The Unique Piece Of Crate And Barrel Furniture Hilary Duff Keeps In Her Living Room

While actress Hilary Duff has a glamorous interior design style, she also knows that a home is meant to be lived in. She shares her Beverly Hills house with her husband and two kids, and while it may not look like it at first glance, many of her furniture pieces have signs of wear and tear, like water marks on the credenza and marker scribbles on the coffee table. This is because Duff has the mindset that furniture is meant to be used and not just put on display. "I care a lot about interior design, and I do like to invest in furniture — but furniture that I feel like I'm going to love and reuse in many different ways, and also that my kids can, like, climb on and beat up a little bit," she tells Architectural Digest. "Now, it feels like our family's home." 

One of the pieces that she allows her family to enjoy is her unique cabinet, sold at Crate and Barrel. This piece, which is located in the living room, has cane doors, spindly legs, and a unique drum shape. Because it's such a sturdy piece of furniture, Duff's son used to like to climb inside and hide beneath the top shelf.  

Details about the Crate and Barrel cabinet

While Hilary Duff chose the natural color, there are two other options for this cabinet from Crate and Barrel in charcoal and whitewash. Made out of solid white oak and oak veneer, the unique piece, which costs $2,249, was created by designer Leanne Ford. Because the top is shaped like a drum and the bottom has a straight shelf, this piece has the perfect mix of round and sharp edges. While it's made to hold alcoholic drinks in the cubbies and on the shelf inside the drum, Duff uses it simply as a decorative piece of furniture.

On Crate and Barrel's website, this cabinet has a 4.9-star rating. "This piece is so unique," one person comments. "I searched high and low for something comparable — there just isn't anything like this out there. It's a quality piece of furniture, and now the focal point in our dining room. Couldn't be happier with our purchase." Those who want to use it as a wet bar may want to keep it in the dining room or kitchen, while those who prefer it to simply be a decorative piece could display it in the living room. 

How to design around this cabinet

If you want to add this round cabinet to your home, there are a few ways to make it look like it belongs in your space, as demonstrated by Hilary Duff (via YouTube). For starters, because it's such a beautiful statement piece, place it against a wall that's not too cluttered. This will allow the design to really shine without looking overshadowed. Similarly, keep the decorations on the bottom shelf pretty basic, as you don't want them to take away from the look of the cabinet, either. Arranging a stack of books, a small sculpture, or a decorative bowl on the surface would look great. 

Because this Crate and Barrel cabinet has a mid-century modern flare, pairing it with other elements with the same vibe will give your home a cohesive look. Pin-style legs, sleek lines, and natural colors make up the base of this style. On top of that, layer on pops of color, as Duff does with pinks and blues in her home. Mixing elements is also important, so pair this natural cane cabinet with other upholstered, metal, and wooden pieces of furniture.