Fresh finds from Crate & Barrel’s January 2014 Best & Buys

01/21/2014 3:34 PM

01/25/2014 7:54 PM

Crate Barrel’s January 2014 Best Buys catalog is out, and it’s full of the usual modern, streamlined stuff, some of it in black, white or bright colors; the rest in wood tones.

Standouts this time around include the rather curvy Pennie Sofa ($899), which comes in three colors: linen, charcoal and a very pretty cornflower blue. What’s nice is that Crate Barrel sends a fabric swatch via next day air for your final approval, the day after you place your order.

The Genevieve bed linens ($24.95-$149.95) include cotton percale duvets, shams and sheets printed with a fresh coral and white geometric quilting pattern.

The Tribeca floor lamp ($199) has nice proportions, with a tall, slim drum shade and thick mango wood base, and the Otto fan ($199.95), which is crafted of an African wood typically used for guitars and hardwood flooring, is about as beautiful as a functional item can get.

The same can be said for the Redecker line of cleaning tools, which includes a goat hair hand brush ($29.95), feather duster ($24.95), scrub brush ($4.95), hedgehog crumb brush ($12.95) and rubber upholstery brush ($29.95). The line has been handcrafted of all-natural materials in Germany since 1935 by the Redeckers, a family of artisan brushmakers. The hedgehog crumb brush seems well worth the splurge.

Find the catalog at

CrateAndBarrel.com.

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