If anyone can make doing laundry feel like a luxury rather than a chore, it's the women behind The Laundress. Founded in 2004 by Lindsey Boyd and Gwen Whiting, The Laundress sells detergent and home cleaning products that pair effective, environmentally-friendly formulas with sophisticated packaging and scents. That marriage of purpose and aesthetics is something Boyd carries into her whole home, where even her broom is thoughtfully chosen.
"It's always been important to me to fill my home with things that are made to last," she says. "I'd rather invest in a well-crafted item that I can keep forever and pass down to my children than... on something that will end up in a landfill in a couple of years." We asked her to share some of her favorite pieces that she and her family enjoy today, tomorrow, and for years to come.
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Linen Core Sheet Set, $249 at Brooklinen
"I love their cotton sheets, so I'm excited to try out the linen set—they wash beautifully in The Laundress detergents."
Handmade Porcelain Textured Dinnerware, starting at $180 at at Food52
"White dinnerware makes it easy to accessorize your table for any season. This set is extra special as the texture looks like linen."
No. 10 Signature Detergent,$19 at The Laundress
"I wash all of my sheets and towels in the No. 10 Detergent. This scent is one of my all-time favorites!"
Olive Wood Honey Dipper, $9 at Oliviers and Co
"We consume a ton of honey in our house — this olive wood honey dipper makes snack time even sweeter."
Daisy Pillow, $80 at Oeuf
"This brand makes the most incredible wool pieces for kids — their pillows are perfect for my kids' rooms."
Large Storage Box, $30 at The Laundress
"I use the Large Storage Boxes in white for my kids' rooms to store books, toys, and stuffed animals. They're great for swimsuits and other seasonal items, too!"
Hooded Broom, $300 at Custodian
"How chic is this broom? The artisanal quality makes sweeping feel like less of a chore."
Chateau Baccarat Degustation Set, $240 at Baccarat
"I'm dreaming about updating our wine glass collection."
Mini Baby Bear Head, $62 at Maisonette
"My son has [some of] these animal heads over his bed—we have fun telling stories about them during bedtime."
Mabel Geo Tall Vase, $475 at Aerin
"Fresh flowers can always be found in my home. Aerin has a chic selection of home décor; I especially love her vases."