6 home decor products that do more than just look good

For people who take pride in their home, there’s no greater joy than elevating or enhancing your space with decorative, useful, and innovative home accessories. Some objects make your cut flowers stand out, others make your food more appetizing, while some products introduce a soothing scent to your beloved space. Whichever product you choose, these six items are sure to add a whole new dimension to your interiors and give you a boost in your interior decorating endeavors.

Fermob

The Aplo luminaire from Fermob is versatile in many situations. Picture: Fermob.

The rechargeable and portable Aplo lamp from Fermob is extremely versatile as a table lamp, hand lamp, wall lamp or pendant lamp. What would you like him to do? Well, it depends on your usage and environment. A few accessories are provided so you can hang the lamp from a tree branch via the hanging strap, or insert the wall bracket to secure it to a wall.

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Aplo by Fermob is a versatile and rechargeable lamp. Picture: Fermob.

Remove these accessories and it becomes a beautiful bulb-shaped lamp to put on your table or serve as a hand lamp if you need to look for something. The temperature and brightness of the light can be adjusted according to your needs via the Fermob mobile lighting app. This anti-glare light source is made from recyclable materials such as aluminum and polyethylene.

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Artemis

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The Bonta from Artemide is both a source of light and a bowl of food. Image: Artemis.

Designer Attila Veress and chef Davide Oldani from Ristorante D’O have created for Artemide a collection of white opal glass containers and bowls in different sizes and colors that can be illuminated. Called Bontà, these bowls allow the dishes to be the star of the meal.

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Artemide’s Bonta can brighten up your dishes and make them more appetizing. Image: Artemis.

Its soft and indirect light from below makes the dish more alluring and appetizing. The basins are easily detached from the base of the luminaire. The glass bowls offered in warm yellow to dark brown are the perfect foil for serving delicious bites.

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Tom Dixon

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Tom Dixon’s Swirl candle holders can add pizzazz to small nooks or tables. Pictured: Tom Dixon.

The Swirl candle holders designed by Tom Dixon belong to the Swirl collection consisting of home accessories such as vases, tables and bookends. Capitalizing on the use of geometric shapes stacked on top of each other to create a multi-dimensional and functional sculpture, these stunning candle holders make perfect decorative pieces even when you don’t have candles!

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The Swirl candle holders by Tom Dixon are made from powder residues from the marble industry. Pictured: Tom Dixon.

Its bold patterns, substantial weight and smooth texture are a treat for the hands and eyes. Made from powder residue from the marble industry, these objects have a distinct aesthetic, coloring and character.

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France

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The Poltrona Frau and Acqua di Parma diffuser is designed by GamFratesi. Image: Poltrona Frau.

The new home diffuser that marries two historic brands from Italian history – Poltrona Frau and Acqua di Parma – is truly an exercise in simplicity. Designed by acclaimed Italian-Danish husband and wife design duo GamFratesi, the linear design features two leather or saddle leather discs with contrast stitching and a tonal dyed edge. This home diffuser uses solid perfumes contained in “pearls” which are enclosed in the form of refills. Three scents are offered: Milano, Buongiorno and Luce di Colonia.

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Poltrona Frau and Acqua di Parma diffusers are not only well made but stylish with a variety of leather shades to choose from. Image: Poltrona Frau.

Fragrance refills can be purchased separately to suit your personal taste: you can choose your favorite fragrance from the classic Acqua di Parma scents or opt for the special Milano essence. The Home Diffuser can be activated directly on the diffuser or via the app. The application allows users to program the diffusion of fragrances, defining their intensity and type. You can choose to diffuse the scents at specific times or days of the week or month. The app even incorporates a special algorithm to optimize fragrance emission.

For more information about Poltrona Frau, click on here.

George Jensen

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The Mizuki Vase by Georg Jensen is designed by Nendo. Photo: Georg Jensen.

The sterling silver Mizuki vases designed by Japanese design studio Nendo for Danish silversmith Georg Jensen are inspired by the shapes of trees. These silver vases with an organic aesthetic, with arboreal shapes, emanate from the language of Japanese minimalism which shares the same DNA as the historic Danish brand.

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The Mizuki vases by Georg Jensen can also be used as water jugs. Photo: Georg Jensen.

The man behind Nendo is Oki Sato and he thinks the concept of “water” for Japanese people is special because living on an island where water travels through farmland is natural. The curves of Mizuki vases are labor intensive as the intended shapes are made by repeatedly melting them at high temperatures to ensure their final shape. It is finished with many rounds of expert polishing. Mizuki vases are multifunctional as they can be used as jugs for pouring water or as a vase for displaying flowers.

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Muuto

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The Kink Vase by Muuto is made of ceramic. Image: Muuto.

American-born, Rotterdam-based Rachel Griffin of Earnest Studio focuses on product and furniture design. His Kink Vase for Scandinavian furniture brand Muuto is all about creating a contemporary form for the archetypal flower vase. With its playful design approach informed by traditional craftsmanship, the shaping of the typical vase was achieved through the digital manipulation of simple forms on the computer.

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Muuto’s Kink Vase is designed by Rachel Griffin. Image: Muuto.

This ceramic piece is not only a useful vase for holding flowers, its sculptural expression is also artistic even without flowers. Available in sand and light blue hues, the double-mouthed vase also suggests a new way to express your floral design stories.

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