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whilst I was in amsterdam I wanted to pick up a few things for our house. lately I've adopted a pretty strict approach to buying as I'm trying to keep everything as minimal as possible. I'm slowly phasing out accessories we bought when we first moved in that don't fit in with our aesthetic anymore. 

with that in mind I only had a few places I wanted to check out, as usual h&m home was top of my list. their scandi homewares are really affordable and I often fill up my suitcase with them as I don't have a store near me at home! this time I only found a few small items including the gold geometric trinket box and a few glass vases for my cuttings, I did see some larger items that I ordered online when I got home that should be arriving this week! 

the other shop I wanted to pop into was & other stories. at £17 their candles are my favourite mid price scented candles to buy- often I find candles smell great until they're lit and then they don't give off much scent. & other stories candles look divine and you can smell them as soon as you walk into a room (especially their 2eme arrondissement candle!

last but not least my one of my favourite design brands- hay. as we only had hand luggage I could only bring home this concrete plant pot but I've got a few purchases up my sleeve in the coming months. from stationery to furniture there's probably something you'll want to buy if you've not seen their ranges before (they recently teamed up for a collaboration with cos stores... seriously dreamy, check it out here.)

have you got a favourite homeware shop?

back soon

caroline x


  1. Been trying to find the planter and plant pot for my plant but could never find the most aesthetically pleasing one, but this one looks amazing, and H&M is slowly but surely becoming my IKEA no.2 x

    Millie x

  2. I've never seen the H&M home stuff before, i'm pleasantly surprised! Lovely photos xx


  3. Loving & other stories for their homeware <3

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  4. love how minimal these things are, it's making me feel calm. really like the vase and the trinket box!



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