Key bling

Brace yourself, I’ve come over all bling. A Saturday afternoon’s shopping led to Marc by Marc Jacobs on South Audley street – not my natural habitat, but fun for a look. And not even the shop girl’s big case of bad attitude could stop me from buying this blingtastic (and by the way quite heavy) key ring. If it’s good enough for make-believe Marc Jacobs hotel, I thought, then it’s good enough for my house. At £12 it was the cheapest thing going, which may explain shop girl’s nonsense. Anyway, gone are the days of rifling about in my handbag for ten minutes on the porch. There’s no losing this hunk of gold, even in a shopper.

Marc by Marc Jacobs keyring

I’ve long been partial to dressing up keys as a cheap way of working hotel chic. Here’s another subject – my bathroom lock – trussed up with a tassel from Barnett Lawson.

black door Branett Lawson tassel trimming

And the light pull from the same room – also from Barnett Lawson – now minus one pom pom thanks to my one-year-old’s mighty grip and love of meddling with design features.

bathroom light tassel trimming from Barnett Lawson

Last year’s knitting fad led to a flirtation with home made pom poms and an idea for my kitchen. Thankfully, a low tolerance for winding wool around a piece of cereal box stopped me from going crazy on all my cupboards.

pom pom kit

For something a whole lot less homespun, check out Jessica Light’s tassels and tie-backs. I doubt she was fiddling around with a cornflakes box to make these beauties.

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