Sneak Peek: 5 Things We Love From Ellen DeGeneres’s New Home Collection

10/24/2014 at 11:23 AM ET

Ellen DeGeneres
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As a kid, Ellen DeGeneres used to wander through other people’s homes with her mom, who sold real estate. But the comedian, who is launching her first housewares collection on QVC, couldn’t have imagined the impact it would have on her future.

In a video for the network, she explained how those early walk-throughs with her mother influenced her. “I got to see how other people decorated, and for whatever reason, I was drawn to that, I was drawn to other people’s aesthetics and what they chose,” she told QVC.

Now she’s the one doing the choosing. In July, InStyle reported that DeGeneres would be starting E.D., her own lifestyle brand with Christopher Burch, co-founder of the Tory Burch label. The QVC collection that she will debut tonight (8 p.m. EST) is called “E.D. on Air” and includes linens, tableware, holiday decorations and kitchen items. Judging from the products, her own style tends to veer towards graphic and modern, with a focus on clean lines and vivid pops of color.

Here’s a fun factoid about the brand’s name: “E.D.” is pronounced like “Ed” (as in Burns). “Ed is my nickname and Portia has called me Ed for a long time,” DeGeneres said. “Because it’s very personal to me, only people who really know me call me Ed, but now that I’m going to share my design aesthetic with the world … everyone gets to call me Ed now.”

Check out our five favorite items (all $30 or less!) from Ellen’s, er, Ed’s, er, E.D.’s new collection:

These pun-tastic missives mix two of DeGeneres’s great loves: Humor and animals.

Courtesy QVC

Morning coffee gets a makeover when it’s served in a brightly colored mug with a distinctive pattern.

Porcelain Mugs
Courtesy QVC

The whimsical, white-on-white stylings of this candle give it an almost Jonathan-Adler–inspired vibe. And no worries if the rabbit isn’t your spirit animal: It’s also available as a bear or a squirrel.

Bunny Candle
Courtesy QVC

Your party guests will be purring with delight over the fun, curvy shape of this cheese board and matching spreader.

Cheese Board
Courtesy QVC

Does your thumb tend to be more black than green? No one needs to know that these adorable, realistic-looking cacti aren’t the real deal. Each set comes with three elegant glass planters, which would look lovely suspended over a sunny window area.

Cheese Board
Courtesy QVC

—Lexi Dwyer

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ausscyn on

The only thing that would make these sell is Ellen’s name. No creativity at all…..

myuntidydesk on

I was a little underwhelmed by the collection, but I am sure that she is starting out small. I turned on QVC just to see her and she was hilarious. I’d consider buying from her in the future.

Guest on

What’s so wonderful about this stuff? Same crap that’s at Kmart and target

person on

nice and original

Petra Mantyla on

You are my inspiration, I have few web logs and often run out from brand :).

Roger Mahli on

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