Like the Perfect Trenchcoat, Banana Republic’s New Homewares Line Channels Classic-Cool Style
Clean lines and layer-friendly neutrals.
Published Oct 17, 2023 5:00 AM
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We love a space that feels as effortlessly cool and expressive as the perfect outfit. So when we discovered that Banana Republic—purveyor of timeless ready-to-wear—had launched a homewares line, we were all in. BR Home brings the same clean silhouettes, thoughtful craftsmanship, high-quality materials, and global design inspiration as the brand’s quintessential clothing. Think of the understated yet elevated homewares collection as the ultimate uniform for your space: a mix of fresh, foundational pieces on which to layer your own unique style—and a few bold designs that make a statement without feeling overly trendy.
From a crisp white sofa with modernist lines to a floor lamp that could double as sculpture, here are eight of our editors’ favorite finds.
The Coffee Table
Give your treasured art books, vintage curios, and nature collections an artful backdrop by arranging them on this black oak table. Rustic yet refined, it adds character to any space. (Hint: We like two bookending a sofa or even as zen bedside tables.)
Instantly warm up your home with a honey-hued carpet that’s hand-knotted by artisans in the Middle Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The subtle pattern doesn’t overpower the room, and the soft undyed wool serves as the ideal spot to throw down some loungy pillows and hang out.
Extra seating can still be an integral part of your space. Cue this minimalist daybed. Placed against a wall and bolstered with plenty of pillows, or positioned as a low-profile room divider, the plush piece is a stylish reminder to sink in and enjoy the view.
The Pendant Light
Crafted with hundreds of clay beads, this textured light brings a one-of-a-kind glow. (Each is created by the Handmade Story, a South African collective working to empower women and families impacted by HIV.) Hang it low to spotlight a coffee table, suspend a few above your dining table, or create a serene reading nook.
Storage certainly doesn’t have to look boring (or bulky)—and this oak bookcase, handmade in Indonesia, more than proves the point. With a nod to mid-century modern design, the fluid shape features plenty of space to show off your current favorite titles and objects.
This cubelike sofa is big on modern lines while also having a soft side. The broad sloping arms and long, pillowy seat make stretching out a dream. Think of it as a blank canvas for layering on textured blankets and patterned pillows, depending on your mood.
The Floor Lamp
Sculpture or floor lamp? This polished travertine beauty is both. Cut from a single block of stone into one smooth column (allowing the natural variations to shine) and topped with an iron shade, the lamp elegantly anchors a room.
The Accent Chair
Does anything say “statement piece” like a chair covered head to toe in faux sheepskin? We adore this playful design for being a postmodern twist on the Scandi loft–meets–ski lodge seat—but also because it’s an extra-comfy perch to curl up in. Just like the ideal outfit.