Favorite Home Decor Finds

the best 20 items I found for my home in 2020

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Earlier this month, I shared my 20 favorite beauty, clothing & accessories from 2020. Before January gets away from me, I also wanted to share my favorite home decor products from last year. I worry that sometimes I might not highlight it often enough here on the blog, but I am genuinely such an admirer of everything that has to do with beautiful home interiors. From scrolling on Instagram, or flipping through the pages of Veranda or House & Garden, or browsing through auction websites, I am always on the hunt for new inspiration and ideas about how to decorate. 

So nonetheless, here are some of my favorite items I found last year for my home (from the beautiful to the utilitarian, and everything in between.) 

How fun are these chic rattan lamps?! I originally had these on my bedside tables in my old New York City apartment. With my move to Boston, the lights now work perfectly in my living room.

There are few things I love more than a great gingham pattern! Heather Taylor’s beautiful tabletop and home decor brand has quickly become one of my favorite brands.

Markham Roberts is certainly one of my favorite interior designers, so I was thrilled when he came out with his second book this past Autumn. The homes that fill these pages are sure to inspire you.

This tabletop collaboration might be one of my favorites in the home space. I love the resurgence of this classic yet colorful tabletop pattern.

We have had many discussions in our family about the best vacuum cleaners (is it the Dyson, is the Miele worth it, etc..?!) While a Dyson cordless vacuum is great for a quick clean up, there is nothing worse than when the Dyson battery dies, so that is why I think a classic Miele is the best choice.

I came across Espelma this year, and they are my new favorite candle company. Their beautiful scents come in chic, colorful glass containers made by hand in Murano, Italy. Once you have used up the candle, you can order a wax refill for the container or use the glass to store other trinkets. I love the Gardenia scent and often send this to friends as gifts.

I am not sure I could live without these towels. They are truly the softest + coziest towels I have ever used (while still extremely absorbent.) I love ‘Bath Sheets’ as they are oversized towels and feel like a big hug. However, Weezie sells classic size Bath Towels as well.

I have loved this Serena & Lily Bar Cart for years – so classic and chic in my mind. I bought it not to use as a bar but to use it next to my desk for my printer and extra storage.

KRB is one of my favorite home decor shops; tucked away on East 74th Street in New York City, Kate Rheinstein Brodsky’s shop is full of vintage treasures and hard to find artwork and ceramics. After eyeing these fun (and slightly cooky) ceramic frogs in Kate’s shop for years, I finally grabbed one up. Over time, I hope to pick up a few more to have on of each size.

In 2020, with all our time spent at home, I found it helpful to upgrade daily chores in small ways so they could become a bit more enjoyable. This laundry detergent, while indeed a splurge compared to your classic grocery store brand, is so worth it. From the scent to the clean ingredients, it makes everything about doing laundry more enjoyable.

With a year of so many more online orders due to quarantine, this box cutter was a lifesaver. It seems like such a simple thing (why not just use scissors?) but let me tell you, this will be your new favorite Amazon finds.

In my mind, Matouk makes the very best bed linens. When I moved to Boston this summer, I treated myself to this new set of sheets with the fun double scallop.

I had been on the hunt for new silverware for ages (as I had a mismatched set for the past 4 years), but that led to the most challenging question of all, what style to select?! My mom always loved serving ware and flatware from Sabre, the Parisian brand, as it seems to never go out of style, so it seemed like the perfect choice.

It is probably an overgeneralization, but I more or less love anything that is wicker or rattan. The books’ author, Lulu Lytle, is the co-founder of Soane, one of the foremost leaders in rattan furniture; all their items are stunning.

How cute are these napkins?! So perfect for Maine! Gatopard launched in 2020 and has a beautiful selection of table linens.

How beautiful are these colorful water glasses? I love adding a pop of color to table settings and these glasses perfectly fit the bill.

Rattan Bar Stools from Serena & Lily - Favorite Furniture Finds

My new apartment in Boston has a beautiful kitchen island that called for counter stools so we landed on this classic rattan style per the suggestion of Lilse McKenna. They are so comfortable!

I don’t know about you, but I still love a handwritten to-do list.

Appointed makes great minimal but chic paper goods and desk accessories – their notebooks are my favorites! I tend to go through a few per year.

After eyeing these glasses for months, my sister-in-law gifted us a set of 6 over the summer. I love all the beautiful jewel tone colorways – the perfect way to add more color to a tablescape.

Here is a blog post from back in the summer where I included the Estelle Wine Glasses while I set a colorful dinner table with Pepper Home.

I am somewhat shocked to include this on my top 20 list as aesthetically, it doesn’t precisely match my taste! But oh my gosh, this blanket is so cozy! A few years back, a friend gifted us one of these simple fleece blankets from Land’s End, and we used to fight over who could use it while watching TV. Finally, this year as we spent more time at home, we decided to order two more of the same blanket so everyone could have their own. (The best part the blanket retails for only $60 but is currently on sale for $30.)

*And yes, I have tried the much beloved Barefood Dreams Blankets (I have one of those too), and let me tell you, this $60 fleece blanket from Land’s End is better.

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