Stacy's Picks: 10 Covetable Home Items for Spring
BY STACY MIDDLETON
The perfect lineup for the fussiest and fastidious of nesters.
22 SEP - 2022
She’s giving rich girl mood.
As the weather warms and the blossoms begin to bloom, it’s time to remove the winter woes and put a spring in your step - and in your home.
If you’re one of those people who watch national TV (and a certain home renovation show), you will already know how much I enjoy expensive, off-the-mainstream-beaten-track decor. However, in saying that, I did remove the Kelly Wearstler X Rotganzen - Sunset People limited edition hand-sculpted glass mirror objet d’art from the following list after reading the $22,000USD price tag. I want to spark joy and inspiration, not send you down a miserable black hole of comparison and despair that so often, Pinterest and IG can send you down.
Dawn Clayden XXL Ginger Vase
$545 may seem steep for a vase, however, Dawn’s creations are so much more than their price tag. Not only is every single vase, butterfly and flower decal intricately handmade by Dawn herself and fired up in her Auckland kiln, but Dawn uses 12ct gold to adorn her pieces. A signature motif I’m loving in 22/23SS is the humble bumble bee which she integrates into so many of her stunning collections, creating one-of-a-kind pieces that instantly Sparky Joy.
Special Studio - Noise Side Table
Gone are the days of matching couches, chairs - and side tables. I love a company that is innovative, where form follows function - and Special Studio have achieved just that with their new Noise Side Table. Recycled from trash, and 3D printed into a new form that is nothing but organic, it has never felt so special. It’s giving Gaudi and Hadid. And for the mere of $375, these pieces are ones you want to be grabbing now - before they sell out as I predict they will.
Ferm Living is a brand whose products are ‘the most coveted.’ Organic forms are the new linear structure and these guys do it better than anyone. I know this is a list of my ‘top 10,’ but here are three as they all deserve a mention. The Ferm Living Pond Mirror, Curvature Hook range and Shell. I’ve seen knock-offs of this shell and trust me, when manufacturing, it’s pretty obvious ‘the golden ratio’ was not applied, and they look like cheap knock-offs. Don’t go there.
Baina Tobac/Noir Roman Pool Towel
Made from organic cotton, this fun checkerboard roman pool towel comes in many colourways and boasts more absorption than your standard towels. Designed using the terry-towelling technique which creates multiple micro-loops of fabric in a total weight of - wait for it, 600gsm, it’s to no wonder why Baina lives in every influencer’s bathroom My favourite colourway is the Tabac/Noir (as opposed to the green which seems to be the most popular colourway) not only aesthetically but I think functionally a darker towel is always going to look better for longer.
Roman Pool Towel - Tabac / Noir $110
Architectural Digest 100 - AD100
Published for the magazine's 100th publication anniversary, and with a foreword by Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue herself - you know it’s going to be a designer's dream read. Not only are the contents of this book well worth investing in, but this hardback is also a great size for styling coffee tables and shelves and comes in perfect eggshell linen.
Silki The Label’s Marigold Slippers
If you’re like me, you wear slippers yearlong. You need something chic to wear should any unexpected visitors come over - slippers that could be left lying around the house and look intentionally styled in doing so - AND, primarily - are comfortable to keep your feet happy. Silki The Label is a New Zealand Designer that’s popped up this year and is one to look out for when it comes to high-end homeware. The Marigold Sheepskin Slipper has a gold-thread embroidered bee motif lovingly stitched atop with accent beads, amplifying the impact of this new influential accessory. Can you tell I have a thing for bees?
Louise Roe vases - available from SLOW Store, Ponsonby
I believe in buying beautiful vases that can be left permanently on display with or without foliage. If you constantly buy clear glass vases, they do nothing on their own and require allocated storage that nobody has.
Cloud Bed by Studio Boucle
The fabric of 2022 and beyond is Boucle. Studio Boucle has come into the scene, hot. This coveted store runs on a made-to-order program and the options are endless. The boucle colour tones? So fetch. For real. The Cloud Bed takes us back to the early 2000’s when low profiled beds were all the rage, but with the boucle twist and integrated headboard, I’m hoping it’ll stick around this time.
Are you surprised I have another vase on my list? I love decor that is aesthetically peaceful, but can be functional should it be required. ByOn have created this sculptural piece resembling bubbles, because doesn’t the thought of cleanliness make everyone happy? It adds such a tactile aspect, you can’t help but want to touch it. At $185, I’d say it’s a steal.
Citta Fenris Rug
Without structure in a space, you have just that, space. Rugs can help segment areas to create ‘zones’ and catalogue different areas by how they function. For example, if you have an open plan home, you could add a runner down the main pathway or hallway to show direction, and an extra large rug around the soft furnishings to show the ‘relaxing’ area, such as the lounge. The Fenris rug is one of my go-to’s because it’s a lovely neutral palette with a texture that adds interest but doesn’t necessarily steal the show - plus, it’s super comfortable to sit on!