December Home Launches We're Adding to Our Wishlist This Year
For December's home launches, we're featuring all the furniture and accessories you'll want to have when holiday guests start arriving. Like a sleek, Nordic-style bar cart to serve Uncle Eddy's signature eggnog or cheery overflow seating that feels anything but temporary. Of course, there are plenty of items to gift yourself too (like a cozy new reading chair, maybe?). Find what speaks to you this season by clicking through the selection of newness from Starbucks, Dyson, Nate Berkus, and more.
ban.do x Starbucks Holiday Collection ($8+, in-stores only): These two dynamic brands are back with yet another Instagrammable collection, and just in time for gifting season. You'll definitely want to scoop up their double-walled traveler, mug, or cold cup for the coffee lovers in your life.
Dims Furnishing Line ($120+): Meet the newest contemporary home brand that features four expertly designed tables, including a sleek bar cart, ash wood coffee table, silhouetted side table, and a portable stand. Since everything is crafted in simple Shaker, Japanese, and Nordic design, you'll get a lasting piece that looks pretty darn fabulous too.
Block Shop x Amsterdam Modern Chairs ($2,250): When an L.A. textile shop and Nordic furnishing store get together, you know it's going to be one epic collab. The duo has created minimalist cocktail chairs and daybeds covered in Block Shop's buzzed-about Indian cotton upholstery. And while the limited edition fabrics can be purchased on their own come spring (we can't wait to deck them out in *all* the things!), consumers can get in on them now by investing in one of these statement pieces.
Dyson Pure Hot+Cool ($650): This freshly minted air filtration system heats or cools an entire room while providing effective purification in the process. Throw in nifty features like sensors and an LCD screen to report on air quality, and an app to track everything in real time, and you'll be breathing easy in no time.
Molton Brown Muddled Plum Scented Glitter ($45): Lend a bit of sparkle to trees, tables, and more decor with this limited-edition glitter featuring an oh-so-seasonal fragrance of plum, rum, and saffron.
MAYDE Home Capsule Collection ($13+): If pretty textiles are kind of your thing, look to this Australian-based company to keep your stash growing. Their latest capsule collection of textured towels and neutral throws is much-anticipated, to say the least.
ArtSugar x Betches Framed Print Collection ($130+): Get ready to bring the signature Betches' humor home (and feel good while doing so!). Our fave newsletter writers have partnered with ArtSugar for a playful print collection that has all proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks. There are three witty phrases, two print sizes, and two frame colors to choose from.
Nate Berkus x The Shade Store Collection ($334+): Are your window treatments looking for a little TLC? Our interior designer crush's latest collab with The Shade Store has all the sophisticated options you need to design effortlessly cool window coverings. Choose from 19 colors and 18 materials to get custom drapes you'll actually enjoy looking at.
Magnolia Hadley Stocking ($48): It's no secret that we're obsessed with Joanna Gaines over here. Her newest seasonal release, a woven holiday stocking designed with Loloi Rugs, is definitely on our list.
JOKJOR Mirror Set ($283): Looking for something unique to add to your walls? This minimalist double wall mirror has you covered. Since it's connected by a cord, you can display it in a number of creative ways. Balance it evenly for you and your partner, or tilt it diagonally.
Bearaby Napper Blanket ($259): Nap queens, take note! Here's one product you won't want to sleep without. This weighted blanket is specially made with weave technology to distribute a gentle pressure that mirrors being hugged. This, in turn, helps increase your serotonin levels to improve your sense of calm and reduce anxious thoughts.
Norse Interiors Ambrosia Maple Wood Top Collection ($299): You can now make your IKEA furniture look fancy AF with the new maple wood top collection by this Scandi design company. With three sizes to fit one, two, and three door chests in two deluxe wood finishes, this collection will give you a completely personalized furnishing that no one will dare guess is from the discount mega-store.
Poketo Perennial Wall Planner ($48): Planners will be all over this cheery best-selling wall calendar. For their 2019 design, the online shop outfitted it in vibrant colors inspired by nature to give it a decorative feel.
CB2 Holiday 2018 Collection ($2+): In anticipation of the holidays, we're buying all the seasonal decor we can get our hands on. This merry selection includes tons of silver, gold, and glam goodies — like faux fur tree skirts, gilded garlands, marble decorative trees, and monochrome stockings — to turn your space into one festively stylish pad.
JH Capsule Collection ($13+): The famous Chicagoan emporium just introduced globally sourced goodies to appeal to the most exclusive tastes. Items consist of highly-sought-after decor, like a multi-hued dartboard or a luxe monogrammed leather toolbox, from the worldly travels of their buyers.
Campaign Woolrich Holiday Collection ($69): We can't think of any better way to pass the cozy season ahead than with a furnishing or accessory outfitted in signature Woolrich Mill flannel fabric. Pick up a buffalo-print chair, throw, or pillow to make sure those winter blues don't stand a chance on you.
Article Silicus Coffee Table ($199): Pink glass and shiny gold? Yes, please! Customers are going nuts for this mid-century modern debut. It's a simple coffee table with the sleekest of features.
American Dream Home Pillow Line ($32): This millennial brand's buzzed-about First Collection Ever includes adorable lighting, quirky throw pillows, and eclectic decor catered towards tweens. The glitzy Ooh la la graphic pillow is just one in a series of dreamy decorations that the soon-to-be-teen will love putting on display in their room.
Society6 Artist Desktop 2019 Edition Calendar ($20): It's time to align your stars as you head into the new year. This 12-month desk calendar with detailed zodiac-illustrations is the only thing standing between you and a fruitful 2019.
Crane & Canopy Throw Blanket 2019 ($90): There's nothing you'll want to Netflix binge with more than one of these durable, textured throw blankets. Click over to see three wintry options that'll keep you comfy and warm for all of the episodes ahead of you.
Rough Linen Limited Edition Bedding ($55+): The California-based, all-natural linen company is bringing you a fresh batch of shams and duvets in bold, limited edition hues. You'll find seasonally appropriate tones, like rich purple, dark navy, and earthy green, all made with only the most natural, homespun materials.
Of a Kind Courageous Woman Throw ($160): Forget about winter whites. This new blanket will have you excited to bring a dose of color to your living room. The knit is clad in vibrant geometric shapes and has feminist symbolism behind it, so you feel celebrated as you head into the season ahead.
Looking for more seasonal decorating ideas? Head on over to Pinterest for additional inspo!
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It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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