As many of you know, we bought a new house in December 2021 and then spent nearly all of 2022 renovating! We moved in last October and now we’re beginning the even harder task of furnishing and decorating!
One of the places I’ve found myself going back to over and over again for house purchases is Serena and Lily. Their brand is relaxed while still feeling refined, with a breezy, airy style. While I wouldn’t describe our home style quite that same way, I’ve found MANY items from there that have blended beautifully with our more modern and traditional feel. Our design style can feel intense — we love bold wallpapers, rich colors and antiques — but mixing in some lighter pieces really creates a nice balance. I’ve been surprised by how well their pieces integrate with the rest of our house.
Everything on their website is beautiful, calming, and coordinated, which makes it fun place to browse. And since we’ve started collecting quite a few things from there, I thought it was high time for a blog post roundup. I’ll try to keep this post updated with anything else we order from S&L, since there’s bound to be a few more things.
It’s worth noting that while the prices are on the more expensive end for home decor, the quality is top notch and I recommend their selection with full confidence. They frequently have sales, which also helps with large purchases, and that’s how I’ve acquired many of our pieces.
If you’re also hunting for a few new home items, I hope this post will help you find something you love! This post is not sponsored – I wish!
The Best Serena & Lily Home Finds
One of my VERY favorite purchases from Serena & Lily are our counter stools. These are the Portside Bar & Counter Stool (they come in both heights!), and they couldn’t be more perfect for our space. I was looking for something that had a natural fiber feel with a lower back after trying these stools and these, both of which felt too heavy and traditional for the space.
Our kitchen has a handful of modern touches, and I wanted to make sure the stools felt like a layer in the space, and didn’t weigh the room down. Plus, I definitely didn’t want our stools to compete with the fun island color.
I’m not joking when I say that we looked at 100+ counter stools before finding these. I never thought to look at S&L for since so much of their furniture looks beachy but these are perfect in the kitchen The Portside Stool is a beautiful color: a rich earth-toned stained wood that still shows the wood grain and has a little bit of variation. I also love the tapered legs because they help bring in some of the more modern features in the kitchen.
The first thing I ever ordered from Serena and Lily was the Hattie Table Lamp for our primary bedroom in Boone. They’re still one of my favorite purchases ever, and truly make the bedroom. The size is substantial without overwhelming our nightstand. And the blue color isn’t quite a “preppy” blue (so much of Serena and Lily leans very beachy) which felt more “us”, especially in the mountains. I also love the dimming light switch to adjust the brightness of the bulb. It’s little touches like that I’ve noticed with S&L that really make the pieces feel more high-end.
I put off ordering new bath towels for a few months when we moved into our new house because linens felt like the last thing I wanted to spend money on. But when I finally did decide to purchase the Sonoma Bath Towels (during a huge sale), I was SO glad I did. Until you’ve felt high quality bath towels, you don’t know what you’re missing. These are the thickest, softest, most luxurious towels ever (better than Mantouk towels, which we had before) and they hold up very well in the wash. Our guests have all commented on how amazing the towels feel, which makes me feel even more justified in that purchase.
Tip: don’t use them the first day or two after a fake tan! I’m not certain it will stain them, but I never risk it so I use an old towel the day and the day after I apply my tanning lotion.
Serena & Lily bedding had been on my radar for a year or so, after hearing a friend talk about her Soho Sateen Sheet Set for so long. She promised me they were the best sheets in the world, and she’s right. We purchased our first set for our Boone home and fell in love. For this house, I purchased the Percale material instead, which are JUST as good as the Soho, but a tiny bit “stiffer” which I really like. It’s kind of like having starched sheets in a fancy hotel.
I also bought our quilt, quilted shams, duvet insert, and duvet cover from Serena and Lily. The duvet insert is the fluffiest ever and hasn’t lost its fluff or all migrated to the bottom, like other inserts we’ve had. And the quilt and quilted shams are my favorite part of the bedding set! They’re a perfect weight — never too hot or cold, but not too lightweight either. And the texture is beautifully soft.
I can now add my voice to the choir and 100% recommend the bedding from Serena & Lily. Our bed feels like a cloud, and considering you spend SO much time in your bed (1/2 your life!), you should love it. We purchased the Beach Club Percale Bedding Bundle which includes the duvet cover, 1 sheet set, and 3 euro shams. We also went ahead and bought the duvet insert with it, which is an option.
In the photo below, we were having our duvet dry-cleaned since it was so wrinkly after the first wash, so it’s missing! I’ll add a pic ASAP!
We also got S&L bedding for our guest room. We did the Soho sheets in there with the same quilt and quilted king shams with the Soho Sateen Duvet Cover and euro shams.
Braided Wool Rug
We bought this Braided Wool Rug for our town house in Boone, and it’s one of my favorite home purchases to date. It’s incredibly soft and thick, and the color is a perfect creamy neutral. It truly warms up our primary bedroom in Boone. Ours is the ivory color.
My most recent Serena and Lily purchase was for my office! I got the Petaluma Basket to go on my clothing rack (where I keep clothes and products I need to shoot for work). I LOVE the size and structure and it’s honestly just beautiful (I didn’t realize a basket could be beautiful but I love this thing.) It would also look great in a living room for blankets, too!
I’ll continue to add to this post as I purchase more items from Serena and Lily! If you have any favorites I should check out, let me know!
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