My Favorite Things This Month: April

Spring time is always such a fun season for homes. Flowers begin to bud. Spring cleaning and organization bring some extra order. And retailers bring out all the soft white linens.


Spring also has been a busy season for us and now we have a number of clients at the point of installation. This phase of the design is always fun because the concept becomes a reality that clients get to enjoy.

This month's favorite item list is inspired by a lot of the items we've been using in client homes along with in my own home. When I first decided to start this "favorite things of the month" series, I wondered if I would run out of truly favorites to share.. But I'm quickly realizing that with the amount of research I perform each week for my job that this is an easy way to pass along some true gems on the market (and there's no shortage of options!).


  1. Velvet curtains $48 These curtains looks so luxurious because of the color and texture. Now, I'm still a big fan of Target curtains because of the affordability but these are another great option to add to your list. I bought these to go in the yellow monochromatic room at our Airbnb project and they bring the whole room to the next level.

  2. Full Focus Planner $49 I found this planner through a friend and let me just caveat with saying it is more expensive than your normal planner. While the price tag may not seem too shocking, let me be clear that it's only for a quarter. I first purchased it thinking it was an annual calendar but after using it for 3 months, I feel like no other planner compares. I'm totally hooked. The best features are the annual goal setting, the daily 3 important things and the paper quality. *Chef's kiss*

  3. Outdoor pillow $54 I mean these pillows are just beautiful! I bought them for our front rockers and I love how they use natural colors and are oversized.

  4. Soapstone puzzle $20 I've used this piece on a number of client built-ins and it looks like it's from West Elm or CB2. It has substantial weight and the finish is perfectly honed. I keep extras in my office closet just in case Target stops selling.

  5. Brass round mirror $400 This mirror is STUNNING. I just added it to our guest room with the roman clay walls and the brass contrasts the clay in such a rich way. Now, the mirror is an investment but the look matches the price tag!

  6. Checkerboard area rug $200 I was recently looking at a Lulu & Georgia magazine with a checkered rug and fell in love! Only issue was the cost that is over $2,000. I then went on a hunt for a more affordable option and found this guy. I'm dreaming about updating our primary bedroom to have more drama and think that this guy might be a part of that transformation. I love the bold pattern and the colors hues.

  7. Flush mount light fixture $400 With a husband that's 6'7, I'm always on the hunt for a pretty flush mount light. This one checks all the boxes and we also just hung it in the guest room.

  8. Scrunch table lamp $170 Guess what's back in style? Pleated lamp shades! If I'm being honest, I don't love all the pleated shades on the market but this one has the right mix of modern and materiality since it uses a fabric on the shade and the base. Definitely a statement piece!

  9. Art $30 I'm a big advocate of large art and I just had this specific piece framed in a 24x36 for a client. It's a versatile style that can go modern, Scandinavian or contrast a traditionally decorated space. Loved it even more in person!

That's the round up for this month! Let me know in the comments if there's specific categories of items you'd like to see in future months.


Sincerely,

HMD


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