Gift Guide For The Decorista
The holidays are right around the corner, and perhaps you’ve been struggling with what gifts to get the savvy Design Decorista in your life? Well if you have a decorating maven at home, I’ve got the perfect little list – sure to set her eyes all aglow!
1. & 2. Velvet & Metallic Luxury
Chic, shaggy, and glamorous – the Metallic Stripe Pillow $59, and Velvet Applique Pillow in Copper $39 from West Elm are two fabulous items every design aficionado is sure to quickly fall in love with.
3. Sassy Java
Brunette The Label out of Vancouver is a fun and fearless company offering up bold and sassy sayings on numerous accessories and clothing items… you might not have heard of them before, but you’ll surely recognize their super popular sweatshirts when you catch them waltzing down the street; Fries Before Guys coffee mug $25.
4. Pewter Love
Keep all your cards and cash in one safe spot with the extra cute Cross Body Saddle Bag … metallic leather-alternative with snap close front and adjustable strap, this little gem can be dressed up or dressed down to perfection. $40 from Gap.
5. Coffee Table Fodder
Who doesn’t love a sexy looking coffee table book? The Things That Matter by Nate Berkus hardback isn’t just another pretty face that will sit unread: inside you’ll find never-ending inspiration and design ideas for those with a penchant for classic and organic spaces. $54, available at Chapters.
6. Tech Pretty
This leather Sliding Mirror Case for iPhone 7 comes in a vintage floral print inspired by Italy’s vine-strewn balconies. A practical two-in-one features a slide-out mirror at the bottom so that it can be used for touch-ups on the go; $68 from Tory Burch.
7. Wooden Charm
Simple, sophisticated, and the perfect shelf accessory or office paper weight, these Petrified Wood Objects $41-$62 from West Elm are an easy shoe-in for those who love a little unconventionality in their lives.
When in doubt, candles are always a fail-proof and beautiful gift… this Voluspa Lidded Glass Jar Candle in the scent Branche Vermil has a delicious scent and comes in a speckled mercury glass container. $38 from Indigo.
9. Black & White
Abstract photography is still a really hot design trend this year, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Art is so subjective, and meant to be played with – so don’t worry about trying to match your Decorista’s existing style too much. Pineapple by Style In Form is a fun canvas piece, with ample presence at 39”x55”: $599 from Urban Theory Design.
10. Wrap It Up
The Diamond Mosaic Blanket – an essential in colder, breezier climates – is made from pure Australian wool chosen for its exceptional quality and softness. Perfect draped around stylish shoulders or over the side of a chair, the fringed edges are finished by hand, and the signature diamond mosaic pattern was designed specifically for Aritiza; $85.
11. Moroccan Flavor
The rustic and round Banda coffee table, made of solid mango wood has a funky white-wash finish and adds a Moorish vibe to neutral spaces needing a dose of something different. $1389 from Urban Theory Design.
12. Uber Chic Wallpaper
And last – but definitely not least! – a new favorite of mine can be found in the collection of chic wallpapers offered through Bohemian retailer Anthropologie; perfect for adding a dash of drama in a powder room or as a feature wall, the Edith pattern is but one of many designer styles available now at www.anthropologie.com. $88 per role.