Living The Essentials:

77 Home Essentials That Put the Practical in Pretty

Words by Sacha Strebe

Sarah Elliott
Sarah Elliott
77 Home Essentials That Put the Practical in Pretty

If there’s one style mantra we have on repeat at EyeSwoon HQ it’s “elevate the everyday.”

Because really, why not? From the laundry room to your kitchen shelves, and even the tiny parlor bathroom, every single surface, object, and wall of your home should feel special. Of course, it does take a little reimagining but where there is a will there is a way—and in our minds, even the most functional items should be worthy of display.

So, if you want to make the mundane meaningful we suggest you forgo the stainless steel utensil holder for a ceramic vessel in the kitchen and fill it with wooden spoons for a warm, sculptural quality with a ton of patina to boot. While you’re at it, swap the plastic holders in your bathroom for a sleek marble vessel (CB2 has a very chic range). Not only does it look beautiful but it will stand the test of time making it a more sustainable option, too. 

View every single part of your home as an opportunity to express yourself, to create vignettes and moments that are personal and evoke beauty (whatever that looks like for you), but above all, make you happy. And yes, even the most practical pieces can be pretty, too! 

Need proof? Keep reading for some of our favorite, über chic home essentials from a stoneware soap dish to a French bath brush, and even a sleek toilet brush holder, that will turn the monotonous into magnificent!

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