Wit & Delight is an inspiring lifestyle blog created by Kate Arends. In 2009, at the age of 24, Kate started the blog as she had a love for beautiful things, but wasn’t sure how to harness it into a distinct sense of style. Wit & Delight became Kate’s way of considering all areas where style is concerned, serving as a platform for her thought process in developing her own personal style. Today Wit & Delight has over 2.9 million followers and has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Women’s Wear Daily, Fast Company, New York Times, and Elle Decor, among other national publications.

As a local Minneapolis resource for Kate’s lighting and decor needs, we asked Kate to kindly pull some of her favorite items from our site. Here’s what she picked and why:

Kate Arends

Arteriors Home Calvin Antique Brass 31-Inch Chair

The perfect chair to for that corner of the room that you just don’t know what to do with. I love the Mad Men vibe I’m picking up.


Arteriors Home Trinity Small Wooden Boxes, Set of 2

I’m always on the lookout for beautiful and functional storage solutions to house all my treasures.


Arteriors Home Linden Walnut One Light Tripod Floor Lamp

I need this lamp for my house. With its Danish Modern design, it reminds me of my recent trip to Scandinavia.


Arteriors Home Zanadoo Antique Brass 12 Light Large Pendant

These pendant lights always evoke the 1960s for me. The brass finish and clean lines keep it fresh and modern, even today.


Arteriors Home Lennox Copper One-Light Dome Pendant

I’d love to inject a copper color into my kitchen. It’s unexpected and gives off a different, cooler hue than traditional brass.


Arteriors Home OConnor Smoke Decanters, Set of 3

I love replacing bottles with decanters. It provides a clean alternative to a mix of bottles.


Arteriors Home Morris Antique Brass Torchiere, Set of 2

Torchieres are a great alternative to candles or desk lamps. These are such conversation starters and you can customize the bulb to fit your needs.


Arteriors Home Ira Antique Brass Rectangle Floor Mirror

We’ve been in the market for a full length mirror for the house. The brass frame provides a rich, warm glow.


Arteriors Home Myrtle Black Bar Cart

Just in time for holiday entertaining. I love clean lines, and this minimal bar cart fits the bill. Those decanters I’ve been eyeing would love magnificent with this.


Arteriors Home McKinley Clear Seven-Light Fixed Chandelier

This chandelier is a definite focal point for any home. If only we had higher ceilings!


Arteriors Home Lonny Vintage Brass Two-Light Electrified Wall Sconce

Transform your wall sconce into a work of art. The pinhole design diffuses the light while the brass provides a warm glow.


Arteriors Home Geo Wood and Iron Sculptures, Set of Seven

For me, good design incorporates simplicity. These sculptural pieces represent good design in transforming the everyday into something more.

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