Iris Apfel is a household name – a fashion icon – recognized for her memorable, maximalist style, turning heads for generations with her signature oversized lenses and strikingly bold color palettes.
Reckoned as one of the most prominent tastemakers in the industry, Apfel invigorates generation-after-generation to be fearless in their choices – home decor included, and this month, we're in for a treat.
The fashion tour de force teamed up with Etsy to hand-select her favorite items from small businesses.
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'It's important to let ourselves indulge in pretty things,' she says. After seeing first-hand 'how a sparkly pair of earrings, an interesting ring or brightly-colored necklace can transform my mood.'
So, for those looking to lift spirits and do so in the most fashionable of ways, take notes from Iris Apfel's very stylish playbook and invest in these five exquisite and unparalleled items.
1. Induce a worldly element to tabletops by investing in intricately detailed dishware
Vintage Gold Imari Plates l
Was $96, Now $86.40, at Etsy
Handcrafted in Japan, circa 1954, these 10" vintage Imari plates invoke a temporal beauty, instantly elevating dinners and holiday gatherings.
2. Bring walls to life with gorgeous golden baroque trimmings
Vintage Original Oil Painting for $95, at Etsy
Transport to previous generations with this picturesque oil portrait. Between the colorful hues and gorgeous golden trimming, you'll depict a powerful statement.
3. Liven up quarters with an adorned lampshade
Burnt Orange Lampshade starting at $45.12. at Etsy
Allow this tropical interior shade to extend a unique botanical print as the focal point in any study or lobby. The mixture of tropical ferns and leaves — all in a hand-drawn style — accented with a strong silver base is sure to attract attention when displayed. View Deal
4. Convey French-style in dining sections with captivating candelabras
Brass Candlesticks for $16.90, at Etsy
Let these elegant brass candlesticks serve as the focal point of any tablescape, while simultaneously entreating French-style effortlessly.
5. Store botanical compositions in statement-making stoneware
Brittany Romano joins Future as their U.S. Shopping E-commerce Editor, residing on the Upper East Side in New York City. Originally hailing from Connecticut and a graduate of New England College, Brittany started her career as a fashion market assistant at Marie Claire, later joining AMI, where she designed a highly profitable commerce vertical. Noted for her award-winning content, she's covered everything from celebrity beauty hacks to the most lavish home decor; Brittany has maintained her penchant for the finer things in life.
If a genie granted Brittany one wish, it would be for Kelly Wearstler to bring her vision to life and transform her living space, but until then? You'll find Brittany continuously evolving her chilled-out sophisticated style, shifting her attention to eclectic pieces (with a hint of retro), grounded by a rich understanding of history, focused on functionality, luxury, and quirkiness.
Find her on Instagram @Rammmyyy
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