Guest Picks: 20 Wish List Home Products for 2012
The beginning of a new year always gives me an excuse to change things around my home. Check out the 20 home products I have on my radar for 2012. They're both luxe and affordable and equally swoon worthy!
— Maria from Layers of Meaning
— Maria from Layers of Meaning
Toro Lounge Chair | Blu Dot - $999
I'm completely in love with this saddle leather lounge chair. Made from solid beech, it brings the perfect touch of masculinity to any room.
Eames House Bird - $210
The simple Eames House Bird has been on my wish list for as long as I can remember. This year, I'm determined to buy it!
Cage Brass Pendant Lamp - $179
I've been obsessed with gold for months now. I just can't get over how glamourous a product can be just by simply being gold toned. This pendant light combines industrial design with a glamourous edge. The red cloth cord gives it an unexpected touch of style.
Blu Dot Splash Coat Rack - $299
Ever since I re-did my entryway, I've been looking for the perfect coat rack to add. This Blu Dot powder-coated, steel and solid walnut stand is perfect. It's functional, and it looks like a work of art.
Signal Floor Lamp - $299
I've always been a fan of adding unique, conversation-worthy pieces to my home. This retake of a 1940s studio source light is dramatic enough to be a conversation starter, and it's a beautiful addition to any room.
Midcentury Nightstand, White - $299
While an update to my master bedroom is planned for later on this year, I've been collecting images and inspiration. This nightstand from West Elm would complement the overlapping square headboard I purchased two years ago.
Alphabet Trays - $8
I always like to add personalized items around my home. These trays are playful, colorful and perfect as a soap dish or jewelry tray.
Turtle Box - $19
Even though it's still winter, I've already started dreaming of warmer weather, summer beach trips and coastal decor. This ceramic turtle box brings a little bit of the Caribbean to any room. It would be perfect as a paper weight or jewelry box.
Nino Doormat - $29
I love this door mat for two reasons: 1, I'm a proud Chihuahua owner, and 2, my dog's name is Nico, but we call her Nina. It seems like the Nino Doormat was made especially for my home!
Kite Kilim Floor Pouf - $249
This square, handwoven pouf offers many different purposes. I would use it as extra seating, a side table, or a coffee table when paired with a tray.
Chroma Console - $2,998
The unexpected combination of maple, bright red and gray wool felt make this mid-century cabinet a unique piece. Ideal for my TV room, this media cabinet is equipped with an adjustable shelf and holes for power cords. Now, there is no reason why one should sacrifice design and beauty for functionality.
Finishing Flourish Pillow - $98
The easiest way to update a room is by adding decorative pillows. I would love to add this floral one to bring pops of color to my living room.
Urchin Objet - $20
Here I go again with my gold obsession! This urchin has been on my wish list since it came out last fall. I absolutely love it. It's delicate and small, yet it's a strong design element.
Gloria's Garden Rug, Rectangle - $348
I've been making a conscious effort to infuse color throughout my home. The charcoal background of this rug against the bright wool flowers and leaves is simply stunning.
Eames Hang-It-All | Design Within Reach - $199
The Hang-it-All rack was originally created with children in mind. Although it would be perfect in any kid's room, I picture it in a stylish entryway, laundry or mud room.
Ruffle Frame Shelf - $499
This ornate wood frame with fixed shelves has inspired me to create my own DIY version. I think it would look spectacular as a medicine cabinet in my guest bathroom.
HULTÖ Easy Chair - $69.99
Every spring, I like to do a mini back porch makeover. It's nothing major: some new potted plants, accessories — just a few things to spruce up the area. I have my eye on these affordable Ikea stackable chairs. They would be great alone or paired with some outdoor pillows.
Astro Bird Feeder - $48
This colorful, Jetsons-style, modern birdhouse would be the perfect addition to my mini porch makeover. The bright color will definitively attract all the little birdies in my backyard.
Bright Ikat Frame - $65
Another simple and affordable way to update any room is by changing picture frames often. This bright Ikat frame will instantly brighten up a room