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As the interior designer behind countless celebrity properties—not to mention The Row’s residential-in-spirit Melrose Place boutique—Courtney Applebaum has mastered the art of transforming a house into a home, thanks, in part, to her impeccable collection of antique treasures and her very own single-material accent pieces. Below, she shares the display-worthy essentials she can’t live without

Le Blanc

$22

Summer Verbena Laundry Wash

“The best detergent. I also love their collaboration with Yves Delorme. I’m the brand ambassador they never asked for.”

Smythson

$465

Bond Organizer in Panama

“I have to write everything down. This organizer lives up to its name.”

1stDibs

$675

Antique Hand-Blown Murano Glass Flute

“I love to collect these flutes and drink wine out of them. It makes for a more fun and fanciful experience.”

Eres

$371

Aquarelle One-Piece Swimsuit

“I only wear Eres bathing suits. The Aquarelle is a classic. I got it in cream this year and didn’t take it off all summer.”

Mariage Frères

$40

English Breakfast Tea Tin

I stopped drinking coffee a while ago and now have this tea every morning. I love it.”

Alain Ramie

$3,000

Picasso: Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works 1947-1971

“Books are a huge part of my research and inspiration. My library is what I consistently return to, and comprehensive catalogs like this are so important for the buying process. Plus, I love ceramics.”

The Row

$1,250

Astrea Striped Cotton-Poplin Shirt

“I love The Row shirts or a Charvet nightshirt to wear to the beach or to sleep.”

Polaroid

$119.99

Now Generation 2 i-Type Instant Camera

“We use our Polaroid when we have people over. I keep the photos in a silver box and love the memories. Plus, it makes everyone look great.”

Courtney Applebaum Design

$450

Seeded Glass Catch All

I haven’t lost my keys since I made this catchall. I think the glass is so stunning, and you can always use it as an ashtray.”

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