Michelle Arnett's Favorite Things

Stationer Michelle Arnett shares her favorite home goods
Chris Edwards

Creative Blu, the cool custom-design stationery line launched by Michelle Arnett in 2001, found its inspiration in the marriage of her hand-finishing skills and her art director husband’s design expertise. The couple fused their talents to create their own line of handmade wedding invitations, stationery, custom business cards, and other posh paper wares crafted from unique materials like dried flowers, feathers, and Swarovski crystals. (You can check out the line at creativeblu.net.) Here, Arnett lets us in on the stylish accessories she keeps at home.










Snow & Graham Wrapping Paper
“I love this wrap. It’s beautiful and unique, so I keep it well stocked.”
$2.99 per sheet, Paper Skyscraper











Custom Stationery
“I sell sets of custom stationery or blank cards with envelope colors of your choice. These sets make awesome gifts!”
20 custom-designed pieces of stationery with envelopes, $50, Creative Blu











Feather Hair Clips
“I sell these beautiful feather clips and wear them all of the time;
they dress up my jeans and T-shirts!”
$5-$28 per clip, Mother Plucker Feather Company





Mixed Media Shag Rug
“I adore this rug. It makes me want to take off my shoes and walk all over it.”
$29, Urban Outfitters





Retro Bike Glasses
“I love anything from Paper Source, but these drinking glasses sure are cute.”
$16.95 for set of four, Paper Source











Jo Malone Vintage Gardenia Cologne
“I love Jo Malone because of the wide scent variety. You can even mix scents.”
$110, 3.4 oz., Neiman Marcus











Casablanca Lantern
“I have a few of these scattered around my office. They look so pretty at night, with a lit candle.”
$7.95, Z Gallerie











Frank Lloyd Wright: American Master
“Our house was inspired by a Frank Lloyd Wright home in Lake Tahoe. This book makes a great conversation piece when guests come over.”
$30, Barnes & Noble

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