A Designer’s Wish List

December 1, 2012 | By | Reply More

Seven ideas that’ll make your home a little homier. And, should you buy two (or more) of everything, those of your friends and family, too.
By Michael Herold

Barneys New York Geometric Throw $225 | Barneys New York, Rittenhouse Square
A wool and silk blend that’s as comfortable as it is stylish. And, at a massive 11-feet-long and five-feet-wide, it’s meant to be used as more than a sofa or bed ornament.
Michael Michaud Hosta Leaf Dish
$190, pewter; $210, bronze (pictured) |
Scarlett Alley, Old City
The hand-painted showpiece is more than it appears: It’s safe to serve food upon. So, quit gawking and pass the leaf.
Diane von Furstenberg Brushstroke Dinner Plate
$28 | Bloomingdales, King of Prussia
The artistic-looking splashes of color emphasize the unconventional asymmetry. It’s eye candy that won’t crowd out the contents you slaved over. Unless, of course, you want—no, need—it to.
ILLUME His and Hers Boxed Candles
$28 each | MHD Home, Lambertville, NJ
“His” smells of spices and woods, layered with a musk. “Hers,” Tahitian vanilla, spun sugar and just a hint of coconut cream. A smart host gift, together or separately.
Jonathan Adler Home Holiday Hearth Candle
$38 | Jonathan Adler, Old City
Nails the quintessential holiday scent: pine and
crisp winter air with undertones of clove and cinnamon. And the gold vessel’s so simple you’ll want to stick them everywhere.
Vintage Glove Molds
$35 each | MHD Home, Lambertville, NJ
Who can’t use an extra hand, especially during the holidays? Plant one of these lacquer-painted molds next to the kitchen sink and use it for your jewelry—and as a conversation-starter when company’s over.
The Iconic Interior: Private
Spaces of Leading Artists,
Architects and Designers
$65 | Anthropologie, multiple locations
Three hundred and fifty-two pages of big photos of a hundred of the most influential interiors around the world, organized chronologically from the early 1900s. The aspiring designer in your life will lose days poring over this impressive to me.

 

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