I think it is really important to have just a few things in your home that make you smile for no other reason that they just appeal to your sense of humour. A bit of light hearted fun in a home goes a long way and helps to bring your own personality to your space. In honour of the International Day of Happiness, here are a few of the things that make me smile.
Cabaret wallpaper from Cole and Son – a joyful carnival of colour and intrigue
The classic Duck Feet Lamp from Porta Romana which invariably gets a laugh when I first show it to a client.
Could there be a better way to serve ice cream than in a golden sundae dish? Rockett St George
The first time I saw this fabric, it just lifted my spirits and we now have a metre of it on a canvas on the office wall, to keep us all in a good mood! Bora Bora fabric by Manuel Canovas from Colefax and Fowler
These exquisite brush pots from Bridie Hall are in such jolly colours with their big gold letters that they can be used individually. But how much more fun to spell out a word that makes you laugh.
These simple and delightful drawings from HAM have always made me laugh and I am very excited that there are some new ones coming out any day now. Keep an eye on their website.
The combination of the hilarious design of the Anna G corkscrew from Alessi and the opening of a bottle of wine always lifts my heart
Is it possible to get more of an explosion of colour, pattern, flora and forna into a cushion?
Calypso Turquoise cushion by Christian Lacroix from www.designersguild.com.
The problem with writing this blog is that I keep finding things I just have to have. My order of this Mohawk matchstick holder is on its way. www.jonathanadler.com
And finally my absolutely favourite find of the day is this fabulous illuminated sign from Argent and Sable. You can create your own wording but So Saucy is difficult to better. www.argentandsablesigns.co.uk
Wishing you all a happy day on March 20th and all other days.