5 Home Brands You Didn’t Know You Could Buy at Nordstrom
From glassware in the best colors to chic plant-care pieces.
Published May 16, 2022 6:00 AM
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Nordstrom is a well-known source for all things fashion and beauty, but when a package from the retailer arrives at a Domino editor’s front door, it often contains home goods. With an impressive array of design-forward brands in styles from Scandinavian chic to Memphis-inspired and everything in between, it’s hard not to stock up on candles, pillows, cookware, and tabletop items. (Pro tip: Curate your shopping experience by using the Shop by Style page, which lets you browse the selection according to your preferred look.) Here, find five of the coolest names in decor now available at Nordstrom, plus what we’re snagging from each.
For a Burst of Color: Maison Balzac
With stunning colors rendered in unique forms, Maison Balzac is a great source for the modern table. Dress up a spring dinner party by adding in a pair of hexagonal glasses in a warm yellow (the thin profile looks sleek; the hue is perfectly festive) plus some candleholders and tapers. (Bonus: They also all make for great gifts.) From pastels to rich amber to smoky gray, there’s a scheme for every style. Can’t decide? Try this set of glassware with four different shades, or mix and match a few different items from the offering.
For a Dose of Minimalism: Ferm Living
Leave it to Ferm Living to come up with a watering can so chic you’d actually want to display it after use. The Danish brand has all the essentials for plant parents, from solidly designed modern planters for indoors or out (the raised bed works well under a windowsill, while the powder-coated steel means it can stand up to bad weather) to a Bauhaus-inspired balcony box perfect for those working with a tiny terrace. If you have limited natural light or no outdoor space, this accent pillow with a loopy leaf and loose shape will give a similar effect. Bonus: No watering required!
For Some Milanese Opulence: Stories of Italy
A bottle of wine and a bouquet of flowers are great to bring to an evening with friends, but if the plans are a little more extravagant, say a weekend at someone’s house, going above and beyond is a nice touch. Stories of Italy’s delicious spring-scented candle comes in a Murano glass holder and is a great example of a luxe and thoughtful gift. With 100 hours of burn time, it will last for ages and, when it’s done, the empty jar can become a bud vase or pencil or votive holder.
For a Vintage Vibe: Misette
Misette’s tableware has a retro Pop Art feel, but sans the chips, scratches, or uneven numbers that come with vintage pieces. The sister-owned brand’s plates and bowls are made of porcelain in Portugal, while its handblown glasses are crafted in Brooklyn. The dinnerware, whose designs range from psychedelic swirls to hand-applied floral accents, would look great with linen placemats and some taper candles. The only thing missing is a home-cooked meal and a bottle of champagne.
For a Museum-Worthy Touch: MoMA Design Store
MoMA Design Store’s emphasis on beautifully designed, highly functional home goods means there’s something for everyone, whether that’s a stunning lamp, earthenware by Nicholai Wiig-Hansen, or a stacking jewelry box. In the kitchen, a Memphis-inspired pan and casserole pot may not make your food taste better, but they are good-looking enough that you won’t need to hide them away between uses. And it’s not just about looks; this Italian-made design has been updated with a nonstick and scratch-resistant interior coating—but form-meets-function is typical for the MoMA Design Store.