Collecting Art




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You know you’re getting old when you start to get excited about aquiring art pieces for your home – though I’ve always loved art I’ve mainly collected prints and photographs from places like and Etsy. I’ve been admiring original, one-of-a-kind pieces in friend’s homes and I’m on a mission to start slowly building our collection.

The best places  to find unique pieces are local art exhibitions and London has tons of them (check here and here). I’ve been perusing Saatchi and Exhibition A who have some amazing artists selling at varying price points (I’m obsessed with this).  I’ve also found a few artists I love (like Wayne Pate) through Kate’s blog – she has such an amazing eye.

What about you? Where are your favorite places to find original art pieces?

P.S. A home update with some of the pieces I’ve found is in order!


We’ve recently moved and we have a little conservatory/greenhouse at the front of the flat that is ideal for house plants. I was never much of a plant person before but I’ve become obsessed lately – I  love the green in the home and also the natural feel it creates. I had a few ideas of plants I knew I wanted {like the swiss cheese plant}, but most of the others have just been ones I spotted at random and added to the collection. The last one in the Modernica planter is related to snake plants, apparently it’s impossible to kill! I’m still figuring out how to not kill the rest, but so far so good.

IN OTHER NEWS – Shopbop’s having their Friends & Family sale – EVERYTHING is 25% off with code INTHEFAM. I’m loving everything For Love & Lemons right now, and I totally need a pair of block heels for summer – so soon now!


Around Here

It’s been ages since I did a little “around here” post, so here’s a few snaps of scenes lately and around the flat:

01. I love the pastel flats around Primrose Hill, they are so striking! Primrose Hill has definitely become my favorite neighborhoord in London, it’s so villagey and sweet.

02. Currently investing in a few coffee table books and I’m loving the yellow cover on this one. Also, we found that mid-century table and chair set on eBay and I’m obsessed, but more on that later!

03. I’ve totally become my mom and have been tapping into my horticulture side. I’m so clueless when it comes to plants so I’m hoping I’ll be able to keep these alive. And don’t you love that gold planter? Found it at Target.

04. It’s still freezing here in London so I found this super warm coat on Vestiaire Collective. Loving it with my sneakers and Acne scarf, it’s my go-to freezing-weather uniform.

05. A little kitchen scene with copper knives {from Target of course, had them sent all the way to the UK} , and a little marble tray to hold extra things.


Top Ten


Topshop Kimono Top | Illesteva Sunglasses | Velvet Hangers | Rodin Hair Oil | Earth Tu Face Face Wash | Crate & Barrel Server | Wooden Hand| Byredo Candle | Paul Andrew Pumps | Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody

Ten things I’ve been eyeing lately, I’m in need of a new pair of sunglasses and those Illestava ones are the perfect size. I’m also loving anything fringe at the moment so that cross-body is perfect! I spotted that two-tiered shelf on one of Into the Gloss’ Top Shelfies and I love the idea of using it in a bathroom to hold my plethora of products.

Shop the post:

Le Sac En Papier







I spotted this little paper bag on a few French sites I like to read* {like Inside Closet and The Socialite Family} and thought it was such a nice detail – I love anything with a good graphic font! I’ve seen it used in nurseries for toys, on desks to hold craft supplies, styled with elegant books, and my personal favorite: used as a planter for leafy greens. You can purchase Le Sac En Papier here.

*I can’t read French, I just look at the pictures!