Like many people on your “good list”, we’ve each been busy assembling our holiday wish list of course with an interior design bent. In this post, we share our top wishes for holiday gifts and hope these give our readers some good ideas for holiday wish lists of their own.
Having recently styled a client’s newly renovated kitchen in a French Country style, Pamela became enamored of the beautiful tableware at Juliska (shown above) and is dying to add any of the holiday dinnerware collections to her tabletops.
For everyday, she loves this Country Estate place setting just because it is adorable in the color Petal and she is mad about toile.
With two holiday parties coming up, what Pamela really needs is everyday dishes in white. She hates disposable tableware and always uses real porcelain plates, real flatware, and glass or crystal glasses whenever possible. It’s so much nicer to use and is more environmentally aware. With several large sets of china, she is generally set for dinner parties but with larger groups and cocktail buffets, she’d like to add plain dishes to fill in. The Open Kitchen collection looks like a good option.
Lastly, Pamela loves to make charcuterie boards and tries to keep them light by including veggies and dips. These take up a lot of space so she’d like to add a really large board for larger spreads. Something like this would work but she wonders if Santa can find one that is every larger?
As for our other team members, Danna is wishing for a hobby room/office. Now that one daughter has moved out of the house (yes, her little bird has flown the nest), she would like to create an office/craft room in her home. She moved her “office” from her bedroom into her daughter’s former bedroom, but she would like to spruce it up a bit and add another table for her scrapbooking and card-making supplies. Let’s look at some ideas I have.
Since Danna does want her daughter to come and visit every so often, she doesn’t want to remove her daughter’s bed. So, Danna is going to work with the space that she has (which most of us have to do). When you have a small space to work with, organization is the key. We need to focus on only the true necessities for the space. So far, Danna has pared down her office and purged some files and stacks of paper that she doesn’t really need. She cleared a small shelf that her daughter left behind where Danna placed her printer and some books. She is going to remove her daughter’s old dresser and use that space to hold a small table for additional workspace and have storage on top. She hasn’t quite decided what to put on top yet. Open shelves? A peg board with baskets? Danna thought about using the closet for her workspace, but then where would she put her extra clothes and shoes? 😉 Danna has all of her paper punches, stamps, ink and ribbon organized in stacking drawers. They are organized by size. Small punches are in the top drawers and the large punches are toward the bottom.
All of Danna’s cardstock and printed papers are in magazine holders so she can see everything at once.
Danna is also inspired by the small spaces below. This small desk area would work great in a room with limited space because of the storage that is contained underneath.
Look at this cute crafting room! Danna would prefer a more comfortable chair, but she loves the color selected for the walls and that the rug adds a pop of contrast.
The amount of space you have to create a wonderful craft room can be large or small. Remember to think outside the box when it comes to your storage needs. You can also go vertical, if you do not have the space to spread out horizontally.
Our design assistant Onui has new bedding on her wish list for Santa. An updated style and fresh new colors in warmer, neutral tones and shades will provide a nice foundation with the option to add pops of color and change out with the seasons. The two collections below from Eastern Accents have caught her eye. Eastern Accents is one of our favorite vendors for bedding. It offers a wide range of collection styles and has various fabrics to consider. It also provides a custom program for drapery in the same fabrics as the bedding collections to make coordinating a bedroom easy. Each of the collections Onui has her eye on have great patterns and texture for visual interest, while using several shades of neutrals. It’s an interesting look for certain. They will also play nicely with the cow hide rug that Onui purchased for herself last year at Christmas!
So, whatever you have on your list, creating a wonderful craft room/ guest room or updating your bedding for a more modern style, make sure you are on Santa’s list to ensure you receive your gifts under the tree.
Until next time, let you creative juices flow!
Danna & team