I’m not sure what my fascination with ‘dots’ are…but they make me happy. It’s one of those simple, almost childlike patterns, that seems unpretentious, yet really makes an impact. I like print in general, but I am particularly attracted to DOTS and recently they have found their way into my kitchen too.
This morning while making my usual cup of coffee, I reached in the cabinet for a navy blue dotted print mug. I have several different types of mugs (I like my coffee and my afternoon tea), but I seem to gravitate towards the dots. Maybe it’s because they are fairly new. I recently bought a set of them at Home Goods (another obsession) while shopping for towels. Because how often do you walk into a store (especially Home Goods) with the intent of buying one thing and you walk out with a cart full of “goods for the home”?! That happens to me all the time. In fact, I remember not too long ago, walking into town (New Canaan that is) to buy tomatoes from the Farmer’s Market and somehow I found myself standing in the sales aisle of Walin and Wolff. I didn’t buy anything…thank God! Can you imagine my husband’s face if I walked in with a Walin and Wolff bag and no tomatoes…lol! But I know we’ve all been there.
Well anyway, print and pattern are a fun way to spruce up your life. And I find that dots are the simplest way to start. Here are some dots from around my house. If you look closely they are everywhere, even in small inconspicuous ways.
Do you have dots in your life?
Chair: Room and Board
Skirt: Alice and Olivia – even though it was a last year collection, I found it for you and it’s way
Ceramic Bowl and dotted kitchen towel are from Simon Pearce in Boston. My girlfriend bought them for me as house-warming gift and they’ve definitely warmed up to the house. Bowl is by Terrafina Ceramics in NYC.
Dot Mirror: Ballard Design