Ever wonder which items your favorite designers, tastemakers and folks about town just canât live without? We definitely do! To sate our curiosity, weâre asking a different person to share a few of their favorite things each week. This week, associate/online editor Rosemary Hallmark tells us what she can’t live without.
I read books constantly, and when I’m not wearing out my library card, I’m judging them by their covers. Because I have books piled precariously on every surface in my house, I prefer to purchase prettier copies, including the Domino Book of Decorating, anything from the Penguin Clothbound Classics series, and a current favorite, “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green.
2. J.R. Watkins Natural Products hand soaps and cleansers
The same rule applies for hand soaps and cleansers – if it sits on the counter, it should be nice to look at. J.R. Watkins products not only come in lovely packaging, they smell amazing and use only natural, environmentally friendly ingredients. The grapefruit scent is my favorite.
3. Robert Allen’s Khanjali Peacock fabric
Besides using this fabric to make curtains and pillows, I’m also using it as the color palette inspiration for my entire house. I love the soft teals mixed with accents of brown, green and yellow. I purchase it in large quantities from Cynthia East Fabrics.
4. Vintage collectibles and curiosities from Clement.
Clement is my go-to for one-of-a-kind vintage items. I could spend hours looking at all the carefully curated items in this Hillcrest shop. Over the years, I’ve amassed quite a collection of art, vases, mirrors and knick knacks that are always great conversation pieces. Even when I’m not there to purchase, I love stopping in to look around and marvel at the perfectly styled vignettes.
5. My Canon camera
As a blogger, my camera is never out of arm’s reach. I’m constantly snapping photos of my DIY and home improvement projects, my dog, and just about anything else that will sit still long enough. I use a Canon EOS Rebel T3 Digital SLR, which is great for beginners and photography newbies like myself.