15 HOME Essentials EVERYONE NEEDS! *Ultimate Guide to the Decorating the CAPSULE HOME*

15 HOME Essentials EVERYONE NEEDS! *Ultimate Guide to the Decorating the CAPSULE HOME*

Today we are going back to the basics of home decorating and chatting about the basic building blocks you need to create a foundation on which to build your home.

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Tables and Chairs: https://rstyle.me/+jOcGXCbyos1eQtUpja26rg
Beds: https://rstyle.me/+jOcGXCbyos1eQtUpja26rg
Down pillow inserts: https://rstyle.me/+nZucPxyr-kTpzwq5V28-1g
Duvet Down Insert: https://rstyle.me/+Kl5d39TYRI9yTkIbf-7Qwg

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Amazon Duvet: https://rstyle.me/+CHQn2nrZMXGs6dCJ-LYuFA
PB Velvet Covers: https://rstyle.me/+-SZXT0QmhV5P_N9h7C79sg
PB Linen Covers: https://rstyle.me/+Duyvh726TxnqgY0TREpdxA
Burke Home Velvet Covers: https://rstyle.me/+_dOivOsAXdrlAA6VU7-P8g
Amazon Velvet Covers: https://rstyle.me/+YGwBDQSLncnA7uSlFWhT1A
PB Fur Blanket: https://rstyle.me/+qfz9ZU6u9m_AlxCmtiSO_Q
Ikea blanket: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/ingrun-throw-gray-20409390/
More West Elm Blankets: https://rstyle.me/+g5IlWupNRBiq-4GPykFAvA
Cedarwood Moss Candle: https://rstyle.me/+QofZ7PbquFEEG39DTshNew
Sugared Birch: https://rstyle.me/+yK0LBvKEF7tbAPLNCwU8rQ
Match Holder: https://rstyle.me/+wCWeXYlBtnYvnOHW6CDROg
Glass Hurricanes: https://rstyle.me/+M_RhGTJ5Zwozv7KtwjFeTQ
Mercury Glass Lamps: https://rstyle.me/+U1kWEzxHa977PD8smbwqDw
Amazon Table Lamp: https://rstyle.me/+IselS29sLya231FvMYsglA
Amazon Floor Lamp: https://rstyle.me/+XORJJCkxHgyTWSt54V9kjQ
PB Rugs: https://rstyle.me/+z913ot4RF09R5jd1zgmPbA
Rugs USA: https://rstyle.me/+J86HqqEpGurfpBc-msfxHQ
Wayfair Rugs: https://rstyle.me/+s-zOlBvHyux1vIU4YfDZEw
Ikea Rugs: https://www.ikea.com/us/en/cat/large-medium-rugs-10692/
West Elm Rugs: https://rstyle.me/+AgwyV2-6ND7W9GKZov7sHg
Home Depot Mirror: https://rstyle.me/+Q_ciwGdQ7RNU-McOEqEi7A
Gold Mirror: https://rstyle.me/+Tmcy7f8L-dFqG7aK5evTvw
Favorite Art Sites:
Minted: https://rstyle.me/+3TrwDpo1gKZH9pnY72kBQg
Etsy: https://rstyle.me/+0icVetco7vZFdZYGksxr7Q
Pottery Barn: https://rstyle.me/+lAKWVgxSiBn-sTrxKewlXA
PB White Dishes: https://rstyle.me/+8s3nU_A4enjKaLd3S2nIJw
Amazon Black Dishes https://rstyle.me/+6MRNm-7kSYOKj8vf8V_l9Q
(and the white ones!) https://rstyle.me/+xzCTGz_wPcf3xbpRkFVLsQ
Stainless Flatware: https://rstyle.me/+CuXr5lIhEGCnwf1DTKF-pw
Black Flatware: https://rstyle.me/+lN1-SpDIc4-ueW0hfJemng
PB Vase: https://rstyle.me/+ka-RF1hqywHvpat4qOfyhA
Smoked Glass Vase: https://royaldesign.com/us/city-light-1?gclid=Cj0KCQiArvX_BRCyARIsAKsnTxPU2he-83ddT-UPJp1ZIpVVoSzWImFtS39r63IP7h5kG5Qk5OvvLA4aAhiZEALw_wcB#/142704
More Smoked Glass Vases: https://rstyle.me/+QiyvpN49hc1J5yn244_toA
More Fave Vases: https://rstyle.me/+70Hb5KNSOBskoXPv5jTBZg
Similar Marble Sphere: https://rstyle.me/+n7zvAnavUi3PZEkCd1_ogg
Glass Timer: https://rstyle.me/+DNlBfug20elfSNnh1goE6g
Crate and Barrel Tray: https://rstyle.me/+m8BRW3hQBVk8UL3ef2cHZA
Fave Signature Accessories: https://rstyle.me/+x0HHC4msAxvcCYe3vsytxw
Coffee Table Books: https://tinyurl.com/yxb24jo8

V’s Faves:
Black Top: https://rstyle.me/+PGGlciKkLrZ10p_YpcjR7A
Lipstick: Rouge Allure Long last Liquid Lip (stays on with a mask!!) in Timeless (how fitting!) https://rstyle.me/+UYH7N5XT-M2RdI0BcUso8Q
EyeShadow: Candeur et Séduction: https://rstyle.me/+5i4cHqOkm2UKC6e0R-Fuhg
Watch: Nordgreen: https://nordgreen.com/
Bracelet: https://rstyle.me/+dyJPetO0Rc6Cp8WX6HWeXg
Earrings: https://rstyle.me/+Bua0tITrnuqzcOauSHFtfA

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10 DESIGNER APPROVED IKEA Organization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBZk-Tyls1s&t=213s
BEST WHITE PAINT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fjtUXVK2U4&t=24s
Best BLACK PAINT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5Yuu1I-V-s&t=550s
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PAINT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATjPIHZh0Es&t=793s
STAGE Home Like a MILLION DOLLAR LISTING: https://youtu.be/EHGDj7aXq4w


  1. Marina Castaldo on May 1, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    too many ads! it’s basically impossible watching a video on your channel!

  2. USAMN Musclenut on May 1, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Wasn’t that wall black a few weeks ago…?

  3. Anna Reněe Squires on May 1, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    What do you think about a Bible on the coffee table?

  4. Kathryn Rose on May 1, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Loving binge watching your videos as I prepare to furnish my first place. My fave basic is plants! Crazy plant lady right here! So lush and calming.

  5. P S on May 1, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    Great ideas but Down inserts are a complete no no for me – the cruelty to those poor birds is unimaginable……I have a v high end insert that’s artificial fibers and works v well

  6. Pamela Spooner on May 1, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Thank you for this amazing video!

  7. Cathy Nykolaishyn on May 1, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    I forgot! I also buy special tea cups for my tea lovers

  8. Sharon Moore on May 1, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    I am really enjoying all your videos. Love the input about where to find items and your depth when talking about trends vs classics

  9. Laguna Candles on May 1, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Marzena Chodor on May 1, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    A double door in a single door frame?

  11. aMUSEher on May 1, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Silk comforters are amazing too. Light, yet warm…but pricey.

  12. Theresa Houck on May 1, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    My fav blanket was the herringbone-like one, black/white, with the long fringe. Where from?

  13. Edna Baldwin on May 1, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    Y ou are so much fun to watch. Your joyfulness is infectious.

  14. Adriana Barnard on May 1, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    I just got books for my night stand and now I’m using two of them to keep my cables in place they are so helpful and they’re interesting books too. So glad you mentioned books.

  15. Kim Hayes on May 1, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    Ironically, when recommending things from Amazon, you act as if Amazon is a manufacturer of the product. Why? Mention the brand instead.

  16. C D on May 1, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    I agree with almost all of your suggestions with the exception of down pillow inserts. There are so many alternatives that are cruelty free.

  17. Florence Cousin on May 1, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    I don’t understand the "coffee table book" thing. Maybe because I live in Europe. I have never seen a home with coffee table books. Most of the time, the coffee table is empty, or covered up with random magazines, or only decorated with a plant or a beautiful ashtray…
    We used to have the books and magazines we were reading on the coffee table, but it always got very messy. So we agreed to always put back the books in the bookcase when we go out of the sofa. It is way better now.
    Nice advices, though. I would definitely buy some vases. I have a few one, all are gifts, and none is my style. They are very glam, or traditional with a lot of colorful decor, and I like neutrals and scandinavian style 🙁 So all the 3 vases I didn’t yet purge are in the basement now, only one is used when someone offers me flowers (the least rococo one!)

  18. Veronica on May 1, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    I had a neighbor walk into my home and she asked me “now what them is this?” And I answered “I guess my theme is no theme”. Don’t get me wrong I love watching almost all decorating videos…even the themed ones but I love my “timeless” decor. Which is why I love watching your videos.

  19. Omonike Mama Maxx on May 1, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    What do you think about ruggabbles rugs? They are supposed to be washable rugs.

  20. MYX on May 1, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    What color is your wall??

  21. Patricia Lacatus on May 1, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Good Morning… thank you for the great info! Just wondering "which" duvet you prefer from Amazon??

  22. yesiownfrodo on May 1, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Was coffee table mentioned? I think I need one. the idea of the wood furniture just needing a new finish is brilliant

  23. Rica DaRipper on May 1, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Window treatments 😘

  24. Barb B. on May 1, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    YesValentina, please do a video on area rugs, sizing, etc.

  25. Veronixa Wardwell on May 1, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    Not down. Hurt no creatures….please! Faux down, leather, etc. Also more hypoallergenic ! Realllllly!

  26. Melissa Doyle on May 1, 2022 at 7:09 pm

    Amazing video! You are a joy to watch

  27. JovinMyHeart4Eva on May 1, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    House of Valentina,
    Can I ask why you’ve all moved over 20 times? I’m so curious. Was it to experience places to live around the world or was it work related reasons? Will you continue to move to different countries? Inquiring minds want to know. LOL 🤔

  28. Debra Mason on May 1, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    You make design look so easy and elegant. I love, "I just picked this up at Home Depot" 😉 "I’ve found some really great ones at target." "I got these from Amazon. "Fabulous!!! I’ve always loved finding the unexpected treasure… like the amazing rug I got at Home Goods for a steal. Thank you for your inspiration in the home and in your beauty, inside and out. You could totally be my laughing/sense of humor twin. God bless you and your family.
    Request: what do you look for when buying furniture/rugs, etc… online? I’m terrified of spending good money and hating it. Especially when you often have to pay to ship back. I spend hours reading reviews, but they often contradict each other. I need a bed and rugs right now, but store choices are limited and I have a hard time shopping. Pottery Barn is out of the budget right now. (E.g., how do you know how it’s going to feel, how plush or soft? What are your go-to tips for shopping online?
    Thank you!

  29. Shailyy on May 1, 2022 at 7:12 pm

    Thnx Valentina for sharing your valuable knowledge with us 🤩❤️
    Stay Blessed Stay Happy 😘🤗🥰🧚‍♀️🦄🌈🧿

  30. Cupcakelover on May 1, 2022 at 7:13 pm

    You hate Crate and Barrel???

  31. Elizabeth Rodriguez on May 1, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    New Subscriber here. Thanks for your content. I really relate to and enjoy your creative talent.

  32. Carol Apostolos on May 1, 2022 at 7:14 pm

    Valentina, PLEASE do a video on rugs. I love to decorate but selecting the proper style, size and color is so difficult. I need your help.

  33. Cyndie Allen on May 1, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    I have enjoyed your videos and the joy that is evident in each video that you exude. You obviously love what you do. I loved idea of signature accessories.

  34. Micky S. Mayer on May 1, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Such great ideas. I am looking forwards to checking out these basics as well as combining with minimalism.

  35. Mireya Haro on May 1, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    All great tips I I’m definitely going to look into changing my pillow inserts thanks Valentina 👍

  36. Janet Faulkner on May 1, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    I agree with so many of your tips! Love watching you.

  37. Topp Catt on May 1, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    My apartment is a little over 300 sq feet.
    Trust me, coffee table books are not essential. 🙂

  38. Nat Lanier on May 1, 2022 at 7:19 pm

    I am a brand new fan. I am just going back to your older you tube. Btw you look lovely with this lipstick color . It looks much nicer on you than the one with brown tint. I love everything else here. Thx.

  39. Gena C on May 1, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    That lipstick is FABULOUS on you

  40. Simar Kaur on May 1, 2022 at 7:23 pm

    Love it

  41. Cathy Nykolaishyn on May 1, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Something I have always had and still do is a tea kettle on the stove ready for company who ❤️ tea. Also it looks homey.

  42. Massiel Mendez on May 1, 2022 at 7:24 pm

    Hi Valentina! I love your Persian area rug. Looks amazing. Found one with same design in rugs USA but seems different in the colors. The one I found was grey the one you have has some black and cream color. Where did you buy yours? I have been searching everywhere.

  43. Cassie Thornburg on May 1, 2022 at 7:25 pm

    I love this video because we already have all of those basics! Thanks for making me feel like I’m doing the right thing!

  44. sankhulani on May 1, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    U remind of Julia louis drefus- u sound exactly the same…. same voice and same laugh!!

  45. Christine Millership on May 1, 2022 at 7:32 pm

    Hi Valentina, I live in Andalucia, Spain in the little mountain town of Velez Blanco. Our property is a cortijo, in the campo in the mountains…….a wonderful location. It is traditionally Spanish, with wooden ceiling beams, a log burner in the fireplace, tiled floors and white walls everywhere. My issue is that I want to make it more stylish and fresh……..my sofa furniture is grey linen, but I’m about to add caramel toned cushions to blend with the terracotta floors. I have a hotch potch of furniture woods throughout, however. Any advice on the approach? I’m thinking of painting various pieces but it’s probably not the right thing to do all in one colour per room. I have no curtains due to the persianas, but should I add them? I need a way of thinking to create the balance…….can you point me to a specific video of yours, please? And I love your approach by the way! My house in England was very much like your place today xx

  46. Lisa Godley on May 1, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    What size did you purchase for your Pottery Barn faux fur ruched throw blankets?

  47. J on May 1, 2022 at 7:34 pm

    Great video. I love your sand timer! I never see anyone mention anything about crystal pieces. I love them and I have quite a few that I have had for years. One such piece is a crystal clock by Shannon glass/Godinger that I won at a PTA meeting raffle when I was in the 5th grade! It is now over 20 years old (still works!) and It is sitting on my coffee bar next to a vintage crystal tray that holds my coffee and sugar. Next to that is a silver mug tree that holds my Godinger crystal coffee mugs. Are crystal/glass pieces out? I will never get rid of my crystal clock, but I am just wondering?

  48. witha G on May 1, 2022 at 7:36 pm

    Your lighting is really nice in this video, as well as your lipstick! 😉

  49. Lisa W on May 1, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    I’m interested in alternatives that so not use products that cause pain and suffering or even death to animals. I know the down is incredibly cruel and I would assume the camel hair is too. The Company Store does have down alternative inserts and comforters.

  50. Natasha Marmolejo on May 1, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    My son asked me this morning if we could watch the nice lady that gives us color and house advice, oh my goodness he already loves you like his mama does 😆

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