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40 Elegant Home Furnishings

Here, design pros reveal the secret pieces they rely on to take any space from average to aha!

White chair and a brass pendant lamp
David Prince

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Francis Elkins-Style Loop Chair, Flame of the Forest Brass Pendant Lamp

Francis Elkins–Style Loop chair
Selected by designer Teressa Kowski: “Put it in the middle of a room rather than against a wall. The open design won’t block a view. Or go all out and use a set as dining chairs.”

To buy: $1,250, for info.

Flame of the Forest brass pendant lamp
Adored by designer Katie Leede: “This reminds me of a papyrus plant waving over the Nile. I love how the gold underbelly catches light. I’ve cut the stem and used it close to the ceiling in a bedroom.”

To buy: $5,000 ($3,500 for Real Simple readers with the code REAL), for info.