I feel like there must be some German word that embodies the regret of not buying something — shoppenfreude? Either way, I got a lot of that going on and it's almost a weird type of self-competition. I'm obsessed with the idea that if I'm going to buy furniture or decor for my home, that I need to truly love it. And so my test of that is actually not buying things, letting months pass, and seeing if I still feel interested in the item. So, here are the things I've had my eye on for most of 2019 that I still love as much as the day I saw them:
Both my bedroom and my living room are in need of a major upgrade, which means committing to a new bed and couch — arguably the two most important pieces in your home. Over the past year, I've had about 10 potential beds on a list and this Blu Dot one has occupied a top spot. The shape seems modern but adaptable. The only thing holding me back is wondering if my cat is going to go to town on it.
I don't know why I haven't bought this lamp from Target. It's not that expensive. (Although the price has apparently gone UP? It used to be $63.) This feels like it could move around from room to room.
And yet, there's a runner up. I'm always afraid to make a bold move with my decor, but for some reason, lush, green velvet is sitting well with me. The problem with switching up the look of your living room, however, is that now I'll need a new rug and coffee table. Oy!
I wrote about this Aelfie rug in September and I still daydream about it. I'm just not sure it would go with one of those two couches? (You see where I start running in circles?)
This accent chair. It's contemporary. It's sophisticated. It's perfect.
I gotta be honest with you: I dislike probably about 94% of dressers in the world. I feel like there's a handful of "looks" for dressers and then they all start to look the same. I'd love something from the high-end vintage world, but I'm not really that kind of shopper. This Pottery Barn dresser strikes me as something that doesn't feel trendy, but isn't too statement-making.