Each spring, InStyle’s home editors partake in the many shows and celebrations that are part of New York City’s spring design week, and this year we saw some serious beauties. We loved the unusual material combinations, like Himalayan salt and cement or horsehair and glass, and some items were just downright dream-worthy, like hand-woven gradient ombré tapestries. Not only did these imaginative pieces make us excited about what we’ll be seeing in our favorite home decor stores and sites this upcoming season, but they also make us want to shop! Click through the gallery to check out some of the pieces we can’t wait to get our hands on.
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Umbra's new Shift Line, which will be available later this summer, includes pieces which are as beautiful as they are practical. The first thing our editors are scooping up is this graphic doormat-the perfect "welcome home" wish at the end of each day. umbra.com
2. Fredericks and Mae
Cleaning can be much more fun if the gear is cheerful, like these cute brushes. Plus, they're handsome enough to keep displayed on the wall. fredericksandmae.com
3. Amma Studio
When an interior decorator joins forces with a sculptor to create fabulous products, they serve them on the rocks. Literally. These gorgeous salt and cement stools from Amma Studio will steal the spotlight in any room.ammastudionyc.com
5. Mario Milana
Leather and iron make up this playful rocking chair created by an Italian designer who studied with Karim Rashid for several years. Bonus model spotting: Even Soo Joo (#soojmooj) was spotted snapping pics of this beautiful piece.mariomilana.com
6. Coffee Table roundup: Debra Folz, Hinterland, Haymann Editions
Ready for an update? Here are 3 that will transform any living space: a simple round wooden surface gets accessorized with bands of leather that are braided around the edge (debrafolz.com); a minimal brass frame is dressed with hand-woven ropes that are inspired by crab fishing nets found in Vancouver, BC (hinterlanddesign.com); and a layer of onyx elevates these colorful acrylic surfaces on steel legs (haymanneditions.com).
7. John Hogan x Ladies and Gentlemen Studio
8. PLH Italia: Lighting Hardware
These sleek options from Italian company PLH outfit light switches in style. Each panel is custom made to meet all electrical needs, so multiple switches and controls can be included on one plate.plhitalia.com
9. Lighting Roundup: Apparatus, Volk and Atelier de Troupe
Brighten up any space with some new lighting options: adorn a wall with this artful horsehair, yes, horsehair, sconce (apparatusstudio.com); cast a soft glow with this ring of light and keep it grounded with a cement base volkfurniture.com; or suspend a series of graphic two-tone globes from the ceiling to run above a long dining table atelierdetroupe.com.
Who can resist a pair of baby blue eyes, or this rug? Furniture designer, and recent art school grad, Katie Stout, combines fabric with other materials to create large-scale, functioning decor pieces that feel like a part of a cartoon-fantasy world.katiestout.com