I really do like a nice minimal, pared back interior. Partly inspired by 8 years of toddlers – enough to put off even the most ardent of ornament fans – but also just as an aesthetic I enjoy.
My favourite way to watch our children playing: at a distance, and in a concrete / glass interiors dream
A bit of concrete and white and I’m happy.
Future album cover. For after their successful law /medical careers.
But. BUT! There’s also one thing I can’t resist in the homeware arena and that’s a good cushion. You see my dilemma.
I have been holding off buying cushions for our main living room to see whether I could grow to love our big sofa without piles of cushions, in the name of keeping the room as clutter-free as possible.
And a year in, I can report: a room is not a room without cushions. Or at least not a room I want to be in. So I’m on the hunt, and I’ve found some nice options…
I might steer away from colour but I like to make up for it in texture. These are a nice start:
Graham & Green, £30 (available soon)
I love this next one from the Citizenry and they do deliver internationally, outside of the US, but as a final sale which makes me a little nervous. As does the price+colour+small children combination.
The Citizenry, US$185
But – if you live in the US, OR have a little more conviction in your decisions – and / or a little more faith that your children won’t make directly for your cushions with crushed strawberries / ketchup / milk then their whole collection is spot on. This one is another favourite:
THe Citizenry, US$135
For those of you in Australia with your endless beautiful interiors options, here’s another:
Upcycle Studio, AUS$59
And an option at my go-to cushion supplier, La Redoute (with 25% off homewares at the moment):
La Redoute, £30
I quite like this one too:
La Redoute, £28
Also this at Cox&Cox:
Cox&Cox, £45, coming soon
Very much not fulfilling my minimalist brief but still pretty special are these tribal cushions from Graham and Green. A fun addition to a child’s room (or maybe a living room of someone less colour-shy than me)
And this one:
Actually what am I saying; their whole collection is worth a peek.
Any other expats out there still have to mentally – and therefore extremely approximately – convert to to your home currency every time you consider a purchase? I still look at anything above a hundred dollars in slight shock before I realise that doesn’t mean a hundred pounds.
But feeling fine in both dollars and pounds, H&M home is getting in on the textured cushion game:
H&M Home, $19.99CAD
H&M Home, $34.99CAD
West Elm have some nice options as ever:
West Elm, £29
A little further along the texture spectrum I like a bit of sheepskin, but like to stay on the faux-side of things. This one from amazon gets a lot of rave reviews. Maybe worth a try…
And for the Canadian contingent:
AllModern, was $194.99CAD, now $45.99CAD
And breathe. That’s a lot of cushions. Some of the above soon to be seen in my (increasingly, less) minimal living room.