I recognize that it’s only August, however right here at home & house we’ve been knee-deep in the holidays for the past few weeks as we work on our November 2010 issue. whenever I step outside my office, I’m greeted with tabletop Christmas trees, beautifully wrapped (albeit empty) gifts, as well as boxes upon boxes of ornaments.

In true holiday form, I figured it was time to do a little roundup of products I’ve had my eye on, as well as that I’m hoping will magically appear under my tree this Christmas.

I have dreams about this Oscar sofa by The Future Perfect. Really, I do. I discovered it a lot more than a year back as well as it was like at very first sight. The web site states everything — it’s perfect. The lines, the grey wool upholstery, the adorable bit turned legs, as well as the appearance of a somewhat tufted back make it a piece that you will appreciate for many years as well as years. I have a picture of this sofa on my motivation board in my office as well as I sigh a bit whenever I see it. maybe Santa’s budget plan got a bit bigger this year? Doubtful, however hey, a woman can dream.

I online in a long as well as narrow loft so, as strange as this sounds, the less furniture, the better. I like to keep my sightlines remove as well as my floors uncluttered. instead of taking up area with side tables as well as table lamps, I’ve been believing about introducing this handsome floor lamp from Structube to my living room. It looks great, might be utilized for either task or ambient lighting, as well as would complement my high (14 foot!) ceilings.

Remember method back in January when all of us made resolutions that we most likely have abandoned by now? Come on, admit it! I resolved to ended up being a lot more organized. Don’t get me wrong, my loft is spotless as well as whatever visible is thoroughly placed, however don’t you attempt open my closets. My present organization issue is about my fashion jewelry collection. I’ve tried the traditional fashion jewelry box route, naturally, however it doesn’t work for me. then I identified these appealing boxes at West Elm. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to gather a few of these as well as sit them on top of your dresser? I might keep all the pieces I wear on a routine basis for simple gain access to as well as then tuck away the pieces I save for special occasions. So dear Santa, I pledge to be a lot more organized if a collection of these boxes (in white, please) would appear under my tree on December 25th.

This next gift on my desire listing includes a bit of a nerdy confession. My much-loved book is Emily Post’s rules 17th edition (2004 Harper Collins) by Peggy Post. The book As A woman would Say: actions to Life’s crucial (and often Awkward) circumstances (2004 Thomas Nelson) by Sheryl shade caught my eye at Chapters the other day. I believe it would not only be a fantastic addition to my collection of rules books, however it would likewise be a charming punch of colour on my white bookshelf. I hope you’re reading this, mommy — I have you to blame (or thank?) for my stickler methods when it pertains to appropriate behaviour.

Finally, I’ve reverted back to the old custom of handwritten letters thanks to a special somebody that has temporarily moved overseas. Okay, let’s be honest, I was born in the ’80s — I’m not as old institution as I’d like to believe — however I’m truly enjoying putting a pen to paper as well as really composing out my words. The stationery collections by push The Envelope studio make me want to compose to everybody I know. They have truly graphic as well as punchy styles for cards, notepads as well as invitations, as well as the very best part is that nearly whatever can be customized. I like the Chevron stripe daily Cards in pink or navy. maybe if I’m lucky sufficient to get these (along with all the other gifts, of course) this year, I’ll even send Santa a great say thanks to you card utilizing one of them!

For a lot more editor favourites, checked out up on Stephanie White’s must-haves for 2011.

Photo credits:1. Oscar Sofa, The Future Perfect2. London floor Lamp, Structube3. wood Boxes with Lacquered Lids, West Elm4. As A woman would Say: actions to Life’s crucial (and often Awkward) circumstances (2004 Thomas Nelson), Chapters5. Chevron stripe daily Cards, bit eco-friendly Notebook

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