So, I’m about to start a major Marie Kondo-esque decluttering and organizing tear (like the rest of the internet) and while I know what I’m ready to get rid of (I’m looking at you shirts, skirts and dresses I haven’t worn in over a year and mismatched water glasses) I am starting a list of what I want to restock my closets and cabinets with. It’s sort of inspiring to be able to visualize fresh, matching, gorgeous necessities (and less of the junk)– I think it’ll motivate me to kick off this fresh start (when I’m going to find the time to do this project, I’m still not sure!) So today I partnered with Nordstrom and their rapidly expanding home and tabletop department, to round up some classics I want to freshen my home with!
Every area of my house needs help, but we’ll focus on these few spaces. I would love to update my everyday dinnerware (ours is almost 13 years old and kind of boring) as well as glasses, some new healthy cookware, flatware and even a spicy, modern scent to burn in the living areas of the home. I also LOVE how this Tory Burch spatterware would look with my formal Juliska dinnerware OR to dress up this Canvas Home set (yes, they carry BOTH brands now!) After returning from our most recent trip we figured out we desperately need another BIG suitcase, and I love the look fo this one with a fun leopard tag to be sure to spot it on the baggage belt!
In the bedroom, we need a fresh duvet, crisp sheets (while I love sets, Andrew refuses to sleep with a top sheet so I will either get this “European” set without top sheet- who knew that’s what it was called- or buy a flat sheet and pillowcases separately. I am OBSESSED with this jewelry box (I need one) and have committed to keeping a simple bunch of flowers at my bedside as it really perks me up in the mornings to see something pretty and green! As for the bath, we could use some more essentials like fresh white towels, bathmats and even a new curling iron (mine is so old and on it’s last leg!)
I also fell MADLY in love with some of their kids items- specifically this toddler and twin bedding set that comes in a few colors- it’s beyond darling and a steal! And cute hooded towels is something I need for Henry as his baby ones are WAY too small for him now (waaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!)
Don’t you agree it always feels good to freshen up your basics throughout the house? The things you touch and use daily are so important and when you feel organized and like you LOVE those daily, utilitarian items it creates a sense of peace and well being.
*This post was sponsored by Nordstrom. All selections and statements are my own. Thank you for supporting those businesses and brands that keep EOS going.
These small items definitely add grace to your room. Small decoration items make your room feel more comfy and it also covers some small broken patches on wall. https://torontocondoteam.ca/
I agree, it’s fun to “go shopping” with Erin and benefit from her great taste! This helps her business thrive and let’s us enjoy considering ways to freshen our homes after the winter/spring cleaning is completed. Thank you for some wonderful suggestions. And, the photos from the Boston town home you designed are stunning!! So many beautiful elements to incorporate or try to approximate. Congratulations!
That Greenpan set is awesome! I am on a tear getting rid of stuff to after seeing Marie’s show. Clothes are done and I am moving onto books. Still can’t part with all my House Beautiful back issues though – feeling a little like a hoarder!
Your recommendations are always spot on and welcome. I don’t get annoyed by the sponsored posts – it just feels like I have taken a little shopping trip with you, and you have pointed out the things you love!
When we redid our master and guest bathrooms, I did a serious upgrade on our towel and vanity essentials situation and it has been worth every penny. My husband originally balked at the expense, but even he admits that very morning now feels luxurious. I’ve not really thought of buying these types of things from Nordstrom (although most of my clothing, makeup, and candles come from there already).
I don’t object to sponsored posts because Erin provides us with free content. I do shop Nordstrom, usually for clothing.
Just wanted to offer another suggestion for a big kid hooded towel – try Caro Home! The quality is great, they’re the perfect size, and the designs aren’t super juvenile.
My son is 12 (when did that happen?) and still loves his hooded towel. It’s sized up to a growing person size and they are pretty easy to make. Or surprise him with one from Etsy – I’m sure they are there! It’s such a small thing for the amount of joy and coziness it brings.
I don’t normally comment, but when I saw the Green Pans I thought I would to mention to you and readers that recently we got rid of our Teflon coated pans and bought Green Pan replacements and so glad we did! They’re fantastic to cook in, a breeze to clean and the nonstick surface is not a bunch of carcinogenics! Love them!
And since I’m here – your blog, do as you see fit! Last I checked, none of us as readers are paying you for your time! 😉
Ohhhhh so interested to hear this! Andrew is always freaked out by scratching our non-stick pans so these will be a GREAT upgrade!
You know, you might be the one blog whose sponsored posts I actually enjoy. They’re always full of items I would (and sometimes do) buy. Thank you!
What’s not to love about all these items – and Nordstrom?
Erin, I usually love your blog, but SO many sponsored posts lately!
I also get annoyed when bloggers don’t balance the sponsored / not-sponsored posts, but I don’t think Erin has done a sponsored post in a while? I just checked and the last one I saw was in December. Seems reasonable to me, plus I do like Nordstrom.
I am VERY careful about how many sponsored posts I do– I turn down many, even though it would mean more money for my business because I don’t want to feel like I’m selling out. But yes, this is a business, and when a great company offers a partnership, it would be dumb not to take it financially.
While I agree that most of us “normal” folks can’t afford the majority of what’s listed, although beautiful, I think we’d be lying if we said we’d turn down a partnership with a reputable company such as Nordstrom. Erin is a businesswoman and this was a business decision. She is trying to make a living, as we all are, and I don’t see anything wrong with her sponsored posts. It’s just the times we are living in these days. Most designers/influencers are doing this. If you don’t like them, just don’t read them. There are a lot of people who gain inspiration from them. For instance, even though you may not be able to afford what she shares, you can use those items as inspiration and look for similar items for a lot less money elsewhere. I’ve done that plenty of times with things she’s posted, and most people would never know the difference! :)
…upon reflection, I shouldn’t say most people “can’t afford” these items, but most people just probably won’t CHOOSE to pay those amounts for those items (e.g. $275 for a vanity tray, $250 for sheets, $40 for a bathroom cup, etc.). Though, on the flip side, she probably has many followers who are wealthy and will, so…she’s probably trying to hit all levels of clientele. :)
Please consider donating your used items to Habitat for Humanity Boston Restore and helping to provide families with an affordable, decent place to live. :)