Published on September 24, 2020

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A brass handle, a woven panel, a wood knob—the difference between a good piece of furniture and a great one often comes down to the smallest of details. That’s certainly the case for Insta-famous designer Amber Lewis’s new collection for Anthropologie.

The 60-piece collaboration, which includes furniture, bedding, tabletop, lighting, and rugs, is clearly in line with Lewis’s love for rich neutrals and unfussy California style. Think: cream slipcover sofas in cozy fabrics and proudly uncomplicated oak tables.

But when you look closely, it’s the thoughtful touches—from exposed stitching to stylish pulls—that make each piece feel special. In an Instagram post about the collection, the designer writes, “I considered every single detail of this collection, from the stitching to the patterns and materials used.” And it shows. Here are our four favorite features that appear throughout her cool line—and that you should look for in every decor purchase you’re debating. 

Exposed Stitching

Not your grandmother’s needlework: From a topstitched leather back on a dining room chair to a wood mirror with a leather cord running through it, sewing-inspired handiwork gives these pieces a crafty-cool edge. 

Natural Hardware

Laid-back and luxe all at once, leather drawer handles on a nightstand give the piece an extra layer of visual interest. Same goes for the zipper pulls on the throw pillows—it’s a small upgrade that makes a sophisticated statement.

Visible Ties

In the collection’s duvet and sham pillows, exposed ties turn a quotidian task—making your bed—into a total delight. Like wrapping a gift, but for yourself.

Exposed Joinery

Visible joints take an otherwise plain bench and coffee table to new heights. They’re the design equivalent of showing your work, proving that a piece isn’t just pretty—it’s well made, too.

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