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The pieces currently in Content Editor Oonagh Turner's shopping basket
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Storage is the key to a happy home, and this bench/shoe closet double-up would be perfect for a small entryway. The sliding door is seamless and leaves lots of room for boots.
The best thing about plug-in sconces is how hassle-free they are, and ideal for renters. This has a 90 degree swivel - I also like it in the butterscotch colorway.
I love a Kilim rug, and this particular one comes in all shapes and sizes. It's so well priced - an absolute steal! - and there is a real joy in its zingy pink.
Global editor in chief Pip Rich's current wishlist
Not only does the light filter prettily through this pink glass candlestick but I really like the sihouette of the arms. I can see this in an otherwise neutral space, on a travertine or marble coffee table, pride of place. I love it. Whenever I'm placing any objets on a mantlepiece I like to think of the shape of the air around them - and this has such a wonderful outline.
You have to get up real close to realise this print is on paper and not made from plaster. The depth and texture is exquisite, and it looks very refined in a simple oak frame. Ideal for a minimalist space - I'd display it on its own as I think it would get lost as part of a gallery wall.
The pillows on this smart little armchair are so cushioned that even with its rigid wooden arms it's still super-comfortable. I can see this as a pair or as a singular piece, perhaps next to a much softer, rounded boucle seat.
I've had this vase for over ten years and it's still my very favorite - when I dropped it last year I replaced it immediately. It's meant to look like it's whizzing past you, and it's such a strong contrast to blowsy stems. Crucially, it all looks wonderful empty. One of my most treasured possessions.
I'd rather have plentiful side tables than one large coffee table. You can move them around easier depending on what you need (quick laptop stand for Zoom call, perhaps?) and they mean everyone has a surface to place their drink. This deep red is very right for now - joyful yet sophisticated. Pair with darker tones and a jute rug.
A trend I'm starting to see in entryways by some of my favorite designers is the asymmetric mirror. What it does is say 'you're now entering a home where design is considered, and my home is not like everyone else's.' A grand first impression.
Deputy editor Ellen Finch's 6 pieces to shop right now
Boucle furniture may be an interior design trend but it's a pipe dream for anyone with mucky pets or kids. Perhaps this is a way to sneak it in, adding a quick dose of tactile softness and elegance.
If one-off pieces are a little out-of-budget then I really recommend H&M's Love of Art collection of hand painted stoneware that has an artisan feel.
Anthropologie does very well with mirrors. This is a good example - sculptural enough that it makes a statement but also made from the very on-trend rattan, which adds homespun charm to even the grandest of schemes.
I wanted to give a shout out to this sleek, polished piece by design studio Novogratz. The linen look of the drawers is unexpected and very smart.
Lights&Lamps has a very varied collection but all of its pieces have a sense of refinement. This contrast of the curved brown marble base with the pointed rattan shade helps to add subtle detail to even the most minimalist scheme.
I'm a big fan of upholstered dining chairs as they invite you and your guests to linger for longer - that extra padding seeming quite cushioning. The shape of this chair is so enveloping that people will merrily stay cocooned for hours.
Content editor Oonagh Turner 6 buys that add instant joy
I love this elegant frame in vibrant red. It's also available in cream if the red's little too bold for you, though. Mix-and-match chairs are a surefire route to a playful dining area.
As far as faux foliage goes, this olive tree is pretty convincing! Olive trees are pretty low maintenance as far as tree in pots go, but I do like that you know what you're getting with this one, and it comes with the metal pot. You'll just have to remember to dust it!
I've been after a pair of bedside lamps and this by Tala has been on my radar. You can mount them on the wall or pop them on your bedside table - either way, they cast a really warm glow.
I think I probably have a bit of an obsession with decorative ceramic bowls, but I can certainly make room for this in my collection. The scalloped edge is so pretty - imagine how elevated a heaped salad or pile of fruit would look in it.
$168 for two
Admittedly, these aren't particularly cheap but the way these wood bookends are petrified gives them so much character. They almost look like marble. Use them to add structure to that pile of books on your coffee table
More on-trend inspiration
Round rugs are a designer's trick to add shapely interest to your room, coziness underfoot, and a bit of wow factor to a scheme. You've got to love a round rug's ability to slot into any corner while softening the harsh edges, or the way a curved rug can really anchor a seating area.
See our guide to the 12 best round rugs.
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The editor of Livingetc, Pip Rich (formerly Pip McCormac) is a lifestyle journalist of almost 20 years experience working for some of the UK's biggest titles. As well as holding staff positions at Sunday Times Style, Red and Grazia he has written for the Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times and ES Magazine. The host of Livingetc's podcast Home Truths, Pip has also published three books - his most recent, A New Leaf, was released in December 2021 and is about the homes of architects who have filled their spaces with houseplants. He has recently moved out of London - and a home that ELLE Decoration called one of the ten best small spaces in the world - to start a new renovation project in Somerset.
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