Design Finds That Work Every Time

Meet the go-to finds HGTV stars and HGTV Magazine editors rely on again and again—in any house, with any style.
By: Kathleen Renda
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A Cashmere Throw

“You can splurge on this whisper-soft cashmere throw, and it’s worth it. Tossed on the bed, a sofa, or a reading chair, it will last—and look chic—forever.” —Christina El Moussa, Flip or Flop. Solid throws, $249 each, williams-sonoma.com

A Gooseneck Faucet

“A kitchen faucet is not the place to be wacky. You want something trend-proof that holds up to daily use—and abuse—and complements a wide range of styles. This stainless steel number nails it, and the built-in motion sensor is really cool.” —Jonathan Scott, Property Brothers. Moen Haysfield pulldown kitchen faucet with MotionSense, $398, homedepot.com

A Storage Coffee Table

“Because it’s seriously pared down—it’s just raw wood and blackened steel—this table can swing from simple to sophisticated. Plus the top pops up to reveal extra storage—something every room needs.” —Scott McGillivray, Income Property. Rustic Storage 36"W x 26"D x 17 3/4"H mango wood and steel table, $549, westelm.com

Parsons Chairs

“These clean-lined chairs fit in anywhere, from a farmhouse to a penthouse. Switch up the upholstery—try a rich fabric like leather or velvet—and they transform from quiet to luxe.” —Cari Cucksey, Cash & Cari. Couture chairs, from $239 each, ballarddesigns.com

A Blown Glass Lamp

“This lamp’s subtle imperfections are its selling point. It’s handblown, so it has a one-of-a-kind artisanal appeal, which makes a room feel less cookie-cutter.” —Tiffany Brooks, HGTV Smart Home 2014. Eva lamp with cotton-linen shade, $99, potterybarn.com

A Ticking Stripe Pillow

“A pillow in ticking stripes is a perennial winner that mixes well with most patterns and solids. This one comes in a bunch of fresh colors—how fun is sherbet orange?” —Jennifer Berno, style/home director. Pretty Perfect Home Retro Striped 13" x 21" polyester lumbar pillow, $43, zazzle.com

Acrylic Tables

“These transparent nesting tables are the ultimate neutral—they visually disappear and won’t interfere with even the most out-there color palette. And nothing’s better in small spaces than almost-invisible furniture.” —Sabrina Soto, The High Low Project. Peekaboo nesting tables, $199 for a set of 3, cb2.com

Mint Julep Cups

“With a design that traces back to the country’s first silversmiths, this sleek cup has staying power—and unlimited uses. I love having various sizes for flowers or as silvery accents on a shelf.” —Sara Peterson, editor in chief. Silver-plated brass julep cups, from $6.50 each, jamaligarden.com

A Glossy Red tray

“A shiny scarlet tray is a can’t-miss classic, like red lipstick: It’s always right, whether you’re wearing it with jeans or a little black dress. In melamine, this wipe-clean version is a smart choice on a nightstand or a coffee table.” —Kate Doherty, market director. MeeMe 19 1/2" x 11 1/2" melamine tray, $20, zak.com

A White Slipcovered Sofa

“Since they’re a total blank canvas, white sofas adapt to any decor, but this version is also real-life practical. It’s comfy and not too pricey, and the machine-washable slipcover makes it kid-friendly.” —Joanna Gaines, Fixer Upper. Ektorp cotton sofa, $399, ikea.com