handmade by artisans and ethically sourced flower vase

Ethical Wish List // Royal Home Decor

Like everyone else in the world, I’m obsessed with The Crown. The production design is unmatched! Inspired by the decor, I’m putting together an ethical wish list of artisan made and secondhand vintage finds inspired by the royal family.

Typically, I’m a terrible TV watcher. I have zero loyalty to shows and immediately quit when I’m bored. It drives my husband crazy. I’ve finished only three shows in my life, but have now watched both seasons of The Crown twice. Yes the acting is marvelous and the writing impeccable, BUT but it’s the lavish and detailed world that have me watching on repeat.

From the wallpapered rooms covered with paintings to the floors overlapped with rich rugs, everything is decorated to English perfection. I couldn’t live in a more different place–a small white apartment in sunny California, and while I do love a simple space, I also think a few choice pieces of richness and texture are the perfect compliment to so much white. So here’s a favorite ethical finds to add a bit of the royal life into my everyday.

// Horse Bookends //

Queen Elizabeth is a long-time lover of horses. In the show, her office often shows paintings and statues of horses. These bookends are a win win to me–beautiful, practical and second hand! From EBTH, an online estate sale marketplace. If you haven’t discovered EBTH, prepare to be addicted.

second hand vintage ethical horse bookends

// Brass Pen //

I love how the Queen is often at her desk writing letters. Even if you’re just writing the grocery list, class it up with this beautiful pen that will last for years. Refillable ink makes this pen an amazing eco-friendly find! From Poketo.

eco-friendly ethical pen with refillable ink

// Cream & Sugar Set //

Who doesn’t love the British tradition of tea time? This vintage cream & sugar set is the perfect mix of intricate and yet still modern. From Etsy.

vintage second hand cream and sugar set

// Painting // 

Apparently the British Royal Family has the largest private art collection in the world. While you can’t compete with that, a painting, especially if it’s in an ornate frame, is beautiful way to add some richness and depth to a room. This piece is from EBTH. Other great places to find art are antique & vintage stores, and did you know that you can shop Goodwill online? Yep, it’s like a secret Ebay.

vintage antique painting and art

// Vase //

TOP PHOTO // Fresh flowers are everywhere in The Crown and this beautiful vase is the perfect display. Ethically sourced and handmade by artisans in Morocco. From The Little Market. 




  1. Kendall Hoeft

    I love The Crown too! You might also enjoy Downton Abbey and Victoria (if you haven’t check them out already). Both are beautifully/excellently cast and done too. 🙂

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