Monday, March 16, 2015

10 things by the time you're 30

This past weekend I turned 30...it really is the craziest feeling.  Saying you're in your 20s still gives the feeling of the world is at your fingertips with limitless possibilities...yet 30s just sounds more responsible (not saying thats is a good or bad thing!).  I remember growing up thinking 30 was so old and that I would have so many life things checked off by this age.  While some I do...there are some I don't...and i'm ok with that.  I actually saw a news segment recently that said more people know what they want out of life in their early 20s than their early 30s...interesting huh?

I saw this article from Elle Decor a few months ago, 10 Things You Should Have in Your Home by Age 30, and am proud to say it is one list that I do have everything checked off on.  So I thought I would share some of the things I have in my own home...plus a few other favorites!

1. ART YOU LOVE

This is definitely something I have paid more attention to over the past few years.  I don't think you have to drop thousands to have great art (although it would be fun)...there are so many affordable options out there.  Two of my most recent purchases:

Sam Simeon Face by Sally King Benedict

Hermes Scarf (@malloryshawdesign)

2.  AN ORGANIZED BOOKSHELF

Number one pet peeve when it comes to bookshelf styling is not enough books....which makes your shelves look like a display in a store!  Fill them with books you love.  Someones bookshelf can tell a lot about their personality and interests.  Check out my round up here of some of my favorite coffee table books (or for bookshelves)


3.  MATCHING TOWELS

This should be by the time you're 25...this is no longer college!  I'm a huge believer in all white (sheets too)...you can bleach them, they feel cleaner to me...and like you're at a hotel!

My linen closet makeover
Similar to what I have: Ralph Lauren Wescott

4.  A PLANT

I love the fan fav fiddle leaf fig.  I really love them in the taller tree style, yet don't have the space.  So I have a small one (less than $15 from ikea!).  I'm also a fan of succulents...both are hard to kill!

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5.  A NICE MATTRESS AND HEADBOARD

Hands down invest in your bed...a bed you love getting into is priceless.  I prefer beds to headboards...but either works great...just as long as you have one of the two!  


Two favorites:  The Colette & this upholstered sleigh bed

6.  A COLLECTION

I have several collections...none too crazy though.  I always try to pick up a designer or luxury fashion accessory or something for my home while traveling.  It makes me feel better about the splurge that it comes along with a memory as well.  For the home I love collecting Hermes boxes...they are great to style with...although building the collection can be a slow process!

image via pinterest

7.  BATHROOM ACCESSORIES THAT AREN'T PLASTIC

I think the only exception to this rule is for hand soap that has great packaging.  My go to is marble or  glass...classic and you will not be sick of them quickly.  



8.  A FAVORITE CANDLE (OR KNOWLEDGE YOURE NOT A SCENT PERSON)

If you know me this is an easy answer...Diptyque Baies...I pretty much can't get enough of it!



9.  TWO BEDSIDE TABLES

Mine are just Ikea Besta units that I added oversized satin brass ring pulls to...I love how much storage they give me.


Other favorites: 

Atelier side table with drawer

Terrace Side Table

10.  A LUXURIOUS THROW

The Hermes Avalon was definitely a splurge and something I wanted for a long time before pulling the plug...I still don't regret it!

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1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday! I love your list and have them all except a luxurious throw!

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