1. A Classic: The papasan chair has been a popular Pier 1 pick for its drop-in cushy comfort and budget-friendly price. The bamboo base gets a spring fling of flower cushioning for the season in bright pink wildflowers or a blooming red rose with a bonus pillow to match. Brown-stained natural rattan bowl with high-gloss lacquer, 45-1/4-inch diameter, $49.95, 27.5-inch base $30, 49-inch diameter floral cotton cushion $80. At Pier 1, 7676 Voice of America Drive, West Chester. (513) 759-7630 or www.pier1.com.
2. Butterflies: These elegant harbingers of summer are delicate, color-shot reminders of Mother Nature's cleverness. Pottery Barn's embroidered beauties appear on vintage sand-and-cream linen-like ticking, bringing a flutter of brightness to a powder room or guest bath. Two 15-by-22-inch towels, $19. At Pottery Barn, 7875 Montgomery Road, Kenwood. (513) 794-0705 or www.potterybarn.com.
3. Instant Raised Bed: Just because you want a raised garden bed doesn't mean you have to know your way around a toolbox or settle for the utilitarian railroad tie look. The Art of the Garden in Woodland, Calif., has turned recycled sheet metal into an instant no-tools-needed raised garden bed kit. The M Brace is a set of four 13-inch high by 11-inch wide recycled sheet metal corner brackets with braces on the flip side. You determine the size and provide the wood, slipping it into the slots. Voila. The joy is that you can make them any size you want; it's the length of your boards that determines the size. The braces come in nine whimsical patterns, and they are "guaranteed to rust" to a patina "” or you can spray paint them. Set of four corners $139.99. But watch the video first to see how easy it is. At Art of the Garden.
(530) 662-2224 or www.artofthegarden.net.
4. The KickSweep: This may be the closest thing to a self-cleaning floor on the market "” and a dream for parents of toddlers and pet owners especially. The accessory to Beam Central Vacuum Systems fits into a cabinet footing and sucks up crumbs and debris swept into the inlet mouth. Black, bisque and white, the $200 value is being offered free by Kirkwood's Sweeper Shops as a home show special until the end of June with the purchase of a Beam system. At Kirkwood's Sweeper Shop, 11949 Montgomery Road, Montgomery. (513) 683-7900 or
5. Nature's Furniture: "Recycled" doesn't begin to describe Arhaus Furniture's Merritt Occasional pieces. Made of artfully constructed twigs and branches gathered from Indonesian beaches, these scraps are then bundled and nailed to create each piece, topped with a protective carnauba wax coating and finished with glass. End table, 18 by 18 by 22 inches, $429; coffee table 38 inches round, 16 inches high, $829 (look for sale prices). At Arhaus Furniture, 5505 Deerfield Blvd., Mason. (513) 770-5800 or www.arhaus.com.
6. Instant Pendant Chic: No need to call an electrician to convert a can light into an elegant pendant. The adaptor screws into any recessed can light "” no additional wiring needed "” and a built-in cord spindle lets you adjust the drop. Kit includes shade, 6-inch cord and 8-1/2-inch ceiling canopy. It's shown here with a script pattern shade, a fabric style popping up everywhere on accessories recently. This one is called Document. Available with 10-to-18-inch diameter shades, $79-$99. At Ballard Designs, 8939 Union Centre Blvd., West Chester. (513) 603-1333 or www.ballarddesigns.com.