Tries, Buys, and DIYs: 5 Things Apartment Therapy Editors Are Loving This Week

published Sep 8, 2023
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Squiggly acrylic coffee table in center of living room with white sectional and yellow armchair with matching ottoman. Large living room windows overlook balcony with dining table.

As a shopping editor, I always have an ear to the ground for the coolest, smartest, most need-to-know home products — it’s kind of my thing. Now, I’m letting you in on the fun, bringing top picks from our editors’ radars straight to your very own space.

Not sure where to shop, or just need some quick inspo? Start here with a weekly rundown of AT editors’ favorite finds, from things we’ve tested, to exciting brand launches, to home project kickstarters. Read on to see what’s got our team buzzing this week.

1 / 5
Anthropologie
$22.40
was $32.00

“You’ve probably seen a mushroom lamp on your social media feed a few times, or maybe you’ve encountered Urban Outfitters’ mega-popular Ansel lamp in an influencer post or two. At this point, you might even own one yourself — they were everywhere last year, and their popularity has shown no sign of waning. Anthropologie has given the trend a new twist, though, by mimicking the mid-century design with a smaller glass candle vessel. The lower half that encases the wax curves inward toward the top, and the removable upper half functions like a lid, shaped just like a lampshade. Although downsized, it’s nearly identical to Urban’s Ansel lamp, but rather than being illuminated by a bulb, a flame does the job.” —Morgan Pryor, Commerce Editorial Assistant

2 / 5
Amazon
$14.39
was $24.99

“I bought two of these mini handheld fans before a trip to Rome, Florence, and the Amalfi Coast earlier this August, and my husband and I used them almost every single day. Despite their tiny size (they fit into the palm of your hand), they’re surprisingly powerful and versatile. There are two speeds, and the fan also pulls triple-duty as a portable power bank and a flashlight. The fans were immensely useful for muggy temps in Rome, long sightseeing days in Florence, and dark, winding staircases in Positano. They’re also super cute (not a surprise, given the fact that they caught our style editor’s eyes), resembling bears with a tiny nose print and little ears (which you can also use to balance the fan when it’s folded into the desk position).” —Jada Wong, Shopping Director

3 / 5
Raymour & Flanigan
$269.95

“I absolutely love the curvy Chloe Storage Bench in green velvet from Raymour & Flanigan. For starters, it’s upholstered and has golden metal legs, which is the perfect accent in front of my naturally stained, almost 100-year-old wooden staircase that would otherwise be hard to match in finish. It’s not very deep, which is a plus in my book, as I was looking to squeeze it into this tight spot but still be able to walk easily around it. The best part? It also has a fairly roomy compartment for storing blankets or hats and scarves, depending on the season.” —Danielle Blundell, Executive Home Director

4 / 5
Bath & Body Works
$12.95
was $24.95

“It’s perennially Cucumber Melon season in my world, but a new fall candle is quickly becoming my second favorite Bath & Body Works scent. It’s called Apricot & Green Fig, and it’s a true delight. Unlike a lot of fall candles, which skew cloyingly sweet, this rich, fruity scent reminds me of fall produce and farmers markets.” —Maddie Bilis, Deputy Lifestyle Director

5 / 5
QVC.com
$105.99

“Available in two chic hues, the Honey-Can-Do Charging C-Table is a gorgeous, versatile piece that’s guaranteed to elevate your living room in much more than just style. Equipped with four easy-glide caster wheels alongside a duo of hidden power outlets and USB charging ports, this C table makes it easy to keep your devices plugged in and charged, resulting in an especially dreamy find for living rooms without easy access to wall outlets. And like any traditional C table, this one easily slips beneath chairs and sofas for easy storage when not in use — something only made easier thanks to those wheels.” —Sarah Vazquez, Commerce SEO Editor