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Warm decor ideas to steal from a furniture maker’s home

From functional additions to homey accents

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This week’s edition of House Calls takes us to Sante Fe, New Mexico, where furniture maker Jonathan Boyd transformed his workshop garage into a home customized to his tastes.

After a series of thoughtful renovations, the 800-square-foot space is now an intimate, homey one-bedroom residence with a bright, expansive living area. For Boyd, the furniture was an opportunity for him to riff on designers he admires. “I’m inspired by the shapes and got a chance to make things for myself to live with,” he says of handmade items like the Jean Prouvé-inspired midcentury stools in the kitchen.

Taking inspiration from the warm home, we sourced the key products—or similar finds—from a few standout rooms so you can bring the look into your own space.


Lombard Kitchen Cart, Black

This multifunctional is a smart option to add extra storage and prep space, while also giving you a spot to eat your omelette in the morning.

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Wayfair / $257 Buy

KAF Home Pantry Grid Dish Cloths (Set of 6)

A staple in any kitchen, these 100 percent cotton dish towels are affordable, absorbent, and machine washable. Plus, you can’t go wrong with a classic checkered pattern.

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Amazon / $10 Buy

Tabby Bar Stool Set (24”)

This five-star rated wooden bar stool set features a simple design and built-in foot bars for comfort. Also available in natural or white.

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Target / $64 Buy

Living room

18” Dream Pillow

This ‘70s-inspired throw pillow was designed exclusively for CB2 in collaboration with Kravitz Design by Lenny Kravitz. The earthy palette will dress up a neutral scheme.

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CB2 / $40 Buy

Campanelli Coffee Table, Oak

An updated take on a midcentury modern style, this well-reviewed coffee table features four flared legs and an abstract-shaped top. It’s also available in black, walnut, or white.

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Wayfair / $139 Buy

Hyde Planter, Terracotta (Small)

Available in a plethora of colors and sizes, this simple, earthenware planter comes with a drainage hole and a matching saucer.?

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The Sill / $29 Buy


Barcode Soft Touch Throw, Midnight

Add a warm and inviting touch by tossing this blue and white blanket over your bed or sofa as a cozy accent piece. The design is finished with fringe.

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West Elm / $30 (orig $69) Buy

Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair, Wire Base

This version of the classic Eames Shell Chair is sophisticated with an understated but modern edge. Available in 14 different colors.

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Herman Miller / $395 Buy

Faux Cowhide Area Rug (3’10” x 5’)

A synthetic cowhide area rug is both trendy and versatile: Use it to add Western flair to a living room, bedroom, or home office.

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Overstock / $82 (orig $199) Buy