Mr. Magpie and I have been watching loads of HGTV over the past few weeks, and we’re particularly keen on “House Hunters,” which is possibly the most formulaic show on television (narrator in every episode: “will it come down to price, location, or size?!” UM, that’s just basic real estate.), but is so entertaining. The kinds of things people come up with as “deal-breakers” are mind boggling and hilarious. Really, you won’t buy a house unless it has a claw-foot soaking tub? Or a window-sill deep enough for your cat to pose in? (No joke, both of those were purported “deal breakers” for folks on the show.) Mr. Magpie and I love throwing shade on people while watching this. I know, I know, not the most positive of pasttimes, but…hilarious.
At any rate, it’s made me revisit our home with a critical eye and a deep desire to spruce things up. I’ve been amassing quite the shopping list for pretty new spring-appropriate home decor and furniture finds, loosely inspired by some of these epic interiors:
I’m not even big into neutrals/pastels around the house (loads of orange, blue, green, gray up in herrr), but…I cain’t help myself. Below, a few of my favorite finds:
+How gorgeous are these arched, upholstered headboards? I love both colors, but especially that lilac hue (on sale for $498)! Also — a good price for this kind of piece. Our headboard cost over $2K…
+This coffee table ($519)!!!
+The prettiest bedding ($80+).
+A cute mini faux-succulent ($13). Impossible to kill for those of us with a black thumb.
+I’d love to get these sumptuous white pique Euro shams with the most darling scalloped edges monogrammed in coordinating blue thread ($175 each). I might be getting the look for less with these embroidered pique pillows — you can get them in a Euro sham size already monogrammed for $114 a piece.
+I’ve wanted one of these retro-inspired Smeg toasters ($149) forever. So unnecessary but so so chic. Something you wouldn’t mind keeping out on your countertop…
+These Kate Spade candles (3 for $45) look chic.
+Epic lucite coffee table (on sale for $599!)
+Quite the statement mirror ($174)!
+Love these throws in the most amazing shades of sorbet ($125).
+Great little bench ($126).