7 Most Popular Decor Items Seen in Homes Recently

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Each of our home tours offers insight into the creative people who reside there and the different elements that make a living space truly feel like home, not to mention showcasing many design solutions that we've been inspired by. Exploring homes all over the world have also revealed on-trend, classic, and collectible pieces many people have in common. Have you noticed them too? Here are seven of the most popular home decor items seen in our tours. How many are in your home?

1. Eames Chairs

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Image Credit: Stephen Paul for Hunker
Image Credit: Stephen Paul for Hunker

From the Edwardian terraced house of Anna Gerber of Visual Editions in London, to the Eagle Rock home of Leanna Lin of Leanna Lin's Wonderland in Los Angeles, and journalist Frances Anderton's Gehry-designed apartment in Santa Monica — and many homes in between — you will find Eames chairs playing starring roles.

Get the look:Eames chairs on Chairish, prices vary

2. The Iconic Hudson Bay Blanket

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First introduced in 1780, the colorfully striped wool blanket can be handed down for generations — or to a very grateful neighbor (which is how we inherited one) — and never goes out of style. It appeared in the Detroit home of designer Patrick Thompson, in the Joshua Tree haven of Chris and Anna Pearson, and there is no shortage of loyal fans of the Hudson Bay blanket on Instagram. It's been such a treasured piece for decades that we even have a guide on how to clean it.

Get the look:HBS Striped Blanket, King, $550

3. Block Shop Woodblock Paper Prints

Based in Los Angeles, the textiles company Block Shop has many fans in Southern California and beyond. Ilana and Mark Saul has one of their prints as a focal point in their Silver Lake home's entryway and interior designer Courtney Nye of Courtney Nye Design introduced Block Shop prints into a client's nursery that doubles as a guest room.

Get the look:Sunwave (framed), $600, or Sidewinder (framed), $600

4. Saarinen Pedestal Dining Tables

The forever collectible Saarinen dining tables appeared in many home tours, including a Hollywood Hills home designed by Caitlin Murray of Black Lacquer Design, New York City apartment by Frame Design Lab (notice more Eames chairs!), and designer Katie Hackworth's Medina brownstone.

Get the look:Customized Saarinen Dining Tables at Knoll, prices varies

5. Schoolhouse Electric Lighting

Lighting from Portland-based Schoolhouse Electric has been featured in several homes including our own Hunker House in Venice, California, and a sleek bathroom in Beverly Hills. Each piece in handcrafted in the company's 100-plus-year-old brick factory building.

Get the look:Schoolhouse Electric Isaac Sconce, Long Arm, $199

6. Macrame Wall Hangings

Macrame abounds in our ours, giving life and texture to the walls: from a 1970s Lake Arrowhead cabin of macrame artist Jo Abellera and Guillaume Wolf to the San Diego home of Julia and Dusty Wheeler of Gunn and Swain, and a Portland midcentury home's kitchen. Check out our article on the history of macrame.

Get the look:MacraMeMix Large Woven Hanging, starting at $77 | Holly Mueller Home Forest, $450

7. Embroidered Leather Pouf

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People love their embroidered leather poufs. Admit it, you have one, or have been contemplating one for months. We get it, they're versatile, stackable, and mobile. We found them in boutique hotels and family residences, including the Wheeler home and also at the Sauls' home in Silver Lake (next to an Eames chair!)

Get the look:Moroccan Leather Pouf, Small, $300


Author and book editor Teena Apeles is a collector of vintage pieces and untold stories. She writes about art, culture, design, activism, and history, and edits books on an even wider range of subjects. One of her favorite projects was the anthology Dear Seller: Real Estate Love Letters from Los Angeles, a unique exploration of the lives and homes of Angelenos, for Narrated Objects.

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