Burke Decor Whole Home Box Review – May 2015
Burke Decor recently launched a subscription box service. They offer two different options: A Spa Box, or a Whole Home Box. (If you go with the Spa Box, you can pick from Cool + Fresh, Warm + Earthy and Floral + Fruit).
I love the idea of home decor subscription boxes, and I wish there were more of them, so I immediately signed up for the Whole Home Box.
Since they are just starting this subscription, it looks like they are still working out a few of the details. The day I received my Burke Box I also received this email:
Thank you so much for subscribing to our brand new subscription box service. We are so excited to share our products on a regular basis!
You first box is on its way to you! We wanted to follow-up and let you know that in our rush to send out the first shipment of boxes, we had a handful that were packed a little too lightly. We will be sending some supplemental goodies your way to complete the full box. So sorry for the inconvenience, we are working out a few kinks on our end to bring you a delightful assortment on a regular basis. Your supplement box will ship out within 2-3 business days.
Please let us know if you have any questions!
So I decided to wait until the second box arrived to do the review – this review covers both shipments meant for one month.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Burke Box
The Products: A selection of 3 to 4 of our editors’ favorite products. Boxes are curated to your spa profile. Choose from Cool + Fresh, Warm + Earthy and Floral + Fruit. If you don’t want a spa-specific box, try our Whole Home Burke Box, featuring an assortment of of the moment home accoutrements.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to you Wishlist or Subscribe List!
Trina Turk Embroidered Napkins – Retail Value $54 (On Sale for $32)
I’m not sure if these should have come with some sort of packaging – but they arrived just as pictured here. I’m all about getting a Trina Turk home item at a discount though – especially since I would never spend $50+ on cocktail napkins.
Roost Golden Berry Champagne Flutes – Value $32
These are beautiful. (Again – no Roost packaging – but they did come wrapped in bubble paper). I wish they weren’t hand wash only, but I guess that’s the price you pay for hand painted glasses!
Vagabond Vintage Appetizer Plates (2) – Value $14.50
These are sold in sets of four, so that kind of added to the somewhat weird feeling of nothing coming in its original packaging. That feeling aside, these work well with our decor so they will be used.
Mini Verdict: My first impression of this box: good quality brands, a little strange that nothing comes in its original packaging, and not thrilled with the value.
Fortunately that’s not my final verdict! Onto the second box:
This box came with an apology note:
I’m really impressed with how proactively Burke Decor dealt with the issue of not sending out boxes that were complete.
Canvas Tinware Mug in Slate – Value $12
I love this mug! It is designed to look like vintage, distressed metalware enamel mugs, but it is actually stoneware and diswasher safe!
I think this is my new morning tea mug!
Ferm Living Paper Napkins – Value $8
Christian Lacroix Papier Notebook – Value $18
I love Ferm Living designs, and can always use paper napkins. This notebook is beautiful too. (And these items are in their original packaging!)
9 Space Turkish Cotton Blanket – Value $76
My favorite item in the box! This is the perfect summer throw/blanket, and it is made with 100% Turkish cotton. Plus it is reversible:
Verdict: I paid $61 for this box ($55 plus shipping) and I received nearly $200 worth of products counting both boxes. I’m so impressed with the value and the quality of the brands included. If they keep sending boxes with this kind of value – I don’t care if things don’t come in their original packaging.
I’m curious to see what next month brings though – part of me wonders if the second shipment was extra good to make up for the first, and if we’ll get a better sense of this subscription in the coming months.
So… so far so good! I’m impressed with how they handled the issues with the first box – and I almost forgot to mention – the actual boxes themselves are fabulous! I will be reusing them for storage or gifting.
What do you think of the Burke Decor Whole Home Box?