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After a trying, unprecedented year, many of us have more appreciation for our homes than ever before. Our homes are no longer just the place we return to after a hard day at work. Instead, our homes have become our offices, our schools, our restaurants, our everything. So, it's no surprise we could all use a little lightness at home.
Enter: The Citizenry's spring collection, which the company dubbed The Elements Collection. Because the collection was designed at the height of lockdown, when we were all stuck inside, The Citizenry team looked to nature for inspiration.
"As our team sketched and brainstormed, we were most inspired by the idea of bringing the outdoors in," explains co-founder Carly Nance. "We were all finding a new appreciation for nature and kept coming back to organic, tactile materials, like jute and cotton fibers, and a rich, earthy palette. We wove these natural elements into each design, so the overall collection brings an organic, yet artful feel to your space."
During chaotic times, I think we're all drawn to grounding elements.
The team also took care to add in fun touches that would bring levity to offset some of the heaviness of the past year.
"You'll also see a bit of fun pattern play in this collection," Nance explains. "Since we were more distant from past travels, our design team really leaned into motifs that have been ingrained in our minds over the years. But now, they feel more dreamlike—more repetitive, bolder, more mixed ideas. This mixture of wanderlust and pattern play added a unique spin to the collection."
Color also played a major part in the new spring collection, with earthy tones in particular taking center stage.
"During chaotic times, I think we're all drawn to grounding elements," Nance says. "Earth tones are so soothing and subdued. Sage. Olive. Tan. Terra cotta. Stone blue. They never fail to make interiors feel more rooted and homey."
Read on to see a few of our favorite offerings from The Citizenry's newest launch.
The Citizenry Kato Side Table
Handwoven out of palm leaves by artisans in Uganda, this side table is equal parts sculptural and natural. Style one next to your bed or as an accent table in your living room, and get ready for the compliments to pour in.
The Citizenry Laguna Wall Hanging
"We collaborated with a workshop in Querétaro, Mexico to handcraft these incredible, sculptural works from cotton fibers," Nance explains. "They are natural, textural, and so beautiful. They are also unlike anything we've ever created."
The Citizenry Chand Lumbar Pillow
The Citizenry's lumbar pillows are a cult favorite amongst design lovers, and this new entry into the collection is sure to sell out soon. The linen fabric is block printed by master artisans in Jaipur, India.
The Citizenry La Brisa Alpaca Throw
"Of course, there's also new alpaca bed blankets mixed in for layering," Nance explains. "These cozy additions are things we are all personally craving in our own spaces for extra comfort."
The Citizenry Amman Runner
This boldly patterned rug is handwoven by master artisans in India, and each runner takes weeks to complete. Add it to a hallway, kitchen, or bathroom for an instant update to your home.
The Citizenry Bolga Fans - Black & Natural
These handwoven fans are created by a cooperative of artisans in Bolgatanga, Ghana. The eye-catching accessories are the perfect complement to a variety of interior styles and can add texture to any wall in your home.