The 10 Best Decor Items at Madewell

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Surprisingly, Madewell, everyone's favorite hipster-cool clothing store, quietly added a small selection of home goods to its website late last year. Perhaps less surprisingly, we were in love. Now, the retailer has expanded the line-up, including a partnership with The New Denim Project, a company that creates textile from — you guessed it — your old, worn-out jeans. The full line-up of Madewell's home decor is as cool as you'd expect. Here are our top picks:

1. CK Goods Surfy No.2 Painting, $55

Texas native Codie O'Connor created this cheery hand-painted print, inspired by Indonesian surf culture.

2. Recreation Center Ceramic Blue Doodle Mug, $46

OK, it's steep for a mug — but think about how cute your morning coffee will look in this piece from Brooklyn-based Recreation Center.

3. Madewell x The New Denim Project Square Pillow, $65

Made from leftover Guatemalan textiles, this neutral pillow channels chic minimalist vibes — with a feel-good ethos.

4. Anchal Organic Cotton Patchwork Naari Lumbar Pillow, $91

While lumbar pillows can make sleep easier, let's be real: most are downright ugly. Madewell discovered Anchal, founded by sisters Colleen and Maggie Clines, whose pillows are handmade by Ajmer seamstresses in India.

5. The New Denim Project Hand Towel Set, $40

This set of four hand towels is both versatile and attractive — and, you have the added bonus of knowing that you saved leftover fabric from ending up in a landfill.

6. Emily Miller Cactus Print, $30

This ready-to-frame print by Nashville-based illustrator Emily Miller has a retro vibe with a pop of color.

7. NEWMADE LA Triangle Wall Planter, $35

This minimal wall planter works both indoors and out.

8. Settle Ceramics Geo Bud Vase, $36

This quaint bud vase is like something you might have found in your grandma's house — and that's exactly what Austin ceramicist Samantha Heligman was aiming for. It's spring, go ahead and treat yourself to a bloom or two!

9. Small Matte Ceramic Candle, $20

Madewell's cute candles come in three scents — sea salt and neroli, fern moss, and rosewood cassis — and the ceramic vessel can be repurposed as a succulent planter.

10. Esselle Resin Coaster, $38

SF-based Esselle boasts an all-female team that creates cute gifts and accessories — like this modern resin coaster.


Laura is a New York City-based freelance writer who writes about travel, food, and design. Her work has appeared in Architectural Digest, Bon Appétit, GQ, Condé Nast Traveler, and more. She's a sucker for a good curbside furniture find.

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