Friday Finds: Soothing Neutrals to Keep Your Space Calm While You Carry On

zara home floor pouf
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Too early to celebrate spring; too late to embrace winter. Where does that leave us? Huddled up ... waiting. Turns out, the cures for seasonal limbo are soothing neutrals. They go with anything and totally ground you. From pillows and poufs to serving pieces, these picks will keep your home calm while you carry on.

We're loving this whole scene — especially the auburn armchairs made from velvet and wood. Their midcentury modern style is one that never fades and can easily find a place in an entry, hallway, or anywhere you need a plush little perch.

ivory wool pouf with bobbles
credit: Zara Home

Artful pouf = instant pick-me-up. This ivory softie with a raised geometric pattern is perfect for a footrest. (It's wool and keeps its shape well.) But you may want it for eyes only. After all, you've gotta admire those fun-loving bobbles.

Whether it's serving breakfast in bed or holding your remote controls, these trays are game. Made from wicker and leather, they add a safari vibe to gray days.

Skinny laMinx designer Heather Moore took cues from stacked wood when dreaming up this pattern. The beauty is in the repetition and its perfectly imperfect organic quality. Get a few and create your own pileup.

neutral wool throw with leather trim
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From cool days to campfire nights, bridge the season with these wool snugglies, which were made to be noticed. (We see you, contrasting leather trim.) They're crafted in Denmark in small quantities.

black walnut cutting board
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A double threat: Use one side as a butcher's block and the other side as a serving board. It's made from sustainable black walnut end-grain wood, which has the ability to heal itself from knife nicks; its vertical fibers can repeatedly close and seal.


Kelly Aiglon

Kelly Aiglon

Kelly is a lifestyle writer and editor based in Chicago. Follow her on Instagram at @kelaiglon