February 26, 2014
Scandal's Darby Stanchfield: 10 Things I Can't Live Without
As fiery redhead Abby Whelan on ABC's Scandal, actress Darby Stanchfield leads a crazy onscreen life. The frenetic pace of each episode would even make an adrenaline junkie dizzy. So when she finally gets time at her Los Angeles house, Stanchfield just wants to kick back and relax. As she puts it, "My home is my sanctuary, my nest." Read on to discover the environment she created to keep it that way.
Photographs: Craig Sjodin for ABC.
|Regency Leather Chair The longer you have it, the better it gets. It's my favourite place to curl up. Restoration Hardware makes one called the Regency Leather Chair that is almost identical to mine. I've had it in three totally different styles of house, and it always looks chic. From $1915, Restoration Hardware|
|Logitech Ultimate Ears Mini Boom Wireless Bluetooth Speaker This little speaker has a big sound and can get tucked in a corner or in a drawer when not in use. Pair it with Pandora, and it's instant atmosphere. $89, Amazon|
|Wool Spectrum Throw I have a nostalgic thing about wool; It reminds me of my dad's old blankets that he got when in the Navy that were in my house growing up. Wool is so heavy and warming. $150, DWR|
|Classic Whistling Kettle in Cherry It's cheery, very well designed, and gets the job done for the tea lovers in my life. It's also the beginning of what I think will be a very large Le Creuset collection... $90, Le Creuset|
|Capri Blue Mercury Glass Jar Candle I'm obsessed with the scent of this candle. It infuses the room when lit and gives off pretty lighting accents at night through the textured glass jar. $28, Anthropologie|
|Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs I love homes that have big stacks of coffee table books. It's so inviting. This is one of my faves in my collection. $40, Amazon|
|The Milk Cafe This little gadget makes milk foam as good if not better than the most high-end cappuccino bars. It is a brilliant design and makes every cappuccino, latté, and hot chocolate really special. $130, Breville|
|Botticino Marble Mushroom Coasters These babies are a part of my coaster collection. The serious pictures of mushrooms humour me, and I love how substantial they are. $40, Anthropologie|
|Tazo Well-Being Rest Tea My sister turned me onto this tea. It tastes like the earth, and I love that it's not sweet at all--very relaxing and soothing. $9, Amazon|
|Lion's Head Table Lamp I love sculpture, so this lamp makes me smile and gives off a library feel to one of my favourite rooms. $279, Restoration Hardware|