I love print and online publications all about design (of course). And while I like reading about everything having to do with the home and home décor, one of my favorite features is when a designer or trend setter is asked what their favorite or must-have items are in their home.
I love seeing what architects, interior designers and other designers and artists think are the most fun trends to incorporate into homes, but I also love reading about those items they surround themselves with that they can’t live without. The list usually comprises items found around the interviewee's home, but also functional items that aren’t necessarily decorative (and definitely do their part in shaping the personality of a space). The lists are usually a snapshot of someone's personality and style and represent the things that one surrounds oneself to feel at home. Sometimes it’s certain books, an item from a trip from vacation and sometimes it’s even their preference of writing utensil. It made me think about what my own top ten list would be. Definitely a few books would be on my list, a favorite painting by a local artist, certainly a Sharpie (extra fine tip only, please), my favorite quilt that adorns my bed, a neat sign I found on a trip… If you were interviewed for a magazine and asked to give your top 10 home and personal items you can’t live without, what would they be? And most importantly, are all the items on your list currently in your home? If not, why? Images: Adrienne Breaux, first photo of an issue of Austin Monthly Home