffee Table

My new home is a long term ‘project’…. read… needs a lot of work and we need to save some pennies to do said work… but in the meantime I’ll keep staring at my new light, pinning away the trends and coming back to Etsy to find what I need.

Ashley x

www.Etsy.co.uk

This post was created in collaboration with Etsy – all photography and opinions are my own.

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