If you’ve been following my Ultimate Wish List posts, you know that these are things I have no room or need for but must ultimately have one day. Item 5 on the list is the Finn Juhl Poet (or Poeten) sofa. This icon of Danish modern furniture was designed back in 1941 for Finn Juhl’s own home:
and I just love its slightly odd shape and those legs.
Remember it in Vanessa Bruno’s apartment:
Yup, still loving that apartment.
And the beauty of the Poet is it comes in so many different colors and color combinations.
I don’t know how I would ever choose but I guess we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it!
(Photos: All from House of Finn Juhl except 2&3.via Pinterest as linked 8.Design Within Reach)
It’s been a while since I’ve done a Ultimate Wish List post. Item number 4 on my list is the iconic Potence Lamp by Jean Prouvé. The design is quite genius. It pivots 180 degrees, takes up no floor space and has a reach of 7 feet. It’s also really versatile as you can see from these rooms:
It’s industrial but also really elegant and could work in so many different spaces. I’m picturing it in a Parisian apartment with a lot of ornate architectural details….. but then again, that’s where I picture everything, isn’t it?
(Photos: 1.DWR 2.New York Times 3.via Flickr as linked 4-5.via Pinterest as linked)
If you’re new to my Ultimate Wish List series, it’s where I catalog all those big ticket items that I’ve loved forever that I know I want one day. Earlier Ultimate Wish List items can be found here and here.
I’ve blogged about deGournay wallpaper before and how I didn’t know how I would ever choose a pattern from all the choices. Then last week, I opened up the new Elle Decor and there it was:
right in the table of contents, before I even got to the features. After I stopped hyperventilating, I went straight to the article and I was so happy to see another shot of the space:
It’s a very traditional, very deGournay pattern but the two-tone feels fresh to me. I also love that the two tones happen to be blue and gold.
Ignoring the walllpaper for just a moment, how much do you love that gold light fixture, those chairs and the massive mirror? I’m dying over here. It’s just all too good.
(Photos: Elle Decor)
The second item on what I call my Ultimate Wish List is a Beni Ouarain rug. (If you missed it, my first item is here.) Beni Ourain are a tribe from the Atlas Mountains and you can read more about them and their weaving tradition here and here.
I have been coveting one of these for some time but given their white background and hefty price tag, I would have a heart attack every time my dogs got near it. (They seem to find a way to get their paws muddy at every turn.)
Here are two rooms I posted before with one of these rugs. I still love them both:
Until I figure out a solution for the muddy paws, I think it’ll just have to stay on the List.
So what’s on your wish list?
(Photos: 1-2.Elle Decor 3.Das Kranzbach 4.Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 5-6.High Road House)
I think most people keep wish lists for their homes. I do too but I also have another list that I call the Ultimate Wish List. The difference is that my wish list is for things I currently want whereas my ultimate list is for things that I know I want at some point that I don’t have the need/space for right now. They are also things that I’ve loved for a very long time.
First up on the list is Serge Mouille lighting. It’s a classic and as with all classics, you really can’t go wrong with it.
It’s also a good excuse to post some of my favorite rooms again.
It seems like whatever the topic, I can find a room in Jenna Lyons’ house to illustrate my point.
Seriously, I’m almost embarrassed at the number of times I’ve posted some part of her house. Not too embarrassed to stop doing it though(!)
I’ll share the rest of my Ultimate Wish List in the coming weeks.
(Photos: 1.via Solid Frog 2.Marie Claire Maison 3.Elle Decor 4.Domino)