Havenly Design Awards: Best in Home Accents

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Published on August 3, 2021

Home accents are like your signature scent. Like the unique configuration of apps on your phone’s home screen. Like your iced-cinnamon-almondmilk-macchiato order at Starbucks. Home accents are the good stuff — those personal touches that make your home distinctly and intrinsically yours

Tonight, we celebrate our love for blankets, baskets, houseplants, and more, as we announce the winners of the Havenly Design Awards for Best in Home Accents.

“These pieces stand out because they’re stylish, functional, affordable and, most of all, versatile,” says Melissa Wagner, Creative & Design at Havenly. “They elevate any space, any style, all while weaving in personality and character into your home.”

These winners have been vetted by the hundreds of Havenly designers who voted in the Havenly Design Awards, which were created to spotlight the very best in interior design. 

We’ve already announced the winners of Best in Furniture, Best in Room Designs, Best in Home Brands & Retailers, and Best in Home Inspiration & Entertainment. 

On the horizon: the People’s Choice award winners, voted on by design enthusiasts like you! 

But for now, order that pizza with double pineapple… fluff up those cheetah print pillows… You be you! Then get comfortable as you discover the Best in Home Accents.

Best Area Rug: Studio Marcette Gabriel Rug

Best Area Rug

With a nod to its Turkish roots, the Gabriel embraces a timeless pattern in a calming palette. Layer in the classic beauty in your living room, dining room or bedroom, and sink your feet into sophistication. Trust us. You’ll be so glad you did.

$320 – $530 | Shop Now

Best Patterned Rug

Runner-Up: Cove Goods Stevens Rug — For the effortless way its subtle, cross-hatched design will enhance any floor and decor.

Best Area Rugs

Finalist: Allard Rug / Finalist: Lappland Rug / Finalist: Loren Rug

Best Table Lamp: Cove Goods Rabella Alabaster Lamp

Best Lamp

Struggling to find the perfect lamp for your side or console table? Head straight for the Rabella, a shining example of understated elegance in gorgeous alabaster. The Rabella is slender and stately, with a tiny footprint that leaves plenty of room on your nightstand for the latest Reese’s Book Club must-read.

$337 | Shop Now

Best Table Lamp

Runner-Up: Cove Goods Hugh Table Lamp — For the ease it brings to styling a bedside table vignette or completing your console. Plays well with vases, catchall trays and the missing remote.

Best Accent Lamps

Finalist: Mercer Table Lamp / Finalist: Merra Table Lamp / Finalist: Domani Table Lamp

Best Floor Lamp: Pottery Barn Kids Director Lamp

Best Floor Lamp

Between the hand-painted tripod legs and oversized drum shade, this floor lamp evokes effortless style. As its name implies, it has potential to play the starring role in any setting. Yes, Pottery Barn Kids features in nursery settings, but our designers assure you that it works beautifully in living rooms, office spaces, and even the perfect accompaniment to your book nook.

Best Arched Floor Lamp

Runner-Up: West Elm Sculptural Overarching Lamp — For illumination that doubles as a sculptural work of art. High-wattage drama, for sure.

Best Floor Lamps

Finalist: Celeste Floor Lamp / Finalist: Lonnell Floor Lamp / Finalist: Jamison Floor Lamp

Best Chandelier: Pottery Barn Flora Rattan Pendant

Best Chandelier

Talk about the ultimate in boho chic. Artisans use traditional basket-making techniques to craft the Flora in natural rattan. The open, airy weave creates a soft, diffused light — so flattering in dining areas — and the rope cord layers in an additional organic element. Guests will have all the heart eyes for this head-turner.

$249 – $299 | Shop Now

Best Modern Chandelier

Runner-Up: Soho Chandelier – Smoky glass and brass meet a sculptural silhouette in this chandelier that packs all the style punches. Distinctively artful and modern, the Soho illuminates your space with a luxe touch.

Best Chandeliers

Finalist: Isabel Chandelier / Finalist: Piaf Grande Chandelier / Finalist: Victor Pendant

Best Curtains: West Elm Sheer Crosshatch Curtains

Best White Curtains

These sheer cotton curtains let in all the light for sun-filled, fun-filled rooms. At night, they provide privacy (important!). The subtle crosshatch pattern adds a hint of texture. Plus, they’re sustainably sourced and stitched in a Fair Trade Certified facility. What’s not to love?

$70 – $110 | Shop Now

Best Patterned Curtains

Runner-Up: West Elm Echo Print Curtains — For stone white curtains, flecked with gold, that block sunlight and insulate against cold. Pretty cool!

Best Curtains for 2021

Finalist: Belgian Linen Sheer / Finalist: Linen Border / Finalist: Tobias Velvet

Best Throw Pillow: Cove Goods Neva Lumbar Pillow

Best Lumbar Pillow

The Neva is the must-have foundation for your pillow fort pillow collection: a neutral beauty that serves as a solid base to build upon. Its ivory hues complement any palette, and those playful tassels layer in personality. Also provides back or neck support during a Netflix binge. We will (pillow) fight anyone who doesn’t appreciate the value of the Neva!

$39 | Shop Now

Best Throw Pillow

Runner-Up: Cove Goods Madyn Pillow — For the whimsy of those hand-tied tassels set against a classic charcoal-and-neutral palette. A true beaut that works across styles.

Best Pillows

Maya Pillow / Finalist: Shiprock Pillow / Finalist: Lois Pillow

Best Throw Blanket

Best Throw Blanket: Pottery Barn Colossal Chunky Hand-Knit Throw

You know those cozy feels? Snowy days, lit candles, mugs of coffee (or glasses of wine, dealers choice). This blanket encapsulates all of that, and then some. With a deliciously chunky weave and super soft touch, it’s the ultimate for cuddling up with a good book, Netflix show, or luxurious nap. But even better, it looks as good as it feels and will elevate any sofa, chair, or foot of the bed moment to one of supreme comfort.

$74 | Shop Now

Best Patterned Throw Blanket

Runner-Up: Cove Goods Perry Stripe Throw Blanket — For the simple striped pattern and lush tassels that will make it your best styling friend, to have and to hold from this day forward.  

Best Blankets

Finalist: Baker Blanket / Finalist: Lind Throw Set of 2 / Finalist: Kaiya Throw

Best Coffee Table Book: “Travel Home: Design With a Global Spirit”

Best Coffee Table Book

A great coffee table book inspires new ideas and inspiration. Which tracks, because design (and vacation) inspo hits us hard after getting lost in the pages of “Travel Home,” a guidebook for curating interiors that authentically reflect adventures and stories abroad. For the free spirited out there, this is your passport to a character-filled home.

$40 | Shop Now

Best Design Coffee Table Book

Runner-Up: “Tom Ford” — For a gateway to owning a piece of Gucci history (and displaying it for all to see).

Best Coffee Table Books

Finalist: “Pacific Natural” / Finalist: “The Finer Things” / Finalist: “Vanity Fair 100 Years”

Best Vase: Studio Marcette Avalyn Vase

Best Vase

“Hey Google: Where can I find the perfect vase?” [Google returns a single result.] The Avalyn is a petite piece of stoneware — just 8½ inches tall — capable of finding many homes in your home: console, mantel, nightstand, buffet. Its angular center, double handles and reactive glaze finish give it that individual personality we’re always searching for. 

$48 | Shop Now

Best White Vase

Runner-Up: Pottery Barn Quin Handcrafted Ceramic Vase — For a modern yet rustic styling moment that’s posh whether displaying boughs and branches or standing empty.

Best Accent Vases

Finalist: Cade Vase / Finalist: Vada Vase / Finalist: Jairo Vase

Best Wall Art: Uttermost Botanical Sketches

Best Botanical Art

A pair of minimalist floral sketches framed in silver leaf over a taupe wash: makes for a graceful addition to any wall. It brings that cottagecore, Provencal countryside, casual elegance to a space, and we’re all for it. tWhether updating your own decor or looking for a thoughtful housewarming gift, this series is guaranteed to come with the many comments of, “OMG, where did you get those?!” 

$237.60 | Shop Now

Best Abstract Art

Runner-Up: Minted “Melting Glacier” Art Print — For a modern abstract moment that will make you look like the art history major you wish you were.

Best Wall Art

Finalist: Stem by Rose Beck / Finalist: Puff Sleeves / Finalist: Close Noir

Best Mirror: Anthropologie Gleaming Primrose Mirror

Best Mirror

Do you believe in love at first sight? You will when you see this vintage-inspired beauty. It looks like a family heirloom and reflects major style, whether placed over a fireplace, leaned against a wall or hung in your entryway. Trust us: This is one of those purchases that will get passed down, then hung up again and again.

$548 | Shop Now

Best Modern Mirror

Runner-Up: Uttermost Cabell Mirror — For its unique shape, recalling the sun peaking over the horizon, and glam gold-leaf finish.

Best Mirrors

Finalist: Infinity Floor Mirror / Finalist: Ash Rattan Mirror / Finalist: Hudson Hill Foundry Mirror

Best Plant: CB2 Faux Money Tree With Cobra Basket

Best Faux Plant

If you’re looking to bring the outdoors in, look no further than this statement money tree. The twisting base feels at once exotic and graceful, the delicate leaves spread to fill a space, and the hand-woven cobra basket adds just the right amount of organic texture. While we are always fans of live greenery, there’s much to be said about going the faux route — especially when it looks this authentic. No green thumb, no problem. No replacing in years to come. 

$299 | Shop Now

Best Indoor Plant

Runner-Up: Nearly Natural Fiddle Leaf Tree — For its UV resistance, so you can safely display it inside or outside with no loss of vibrancy. 

Best Potted Plants

Finalist: Faux Potted Pothos / Finalist: Red Prayer Plant / Finalist: Maiden Hair Artificial Plant

Best Wallpaper: Magnolia Home Pick-Up Sticks Wallpaper

Best Wallpaper

Named after the classic children’s game, Pick-Up Sticks boasts a soft-lined, loosely defined herringbone pattern that works well across spaces and styles. It’s subtle yet interesting, timeless and on trend, geometric with movement. Bonus: it’s peel-and-stick, making it both easier-to-install as well as renter-friendly. 

$85 | Shop Now

Best Floral Wallpaper

Runner-Up: York Wallcoverings Wildwood Wallpaper — For an English garden-inspired aesthetic to bring whimsy, charm, and a touch of color to your walls.

Best Printed Wallpapers

Finalist: Flurry Rebecca Atwood / Finalist: Sumi-E Peel and Stick / Finalist: Paradise Palm Peel and Stick

Best Neutral Paint Color: Clare On Point

Best Neutral Paint

When the Clare team named this grey-beige paint “On Point,” they weren’t wrong. Reviewers praise its perfection more often than Olympics judges give high marks to Simone Biles. Similarly, On Point is an all-around champion: a chic neutral with warm undertones that also magically manages to be bright and airy. 

$59 | Shop Now

Best White Paint

Runner-Up: Benjamin Moore Swiss Coffee — For simplifying the search for the elusive, perfect off-white with just the right amount of creaminess (also how we like our coffee).

Best White Paints

Finalist: Penthouse / Finalist: Whipped / Finalist: Simply White

Best Accent Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Hale Navy

Best Navy Paint

Proudly saluting this deeply saturated navy blue, a hue that hails from the Benjamin Moore Historical Collection. Maritime traditions inspired Hale Navy, but it will fall in line with numerous styles beyond coastal. Our designers are more than a little obsessed with this color, and come back to it time and time again.

$62 | Shop Now

Best Green Paint

Runner-Up: Benjamin Moore Vintage Vogue — For a fashionably contemporary version of a classic olive. This one feels a little Ralph Lauren, and will always be in style.

Best Dark Paint

Finalist: Meet Cute / Finalist: Goodnight Moon / Finalist: Grayish

Best Basket: Haldin Freya Baskets

Best Baskets

Talk about squad goals: This great-looking, super-functional set of natural seagrass baskets is perfect for storing and organizing everything from cozy throws to kids toys. We love arranging as a trifecta, or even splitting apart and letting them do their own thing in your home.

$138 | Shop Now

Best Storage Baskets

Runner-Up: Moss & Wilder Seagrass Baskets — Textural weaves with statement oversized handles make these baskets a crowd-pleaser.

Best Decor Baskets

Finalist: Chatham Striped Baskets / Finalist: Shiloh Baskets / Finalist: Whitewashed Rattan Baskets

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Words by Staci Sturrock