Editor’s Picks–November 2012

Men laying new hardwood flooring


1. Block It Out

Nautica Home’s 2012 collection features the modern Oyster Point duvet cover with color-blocked shades of ivory and charcoal gray. Pair with gray plaid Euro shams and rope-patterned throw pillows for a look that’s smart and tailored. $149.99 for queen/full; Bed, Bath and Beyond, www.bedbathandbeyond.com.

2. Power Play

Samsung introduces its new bagless canister vacuum in shades such as champagne (shown) to offer users more power and flexibility when it comes to home cleaning. The vacuum’s compact, ergonomic design underscores advanced features such as 12 amps of power, five brush-height adjustments, reduced noise levels and smart dust sensor. $449.99; Best Buy, www.bestbuy.com.

3. Good Exposure

Hansgrohe brings a European trend stateside with the introduction of three new wall-mounted showerpipes. The Croma Green Showerpipe, which features a low-flow showerhead and handshower and anti-scald protection, is available in polished chrome (shown) and brushed nickel and is ideal for bath retrofits and remodels. $453.70; www.efaucets.com.

4. Well Connected

The new Cloud-connected icomfort WiFi thermostat by Lennox gives users control of home heating and cooling on the go. Besides being able to turn the air up or down from a smartphone or other web-enabled device, the press of a single button activates an energy-saving mode. At home, the easy-to-use touchscreen thermostat can be disguised with any wall pattern, color or even a digital family photo. $525 installed; available in Atlanta from Metro Mechanical, Inc., www.metromechanicalhvac.com.

 5. Take a Seat

Cyan Design’s open-grid stool in silver captures the artistic qualities of ornamental iron in a functional piece for the home. Use as a perch beside a sofa in the living room or tuck under a bathroom vanity. Measures 18.5 inches high. $160; Wayfair, www.wayfair.com.

6. Bright Idea

Illuminate dark drawers with IKEA’s battery-operated DIODER drawer light. It lights up for 15 seconds when the drawer is opened and goes off five seconds after the drawer closes. The long-lasting LED bulbs will produce light for about two years, and the light strips can be used in many other home applications. $14.99; IKEA, www.ikea.com.

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