5 things we’re dying to buy for the home!

Call us crazy but we’d much rather invest in homewares and artwork than designer shoes and clothing. Something about creating a beautiful home brings us such happiness — it is after all why we started this blog!

At times though, it can seem as though the homewares out there are all a bit ‘same same’… so today we’re bringing you 5 truly ah-mazing pieces that we’re dying to buy for the home.

5 Things we're dying to buy for the home

1. Zakkia brass tray set $160

Zakkia make styling easy with their Scandinavian-meets-Bondi collection. Two pieces in their range that we’ve had our hearts set on for some time are these brass trays with soft golden colour — perfect for layering items on a coffee table, displaying favourite trinkets on your bedside or sideboard.

2. ‘Isobel’ throw $150 from Cultiver

Turkish textiles are starting to make waves again on the interiors scene and one of the most beautiful throws we’ve seen is this lightweight cotton/linen blend with stone print border and decorative tassels.

3. Muuto ‘Elevated’ vase in rose $175 from Living Edge

The dreamy tones of this vase are bang on trend and seriously making our hearts melt. Whether you’re going for a Nordic design style or contemporary look, this is a winning piece.

4. ‘Simply’ coffee table by Luum $460

Clean line design with a pop of colour, what’s not to love about this coffee table?! All made to order in Melbourne, you can customise the colours to suit your home.

5. ‘Mira Duo’ mirror in dusk $199 from Middle of Nowhere

Unlike any other mirror we’ve seen, the combination of peach tinted and regular mirror panels with matte painted angled frame really caught our eye. At 45cm round, this would be a total statement piece in any entry!

What pieces are you crushing on at the moment? Tell us in the comments below!


  1. Sounds like a wise choice to spend a little spare cash on the build, as you say it’s much harder to change after the fact. We’ve already put a dint in our budget by deciding to make it a passive house (German standards). The oak table is a lovely choice. I’m so glad timber is having such a huge comeback! I love the contrast with the polished concrete floors. That is one selection we have made actually, it is concrete with a white sand mix and 3 different stones; grey, white and toffee. I wanted to go more monotone like yours but since we’ll have an exposed brick wall inside we decided to introduce a warm colour too. I’m also hoping the tan leather will go nicely with it as I’m thinking of using that on the banquette seat cushion in the dining area as well. Sorry, I could go on forever….

    I don’t think your list is long at all! Although I don’t see any nursery items on it 😉

    • Don’t be sorry at all Jane, I love hearing about your build! Investing in passive design is such a wise move, just think of the heating and cooling costs you’ll save long-term that you can ‘re-invest’ in furniture and styling, he he 🙂
      Love the idea of incorporating tan leather throughout, I imagine that will add such a warm and relaxed feeling to your home.
      Ha ha, glad you think my list is achievable. You wouldn’t believe it but baby is due in just a few weeks, ahhhh that came around quickly! So I’ve ordered all the nursery furniture and am now waiting patiently for it to arrive (hopefully in the next week or two). Stay tuned for a nursery reveal in the next couple of months 😉

  2. Ooh I like the Luum table, the legs are beautifully made! I am starting to look at lounges. I know that I want a tan leather modular one for the family room but that’s about as far as I’ve got! Did you choose many pieces of furniture or homewares before you moved in or is it more of a gradual process as you work on each room? I’m thinking a bit of both. We don’t want to move in without a dining table and at least one couch but maybe the rest can follow?

    • Hi Jane, isn’t that table just divine?! I had my eye on a few pieces of furniture before we moved in and bought a couple of pieces that I knew we’d need right away like a king bed. Unfortunately my furniture budget got eaten away when I added things to the build cost but unlike furniture, those things couldn’t be added later… it means it’s been a pretty slow process of buying new furniture as I find them and can afford them. In hindsight though, it’s probably a good thing as some ideas I originally had for furniture have changed. I thought I wanted a custom made dining table with reclaimed timber top and black metal legs but as I saw our kitchen/dining space come together, I thought this would be a bit harsh so have opted for a solid oak dining table instead and I really love it! My shopping list is so long and includes:
      – living room rug
      – coffee table
      – sideboard for dining room
      – console for entry
      – outdoor lounge furniture (or we may DIY this)
      And I’m sure there’s more, ha ha!

      Bit by bit though I’m getting there 🙂

      How is your build going? What stage are you at now? Made any recent design decisions??


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