There's nothing we love more than scrolling through our favorite home décor sites and filling up our virtual carts. Our credit cards have been getting major workouts thanks to all of CB2's reasonably priced items we're dying over right now. (Lately, we're also loving everything from Target's Opalhouse line, and Anthropologie's guest-ready entertaining essentials are dreamy, too—but we digress).
CB2, the "younger" sister brand of Crate & Barrel, knows just how to elevate home essentials that would be pretty boring were they released by any other brand. (We're talking to you, Muji and IKEA). CB2 has the impressive ability to turn even the most basic kitchen tools, such as this otherwise mundane cheese grater, into covetable pieces of decorative art. (In fact, that grater gives us some serious Alessi vibes—and costs waaay less). Our carts spilleth over with these 20 similarly stylish goodies—and each one costs less than $100.
It was love at first sight when we laid our eyes on this oval beauty. Framed in iron with an antiqued-brass finish, its shape is offbeat and adds just the right amount of quirk when hung over a nightstand, above a dresser, or doubled- or tripled-up to line the walls of a long hallway.
This notched, black aluminum sculpture calls to mind one that Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent have perched atop a coffee table in their L.A. abode. (Cue up their MyDomaine home tour, and see if you can spot it). We surmise, however, that this version is better suited to our pricepoint.
Velvet Throw Pillow
Its bright, all-season hue ensures you can rest on this plush, orange velvet throw pillow any time of year. Four white wool tassels are hand-dipped in orange dye for a pretty, ombré effect. This one even includes an insert, which is hard to come by these days.
Interesting Day of the Dead-appropriate vase or lovingly hand-hewn ceramic decanter from which to pour your choicest sipping tequila? You decide.
Marbled Mixing Bowls
Why use these marbled stoneware vessels just for baking? They're pretty enough for displaying fresh fruit as they are for serving indulgent chip-and-dip concoctions during your next get-together.
Brass Tealight Sconce
CB2 proves that sconces need not be electrified to ooze glamour and sophistication. This solid brass number is meant to hold one tiny tea light candle, so wax drips won't mess up floors.
Wild Serving Tray
Designed by British designer Matthew Williamson (the intricate monkey-and-butterfly motif gives it away) and inspired by the "eccentric, stately homes of England," this lacquered-steel and enamel tray is a pretty way to serve up favorite cocktails or to pass around plated hors d'oeuvres while you host your next dinner party.
Bookends are our favorite. Often objets d'art on their own, they prop up tomes with a chicness that shows impeccable attention to detail.
Stoneware Pedestal Bowl
This stoneware bowl's stately presence (and deep black, shiny/matte glaze) make it a standout coffee table centerpiece that makes any #shelfie moment all the more alluring.
There's always room for one more decorative object—such as this raw piece of amethyst quartz that's said to harbor powerful healing properties. Plus, its lavender and violet crunchiness are perfect foils for anyone who's generally color-averse.
Kitchen essentials needn't be drab: Improve your bottle-opening game (and introduce some character to your bar) with this large stainless-steel beetle.
Shagreen Domino Set
Faux-shagreen is so in: Make game time glamorous with a melamine domino set boxed in a synthetic vinyl that mimics the rough, slightly pebbled skin of a shark.
One can never own too many vases. The jade-green celadon color of this earthenware vessel calls to mind the pottery so revered by China's 13th-century Imperial Court.
Light it up with this statement-making brass candelabra. Its shape is simple and classic, and its minimalist, Scandi-inspired design ensures it mixes well with antique and vintage pieces, too.
Heated and stretched from a slice of an Indian water-buffalo's horn, this organic bowl can be used as an engaging catchall in any room of the house, from the bathroom to the bedroom.
Stoneware Place Setting
Why not dress your home with passion? The cheery red hue is being predicted as one of this summer's next color trends. This set of four handmade, earthenware pieces—consisting of a mug, bowl, salad plate, and dinner plate—evokes charming wabi-sabi style as edges aren't too perfect and each piece is one-of-a-kind.
Woven strips of thick rattan are woven over a sturdy iron frame, making for a handsome basket big enough for stowing blankets, pillows, games, or books. It also reminds us of the iconic midcentury-era stool designed by the Italian architect, Franco Albini.
Wooly Throw Blanket
Warm up with this fuzzy, 1970s-inspired wool-blend throw that looks way more expensive than it is. Drape it over the foot of a bed or messily toss it over the arm of a sofa: Either way, its stylishness will prevail.
Animal prints have always been wildly popular. The green, black, and ivory swirls of cross-sectioned baguio stone (found in the Philippines) pleasingly evoke the skin of some strange reptile—although zero lizards were harmed to make it. A thick brass band also makes it ferociously chic.
A three-foot-tall natural teak root becomes a powerful art object when mounted on a thick block. Display it alone, in a corner, or group it with other objets; its charred-black finish makes it a strong statement, indeed.
Plantfluencers are here to stay, and even more homes are spilling over with greenery in bids to create healthy biomes that combat climate change. For this small planter, cement is cleverly molded to form an intricately-patterned concrete "basket" that even slouches a bit—uncannily resembling the real thing. (CB2's ceramic watering carafe is nothing to sniff at, either.)
In the hallway, this gold-tone iron coat rack is a space-saving solution, as compared to an otherwise bulky piece of home décor. Arms rotate 180 degrees from the center to best fit into even the tightest of spaces.
Cheese Knife Set
The iridescent mother-of-pearl handles on these three cheese knives turn served charcuterie into a bona fide wow moment.
Teak Bath Mat
Why bother with a terry bathmat that somehow turns filthy and stained in 10 seconds? Whitewashed teak slats are decidedly more elegant, and a more durable, water-resistant choice.
Old Fashioned Glass
Tortoiseshell-anything is our favorite, and of course, that love extends to glassware. This spotted, double old fashioned glass dresses up any cocktail—and a full set of eight will still cost you less than $100.
An attractive shelf instantly enhances any bathroom, no matter how outdated. This acrylic version won't ever shatter, and its brass support posts look much, much slicker than the ones outfitting this smaller, $853 glass model.
Handwoven of soft, upcycled-leather excess sourced from bag and shoe factories, this area rug is a cool, neutral choice that's slip-free and soft underfoot—and perfect in high-traffic areas such as the kitchen and hallway. Bonus: It's also available in a smaller size ($20) and as a larger runner, too ($60).