When it comes to interior design, it’s easy to put form over function: A space that flows well and fits your aesthetic completely is great to look at, but over time, it might devolve into a home that’s hard to truly live in. That said, while it’s important to fill your home with a mix of beautiful pieces and practical items, the ultimate feeling is when you find something well-designed that also makes a household job a little easier.
When we design products for Murchison-Hume, we prioritize that sweet spot. It’s our goal to bring you stylish, modern, practical products that you’re proud to display. Ahead, some of our best-selling tools that are equally as beautiful as they are functional.
This alabaster jar is one of the prettiest organizational pieces we’ve ever seen. Use it as an elevated way to stash precious things or everyday stuff like cotton balls and paper clips—or just put it on your bookshelf as gorgeous home decor piece.
Sure, a heavy-duty pot-scrubber may not seem like a thing of beauty, but when you compare it to that manky yellow and green scouring sponge from the supermarket, there’s no contest. It actually reminds me of the Versace chain mail butterfly dress from the 90s! It’s made from stainless-steel rings and will last forever. And that’s a beautiful thing.
This handy little measuring cup is just flat out adorable. Use it for measuring laundry soap, sterilizing makeup tools and dosing out medicine. I use in on my vanity to hold Q-tips! Made from durable, high-fire porcelain, this cup deserves a spot on your vanity, too.
Made in Turkey (where all the best towels are from), this dishtowel isn’t just great for drying pots, glassware and dishes, drying hands and cleaning surfaces; it’s also good-looking enough to use as a generous napkin for dining al-fresco (or on the sofa).
Who knew a stylish door wedge existed? This hand-carved door stop is practical of course, but it’s also a little design moment—and miles more attractive than hooks or plastic door stops.
Composting is an easy way to get into the zero waste life, and this sleek vessel is attractive enough to leave out on the counter. (Plus, it comes with a carbon filter to block odors.)
We thought a good-looking dish rack didn’t exist until we found this sleek, modern version that you won’t mind leaving out next to the sink.