By Brittany Romano published
This just in: Lowe's House of Curators launches with interior designer and fashion icon Iris Apfel to celebrate Lowe's 100th birthday this year. The retailer tapped Apfel — known for her instantly recognizable, eclectic, and colorful style — to help consumers drive bold décor items that mirror her unique aesthetic, making it the perfect time to freshen up any outdated spaces.
Featured in Apfel's curations will be Lowe's first-ever Centennial Color Palette, which stares back at quintessential hues from each decade to inspire consumers to use the colors in new and modern ways.
Whether your taste gravitates towards the vibrant blues and reds of the 1920s or the relaxed earth tones of the 1970s, this palette will highlight fresh ways to incorporate legendary color into home design.
Beyond giving each color new life, Apfel also curated her palette for additional inspiration. Available in four different curations, each style mixes texture, color, and pattern across paint, textile, and furnishings to develop bold looks in every space.
So whether you're hoping to swap out old outdoor furniture or breathe new life into your bathroom, here are four Iris Apfel-approved ways to do so.
1. Bring Palm Beach to your backyard
Transport yourself to an outdoor oasis filled with lush tropical plants, sun-warmed patio vibes, and opulent pops of color, inspired by Iris's time in Palm Beach.
Stay perfectly on-trend with this set-of-two hand-woven, all-weather wicker, and water-repellent chairs. Designed with a rust-resistant steel frame and equipped with reversible denim and pinstripe cushions, this set will transport any backyard into your own outdoor oasis.
allen + roth 9-ft Blue Auto-tilt Market Patio Umbrella for $88, at Lowe's
This umbrella comes equipped with a vented canopy to provide ideal shade coverage, an automatic tilt function to maximize shade direction, and measures in at 9-feet.
2. Indulge in Modern Maximalism
Embrace Apfel’s mindset that 'more is more and less is a bore' by incorporating small details with big personality into each space.
3. Create a statement powder room
Express yourself confidently by mixing colors, textures, and patterns with statement pieces fit for every space, from eclectic furniture to Iris’s signature paint palette.
allen + roth 30-in L x 20-in W Oval Silver Beveled Wall Mirror for $65.98, at Lowe's
Allow this silver finish wall mirror adds a classic dimension to your décor. With beveled oval edges and gentle curves, it's the small piece that will make a major statement.
allen + roth Whitney 30-in Antique Gray Undermount Single Sink Bathroom Vanity with White Engineered Stone Top l
Was $699, Now $399, at Lowe's
Engineered with a Carrera stone vanity top and integrated under-mount sink, this choice features a matching backsplash (that's included), and a storage tray to provide easy access to essentials
Whether entertaining friends or staying in and catching up on you time, this sconce offers a dimmer switch that allows you to master the mood. Use them to playfully add personality to your space, taking it from functional to optimal along the way.
4. Choose a bold Centennial Color Palette
As a way to commemorate Iris and Lowe’s 100th birthdays, this all-new limited-edition paint palette will celebrate key colors that have shown up in iconic ways over the decades, from the 1920s to the 2010s.
Silverwood Rattan Rotary Socket Table Lamp with Linen Shade for $64.98, at Lowe's
This natural fiber rattan lamp brings a unique approach to lighting up any room. Featuring a bulbous base that's constructed from a metal frame wrapped in a thick, pliable straw, the organic feel continues into the classic dum shade, as well.
National Plant Network 1-Gallon Washingtonia Palm in Pot for $37.72, at Lowe's
Fast-growing and extremely hardy, the Washintonia Palm can provide you with a big tropical landscape appeal in a hurry.
allen + roth 8-in Green and White Indoor Artificial Succulent Plants for $19.99, at Lowe's
Designed in a delicate dog-like statue, this succulent plant is the dainty detail that will accentuate any console or corner in your home.
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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