Here with her husband, Roger Berman, Rachel shows off her favorite kitchen appliance: the LG QuadWash Dishwasher. (From $650, lgquadwash.com)
FOR THE ENTRYWAY
Wow your guests upon arrival with a cheeky mat and bold wallpaper (which is removable!) that instantly set the tone for your decor personality.
West Elm Hey Good Lookin’ Coir Doormat, $29, westelm.com
FOR THE LIVING ROOM
Gather the fam for movie night cuddled under cozy blankets, grab a book from your shelf of beloved reads or entertain visitors in a room whose scent is calm and inviting.
Jonathan Adler Nixon Baby Alpaca Throw, $295, jonathanadler.com; Kate Spade New York Zadie Drive Hand Book Ends, $50, katespade.com; Henri Bendel Eucalyptus & Sea Salt Scented Candle, $45, henribendel.com
FOR THE BEDROOM
Upgrade your sanctuary with charming details that are anything but snoozeworthy: a handwoven laundry basket, sassy embroidered pillows and a stack of graphic, personalized trays for breakfast in bed.
The White Company Seagrass Laundry Basket, $264, us.thewhitecompany.com; Hill House Home Your Side/My Side
Pillowcase Set, $160, hillhousehome.com; Mark & Graham Patterned Lucite Tray, $99 each, markandgraham.com
FOR THE NURSERY
Make your little one’s haven kid-friendly, with touches that’ll stay relevant as they grow up.
FOR THE KITCHEN
Stylist and designer Rachel Zoe took a break from hosting guests to give Star the 411 on entertaining — and cleaning up!
If you were to host your fantasy dinner party, who would be your guests?
Oprah or Michelle Obama. And for Rodger, Jerry Garcia.
What are your tips for hosting at home?
Be present when you have guests! You don’t want to be running around when they arrive. Have as much prepared as possible and save cleanup until after they leave!
How do you split up chores at home?
Rodger and I both load the dishwasher. The LG QuadWash marries form and function: It has four spray arms instead of two and saves a lot of time. He then takes out the garbage, but I always make breakfast for our sons.
What’s your must-have hostess gift?
I love to gift something for the home — a throw blanket or a coffee-table book.