Ever since moving into our pad a couple of months ago I’ve been quick to replace ASOS New in sprees with that of a cheeky home ware shop. I’ve spent evenings asking Twitter for under the radar interiors brands and paired with long scrolls over on Erica’s Instagram and endlessly tapping away on Pinterest- dresses, jeans and slogan tees have rapidly been replaced by vases, cushions and throws- but you know what? I really don’t mind at all…
So, today I thought I’d introduce you to the one stop (or, ahem, shop) wonder that I’ve been visiting endlessly since moving in. Having discovered Trouva in its infancy a couple of years ago, it was only when my sofas and shelves were bare (and I had an emergency birthday coming up) that I really started utilising it for all it’s goodness. And in case you haven’t heard of it before? Let me fill you in…
As you may already know- I’m a huge fan of supporting independent businesses. There’s nothing more I love than a rummage along a new high street, or wandering along an alley in a new city to discover a one-of-a-kind concept store. But, when I can’t quite get out of the house Trouva is definitely the next best thing. Curating a selection of independent boutiques and bringing them online, it means ‘lucky find’ and it truly is. With the shop owners being ‘skilled curators who dedicate their lives to running bricks and mortar shops’- Trouva are driven by ‘creating technology that empowers retailers and allows them to compete on a global scale’- pretty bloody cool if you ask me.
Anyway! To introduce you to some of my favourite boutiques on there I thought I’d snap some of my favourite pieces by retailers on the site that I’ve recently added to my home- in case you were after some ideas for your space too…
The Living Room:
With this space being the one that needed the most additions to tie it together, I was pretty keen to invest in statement vases, special cushions and interesting accessories to really marry all of our colours and styles together. With the pink geometric vase being one of the first things I picked up, it makes for the perfect statement piece and works in so many different corners of the home too. I also picked up the big cactus vase from Wyld Home to match my mini- and although I’m not sure it’ll be the perfect flower storage solution- it makes for a conversation starter and is something I’ve wanted for a long time (after seeing my friends Charlotte and Gemma with it too- they have great taste).
Another favourite piece in this room comes from this gorgeous cushion from Day Birger & Mikkelsen Home at What Sarah Did. Next to the other cream undertones on the sofa this is the perfect addition- and hey, if it ain’t a slogan t-shirt a cushion has to be the next best thing! We also added in this gorgeous concrete clock from Aida and magazine side table from Ross & Brown (a.k.a one of the coolest additions ever). Not only does it make for extra storage if like us you’re a little tight for the stuff- but it’s also got a real sixties design nod and makes for a perfect staple piece in our lounge.
One of the first things I picked up for the bathroom (after the caddy) when we moved in was this wire grid shelf for the wall. We’re a little lacking in storage in general, so finding homes for essentials (read skincare and books) seems to have become a bit of a priority and this was the perfect bet. On top of that, this scalloped cloud shaped toilet roll shelf was also a very welcome addition- and although arguably a little niche has actually made for a really unique way of storing something completely necessary but definitely space consuming (#loorollchats).
Finally- our latest addition comes in the shape of this white mesh memo board from Berylune for the office. Having spent a while searching for one to hang above my desk (and store everything from invitations, postcards and general inspiration) this was a very welcomed addition. It’s amazing how difficult certain things can be to dish out online, but have managed to find the majority on this wonderful little online hub, so seriously recommend a visit.
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