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By admin | November 11 2013
By Drew Taylor, Style Editor
The perfect accompaniment for holiday visits, housewarmings, or just brightening up your own space for the festive season, these charming décor gifts add a touch of luxe to any home.
With an extraordinary history that dates back to 1643, the house of Cire Trudon once crafted candles for the likes of Napoleon Bonaparte and Marie-Antoinette. This year’s limited edition offering, Nazareth, features festive notes of orange, cinnamon, and bourbon vanilla, ensconced in a hand-poured, oversized glass vessel that will last long after the holidays have ended ($490).
Crafted from combed bronze with rose quartz and pyrite game pieces, this Tic Tac Toe Set from A-list interiors expert and designer Kelly Wearstler is a major upgrade of the classic childhood game you once played with a pen and paper ($3,295).
Save your pennies for a rainy day, or just enjoy the whimsy this sculptural brass Bank in the Form of a Pig by Harry Allen for Areaware lends to a room. Find this and other conversation-starting objets d’art online at LibaStyle, a carefully curated collection of design-forward décor, must-have accessories, and gifts from around the globe ($200).
Luxury e-tailer Yoox.com commissioned a host of homegrown Italian designers—including Valentino, Marni and Giambattista Valli—to create a capsule collection of sophisticated tabletop and kitchen accessories called Byte into Italian Style. Dress up the table at your Thanksgiving feast with this punchy Missoni Home tablecloth, a site exclusive launching November 11 ($556).
This sleek set of three trays in glossy acrylic from designer Alexandra von Furstenberg makes for elegant entertaining, from tea time to cocktail hour. It’s just one of the many lust-worthy finds at GiftLab, a new one-stop-shop for high end holiday gifting from the creator of CoutureLab ($815).
Limited to just 10 individually numbered pieces, Cartier’s stately sterling silver and enamel clock is a stunning addition to a home office—and a keepsake they’ll treasure for generations (price available upon request).