Over the years, I have started many collections and am drawn repeatedly to the same things. That's not to say I don't also like trends. There is definitely a time and place for trends in most designed spaces. But, there are always the things that are comforting and reliable and that I will always love in a space. At least I have for the last 10 odd years. I thought I would share a few of the things I never seem to tire of...
Jade-ite Dishes (Oh. and salt and pepper shakers too!)
Mixing patterns - adds such a dynamic quality to a space.
Small cabinets with doors and latches
(and, in case you don't already know - GREEN)
Drawers, especially metal ones
And chalkboard paint
Our wall in our kitchen is blackboard paint and we truly use it all the time. Most of the time it looks a bit of a mess, but I think it still looks okay this way. My husband and I use it for our brainstorming sessions about furniture design, kitchen layout (that's his chicken scratch way of writing "kitchen" by the way - it really doesn't say kill) and lists. Those are the preliminary drawings for the side tables we collaborated on (see entry Build up to Built-ins).
Thanks for having a look...check back soon!