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Gift guide for the decorista

The holidays are right around the corner, and perhaps you’ve been struggling with what gifts to get the Design Decorista in your life?

Well if you have a decorating maven at home, I’ve got the perfect little list – sure to set their eyes all aglow.

1. & 2. Rose Gold Luxury

Chic, shaggy, and glamorous – the Mongolian Lamb Pillow in Rosette from $79-$169, and St. Jude Metallic Foil Pillow in Rose Gold $44 from West Elm are two fabulous items every design aficionado is sure to fall in love with.  

3. Sassy Java

Brunette The Label out of Vancouver is a fun and fearless company offering up bold and sassy sayings on numerous accessories and clothing items.

You might not have heard of them before, but you’ll surely recognize their super popular sweatshirts when you catch them waltzing down the street; Fries Before Guys coffee mug $25.

4. Written In The Stars

Keep all your cards and cash in one safe spot with the extra cute Zodiac Pouch… soft leather-alternative with gold metallic font, this little gem can tuck right into existing bags and purses. $20 from Indigo.

5. Coffee Table Fodder

Who doesn’t love a sexy looking coffee table book?

The Kelly Hoppen Home – From Concept to Reality hardback isn’t just another pretty face: inside you’ll find never-ending inspiration and design ideas for those with a penchant for contemporary and organic spaces. $44, available at Chapters.

6. Crystal

You can’t go wrong with the White Selenite Candle Holder $225 from Vancouver’s own 18 carat.

The luminous and opulent piece holds five tea lights, and makes a decadent statement on any table, fireplace mantle, or soaker tub ledge.

7. Gilded Charm

Simple, spirited, and the perfect shelf accessory or office paper weight, the St. Jude Brass Darling Object $29 from West Elm is an easy shoe-in for those who love a little charm in their lives. 

8. Shine

When in doubt, candles are always a fail-proof and beautiful gift. This Voluspa Lidded Glass Jar Candle in the scent Branche Vermil has a delicious scent and comes in a speckled mercury glass container. $38 from Indigo.

9. Black & White

Abstract photography is a really hot design trend this year, and I don’t see it going anywhere anytime soon.

Art is so subjective, and meant to be played with – so don’t worry about trying to match your Decorista’s existing style too much.

Staredown by Amy Carroll is a limited edition piece, made for Minted: $212 for the unframed print.

10. Light It Up

OK, so this next item might be perfect if your decorista has already given you a little predetermined list, because the Copper Alchemist Pendant from Anthropologie $325 is one of those wow pieces that is meant to be the feature statement in any room. 

11. Cubist

This multi-purpose geometric cube will slip easily into nearly every room scheme and style out there, which is why the Anthropologie Faceted Mirror Side Table $500 is the ultimate piece of classic furniture you can give this glamourous holiday season.

12. 3D Succulents

And last – but definitely not least! – my new and favourite gift of the year is handmade with love and mad design skills by Duo Plant Studio, out of sunny Saskatoon.

3D printed concrete planters; between $32-$62 - house gorgeous groupings of succulents and air plants, and make for a perfectly modern and festive present that will last way into the New Year. 


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Crispin Butterfield is the creative force and mastermind behind Urban Theory; a graduate of Mount Royal University in Calgary, her engaging personality and design-commerce savvy make her a valued and well-respected professional and mentor within her field.

She’s able to uniquely see the parameters and vision of each project in ways her clients often cannot, and has honed the process and proficiency required to grow incredible long-standing client relationships. 

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