If your gift list has a person with cool, effortless style, impress her with modern design. Between the geographic lines and clean finishes, these minimalist accents are anything but boring. Whether you opt for a polished vase or a contemporary ornament, these affordable picks are sure to impress the design-lover on your shopping list!Shop the entire gift list after the break!
There's a reason why kilim rugs are becoming a favorite among interior designers; they're old but modern, eclectic yet trendy, and bold but somehow astonishingly adaptable. Hailing from a region that spans from the Balkans to Pakistan, these tapestry-woven carpets were traditionally used as prayer rugs. While some smaller versions still serve that purpose, secular design buffs are scooping them up for their striking color and pattern combinations.
Above, designer Amber Lewis uses a rainbow-hued kilim to anchor the dining section in her LA home — a smart tip for defining separate spaces in an open layout. She balances the rug's busy design with a streamlined dining table and modern dining chairs but uses pillows to pull in the rug's palette.
In this bedroom by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design, the bright rug balances the moodiness of the charcoal-painted wall and ceiling. Just like in Amber's dining room, sleek, midcentury pieces prove to be the perfect counterpoint.
Updating your home can be a huge undertaking and cost a lot of money, but it doesn't have to be! For under $100, simple updates like a coat of paint, cabinet hardware, or even a new rug can make a big impact without a big budget. Whether you're looking to update your kitchen or outdoor space, consider these affordable essentials — no contractor or plumber needed!
Whether you're shopping for an avid gamer, bike lover, or tech junkie, these pieces prove that even the most practical items can have design appeal! Capturing some of our favorite trends in the tech and interiors world, these gifts are sure to please any style-savvy geek.
We're ready to face Winter — in the comfort of our homes, that is. Whether your idea of keeping cozy includes festive decorating or finding the perfect travel mug for sipping hot cocoa on the go, we've got just the thing! Keep reading to discover the chic home finds we're adding to our holiday wish list.
We'd happily serve as the third wheel in a weekend of vintage shopping with husband-and-wife team Scott Jarrell and Kristan Cunningham — especially if it meant riding along in their 1963 Chevy truck! The couple's LA-based design firm and newly opened interiors store, Hammer and Spear, demonstrates their knack for nailing effortlessly cool interiors.
Whether you're exploring their brick-and-mortar store or trolling the ecommerce site, you're bound to end up with something in your cart. Since they're pros at sniffing out the best vintage finds and artisanal treasures, we decided to find out which items are topping their gift and wish lists. Take a look at the things they're dying to get and give this holiday season!
What's on Their Wish List:
Kristan: I'm not super girlie, in the sense that I don't have a ton of bags, and the ones I do have I keep for years. There's absolutely nothing that this Clare Vivier clutch ($210) won't go with — from jeans and a white t-shirt to a little black dress, so it makes for a great staple. And it can hold so much!
Scott: The whole Triumph & Disaster line of products are must haves, but the Stash Box ($150) packages them all nice and tidy, with beautiful imagery — it even comes with a shaving brush!
Scott: When a product is well-designed, made with quality materials, and expertly crafted, there’s no need for a bunch of bells and whistles. Mifland’s bags are simple and timeless, and the two-tone on this one ($415) is a simple detail that provides tons of impact. These guys nailed it.
Kristan: Vanja Bazdulj is a crazy talented London-based designer, making handcrafted tableware out of slab-built clay. Her shapes are simple and raw, and the drawings are childlike, but the pieces are remarkably sophisticated. I have a feeling that coffee would taste better out of one of her mugs ($41).
Keep reading to see what they're planning on giving this year!
It's a fact we can't deny: some pets are just more fashionable than others. So, this holiday season, when a squeaky chew toy just won't do, we're bringing out the industry big guns — do Ralph Lauren, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton ring any bells? — to help you give a gift worthy of your most fabulous feline or discerning dog. Click through for the ultimate designer pet accessories that bring new meaning to "best in show."
The piece: Alex and Ani Metallic Daze Bangle Set
The price: $358
Why we want it: They say it's better to give than to receive, but we don't think holiday shopping is that cut-and-dry. We had to do some soul searching when we came across this sleek set of studded, spiked, sparkly silver bracelets. From Alex and Ani, a jewelry brand known for its expandable bangles, these accessories make the perfect present — they fit any wrist! Plus, you can wear them all together to make a serious statement or one at a time for a more delicate approach to holiday styling. Everyone on your list will love them. Our recommendation? Buy an extra set for yourself so you don't miss out on the fun. Or hey, if you've got to, buy one, keep a bangle for yourself, and share the rest with your five favorite ladies. What they don't know won't hurt 'em.
We're always a sucker for shiny things, including extrasparkly party purses during the holiday season! Sure, there are endless options on the market, but why not create something that's one-of-a-kind? Create the perfect clutch in just two steps! We promise, you (and your clutch) are sure to be the hit of the party.