We do a lot of talking about design, vintage, things we’re constantly looking out for, and the current projects we are working on. It’s fun to hear what everyone is up to, and in the spirit of that notion- I thought it would be interesting to share 5 things I’m currently on the hunt for. This list changes based on what we’re working on, and some of these items stay on my list for months. Click through to check out the 5 items I’m keeping my eyes peeled for and am digging deep to find this month. Some are vintage, some are not, some are for current projects, and one is probably just wishful thinking…
#1 // Rug(s)
While decorating and styling seems like awhile away in regards to my office renovation, it takes planning & prep (especially given the current lead times). I pretty much have everything nailed down, excluding a handful of items- one of those being an area rug. For acoustics and the cozy factor, I really need to find an area rug for my home office. Part of me wants to layer a couple rugs… a new or natural option paired with something vintage, so I’ve actually created more work for myself and technically need to decide on a pair.
#2 // Vintage Wood Stool
This isn’t necessarily a priority, but my design brain has somehow pushed a vintage wood stool to the top of my thoughts. My excuse to buy a cute little milking or French bobbin stool was to use it in my office (it’s always the unfinished spaces that get my wheels turning) to reach things at the top of the built-in, because I know I’m going to fill that thing up with my design books, swatches, and office supplies. It could really live anywhere in our house and is more of a fun “want” that I’ve been hunting for. I figure when it’s not in use, it would look pretty charming holding a stack of books or magazines… kind of like my zebra ottomans in our living room.
#3 // Stair Runner
This isn’t a new subject or topic- especially given I shared our entry plans yesterday. In fact, back in May I also posted about stair runners and more about what I’m looking for. The hunt is still going strong and I’m still trying to decide what type of stair runner I’d like in our upcoming entryway renovation. Of course I’m leaning toward something natural and neutral (with a fun border), but I’ve been doing LOTS of research, trying to hone in what will work best for our house and will hold up to the dogs. I’m hoping to get something ordered by the end of the month. The pressure is on for this purchase! I’ve only ever purchased runners for the hallway, and this is the first home we’ve owned that has a staircase.
#4 // Kitchen Table
Not to be confused with a dining table, I’m still on the hunt for my coveted skinny kitchen or pastry table that can work as an odd sized island in our kitchen (check out this post if you missed it). This is not of high priority and I’m definitely playing the long game on this one… I feel like I’ll know when the right table appears in my life or my feed. Ha! I’m hoping for a marble top and it has to be the right size. This item has been on my list for almost a year, and I’m still patiently waiting.
#5 // Vintage Art
I’ve been spending most of my free time searching for vintage art. I’m looking for something specific, in a certain size, and haven’t had much luck yet. I’m envisioning art to live beneath a gallery light, installed above the day bed, framed by the built-ins that will live in my home office. If you need a visual, check out this post for the mockup. Anyway, nothing is speaking to me for that space so far. On the plus side, I have found so many stunning smaller works of vintage art and you all are the ones benefitting because I’ve been adding oodles of art to the Tuesday Made shop. We only have a few left. I have another big haul coming in the next week or two, if you missed out last week! I’m crossing my fingers I can find something on the larger side to fill that negative space above the daybed vignette. I really want that piece to be vintage and super special. Wish me luck!
Now- I have to know what 5 things you’re currently shopping for in regards to your home? Tell me in the comment section! I love hearing what everyone is perusing, which projects are being tackled, and what vintage goods are most sought after. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for your items if you do the same for mine. Deal? I’ll see you back here on Monday? I hope everyone has a lovely weekend ahead! We’ll be working on our projects and are hoping to have a little fun outside as well, given our air quality improves. We’d like to get up in the mountains for a picnic this weekend. Are you up to anything fun?