Style: A New Look at Home

Two furniture companies take an eclectic approach to home shopping

Eclectic style dominated fall fashion runways, and now two home-furnishings giants are applying a similar, offbeat and personalized look to everyday items like upholstered sofas and margarita glasses. With the launch of its new website, Crate and Barrel is taking the "look what I found" approach to shopping for home furnishings and accessories. The lifestyle site, designed with graphics based on international travel signs guiding shoppers through eight categories including "live," "eat," "work" and "party," sells a random mix of modern furnishings like boldly colored sectional sofas ($389-$599) and entertaining essentials like tiny square wasabi plates ($2.95), in...

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