My personal sanctuary

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti, who writes one of our absolute favorite blogs, A Bloomsbury Life, will be discussing her current obsessions on our Editors' Blog every Tuesday and Thursday for the next few weeks. (See her...


My home is open to all comers, but my bedroom is private. It’s my little domain, my secret refuge from the at-times madding crowd. The possessions inside are highly edited; only the most meaningful talismans gain entry. Here are some I own and some I dream about:

I love flowers by my bed, and have developed quite a fondness for the cheap and cheerful lisianthus. In creamy white or pale pink, they are just the antidote for a blah day. For professional arrangements, I love Lily Lodge, the florist shop that uses vintage vases to create couture (and 100% organic) bouquets.

The stack of books on my nightstand is always high and comes close to toppling when fall’s new releases hit the shelves. This season, my wish list includes: