Lockdown 3.0 is taking place during the cold, harsh British winter, and has left many of us struggling to keep our wanderlust at bay, with daydreams spent looking wistfully back on all those times we sat poolside, sipping on a glass of something cold.
While holidays abroad might be off the cards for the time being, one way to satiate your desire to travel is to turn your humble home into a perpetual paradise, brimming with trinkets that wouldn’t look out of place in a fancy château or Parisian bistro.
It just so happens that Anthropologie has exactly what you need.
The retailer, which is best known for its range of stylish furniture and home accessories inspired by art and fashion, has joined forces with one of Instagram’s most covetable brands to deliver a collection that reminds us of the joy we felt on pre-pandemic getaways.
Designed in partnership with Hôtel Magique, an interiors brand founded by Dutch artist Milou Neelen, the collaboration is brimming with summery homeware buys to decorate almost every room in the house, from dessert plates to mugs, glass tumblers and throw blankets, cushions and even playful bathmats.
Known for her playful yet sophisticated graphic motifs, Neelen has translated her artwork into a collection that’s ideal for anyone longing for adventure or travel. And, with all this extra time being spent indoors, there’s never been a better time to revamp the spaces we live in.
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Hôtel Magique for Anthropologie, love and magique pitcher, £56
Whether you’re treating yourself to breakfast in bed or putting on a birthday brunch for your housemate, this pitcher is ideal for serving up iced water or fresh juice.
The jug is decorated with beautiful embellishments by Neelen, featuring the words “love and magique” alongside monochrome flowers and vivid greenery.
We think this piece is too good to keep tucked away in your kitchen cupboard, so would suggest using it as a funky vessel for fresh blooms when it’s not needed on the dining table.
Hôtel Magique for Anthropologie, douillet pillow, £48
Adding a touch of opulence to your space, this delicate pillow is the luxe addition your home has been waiting for.
Made entirely from cotton, it's stitched with the word “bonjour” across its rectangular shape with scalloped edges and is the perfect thing to put pep in your step on dark winter mornings.
Hôtel Magique for Anthropologie, melange dessert plate, £14
Step up your crockery game with this luxe option that will ensure you are always ready for a slice of cake.
Available in a range of styles, each plate is adorned with an individual painterly print, including this orange and pink version that features the words “truly, madly, magique” in the centre.
Other styles include a white plate painted with red lips and “l’amour”, another that reads “art and kisses” and a third featuring a painting of a white dove.
Hôtel Magique for Anthropologie, bonjour bonsoir tufted bath mat, £48
If your bathroom is looking a little lacklustre, we recommend picking up this bold, fuzzy mat that guarantees to inject a dose of Parisian charm.
Spun from tufted cotton, its wavy silhouette is trimmed with a red border, while the centre is stamped with the words “bonjour” and “bonsoir” – an excellent greeting as you make your way in and out of a warm bubble bath, non?
Hôtel Magique for Anthropologie, melange mug, £12
Bringing a touch of fun to your morning tea or coffee, the mugs from this collection are embellished with different colourful designs and phrases. Our favourite is this white version adorned with a red motif that’s an amalgamation of a love heart and an apple.
There are five other designs to choose from so you can buy several of the same one for a uniform mug collection, or collect one of each to curate a colourful medley on your breakfast table.
For more interior inspiration, read our review of Sleeper’s debut homeware collection here