Designer Sockets


Pair this woodgrain wallpaper from Anthropologie with an antique brass socket plate from Restoration Hardware for a mid-century mod look.  

Pair this woodgrain wallpaper from Anthropologie with an antique brass socket plate from Restoration Hardware for a mid-century mod look.  

Masculine grey tartan wallpaper from Graham & Brown looks great with this secondhand brushed nickel socket plate. 

Masculine grey tartan wallpaper from Graham & Brown looks great with this secondhand brushed nickel socket plate. 


Socket, outlet, plug -whatever you call it, you probably look at a handful of them a day. Whether it's to charge your phone or plug in your hair dryer, you probably don't pay much attention to it. 

But why? We are more dependent on these little wall sockets than ever before, yet we neglect them. At Alder New York we believe that everything should look good, from your personal care products all the way to the socket in your living room. 

Regardless of whether you rent or you own, a simple socket plate switch out can take your home from basic to designer in a matter of minutes. Here's a few ideas for dressing up this practical essential of the modern home.   


Sometimes simplicity is key. Pair a powder pink wall with a black socket and white porcelain cover plate.

Sometimes simplicity is key. Pair a powder pink wall with a black socket and white porcelain cover plate.