When you have the basic interior direction sorted in your home (have a read of a previous post about setting up the foundations of your design style here), then it is time to have some fun adding the accessories. I adore homewares. They are the pieces you add to your interior that inject your personality into your space. The thing I most love, is it isn’t too committal, like a big piece of furniture. Home accessories can be low cost, you can move them around the house to mix it up and they are fun to buy. I have plenty to bring you on this topic in the future, so I’m starting with one style of homeware that is catching my eye at the moment. Fruit! It’s fun, summery and quirky. Three things that put a smile on my face. Accessories in your home should put a smile on your face when you look at them. They instantly transform a ‘house’ into a ‘your home’.
PASSIONATE ABOUT PINEAPPLES?
Who wouldn’t want a brass pineapple from Potts Point shop Trojan & Co? Really? Who?
This pineapple graphic from Sparkk can be purchased and digitally printed as fabric or wallpaper. The sky is the limit with fabric applications – get a chair upholstered, have curtains or cushions made, stretch it over a canvas to create your own artwork….
Pineapple bookend! Why? Why not!? This cast iron pair of book ends are from Holy Kitsch. According to them, “pineapples traditionally mean welcome and good hospitality in many parts of the world and in particular Florida, Mexico, Hawaii”.
Rachel Castle is full of quirk and this hotel grade 100% cotton banana pillowcase is no exception! It would look great added to a bed with a black or white bedspread.
The ‘Fruit Ninja’ homewares collection is handmade in Melbourne by Italian design studio, Mathery. Every object is a unique resin reproduction of a model realised from fruit peels. The banana bowl and other Fruit Ninja items can be purchased from the online store Mr Kitly.
A LITTLE MORE LOW KEY
Not all fruit related homeware has to be bright and bold. There are still some masculine options out there if the colour palette of your place is more subdued. This lovely fig botanical print from the Antique Wall Art store on Etsy would look great framed on a shelf or hanging on a kitchen wall.
Have some fun with shopping for your home. Buying the bits and pieces is the easy part and doesn’t need to require much thought. My advice: If you love it, buy it. I am all about bringing some joy into your life!