As the holiday décor gets tucked away for another year, we have an opportunity to give an easy refresh to our homes and our selves, to kick off the New Year in style. Not just an aesthetic makeover, this is the time of year to invest in pieces that offer double-duty options for improving the home while boosting personal style.
This week, I’ve rounded up a selection of a few of my fave décor finds that offer benefits from personal wellness to organization. Whether it’s something to purify your space, add a sense of Zen and energy to the room, or keep your life on track, these are my top picks for the year ahead.
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Dyson Pure Hot + Cool Link ($699, DysonCanada.ca)
One of the essentials for a truly clean home is an air purifier. Dyson’s latest venture into home purification, the Pure Hot + Cool Link, takes the industry to the next level by doubling as a heater during the winter months and a cooling system in warmer months. From a functional standpoint, the device has the ability to remove 99.97 per cent of all allergens and pollutants with its 360-degree HEPA filter, and it also has a layer of active carbon granules to capture odours and VOCs from within the home. From a style perspective, the Pure Link fits into any décor with its sleek silhouette and gloss-white finish, plus a space-saving size that works for even the smallest rooms.
Rothman & Co. ‘Pearl’ sheets (Rothman & Co, 3301 W. Broadway; RothmanAndCo.com)
Your Zen vibe should start from the moment you wake up, and fresh sheets from local brand Rothman & Co. have got you covered. Their Pearl collection boasts 500-thread-count, 100-per-cent Egyptian cotton – the highest-quality natural fibres with a sateen finish – and the convenience of machine-washability. Woven in Israel and finished in Canada, this is a local brand that offers improved sleep and super-chic appeal.
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Saje Natural Wellness X Dana Mooney aromaArt Ultrasonic Diffuser ($84.95, Saje Natural Wellness, various locations; Saje.com)
When local art meets holistic wellness, the results are stunning. Such is the case with the second collaboration between Vancouver artist Dana Mooney and Saje Natural Wellness: a beautiful selection of essential-oil diffusers. With two design options available in this latest collection, Mooney and Saje offer a generous diffuser size, which means your home will be reaping their benefits for hours. To complement the line, Sage co-founder and CEO, Kate Ross LeBlanc, personally curated the essential-oil blends.
STIL Classics Design Love Planner ($65, StilClassics.com)
Likely the most stylish organizational tool your desk or purse will see all year, this planner takes beauty to an ultra-functional level. With two fresh designs, they give professional women in any space something they can be proud to carry around or display at their desk. The minimalist-meets-functional layout is both task- and time-based, which allows you to keep meetings and other to-dos separate and with a minimum of clutter. Furthermore, each month offers budgeting and expense sheets to keep your financials on track. I love the design philosophy behind the brand: STIL promotes a pared-down lifestyle, encouraging women to only own items they truly love.