5 Furniture Brands That Are Designed to Be Rearranged

Many of us are living very differently in our homes right now. We’re hunching over paperwork at our coffee tables and attending endless Zoom meetings on our love seats. We’re thinking differently, too, by creatively using items we already own—starting …

Many of us are living very differently in our homes right now. We're hunching over paperwork at our coffee tables and attending endless Zoom meetings on our love seats. We’re thinking differently, too, by creatively using items we already own—starting seeds in a brownie tray, shuffling accessories to refresh a room. In this moment, if we find ourselves in need of big-ticket items like sectionals and shelving systems, it would be ideal if they could transform along with our lives.

That makes it the perfect time to consider modular furniture, which is an umbrella category for furnishings made up of components that are customizable to some extent. One simple iteration is an L-shaped sofa whose chaise can be used on either end, like this one by Campaign. At the other end of the spectrum are Lego-like furniture kits, like those sold by Loose Parts, which offer the ultimate flexibility in designing (and redesigning) your own pieces.

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The 200-Year-Old Story Behind Your Grandma’s Blue & White China

Home is the place we feel the most like ourselves—where we kick off our shoes, share our meals, and make memories. We’re taking our love for all things home and brining it to Instagram. Follow along at Home52 and make yourselves—well, you know.

If y…

Home is the place we feel the most like ourselves—where we kick off our shoes, share our meals, and make memories. We're taking our love for all things home and brining it to Instagram. Follow along at Home52 and make yourselves—well, you know.


If you’ve ever coveted intricate, classically blue-and-white pottery, you’re not alone. There’s also a good chance the pieces you’ve been pining for are called transferware.

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The Purple Vacuum That Makes Me Unreasonably Excited About Cleaning

Some call it a blessing, others call it a curse, but I am the type of person who simply cannot relax unless my house is totally spotless.

Finger-smudged glass gives me angst, an unmade bed makes me shudder, and the thought of crumbs (or worse, hair) l…

Some call it a blessing, others call it a curse, but I am the type of person who simply cannot relax unless my house is totally spotless.

Finger-smudged glass gives me angst, an unmade bed makes me shudder, and the thought of crumbs (or worse, hair) lodged into the carpet—well, that's just unthinkable.

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Meet the Cookware That Will Change the Way You Cook Forever

Over the years we’ve fallen in love with countless pots and pans, for one reason or another. Maybe they have the nicest heft, or the lightest weight, or maybe they sear just right. But we’ve never landed on a set that has it all.

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Over the years we've fallen in love with countless pots and pans, for one reason or another. Maybe they have the nicest heft, or the lightest weight, or maybe they sear just right. But we’ve never landed on a set that has it all.

Until now.

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Five Two Knives: Everything You Need to Know (& Lots More)

Good things come in threes. Consider a BLT, or the Musketeers, or the minimum number of cookies we eat in one sitting.
Which brings us to some extra-exciting news. We couldn’t be happier to introduce you to three brand-new kitchen tools we can’t stop …

Good things come in threes. Consider a BLT, or the Musketeers, or the minimum number of cookies we eat in one sitting.

Which brings us to some extra-exciting news. We couldn't be happier to introduce you to three brand-new kitchen tools we can't stop talking about: our Five Two knives.

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There’s a ‘Best’ Rug for Your Home—Here’s How to Choose

Wall-to-wall carpeting was on my list of “features to desperately avoid” when scouting for my last apartment. I’d been living in a San Francisco studio where the landlord had installed such a carpet in approximately 1995. On several occasions, I borrow…

Wall-to-wall carpeting was on my list of “features to desperately avoid” when scouting for my last apartment. I’d been living in a San Francisco studio where the landlord had installed such a carpet in approximately 1995. On several occasions, I borrowed a steam cleaner and meticulously scoured the fabric in the hopes of getting it as close as possible to its original off-white hue, but after years of being walked upon, my efforts proved futile. (And I won’t even get into how much dirt that steam cleaner dredged up every time.)

So when I found my Los Angeles apartment, I fell in love with the 1930s architecture, the built-ins, and the flood of natural light—but most of all, I fell in love with the hardwood floors. There’d be no chance of years-in-the-making dust or stains, and plenty of opportunity to change the feel of each room with a few rugs. But where does one begin?

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We’re Obsessed With This New Design Trend—& This Easy Way to Get In On It

In case you haven’t been on the internet in the past, oh, three months, allow us to update you: Caning is in, just about everywhere. The open lattice pattern, made of woven rattan, makes a textural (but neutral) addition to chairs, chests, and even lig…

In case you haven’t been on the internet in the past, oh, three months, allow us to update you: Caning is in, just about everywhere. The open lattice pattern, made of woven rattan, makes a textural (but neutral) addition to chairs, chests, and even light fixtures. But if you’re not ready to commit to a caned sideboard or headboard, we have some good news. Caned serving trays are having a moment, so you can add a bit of woven texture to your space without shelling out for a whole piece of furniture (or finding room for a rattan hutch in your house).

Here are a few charming woven trays I’m eyeing, from steals to splurges. Prop one on the kitchen counter with your favorite ceramics, or style it with a candle and a book or two on a living room ottoman. Personally, I’d like to load one up with coffee, pastries, and the crossword for a morning in bed. Just in time for hunkering-down season.

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For the Creamiest Pasta, Our Test Kitchen Director Swears By *This* Pan

Our Test Kitchen Director Josh Cohen knows his way around cookware.

Cohen, who’s been cooking professionally for a decade, estimates that he’s flipped pancakes, seared steaks, made stock, and more with “about 400” pots and pans. Read More >>

Our Test Kitchen Director Josh Cohen knows his way around cookware.

Cohen, who's been cooking professionally for a decade, estimates that he's flipped pancakes, seared steaks, made stock, and more with "about 400" pots and pans.

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The Color of Fall 2019 Is Here—& We’re Obsessed

As we reluctantly part ways with summer and begin to brace ourselves for the colder, darker months we know so well, we return to our autumnal habits. We sip hot lattes and hearty soups; we coordinate our time outdoors with the amber glow of a sleepier …

As we reluctantly part ways with summer and begin to brace ourselves for the colder, darker months we know so well, we return to our autumnal habits. We sip hot lattes and hearty soups; we coordinate our time outdoors with the amber glow of a sleepier sun; we loaf around the house while cloaked in a cozy blanket. We are creatures of warmth, and during this time of year, we cling to it like there’s no tomorrow.

No surprise, then, that we’re grabbing onto orange—a color that mimics nature’s October palette and evokes just that: warmth.

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