Iris Apfel Celebrates 100th Birthday Year with Lowe's Collection — Plus, More Celeb-Designed Decor!
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Iris Apfel x Lowe's
Apfel will be the first famous face to create a collection for “Lowe’s House of Curators,” the brand’s new initiative which lets trusted tastemakers put together a lineup of their favorite Lowe’s products, from pillows to furniture to trinkets and everything in between. To celebrate their shared centennial, Apfel’s collection of four unique curations will also feature some of the color trends of the past century.
"I’ve always believed that one of the most important elements of home design is letting yourself shine. For me, that means experimenting with unapologetic colors, eye-catching patterns and being totally original,” Apfel said in a press release. “As Lowe's and I both celebrate our centennial birthdays, I hope we keep inspiring people to be bold and take chances on style for the next one hundred years.”
Shop Apfel’s House of Curators collection on the Lowe’s website.
Joanna Gaines's Candles
If you've ever wanted your home to smell like Joanna Gaines's farmhouse in Waco, you're in luck!
The mom of five recently launched a brand new collection of candles for her Magnolia brand, with two new scents inspired by the changing seasons: Stay a While and Library.
Stay a While, a refreshing and calming blend of green tea and lavender, was created to inspire people to take a moment of pause in their day.
Library, Joanna's personal favorite, features notes of bergamot, clove and firewood, designed to "evoke the feeling you get when you curl up in a well-worn leather chair on a rainy day with a good book and cup of coffee," according to the press release.
The new scents are available now on the Magnolia website, retailing for $28 for 11oz or $58 for 26 oz. They will also be available as part of Magnolia's new candle subscription service, which starts on March 18.
James Harden's Home Fragrance
Off the court, NBA star James Harden has also got a sense for scents!
The Brooklyn Nets shooting guard announced on Monday that he had teamed up with smart air freshener company Pura to release two signature fragrances: “13-Confidence” and “13-Relaxation.” (13 is his jersey number.)
13-Confidence smells of spices, the ocean and amber, while 13-Relaxation is imbued with notes of grapefruit, wood and tonka bean, according to the company. Harden designed each alongside renowned perfumer Laurent LeGuernec.
"I don’t think we truly know the power of smell. In working with Laurent and Pura to create fragrances that represent who I am, it was important for me to express different elements of my life,” says Harden. “You need both confidence and recovery time to be successful and these scents allow you to flow effortlessly through both."
The Pura diffuser can hold two different scents and is controlled via an app that allows users to select which scent they want to emanate through their home, how strong it is, and when they want it to be released.
The Pura x James Harden fragrances retail for $18 each, or $85 for a set that includes the Pura smart diffuser.
Diane Keaton's Lamp Shades
The Oscar-winning actress and design aficionado is bringing her bold aesthetic — and love for all things black-and-white — to the masses with the launch of a new lighting collection with luxury furniture manufacturer Aidan Gray.
Available starting January 28 exclusively on Perigold.com, the collaboration embraces Keaton’s love for punchy patterns, offering pieces decorated in houndstooth, stripes, faux marble and more motifs.
“The greatest satisfaction for me was seeing all of the small details come together to make the collection complete," she continued. "The entire process was a real team effort; every shade tells a different story.”
Movie star style doesn't come cheap, however, prices start at $790, and items include pendant lights, barrel shades, lighting accessories and more.
Jeremiah Brent's Home Essentials
The limited-edition line includes cleaning concentrates, refillable soap pumps and spray bottles, a soy wax candle, a marble side sink tray, hand sanitizer, an adorable apron, and matching hand towels and oven mitts — all embued with the father of two's "California Modern" style.
“I was inspired by rich tones, timeless textures, and my own goal to live a more sustainable life,” Brent says of the collection, noting that the scents he chose for the candle, soaps and sanitizers were all inspired by his family’s favorite vacation destination: Mexico!
Products in the collection range from $4.95 to $19.95 and many items are bundled (perfect for gifting!). The collection is available now at grove.co.
Lisa Vanderpump's Lighting
Vanderpump Rules star Lisa Vanderpump has teamed up with interior designer Nick Alain — with whom she's worked on her bars TomTom and the Vanderpump Cocktail Garden at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas — to create a new lighting collection for her home line Vanderpump Alain.
Together, they designed a line of unique pendants, lamps, chandeliers and sconces for indoors and out, starting at $247.
"The mélange of Nick’s history of romantic industrial and precision, and my love for timeless elegance has brought our two aesthetics into harmony, and the juxtaposition has created something truly magical," the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member says of the collection.
The new line is available to shop now on vanderpumpalain.com.
Tia Mowry-Hardrict's Decor
Sister, Sister star Tia Mowry-Hardrict is a fan of all things family and entertaining — and her new home decor collection with Etsy combines both of those loves.
The line of handmade home staples, created in collaboration with Etsy makers, was "inspired by Tia’s love of monochromatic neutrals, pops of metallic, texture and natural elements," according to a press release, and includes everything from serving bowls to throw pillows, starting at $22.
Of her starting point for the line, Mowry-Hardrict explained, “Sunday is my favorite day of the week because it’s the day that my family regularly makes time to cook and enjoy a meal together. When co-designing this collection, I wanted to create items that elevated and encouraged these small, precious, everyday moments."
The TV host is a longtime lover of all things home (check out her Idaho lake house), and has just debuted her first decor line, August & Leo. The 25-piece collection, which was designed in collaboration with Rancic's friend and interior designer Lonni Paul for HSN, includes pieces like the throw ($29.95) she's wrapped in at left and the hurricane ($99.95 for 3) at right. Prices start at $19.95.
"Every single August & Leo piece is currently in my home as of two weeks ago and they have really added a layer of beauty and comfort to my space," Rancic tells PEOPLE.
Adds Paul, "Over the last eight years Giuliana and I have worked together on so many of her beautiful homes, it only seemed fitting to collaborate together on a collection of our own."
The Kelly Clarkson Show host teamed up with Wayfair to curate a line of 550 "French country" inspired furnishings and decor pieces — from feminine, tufted sofas in petal pink to pom-pom–bedecked bedding and antiqued vases that look straight out of a Paris flea market.
"Home has always been an incredibly special place for me. It’s my sanctuary where I unwind and spend quality time with family and now, more than ever, we are all looking to find peace and comfort in our homes with our loved ones," Clarkson said of her inspiration.
Through April 17, 25 percent of profits will go toward COVID-19 relief efforts.
"I’m proud that we can use the launch of Kelly Clarkson Home as a meaningful opportunity to lend a hand and give back, with profits benefiting the current crisis and those impacted,” the former The Voice coach added.
The actress and entrepreneur launched her Flower Home, in collaboration with Walmart back in March. Now, she's released her gorgeous Fall lineup — 130 items starting at just $10 and including wallpaper for the first time. “I wanted a collection filled with things that felt like they came from different places around the world,” she told PEOPLE. Most importantly, they had to be colorful, she says, because “your home should be joyful and make you feel inspired.”
The New York Knicks broadcaster, and Today contributor launched a QVC home line called G.I.L.I. by Jill Martin, full of pillows, bedding, towels, rugs and throws, as well as custom FUNBOY pool floats, trays, candles and Venus Et Fleur roses. She wanted to create a collection that was affordable ($40 and up) that was "fun, happy, and accessible."
“I saved up to buy my first home when I was 40 years old — and used every penny I had," Martin tells PEOPLE. "So when I went to decorate it, to say I was on a budget was an understatement! I couldn’t find products that I loved, that were affordable, so I decided to create them."
Paltrow's lifestyle brand, Goop, launched their first-ever wallpaper collaboration with Tempaper, designing a pale pink print called "Wings" that features gray and white birds and nature motifs. The hand-painted, chinoiserie-inspired peel-and-stick paper is available for $125 a roll on the Goop and Tempaper websites.
The model, TV personality and cookbook author (her second tome, Cravings: Hungry for More, came out September 18) launched a kitchen line with Target,. The collection features more than 40 items—including chic drinkware, full-fledged cookware sets, and even a cast iron Dutch oven—and everything is priced from $4 to $140.
Through her multifacted lifestyle company, Goop, the actress and entrepreneur partnered with CB2 to create a line of sophisticated home furnishings. The collection, created with help from some of her top gurus, features feminine pieces like luxe velvet sofas ($1,999), a white curved “jelly bean” coffee table ($549), and a cozy ivory shearling chair with a custom leather plate signed by Paltrow herself ($3,299).
In collaboration with her own Southern-inspired brand, Draper James, the Big Little Lies actress has partnered with Crate & Barrel to create a collection of pretty blue and white place settings (that she encourages you to use year round).
The 96-year-old fashion icon is getting back to her interior design roots, collaborating with Cloth and Company on an exclusive 94-piece furniture collection now available on HSN. “Created with fun in mind,” according to the website, the circus-inspired offerings can be customized thanks to 15 textile options and 19 silhouettes.
Tracee Ellis Ross
The Black-ish actress is releasing a holiday capsule collection with JCPenney, and it’s as festive and fun as the star herself! Although the majority of the line is clothing, she extended the playful patterned buys to a few home accessories, including throw pillows, dessert dishes and high ball glasses. “Each piece is timeless and versatile, classic but with flavor,” she said. Available November 12 — and with prices starting at $12.00 — Ross’ picks are sure to be your go-to gifts this season.
Catherine Zeta-Jones found the perfect partner for her long-awaited lifestyle collection in QVC, calling it Casa Zeta-Jones collection Inspired by old Hollywood design and her Welsh heritage, the forthcoming bedding, bath towels, table lines and rugs are sure to carry the actress’s elegant stamp. “This is a project I have been passionate about and working on for years now," she said.
Mandy Moore's collection of art prints, monogrammed glasses, throw blankets and other decor items for Shutterfly was inspired by memories of her close-knit family — who also happen to be the collaboration's first fans. "My parents have already ordered stuff,” the This Is Us star tells PEOPLE. “They just redid some bathrooms and bedrooms in their house in Florida, and they told me they bought pieces for the guest bedroom. I was like, 'I could have hooked you up.'”
Ellen DeGeneres is an admitted home decor junkie (and house flipper!), so who better to design a line of home goods with her brand ED Ellen Degeneres (which you can find at Bed Bath & Beyond)? “I’ve loved home design for as long as I can remember,” she told Elle Decor. “I know what I like, so designing it made sense for me.”
The Fixer Upper star is no stranger to the home decor game, with a line of wallpaper, paint and rugs, which are now available at Pier 1. She and husbnad Chip Gaines also have a homey, cozy lifestyle collection at Target called Hearth & Hand. And that doesn't include her massive destination retail store Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas.
Sean and Catherine Lowe
The Bachelor’s Sean and Catherine Lowe announced their ‘sophisti-comfortable’ furniture line with Wayfair in April. “We’ve designed our sofas with families in mind,” Sean, 33, has said of the line.
Drew and Jonathan Scott
Pillows, shower curtains, and artwork were just a few of the colorful items in Drew Barrymore’s 2016 collection with Shutterfly. A piece of fabric from the Rose Bowl flea market served as one of the actress’s jumping off points. “I was able to take that original inspiration pattern and tweak the colors, lines and shapes to design something that is hopefully attractive and fun,” she told PEOPLE at the time.