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

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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.

Lulu and Georgia Larabee Arm Chair, $675

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.

Zara Home Wool Pouf, $199

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.

Mark & Graham Wicker and Leather Tray, $114.99

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.

Heath Ceramics Skinny laMinx Woodpile Pillow, $62

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.

Y Living Skargaarden Morup Throw, $280-$340

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.

Snowe End-Grain Cutting Board, $188

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

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