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Iris Apfel's carefully curated Etsy list is full of fashionable favorites

According to Iris Apfel, when shopping for fresh home décor, it's best to keep in mind that 'more is more'

Iris Apfel
Fashion icon Iris Apfel attends Macy's Fashion's Front Row during September 2016 New York Fashion Week at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on September 7, 2016 in New York City.
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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.

'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

Iris Apfel

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2. Bring walls to life with gorgeous golden baroque trimmings

Iris Apfel

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3. Liven up quarters with an adorned lampshade

Iris Apfel

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4. Convey French-style in dining sections with captivating candelabras

Iris Apfel

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5. Store botanical compositions in statement-making stoneware 

Iris Apfel

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Brittany Romano
Brittany Romano

Brittany Romano is Future's U.S. Shopping 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 freelance fashion market assistant at Marie Claire. She later joined 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.


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