Is Your Home in Need of a Seasonal Refresh? We Have Some Suggestions
Behold, the decor items our staffers have on their wish lists.
Jessica Teves, Head of Content
I’ve been on the hunt for a burled wood console table in a sleek waterfall style for months, and this one by Oyster Creek Collection is absolute perfection. Also, every product from this divine company is handmade in Texas, so you can rest assured you won’t be seeing the same piece at your friend’s abode.
I live for monograms—there, I said it. I like monograms on top of monograms, and I think the more you mix and match, the more you see personality in your bedroom and bathroom. These custom euro shams from SouthernLinen will be a lovely addition to my overflowing collection.
“Simply delightful” is how I would describe this striped umbrella from Business & Pleasure. I plan to spend as much time as humanly possible outside this spring, and this striped number will surely add a little reprieve from the sun and also some style to my outdoor setting.
Caroline Dunn, Affiliate Coordinator
I’ve been eyeing all of the stunning wineglasses from Estelle’s Colored Glass for months, and I’ve finally landed on the green as the perfect mood-booster for me and my home. The pastel shade feels so chic and perfect for spring, and I love the way it looks next to fresh-cut flowers on a set table. Pair them with the matching glass cake stand, and now it’s a party!
I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit the emotional connection that I felt to this lamp shade the first time I saw it. I did not previously know that I could feel emotional about a lamp shade, but here we are. Swapping out your minimalistic shade for this fringe beauty is the quickest way to transform your space. You’re doing your part and staying home, why not have fun with it?
Oceanus is known for the beautifully embroidered jeweled swimsuits that you’ve definitely seen on your Instagram feed, and their pillows can bring that same level of unique style to your home. The velvet pillow comes in a variety of colors and styles, and I’m currently planning on manifesting an early spring with the lilac.
Camille Freestone, Associate Style Editor
In a very If You Give a Mouse a Cookie fashion, my fresh-flowers kick has prompted a search for unique vessels to house them. I love this black-and-white vase from Completed Works. It’s the perfect subtle addition to my tulip-style kitchen table.
I’ve been on a major old-music kick lately, which has spurred a desire for a record player. I grew up in a house with a huge record collection, so I love the idea of both the collection and the record player acting as decor. Now I just have to find somewhere to put it...
I’ve reached the stage of decorating my new apartment where most of the furniture has been purchased, so we can now turn our attention to our bare walls. I’ve tried to take it slow so I can find different forms of art (at an affordable price) that I really love and happened to stumble upon a large silk scarf like the above in a vintage shop in the neighborhood. I am now in the process of framing it for my bedroom.
Rachel Pickus, Associate Creative Producer
Ever since work life became home life, I’ve made a concerted effort to transform my Brooklyn apartment into a mini oasis. This includes my collection of candles and incense on heavy rotation. My latest obsession? The 9AM candle from one of my favorite vintage stores, The Break. With notes of leather, tobacco, and jasmine, this scent is bound to be the perfect segue into spring.
New York’s latest hit of snow has me itching for warmer weather and thus buying more plants. You’d think running out of surfaces to cover would stop me, but now I’m on the hunt for ways to fill every vacant corner. My work is done once my apartment resembles something like this, so until then, you can catch me at your local plant store.
Nothing says spring more than a fresh set of linen sheets! Even though warmer days are still months away, I can’t wait to properly welcome the new season with this dreamy striped set.
Hannah Baxter, Senior Beauty Editor
Is this a chair, or is it art? Who cares! It looks like a cartoon cloud, and I can think of nothing my living room needs more. I’ll be happily lounging here until spring arrives.
Hear me out—a storage cabinet might not seem like the most exciting purchase, but in a small space, having a spot for your important papers and knickknacks (especially if your desk also doubles as your kitchen table) provides you with much more zen than you’ll get from the bulk of your home’s decor. Might as well add a fun pop of color, too.
If you can manage to snag one of these highly coveted Pond mirrors, you’ll be glad you did. Aside from capturing your #OOTD, bouncing extra light throughout your space will open it up and help even the smallest apartments feel spacious. The wavy shape has just the right amount of whimsy to fit in with any home aesthetic.
Leya Kaufman, Head of Sales
While we won’t be opening our doors to any crowds anytime in the immediate future, my husband and I love to host dinner parties. So the first thing we ordered when we moved into our new home was this epic dining table. I love the juxtaposition of the natural wood and stainless steel—it really gives our dining room a cool factor and sets the tone for spring.
These practical shelves serve multiple purposes in our home. The unit might seem simple, but I think it’s actually magic. The same piece looks just as chic stacked with color-coordinated baskets in the playroom as it does organizing snacks in our pantry. In other words, these shelves can do anything, and they’re worth stocking up on every season.
Sometimes a little accent can make all the difference—and this colorful candle set is perfect for spring. Decor details like this really might just be my lazy-girl version of a seasonal upgrade, too...don’t judge.