What are you saving up for? For your home? I don’t mean a new freezer or loft insulation; although undoubtedly important and necessary, they aren’t the stuff of your wildest interior dreams. I mean what does your heart desire? What are you justifying on a cost per use basis? What are your future heirlooms?
I thought I’d throw these questions out to my IDC colleagues and see what they came back with. It's a rather drool-worthy shopping list.
A popular choice was the 1956 Tulip Dining Table designed by Eero Saarinen for Knoll. An unmistakable mid-century design classic. Coveted by three Interior Design Collective members; Studio Morton, Emilie Fournet Interiors and Barker Design.
Tulip Dining Table by Eero Saarinen for Knoll
Photo: The Conran Shop
Another table, on interiors.family’s wish list is the sculptural outdoor Clay Table by Marc Krusin for Desalto. Designed in 2015 and available in an array of earthy finishes.
Clay by Marc Krusin for Desalto
Your Interiors Friend also has her eye on a new dining room table, something hard working for the heart of the home. She’s undecided but in the running is the award winning Cross by Matthew Hilton for Case.
Cross Extending Dining Table by Matthew Hilton for Case
Sure to score well on a cost per use basis is the plush pick of Making Spaces, the Seattle Sofa in Bordeaux from Swoon Editions.
Seattle Three Seater Sofa by Swoon Editions
Photo: Swoon Editions
For FOLDS INSIDE, the buying trip is part of the dream: “If money were no object, I would get on a plane to Milan, stroll into the showroom of cc-tapis, where I would try not to salivate over, then roll around on one of their many glorious rugs. If money were no object I would certainly be buying at least one of these. Adding a beautiful rug to an interior is like adding a beautiful piece of art to the floor. They add warmth, texture and colour and, in my opinion, a rug from the cc-tapis collection would transform any space.”
The One and the Other by Alex Proba for cc-tapis
Born + Bred Studio isn’t fussy and will happily take anything by Pinch Design or Bethan Gray. Sometimes it is just too difficult to narrow it down.
Joyce Cabinet by Pinch Design
Photo: Pinch Design
More cabinetry, this time celebrating the Neo-Memphis style and beloved by Cheshire Interior Design is the Nouvelle Bar by Jonathan Adler.
Nouvelle Bar by Jonathan Adler
Photo: Jonathan Adler
No doubt beautiful lighting will make it onto many of your interior wish lists and the IDC team is no exception. For Cathy Dean Interior Design it’s the IC T1 High Table Lamp designed by Michael Anastassiades for Flos. For Interior Therapy the show stopping Cranton Oval Pendant Light from Original BTC (she needs two) and for Patricia Hoyna Interior Design the Oluce Atollo 233 Gold Table Lamp.
IC T1 High Table Lamp by Michael Anastassiades for Flos
Cranton Oval Pendant by Original BTC
Photo: Original BTC
Oluce Atollo 233 Gold Table Lamp
And last but not least, Brooke-Copp Barton went for these stunning tiles from Fired Earth. But at £690.06 a sq/m you'd want to take them with you if you ever moved house.
Marrakech Tinmel Tiles
Photo: Fired Earth
IDC creatives – you have great taste.
So, what would be on your "if money were no object" wish-list? What are you saving for? We'd love to hear!