August 2020 Home Item Recommendations From Monique Valeris

As Good HousekeepingSenior Home Writer, I come across tons of home related products, good and bad. But there are some special finds that are just too good to stick around for me. That’s why I share my favorite home articles with you – our readers – here on our website every month in the hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.


Summer decor calls for being daring with color, having fun with prints, experimenting with light fabrics and discovering those unique accents that make a home a home. And now that we are all spending more time indoors, creating a comfortable interior is even more important. You can take a risk with a boho-chic aesthetic, which continues to be a favorite with many design enthusiasts, or go for a more traditional approach with refined pieces that can stand the test of time. Wherever you are, this product roundup is sure to inspire you.

1

Fringed basket

Keep your entryway, living room or child’s bedroom in pristine condition with this pretty woven straw basket with a fringed edge.

2

Pure silk pillowcase

BEAUTY SLEEP BRIEFS
nordstrom.com

$ 85.00

Slip pillowcases are popular for good reason. They are believed to not only have anti-aging benefits, but they are also smooth and soft to the touch. Even a test from the Good Housekeeping Institute found it to have the highest sweetness rating compared to its competition.

3

African wax print drum shade

BespokeBinny
etsy.com

$ 79.00

Bring your space to life with one of the African-inspired lampshades from Etsy seller Bespoke Binny. The colorful prints, including the geometry, are inspired by the Ghanaian descent of founder Natalie Manima.

4

Lemieux et Cie Lamartine Wallpaper

Lemieux et Cie Anthropologie
anthropologie.com

$ 298.00

If you’ve always been afraid to install wallpaper in your home, opting for a sober and elegant floral, like this design from Christiane Lemieux’s new Anthropologie collection, will suit you perfectly.

5

Brewster Scallop Sorbet Cover

Don’t enjoy another cuddle session on a chilly summer night without this soft blanket. Available in a range of trendy prints, this machine washable design is guaranteed to be your new staple.

6

Bamboo lacquer tray

markandgraham.com

$ 149.00

If you need a solution for keeping decorative items on your coffee table or making a guest room more comfortable, you can’t go wrong with this bamboo tray.

7

PlanToys kitchen set

plantoys
maisonette.com

$ 80.00

Improve your child’s cooking skills with this durable toy kitchen set, complete with a frying pan, saucepan and spatula.

8

Shibori dyed leather vase

Anthropology
anthropologie.com

$ 58.00

Bring more visual appeal to your flowers with these leather vases, showcasing the uniqueness of shibori, the Japanese dyeing technique.

9

European stonewashed linen pillow shams

Citizenry Euro Linen Pillow Shams come in a plethora of versatile colors and they’re so soft you won’t even miss your cotton bedding.

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Assortment of 4 composition books

Mr Boddington’s studio
maisonette.com

$ 38.00

Any child (or adult) would opt for this set of vibrant composition books.

11

Handmade Leather Bookmark

KingsleyLeather
etsy.com

$ 8.20

Whether you need a gift for the avid reader in your life or are just tired of hanging on to your ragged paper bookmark, this handmade leather design is for you.

12

Mercer 8 “low bowl

crate and barrel
crateandbarrel.com

$ 5.95

Take your meals a little more sophisticated with this versatile bowl from the popular Mercer collection by Crate & Barrel. Use it for pasta, soup, salad, you name it.

13

Cookware

Every home chef deserves high quality cookware. Caraway’s ceramic coated non-stick set includes a Dutch oven, sauté pan, saucepan and frying pan. Plus, you can choose from five attractive colors: Perracotta (pictured here), Cream, Gray, Sage, and Navy.

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