Holiday Gifts We Would Splurge For!

We usually stick to useful, fun, and affordable gifts in our gift giving series, but sometimes you may just want a little something “unnecessary” or “indulgent” for your special someone.  Just because they may be a little pricier than our usual blog items doesn’t mean they’re less deserving of a spot on our list.  Here are some of my favorites!

 

Kolman Artisan Glass is one of my FAV artists.  Connie creates the most beautiful pieces of glass in just about every color you could think of.  Her work is usually custom projects, but this year she has created these beautiful trays with her signature art glass bases.  Totally functional, it is a piece of usable art for your lucky recipient!

Kolman Artisan Glass

Kolman Artisan Glass

 

I was in the Kravet Boston Showroom with a client and walked past the fabric used on this throw.  My client stopped in his tracks and couldn’t believe how soft and cozy it was.  Yes, there are faux fur throws everywhere this season, but trust me, this is the softest you’ll find!

Adrienne Faux Fur Throw-Kravet

Adrienne Faux Fur Throw-Kravet

 

Here’s the perfect blend of a set of glasses that are different, yet classic.  The weight and feel of these glasses makes anything you’re drinking taste even better!

Mixed Vintage Shot Glasses- Williams Sonoma

Mixed Vintage Shot Glasses- Williams Sonoma

 

Jonathan Adler always has some of my favorite unique takes on “ho-hum” items.  Perk up your bartender’s day with one of these sets for a stylish home bar.

Malachite Decanter- Jonathan Adler

Malachite Decanter- Jonathan Adler

 

I saw this bench in the Currey and Co. showroom in Atlanta and was taken aback by it’s uniqueness.  Pictures don’t do it justice, as it is a piece of art for your yard.  Maybe a splurge for that gardener on your list?

 

Beacon Faux Bois Bench- Currey and Company

Beacon Faux Bois Bench- Currey and Company

 

Who doesn’t need a cozy spa robe? Personalize it and you’ve created a very special gift.  And Matouk is (always) as cozy as it gets!

Matouk robes

Matouk robes

 

A simple set of crisp, white, embroidered sheets is a great gift idea for that new homeowner.  They have enough housewares, so treat them to a good night’s sleep!

Embroidered Sheet Set- Serena & Lily

Embroidered Sheet Set- Serena & Lily

 

What gifts would you splurge for?

GET THE LOOK: Pair Rustic with Luxe

Juxtaposing two completely opposite styles in your home can sometimes be genius, or a total disaster.  Two styles that WE love to pair up are rustic and luxe!  Choosing your large pieces of furniture to be more rustic will allow for you to choose glamorous accents and décor that will really pop!

 

 

For the Bedroom

 

Harbour Cane Bed, Serena & Lily

Harbour Cane Bed, Serena & Lily

Lou Lou, Frette

Lou Lou, Frette

For your bed, choosing a rustic frame like this one from Serena & Lily makes for the perfect canvas to add luxurious bedding.  Bedding with silk, rosettes, or ruffles would be perfect on a bed like this to really jazz it up and add a more romantic feel!

St. Claire Wall Mirror, Frontgate

St. Claire Wall Mirror, Frontgate

Stria 3-Draer Dresser, West Elm

Stria 3-Drawer Dresser, West Elm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you’ve decided on your bedding, add a glitzy mirror like this one from Frontgate over a wooden dresser.  This is the perfect time to choose some “over-the-top” vintage décor!

 

Driftwood Demi Lune Chest, Studio A

Driftwood Demi Lune Chest, Studio A

Copley Mercury Table Lamp, Birch Lane

Copley Mercury Table Lamp, Birch Lane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When choosing “rustic” furniture, weathered finishes are always a great chose.  This demi lune chest from Studio A is simple, yet perfect for a shimmery lamp like this one!

 

 

 

For the Dining Room

Reclaimed Russian Oak Plank, Restoration Hardware

Reclaimed Russian Oak Plank, Restoration Hardware

Simple, plank dining tables look great in both small and large spaces.  For small spaces, they are great for making the room seem less cluttered, and for larger spaces, they are the perfect base for a glamorous chandelier and luxurious seating.

 

Rope Lace Slipper Chair, Jo-Liza (Available at Wayfair)

Rope Lace Slipper Chair, Jo-Liza (Available at Wayfair)

Quorum Salento 6-Light 32" Wide Parisian White Chandelier, Lamps Plus

Quorum Salento 6-Light 32″ Wide Parisian White Chandelier, Lamps Plus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acacia Wood Bowl with Capiz Edge, Kouboo

Acacia Wood Bowl with Capiz Edge, Kouboo

This acacia wood bowl is hand turned from farm grown wood, and the capiz edge would make it a great serving bowl in a “rustically luxurious” kitchen!

 

 

 

 For the Living Room

 

Maxwell Collection, Restoration Hardware

Maxwell Collection, Restoration Hardware

When buying a rustic sofa, make sure that you are buying good quality leather and a sturdy frame that will make your “worn” look still a comfortable one, and one that will last!

 

Anatolia Side Table, Anthropologie

Anatolia Side Table, Anthropologie

Gabby Pouf, Studio A

Gabby Pouf, Studio A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood Top and Gold Leaf Coffee Table, Worlds Away

Wood Top and Gold Leaf Coffee Table, Worlds Away

Nantcuket Driftwood Floor Lamp, FDO

Nantcuket Driftwood Floor Lamp, FDO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I LOVE these accents to sprinkle in some luxe to your rustic seating!  Choose something sparkly, like the Anatolia side table or the Gabby Pouf to compliment your worn leather sofa and wooden lamp!

 

 

 

What styles do YOU like to pair together?  Let us know and you could be the inspiration for our next “GET THE LOOK” feature!  Our Faceook fan, Rebecca, uses good quality flooring as her splurge-worthy item!  We love to use flooring by EcoModern Design not only because they create beautiful spaces, but also because they are committed to using the newest and most “green” products on the market!  With many different choices, ranging from rustic to luxe, here are just a few examples of EcoModern Design’s gorgeous wood flooring!

 

EcoModern Design

EcoModern Design

EcoModern Design

EcoModern Design