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2013 Holiday Gift Guide for the Home

From the Editors of Traditional Home
  • The homebodies on your list will love these gifts to make their dwellings more beautiful and inviting at the holidays—and all year round. From rugs and furniture to candles and books—and from the stocking stuffer and little luxury to the major splurge—there’s something for everyone. (Maybe you’ll find something for your home, too!)
    By the Editors of Traditional Home
    Produced by Lucy Fitzgerald and Julianne Hilmes

    Lovely furnishings from Century make great gifts for the décor lover on your list. The Loudi Door Chest, $5,550, from the Chin Hua Collection makes a bold statement in blue; nickel-plated details add shine.  The Allison Skirted Swivel Chair, $2,250, is dressed in a complementary Ikat pattern, and Elegance Plush seat cushion ensures that this will soon be the best seat in the house.

    All photos courtesy of the retailer unless otherwise noted.

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  • Gorgeous Ruby Bowl

    The jewel tone of this ruby Etro Dish, crafted in Italy, makes it a crowd-pleaser for the holidays. It’s also available in gold and purple. $98 from Prince of Scots.

  • Cheers! Champagne Flutes

    Give your entertaining international flair with this set of six champagne flute embellished with the word for  “Cheers” in six languages. The cylinder shape has a sophisticated look. $59.95 from Red Envelope.

  • Dramatic Catching Porcelain Chandelier

    Fashioned from white porcelain with etched shades, the Belle De Nuit chandelier is a contemporary take on a time-honored classic. $30,000 from Lladró.

  • Gorgeous Green Monet Throw

    This beautiful throw in wool and vicose is adapted from a detail in Monet’s luminous work, “Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies.” $95 from the Metropolitan Museum of Art Store.

  • Plush Furniture in Colorful Fabrics

    For style, comfort, and color, look no further than furniture from CR Laine—it’s hand-sewn, hand-cut, and hand-tailored. Shown here are the Sotheby Chair (left) shown in a chic ikat design by Kelly Wearstler, $1,675, and the Cullen Chair  (right), upholstered in a Schumacher print based on a 17th-century Persian damask, $1,835. In the center is the Ramsey Sofa in a striated green velvet ideal for the holidays, $3,170. At the bottom is the Topeka Leather Sofa, an updated Chesterfield in striking cobalt, designed with smaller arms than the classic style to provide maximum seating in minimum space, $5,295.

    See another beautiful sofa from CR Laine on the following slide.

  • Elegant & Modern Sofa

    The clean lines of the Jennifer Sofa from CR Laine make it a winner for the classic contemporary home, $2,955.

  • Gold Decorative Pillows

    Add a touch of glam to your living room, bedroom or family room with this set of two Peyton accent pillows. Backed with luxurious solid suede, the pillows’ alternating stripes of natural tan and gold-printed cowhide exude elegance. From Safavieh, $298 for set of two 22x22-inch pillows, $205 for set of two 18x18-inch.

  • Furnishing Details from Century

    Putting the finishing touches on a room can be the most enjoyable part of design. Add sparkle to your home this season with a new side table (like the Zephyr Accent Table,); a cocktail table (like the Faux Bois,); or an accent lamp (like the Grand Tour Table Lamp,), all from Century Furniture.  

  • Quick-Drying Glassware

    Totem cups save space in the bathroom or kitchen because they’re stackable—each has three bumps around the top circumference to keep them slightly separated so they can air dry. Each cup is sold separately for $3.99.

  • Shimmering Brass Lantern

    Evoking nights in a Morrocan bazaar, this Sullivan Polished Brass Perforated Lantern from Arteriors Home, $168, lends an exotic touch.

  • Quick and Creative Rugs

    Let your imagination run free with easy-to-create rugs from FLOR. Each design is available in individual squares, so you can mix and match until every room in your house is complete with colorful rugs, custom-designed by you! Starting at $11 per square.

  • Sophisticated Furnishings

    Whether it’s a bench for the foot of the bed, a cozy shearling chair, a dramatic chaise, or a sleek swivel chair, Lee Industries provides earth-friendly furnishings with timeless design in an array of fabrics.

  • Funky Red Stemware

    Bright red glassware from Marimekko is festive way to celebrate the holidays. The Socks Rolled Down stemware collection is colorful, casual, and ready to party. Each piece is hand-blown for a unique creation. $45 from Marimekko.

  • Lovely Lighting

    Beautiful lighting is a must for every room. Lamps from Circa Lighting make it easy to give a stylish impression. Pictured above, left to right, the Bijon Accent Lamp, the Mini Bleeker Table Lamp, and the Baltic Table Lamp.

  • Gilded New York

    Stunning photography of extravagant costumes and opulent locales transports the reader back into New York’s glamorous Gilded Age of the late-19 century. This impressive 216-page volume delves into the elite world of Old Money, and is a must-have for any lover of historical fashion. $50 from Monacelli Press.

  • Statement Seating

    Seating areas vary from room to room, but style doesn’t have to. Chairs from Hancock & Moore make a statement anywhere with fresh colors, quality fabrics, and iconic silhouttes. Pictured here, left to right: the new Brandi chair, the Fowler chair, the Picabo chair, and the Luxe chair. At the bottom are Taos Bar Stools. All from Hancock and Moore.

  • Cozy Cashmere Throw

    Wrap someone up in the lap of luxury with this Prince of Scots cashmere throw in Mecox Grey from Ermenegildo Zegna, $599.

  • Pretty Thank-You Notes

    These yellow-and-gray thank-you notes are a beautiful way to thank your loved ones after the holidays. Sixteen cards and envelopes, $16 from Laura Ashley.  

  • Clever Shoe Storage

    The Tanisha shoe ottoman is ideal for any dressing room or entryway. It cleverly stores 10 pairs of shoes in its interior pockets, while the lovely gray-and-gold Ikat paisley pattern outside shows off its stylish side. $295 from Safavieh.

  • Ceramic Elephant Stool

    As a traditional symbol of good luck, this elephant will lend its charm to any room, indoors or out. The ceramic stool can also serve as a side table, plant holder, or foot rest. Also available in navy, $195 from Safavieh.

  • Silver and Gold Candle

    The Firenze Medici Candle in “White Cypress is the perfect touch for a chilly winter’s eve. Gold and platinum swirl together on the ceramic candle for subtle opulence. $68 from Juliska.

  • Fresh Coffee Anytime

    The tiny yet fast Nespresso Pixie, $229, is available in seven stylish colors and optional stainless steel models to complement any kitchen, office, or dorm room. This single-cup coffee maker utilizes energy-smart design combined with its space-saving shape to make the most of every inch.

  • Smart Water Faucet

    Now you can turn water on with a simple hand movement. Plus this Moen Brantford kitchen faucet with a stainless finish and MotionSense also resists fingerprints and water spots for a cleaner looking kitchen. $680 from Moen Brantford.

  • Modern Art for the Home

    Modern Digital Canvas specializes in art that is expressionist or minimalist and enhances the mood of a space, like this canvas of birches entitled “Lost.” $399 for a three-piece triptych measuring 75 inches wide and 49 inches high.

  • Electronics Cleaner

    Keeping household electronics clean can be a chore, particularly with pets and children nearby. The iClean Eyeball from Casabella makes this task a little bit easier, and a little more fun. Its microfiber fabric picks up pet hair, lint, and dust. $7.99 from Casabella.

  • Farmers Market Bag

    Protect your produce with Mercado! This farmer’s market bag has pockets to protect fruits and veggies, loops to hold bottles, and compartments to keep things organized. A wide adjustable strap lets you choose the length you want for carrying. $24.99 from Quirky.

  • Cord Organizer

    Keep cords corralled with Cordies from Quirky, $9.99. They’re weighted down so they don’t slide off your desk when disconnected.

  • Redefine your morning routine with a pampering showerhead from Waterpik. Shown here (left to right), their latest products include the EasySelect with OptiFLOW technology, $62.99, the Rainfall, $34.99, and the Riata with hybrid flow control, $29.99.

  • Navy Lamp Finial

    Both classic and contemporary, the Sammy Jo Lamp Finial from Layla Grayce lets you light up a room with style. $40-$50, depending on size.

  • Recycled Animal Hooks

    Great for kids’ rooms, or to add a note of whimsy anywhere in the house, are a menagerie of animal hooks made of recycled printed canvas over a papier mâché core, $48, Arcadia Home. Giraffe and elephant shown here; other critters available.

  • The Sidecar, price available upon request from Moore & Giles [1-800-737-0169]

    This beautifully crafted bar cart, The Sidecar by Moore and Giles, is a great way to store liquor, glassware, bar tools, and anything else needed to complete your own miniature bar. The cart, made of Virginia black walnut, birch, leather, aluminum, and brass, is wheeled to make sure the party can travel with you. Perfect for drink-lovers without the space for a full bar.