Whether you're planning a major renovation or just want to introduce a bit of luxury to your kitchen and bathroom design, we can help. After checking out the latest at the 2013 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in New Orleans, it seems the hottest doodads are a hybrid of futuristic technology, smart sustainability, and gallery-worthy design. Keep reading to see the seven new items for kitchens and bathrooms we want now!
Melamine plates that look like vintage china? It's true! We're convinced that we need everything in John Derian's new melamine collection, and if you're into alfresco dining (yup, picnics included), you're going to need them, too. Launching in June, his melamine collection offers a lightweight, virtually unbreakable alternative to using paper plates or schlepping nice dishes outdoors. The melamine collection includes a side plate, salad plate, dinner plate, and charger, and ranges from $9 to $17. Oh, and did we mention that they're also dishwasher safe? Enough said.
As if you needed another reason to hit the pool or beach this season, we're giving you one: One Kings Lane just launched a collection of limited-time-only designer beach towels guaranteed to get more head turns than the designer swimsuit you saved up for. The new series offers frame-worthy designs from fashion and home heavyweights like Celerie Kemble, Nanette Lepore, and Steven Alan, all for just $29. Plus, the proceeds from this exclusive collection will benefit each participating designer's charity of choice — winning you style and philanthropic points. While Tracy Reese is the first designer to kick off the series, we've landed you a sneak peek of the rest of the collections launching from now through August. Be sure to pin the towel you'll be waiting for, and pounce on them before they sell out!
British designer Sir Terence Conran is bringing his talent across the pond for a new home collection at JCP (yes, JCPenney), and we couldn't be more excited. The collection reimagines English classics for a contemporary crowd — think electric-blue club chairs and painted farm tables. Plus, having the collection at JCP takes the headache out of converting euros and paying pricey shipping fees. Keep reading for the 10 pieces we're making room for!
With emerald being Pantone's color of the year, green has definitely hogged the color spectrum spotlight. Still, it's emerald's cooler cousin we're eyeing: mint. With its soft hue, it's perfect for springtime and can easily go glam when paired with white and gold. We've gathered some of our favorites from around the web to showcase this fresh hue.
- Wishbone Chair ($855): With its unique shape (plus a handwoven seat), it's no wonder how this chair got its name.
- Matte Mint Bud Vase ($20): We can just see it now — all of those soft-hued flowers that will perfectly complement this handmade vase.
- I Am a Rock Lamp Finial ($65): Give your lamp a special touch with this stunning stone accent that's guaranteed to stand out.
- Green Herbs Scented Candle ($17): Embrace the mint color trend while filling your home with the smell of nature's best with this coveted candle.
- Viceroy Mint Cylinder Lamp ($306): Everything about this lamp, with its mint-and-gold geometric base, screams glamour.
- Family Wall Art Quote ($17): Freshen up your desk space or entryway with a poster that'll bring on the smiles.
- "Simply Anna" Teacup ($40): The contrasting mint and white colors, the gold rim — what's not to love about this teacup?
- Polkamania Hook Rug ($170): This handmade rug is all about ushering in some floor fun, be it for your home office or living room.
- Mint Salt and Pepper Shaker Set ($5): Shake up mealtime with this sweet set in a subdued mint-green color.
- Baroque Pillow ($223): Punch up your sofa with this graphic, embroidered, and elegant pillow.
If you loved the last Novogratz for CB2 collection, then you'll flip for the latest collaboration inspired by the designer couple's family vacation home in Brazil. Filled with playfully modern pieces like swing chairs and monkey lamps, the Novogratz Brasil Collection for CB2 launches tomorrow, along with a sweepstakes contest that boasts a pretty sweet prize — a slumber party at the couple's vacation pad in Brazil! Seriously. Keep reading for a first look at the whimsical new collection and details on how to get in on the grand prize.
Warning: our latest obsession might put some extra pep in your step — Jonathan Adler's happy, chic collection for JCP delivers the designer's signature look at a price point we can applaud. While the pieces (which range from small accessories to statement furniture) are currently available online only, we're anticipating the boutique-like in-store shops for the collection will launch soon. In the meantime, see the pieces we're eager to scoop!
Neat freaks and design junkies, rejoice — Crate and Barrel's new utility brand Clean Slate launches today! The line includes 150 beautifully designed tools, appliances, and cleaning products meant to whip workhorse spaces like laundry rooms and closets into shape.
While the new line offers plenty of straightforward pieces, items like the assortment of handmade brushes from German manufacturer Redeker and the exclusive collection with eco-friendly laundry boutique brand The Laundress are really kicking us into Spring-cleaning mode.
Keep reading for the star products we're stocking up on!
Now here's something to toast to: a wine rack that finally mixes art with function! Derek Chen, a San Francisco-based furniture designer, has created a vertical wine storage rack so stylish it won't be hiding in your kitchen . . .
Inspired by Newton Vineyard, a sustainable winery in Napa Valley, this wine rack mixes modern shape and structure with the rustic textures of wine country. Compared to traditional wine racks, this piece looks more like a sculpture, adding to the decor of your home rather than taking away from it. Keeping function a priority, it's more than just a pretty piece. Chen designed it to display bottles at the optimal storage angle. Fit for winos and designers, all we have to say is cheers!
For more information about Chen and his pieces, visit Council Design.
The pottery-obsessed can attest to the impeccable quality and earthy yet elegant aesthetic that California-based Heath Ceramics is known for. The company has been pumping out pretty housewares since the late '40s, and we've grown accustomed to flocking to the site each season to drool over the latest goods. Celebrating the depth and vibrancy of a watery palette, the just-released Summer collection (available until Oct. 1) makes simple pleasures like a morning espresso or freshly picked bloom feel downright epic. Keep reading to see our six favorites from the new collection!