I have always loved decorating my spaces — whether it was my childhood bedroom, my college dorm or my very first apartment in Los Angeles — it’s always been a passion of mine to make my space look pretty and feel like me.
However, I think my love of homewares really went up a notch the year Michael and I moved to London. Our first flat was on Paddington Street, just off Marylebone High Street, which had the Conran Shop at the top end of the street, Skandium in the middle, and all sorts of vintage furniture shops scattered in between. Eventually, the French brand Caravane moved to the neighbourhood, and Toast moved to the high street, so this remained my favourite shopping area throughout our twelve years in London.
1. Coco Flip is an Australian brand making uniquely beautiful and playful lighting fixtures and furniture with each piece being sustainably and locally manufactured.
2. Toast began in Wales in 1997 and they now have more than 19 shops across the UK. They work in collaboration with artisans, weavers, and mills from across the globe, supporting local communities, preserving craftsmanship and traditional techniques. I always loved popping into their London shops — everything is so beautiful!
3. Kalon Studios is a California-based furniture brand which partners with small teams of highly skilled, fairly paid craftspeople and uses timber sourced from sustainably managed forests.
4. Pampa is a local Byron brand founded by my Argentinian friend, Vicky. She works directly with skilled artisans in remote and rural Argentina to create the finest-quality woven textiles and goods. I love her rugs & cushions, and if you pop into her Byron showroom, you will walk out smelling like palo santo and brimming with inspiration!
5. Citta is a homewares brand from New Zealand with beautiful, original designs. I bought all my cushions and throws for our beach house from here, and I love the colours so much.
6. Armadillo is an Australian brand of handmade, natural rugs. They now have a base in the US as well, and they are the first Australian and American rug brand to achieve B Corp status.
7. J’Jute is an Australian brand offering handmade, natural home decor specialising in jute. Their baskets are my favourite – we have them sprinkled all over our homes for pretty storage options.
8. Jenny Pennywood is a California-based artist making fun and funky textiles that are lovingly screen printed with water-based inks on a linen/cotton blend fabric. I love her tea towels and napkins!
9. Of The Sun was founded by my good friend, Mim, and even if it wasn’t my friend’s brand, I’d still say it is my favourite linen brand. The quality is the best, and I love the colour combos!
10. Block Shop is a textile, art, and design studio founded by the Los Angeles-based Stockman sisters. I met the sisters years ago at an event in Portland and they are the cutest! I love their block printed art prints on the prettiest handmade paper.
11. Heath Ceramics started in California in 1948 and has been a longtime family favourite. My great-grandparents had Heath dinnerware in their beach house in the ’50s – and many of the original plates, bowls and serving platters are still there in that house. My mom, my sister and I all have the same dinnerware in our homes, and I also love their bud vases and other homeware items.
12. Fog Linen is a Japanese brand known for their beautiful, practical everyday items. I’ve been a fan of their linens since we lived in London, and I also bought all their brass hardware for our beach house.