Every style star has her tropes. What would Katharine Hepburn have been without her wide-leg pants (radical at the time), or Liz Taylor sans her turbans and diamonds? The editors of CQ have a few looks on rotation, too—we're guilty of loyally loving pieces, patterns and even plants again and again. Here are 120 of them.
It should always herald "hello!"
Dare we call them ... voluptuous? High-gloss curves have made these a designer go-to. ().
The playful, timeless wall-coverings that Albert Hadley dreamed up with Harry Hinson.
You have one, your home should too.
It doesn't have to be colorful.
In your living room. They say, at a glance,"I'm always up for a picnic and a G&T."
The intricate motifs hail from the East and supply easy opulence. ($599,)
Full skirt. Round table. Instant femininity.
Whether you're reviving planks with a fresh coat or adding a herringbone pattern.
Even in miniature, it provides a dose of far-flung allure. ()
Curios collected on your travels across the world, or across town at an estate sale.
Like jewelry, they're both needless and necessary.
Of lamps. Of settees. Of anything. Symmetry works.
As a rule, go for as many small sources of light as you dare.
Graceful and nap-friendly.
Elegance is sitting down at a well-lit table to apply your makeup.
What's more enchanting than dinner in the garden, even when you're inside?
With breathing room.
Brooke Astor owned 218 pieces. You? ($120, )
Let's hear it for Blue Onion: Born in the 18th century and still got it. ()
Soft but sturdy stripes underfoot make for an ideal foundation in workhorse rooms like the kitchen. ()
Not too few, not too many.