Hi everybody, I hope you are all really well! After an achingly slow six or seven months, my final two months of pregnancy have chosen to fly by. With merely a few weeks left, I have been juggling work, play, and to my surprise, the instinct to 'nest', as determined by those wives of old. Alongside a longing to stay indoors or close to home, this period of nesting has involved a super-charged effort to clean, tidy and organise the house - despite no longer being able to see my feet! - in preparation for the impending new arrival into our family. Hotel inspectors, babies are not, but the instinct to have everything 'just so' has suddenly taken force and remains alarmingly stubborn. I am, however, looking forward to slowing down and will at some point need to sign off for a brief period, but I do hope that you will bear with me as this city girl's life is about to change!
Surely the most enjoyable aspect of 'nesting' is the opportunity to become enamoured by furniture, textiles and other homely wares; working on your house becomes far more enjoyable when you can inject some newness into it. Although I have mostly reinvigorated our existing interiors, I wanted to share some of my favourite finds with you, from a variety of seductive, 'if-you-must-nest-you-must-come-to-us' shops. Have you been struck by the urge to nest? Do you have any tips for a fellow sufferer? I hope you enjoy my selection below...
|Dot cushion by Hay at SCP, £89.|
|The Show-off by Edward Taylor, contact for more info.|
|USB Lampe 'Hodge-Podge' by Arik Levy at Forestier Paris, contact for more info.|
|Sapiens Bookcase, £198, from Kalusto Contemporary Furniture.|
|'Team 2928' chairs by twentytwentyone, £247+.|
|Early Bird Tablecloth by Pip Studio at Amara, £99.99.|
|Botanica Bed Throw by Selina Rose at Bodie and Fou, £255.32.|