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04/08/2012 01:18 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

How Does Gilt Home Creative Director Tom Delavan Shop?

If you're looking to make small upgrades, Gilt Home, the popular flash sale site, might have just what you're looking for. The site is launching a special sale starting at 9PM, which will feature accessories hand-picked by Gilt Home's creative director Tom Delavan. What can you expect? "Things which aren't too loud, things you may not notice much at first but over time, you notice and really appreciate," Delavan says.

We spoke with Delavan more about decorating and entertaining at home, and also got a sneak peek of the sale to come. Just scroll down to see our chat with him, and check out the slideshow after for what you'll find in the upcoming sale.

What are items that each homeowner should always keep in the home?
A beautiful box on your bureau or in your entryway is incredibly practical. You can throw all the random, unattractive things that seem to accumulate -- dry cleaning receipts, loose change, keys, mail, etc. I think baskets and trays are really useful. Trays can make the random stuff that accumulates on a surface appear neater and more organized, while baskets transform a pile of towels, logs, or a stack of magazine into something that's visually interesting and decorative.

We feel like items for entertaining are one of the most fun things to shop for. But, it's easy to go overboard. So, what are your three must-haves?
I really believe that your everyday glasses need to be beautiful. Also, food looks best on white plates, but they don't necessarily need to be dull. A great vase is also essential for entertaining.

In your opinion, what's the quickest way to change up the look in a room with accessories?
Lighting is by far the most important element. Put dimmers on everything and go nuts with candles. I really like hurricanes on the mantle or a dining table. Also, a statement mirror can instantly transform a room.

Flip through the slideshow below to see some of the home pieces that will be in the special sale, which kicks off at 9PM EST. And, to see more, head over to gilt.com/home/sale/toms-sale.

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