In between helping to raise a family, putting together a solo piano show, and publishing his media company’s first book, John Legend somehow also made time to collaborate with Etsy to amplify the work of creators on the platform. The award-winning musician and entrepreneur—Legend owns LVE, a wine company, and Lovedº1, a skin care brand—has partnered with Etsy on a limited edition home decor and lifestyle collection, which he codesigned with a group of 11 women-owned, Black, and underrepresented shops.
The 23-piece collection, which debuts on June 6 (just in time for Father’s Day), is inspired by Legend’s own personal aesthetic, which he describes to Glamour as “a combination of craftsmanship, style, and functionality.” Color, texture, and comfort are guiding principles too. “Durability is also important because we have young kids running around,” Legend, who has three children with his wife, Chrissy Teigen, says. “We want it to look great, be great for entertaining, relaxing, and chilling around the house—and we want it to be great for our kids.”
The featured pieces are a mix of earthy ceramics (think mugs, coasters, planters, woven baskets), striped robes and graphic button-down shirts, and incredibly chic pet accessories.
The process of working with Etsy and its network of sellers was very organic, Legend says. He gave Etsy a mood board and style references of the things he likes to surround himself with, and they then helped him find the creators on the platform. “I wanted to highlight and uplift underrepresented sellers,” he says, “so we focused on women, people of color, and people from underrepresented groups.”
Check out a few collection highlights, below—and see which items John Legend and Chrissy Teigen have incorporated into their own home already.
UK-based artist Charlotte Manser from Charlottes Ceramic Art handmade a number of ceramic mugs, coasters, and pet bowls for the collection, ranging from $56 to $65 per piece. Gabriela Baiter from US-based Laylo Pets designed the geometric and striped dog beds, priced between $79 and $229, according to size.
“[Our dogs] love the striped dog bed and the water bowls,” Legend says. “We love them too, and they look good in our home—they match our aesthetic very well. They really fit the vibe at our house.”
This may come as no surprise to anyone, but Legend and Chrissy Teigen love a robe—and Sule Ozgoren, from the Atlanta-based shop Eastern Woven known for its striped Turkish towels and textiles, created two striped options (a long and short one) that are perfect for sharing. “Chrissy and I wear each other’s robes all the time,” he says, “so she’ll probably end up wearing mine.”
Statement decor (and the ideal Father’s Day gift)
Although many of the pieces in Legend’s collection can be considered accents, there are a few showstoppers—including this woven basket bowl from South Carolina creator CHSSweetgrass, and a minimalist vinyl storage unit from Polish studio Mo Woodwork that you’ll likely find in Legend and Teigen’s music-room-slash-piano-lounge.