In February, I gifted my older sister a lovely pair of velvet tasseled mules for her birthday, with a note wishing her a wonderful year of working from home. She’s new to the no-commute universe, and this felt like an exclusive token welcoming her to “the club.” Sort of our member’s jacket.
The truth is that even when you work from home, you need to be able to slip-on something easy to sign for the FedEx package, make a quick run to the store, my monthly girls’ lunch or to pick up the kids. I really can move so much faster with something on my feet.
I learned over two years ago that getting dressed and ready for the day is a key to my productivity. But how many of us are Instagramming with slippers under our desks? How much more powerful would you feel on your conference call if your ankles were crossed over sleek driving slippers?
And by slippers, I mean — not slippers. House shoes. The chic beauties that are comfy enough to wear with pajamas and still presentable enough to run an errand. The perfect pair pairs as beautifully with soft lounge pants as it does with cropped jeans. They go with everything. And if you’re doing it right, this is the only footwear you’re packing for your cabin getaway.
Also — it’s officially too cold to wear sandals from dawn until dusk. (Did you even realize you were doing that until you had to wear them with socks?) Mid-October is a lovely time to shop for the well-shod alternative. And so I give you a guide to all of the slides, mules, moccasins, loafers, booties, clogs, and — yes, slippers (just don’t call them that!) that I’m loving right now.
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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