In the era of social distance, the concept of collaboration takes on new meaning. We shine a spotlight on some of the season’s most promising partnerships.
Becki Owens x Hudson Valley Lighting
Becki Owens teamed up with Hudson Valley Lighting to create a collection of pendants and sconces inspired by the California beach town where she lives and works. The designer’s bohemian style is prominent in the Georgia series, which features boxy shades made of woven rattan cane lattice, while the linen and blackened metal in the Landon series imbue a more modern sensibility.
Jim and Phoebe Howard x Sherrill Furniture
Husband-and-wife team Jim and Phoebe Howard are adding to their furniture line, Mr. & Mrs. Howard for Sherrill Furniture, with a new collection of casegoods and upholstery. An eclectic mix of traditional and international looks, the products—including a mirror with an oak frame masquerading as bamboo, and a vintage-inspired buffet made of wenge and maple with vellum-covered doors—showcase the couple’s signature style.
Ellen DeGeneres x EJ Victor
Ellen DeGeneres’s lifestyle brand partnered with Morganton, North Carolina–based
furniture maker EJ Victor to produce a line of living room furniture that spans the tactile spectrum, from a plump wingback chair clad in soft bouclé to a bronze side table with a Nero Marquina marble top and a sleek red oak console table that converts to a desk. The collection emphasizes sustainability, using reclaimed wood and performance fabrics from local mills.
Kara Mann x McGuire
For her first collection with McGuire, Kara Mann took inspiration from the brand’s West Coast home base, designing 24 pieces that embody a laid-back California style, with shapes and textures that take cues from the 1970s. The Lashed lounge chair, with a low-profile, sink-into-me shape, is wrapped in leather cord and available in classic bouclé, while the chunky Pillar end table is made of crème travertine.
Justina Blakeney x Loloi
Queen of boho Justina Blakeney is debuting three new rug collections with Loloi. Jamila, with its bold colors and oversized tassels, is playful yet modern; the more subdued Leela features abstract patterns inspired by freehand art; and a pair of big cats featured in Tigress bring the jungle home for a statement piece in teal or tangerine.
Marie Flanigan x Visual Comfort
A year in the making, Marie Flanigan’s debut lighting collection for Visual Comfort features familiar shapes paired with fresh materials— pieces like lantern pendants made of wavy restoration glass and coined brass accents, and modern cylindrical fixtures dressed up with fluted pendants of blackened bronze or polished nickel.
Christina Anstead x Spectra Home
Christina Anstead made a name for herself as a home design expert on HGTV’s Flip or Flop and Christina on the Coast, and now the reality star is branching out into furniture design. Presented by Spectra Home, the 35-piece collection includes sofas, sectionals, accent chairs, cocktail tables and étagères in a soft palette of white, taupe and navy with wood accents for a California-casual vibe at an accessible price point.
Skip Rumley x Hickory Chair
North Carolina–based Hickory Chair aimed to celebrate the history and culture of the 109-year-old company with its latest collection, designed by Skip Rumley, the brand’s creative director. The Everett collection comprises bedroom, living and dining room furniture made with American ash, walnut and mahogany, accented with marble, glass and custom hardware.
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