Most Wanted is a weekly series in which one editor, staffer, or influencer shares their top 25 must-haves or current wish-list items.
Three years ago, my husband and I embarked on an ambitious house hunt exclusively for a project home. TBH, we didn’t want anything built after 1940. Many of our friends started questioning our decision-making skills, but for us, it was important that we found a home with character, rich history, and enough space for us to let our creativity take over and make the house our home.
We finally found our perfect contender—one built in 1938 that checked the curb-appeal box and was in the neighborhood we had our eye on. Sure, a few window screens were falling off and the front door was a shade of red that made me want to cry, but it was ours, and we were ready to roll up our sleeves to get to work. We’ve made some progress over the years, but I’m still always looking for the best items to add to my home that match my classic style. Here are 25 décor and homeware pieces I have in my cart, from living-room accents to what I’m stocking in my kitchen cabinets.