From small accent seating to storage solutions and tabletop, it's those final flourishes that make a home pop. We have just the things for this holiday season.
What’s the best part of any dessert? The cherry on top. The icing on the cake. That final flourish of sweetness. Well, the same can be said of interiors… in a manner of speaking. Though we all need those foundational pieces of a home (the central sofa, the dining room table, the bed), it’s the little accessories that make a world of difference, taking your space from merely functional to truly personal. You’ll find some of our faves below…
As our designer Angela Belt wrote in her article “The Power of the Pouf,” poufs are the ultimate multifunctional home décor piece. Not only can it act as extra seating (when your holiday party gets just a little too cozy), but it can act as a side table or simply as a piece of visual interest. For an extra touch of dazzle, try it in a bright silver or a sophisticated black and white stripe. The Malani pouf, on the other hand, gives off a chic bohemian vibe.
Few things can be better than getting a beautiful present around the holidays, but as the saying goes, “Giving is better than receiving.” Both of the vendors above, Indego Africa and Local + Lejos, give back to the local communities that craft these hand-woven baskets. As shown in two different Los Angeles homes, baskets can be much more than simple storage solutions. With gorgeous geometric patterns, they make for natural pieces of wall art.
We’ll be the first to recognize that in the world of tabletop accessories there is A LOT, but we wanted to dip our pinky toe into the great big veritable pool. First off, people have been going crazy for the plates in our Thanksgiving tablescape article, so we asked our designer Becky Shea where she sourced them (good ol’ Crate & Barrel). With a matte polish, they are step up from the slate plates which have been in the limelight the last couple years. To complement the monochromatic look, we found these brand new Chilewich placemats. Half functional table piece and half optical illusion, they are inspired by the works of Salvador Dali. (Remember those melting clocks from Art 101?) Off setting all of the black, try this gilded flatware from West Elm. Turns out the recent copper and rose gold trend even applies to the table. And for a touch of glam, we couldn’t help but mention our first-ever signature Homepolish candle, H No. 1. It’s a final piece of polish in your home to make it sparkle. (And just because we like you, here’s a promo code to get 25% off of the candle: LETTHEREBELIGHT25, valid through New Year’s.)