I’m a Home Editor & Here’s What I’m Actually Buying This Spring
Being a home editor is a dangerous game. One day I’m covering the luxe jewel-toned furniture trend, and the next, I’m researching Google’s most-wished-for home items—all while attempting to spare my wallet. But alas, covering design trends and shopping for furniture, décor and gadgets is kind of my thing (at least that’s what I tell myself when I ruthlessly click “add to cart” throughout the week). What I’ve noticed? It seems as if the design industry has adopted a fast-fashion mentality—today’s table lamps and armchairs have about the same lifespan as '80s parachute pants.
That said, it’s my job to stay on top of what’s new in the market and aggressively test products to discern what’s truly worth the hype (head to our PureWow100 review series for more on that). Out of the thousands of products I’ve seen this spring, here are the top ten finds I’ve been obsessing over that won’t lose their luster in six months—promise.
1. GLEAMING PRIMROSE MIRROR
Art Deco design is back, baby. For this look, I’m splurging on a contemporary, Parisian-meets-Gatsby mirror that embodies the jubilant essence of the roaring twenties. I love how its 7-foot grandiosity and gilded embellishments represent the maximalism and elegance of the period, while its sleek, arched shape skews modern and minimalistic. It’s perfect for juxtaposing old with new, resulting in a timeless look.
2. NEOM ORGANICS CANDLE
For those who haven’t already heard about this TikTok-famous candle, you’re in for a treat. Not only does this candle boast calming notes of lavender, jasmine and sweet basil that are perfect for springtime, but it doubles as a spa treatment that’s specially formulated to moisturize dry, stressed skin. “The concept is pretty simple, really—that a lightly scented candle is the perfect way to warm and soften nourishing cocoa butter, soybean and almond oils before applying them to the skin,” explains editor Dana Dickey in a PureWow100 review. Sold.
3. NESPRESSO VERTUOPLUS DELUXE COFFEE MAKER
Behold: the crème de la crème of single serve coffee makers. This PureWow100 fave has been at the top of my list since it was given 97 points out of 100 in its review. “Unlike the OG Nespresso machines, which only create espresso shots, the Vertuo line brews a full-range of single-serve espresso and coffee beverages (18 to 1.35 ounces),” explains editor Angela Pares. This machine allows you to pop in a pod, push a button and marvel at the delivery of barista-worthy coffee in seconds. Plus, there’s a barcode on the rim of each capsule that the machine reads, automatically adjusting the brew and drink size to its specifications. It’s pretty much like having your own robot barista.
4. FULL FOCUS PLANNER BY MICHAEL HYATT
If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly trying to get your sh*t together for a more organized, coherent life. So, when I saw this planner was developed by productivity expert Michael Hyatt, I knew it’d be worth a try. The notebook features a 90-day achievement cycle that helps you focus on pre-set quarterly goals so you don’t get overwhelmed planning and tracking everything 12 months in advance. Plus, it’s full of extra features—from daily to-do lists and ideal week templates to weekly and quarterly reviews that can help you celebrate your wins. I’m thinking I might need this guy before I get to this year’s spring cleaning checklist.
5. BLAIR DUVET COLLECTION BY POM POM AT HOME
Everyone loves a beautiful duvet set. It can take your bedroom aesthetic to the next level (and make you feel like you have your life together after a long day of work). But, something that people love even more than beautiful bedding is durable—yet comfortable!—bedding. This collection features a duvet cover and shams with subtle frayed edges that embody a “lived in” elegant look that is relaxed and casual—and it’s made from 100-percent, high-quality linen fibers that won’t get pilly after three washes. Sure, it’s an investment. But if you can swing it, this set can last you years (which is hard to find with white bedding).
6. PILO SHAVER NO. 2
Small but mighty, this compact pill-shaving machine can keep your clothing pill-free and presentable in seconds. It works with an internal engine that’s two times more effective than other standard lint shavers, and you can charge it for up to 50 minutes via USB. Don’t believe us? Check out our TikTok of this guy in action and prepare to be amazed. Unfortunately, it looks like this model is out of stock until further notice (but the original Pilo Shaver No.1 is ready to ship—and it has four out of five stars on Amazon).
7. DYSON V15 DETECT+
When I tell you I *ran* to check out this vacuum after seeing it on TikTok, I’m not exaggerating. Dyson’s latest vacuum model features a laser that can detect microscopic dust and allergen particles that you usually can’t see—and the results are as close as you can get to cleaning black magic. The best part? It features LCD technology that counts and measures the size of dust particles while monitoring what’s being removed as you clean.
8. LEEWAY HOME - THE FULL WAY KIT
ICYMI, stone and clay dinnerware is *the* kitchen accessory that’s taking over feeds right now. It’s a unique, contemporary homeware that’s as durable as pottery—and TikTokers are obsessed with including clay plates, cups and bowls in their aesthetic dinner party videos. At the top of my list? This chic, affordable 44-piece dinnerware kit from Leeway Home. Not only is the set equipped with everything you need—from plates and bowls to mugs, spoons and wine glasses—but it comes in striped and solid options with four trendy finishes for each (FWITW, the solid blue is our fave).
9. Ingrid Bergman Smoking Art Print
I’m a staunch proponent of selecting artwork that represents you—from your memories and interests to goals and aspirations. So, as someone who grew up watching Casablanca, you can imagine why I’d be obsessed with a photo of Ingrid Bergman looking badass. It represents one of my favorite films and reminds me of cozy movie nights on the couch with my dad. Still, what I love most about this print (aside from its meaning) is how it combines old Hollywood glamour with the beauty of unedited black and white photography.
10. The Kodak Luma 350
Last but not least, something I plan on using for rooftop movie nights this summer. This versatile projector was given 87 points out of 100 in a PureWow100 review for its ability to turn your wall into a 200-inch TV screen (with shockingly crisp picture). “We were amazed by the vivid display—thanks to its ability to show 16.7 million colors and support HD video—which beat out other mini projectors we’d tried… If you want to sit back and relax with a series that’s 30 minutes or longer, this projector’s ideal,” writes editor Candace Davison. However, she makes sure to note: “It may not replace your TV, but it’s a great way to create an immersive, home theater environment wherever you are.”