Crate & Barrel x Laura Kim "Brings Fashion Home" — Our Style Editor Shares Her 12 Favorite Pieces

The Oscar de la Renta and Monse co-creative director hits a home run with this botanical homeware collection — and it costs less than you’d think

Crate & Barrel x Laura Kim Home collection
(Image credit: Crate & Barrel)

When high fashion meets homeware, you know you’re in for a treat. Over the years, we’ve seen some of fashion's most creative minds transition from runway to rolling pins — even if just for a season. Most recently, Laura Kim, co-creative director of Oscar de la Renta and Monse, made her debut into the world of interiors with Crate & Barrel. Their collaborative collection (already a fan-favorite) can best be described as a garden romance.

The botanical-inspired kitchenware, table decor, and furniture echo what you might have already admired on Laura’s idyllic, floral-filled Instagram feed, made available from one of our favorite home decor brands. Think marble pinch bowls, delicately dipped dish towels, and fluted glassware — it’s all in the details. While the pieces are undeniably elevated, each one is designed with real life top of mind, reflecting both Laura Kim's culinary talent and Crate & Barrel’s practical sensibilities.

‘I’m never interested in creating something that already exists. Whether I’m designing for the runway or creating a recipe for a dinner party, I want to create something new,’ Laura explains. ‘Partnering with Crate & Barrel allowed me to do just that, to create unique pieces that bring a whimsical yet modern edge into your home.’

Despite the collection’s fanciful roots, you’ll be delighted to discover prices starting at just $6.95. The variety is impressive — salad plates, rugs, even a ceramic dog pie vent. While most of us can’t splurge on the entire collection, I took the pleasure of sifting through every piece (still cheaper than an Oscar de la Renta dress, I tell myself).

My 12 favorites that prove a fashionista’s taste transcends categories. True style, embodied by this Crate & Barrel collection, is about living a life of ubiquitous beauty.

Crate & Barrel x Laura Kim Home collection

(Image credit: Crate & Barrel)

Crate & Barrel x Laura Kim

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According to Sebastian Brauer, Senior Vice President of Product Design, Crate & Barrel, ‘Each piece embodies a signature blend of timeless elegance, craftsmanship, beauty and modern innovation, coming together as a collection that brings fashion home.’

Is Crate & Barrel good quality?

In short: Yes! The retailer has earned a special place in my heart. Growing up in Los Angeles, I often visited Crate & Barrel stores with my family, especially when preparing for hosting brunches, dinners, or family gatherings. We’d pick out stemware, plates, and seasonal items — my mother had a strong affinity, to put it lightly, for purchasing new throw pillows. From napkin rings to chairs, I have quite a bit of Crate & Barrel experience under my belt, and I've always been impressed.

Crate & Barrel lives up to its high-end reputation by using only the best materials. It’s not just about the look of a spoon; it’s about the weight of it — quality makes all the difference. In the Crate & Barrel x Laura Kim collection, expect durable materials, including ceramics, recycled glass, and solid oak wood. These items might not be the cheapest in their category, but if you’re looking for timeless quality and masterful construction, they’re well worth the investment.

Style Editor

Formerly covering fashion at L’Officiel USA, style maven Julia Demer brings her love of design to Livingetc’s world of interiors. As the title’s Style Editor, Julia's work reflects a sharp eye for detail and an innate passion for aesthetics. Her journey began with a strong foundation in design, honing her craft at renowned establishments like The Row and even establishing her own eponymous fashion brand. Julia’s design background is evident in the way she thoughtfully curates shopping edits, always maintaining a focus on emerging trends while preserving timeless sensibilities. For Julia, fashion and interiors go hand in hand, reflecting her lifelong commitment to perfecting the art of style.