Holiday Gift Guide Series: How we holiday at Jillian Rene Decor!
Jillian will be hosting a series of gift guides on the blog throughout the holiday season featuring a few of her favorite designers, products and brands. She's combining her savvy sourcing and sharp eye for curating from her interior design background to bring you the best.
This is not sponsored content. Jillian's business has allowed her to make connections with some pretty amazing artists, designers and makers. Many of which she has had the pleasure of meeting in person and building friendships with (it's a major job perk!). There are real people behind these products and authentic people behind the brands and she wants to share them with YOU. Combine that with her desire to hunt down the perfect gift for everyone on her list --- Without further ado... Hence, the gift guide series.
(top left to right) Equal Tea Towel by Studiopatro, Personalized Geometric Tray by AHeirloom, Pinny Apron - Woodpile by Skinny laMinx, Coffee Table Books (see below), Choose Joy Banner from Schoolhouse Electric, Motor Lodge Keychain - House from Schoolhouse Electric, Vase by Atelier Stella, Graphic Striped Blanket from TRNK-NY, Burlap Tray in White with Gold Stripe by Suite One Studio, May your days be Merry & Bright Card by Lily & Val, Boxwood Wreath from West Elm, Let it Snow Spoon by Milk & Honey Luxuries, Sapien Bookcase from Design Within Reach, Felt Garland from West Elm, Ansley Candle Holder by Worley's Lighting.
(top to bottom) Styled by Emily Henderson, The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney, Tile Makes the Room - Good Design from Heath Ceramics, Apartment Therapy | Complete + Happy Home, The Furniture Bible - (a how to must have), The Kinfolk Home.
My friends and associates are always asking what I'm reading - from the Bank Manager who wants to make her home pretty to practicing interior designers. So it was a must that I include some of my current favorites. There's a little something for everyone...
Styled by Emily Henderson: The ultimate guide to thinking like a stylist, with 1000 design ideas for creating the most beautiful, personal, and livable rooms. A fun quiz will even help you define what makes your style yours. A perfect gift for your style savvy friend or new home owner!
In The New Bohemians, LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. With little distinction between work and play, the new boho home often includes an office, art gallery, showroom, photography studio, restaurant, or even a pop-up shop. This is a book after my own heart and lifestyle for that matter. A perfect gift for your free-spirited friend!
Tile Makes the Room, by Heath’s owners Robin Petravic and Catherine Bailey, winners of the National Design Award from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, is about exceptional spaces and places—the kind you want to step into and examine each and every detail of—where tile is the main ingredient, though not the only star. From the dwellings of notable designers to everyday homeowners, grand installations and subtle designs all showcase tile’s role in the form and function of architecture and interiors. The book, for design professionals and aficionados alike, features inspiration on every page; a look at tile making; a unique perspective on color, pattern, and texture; and public installations around the world to visit and enjoy, Tile Makes the Room is essential reading on interiors and tile. A perfect gift for interior designs and architects!
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
The most comprehensive and complete home book from Apartment Therapy, featuring every aspect of design and decorating from floor plans to paint, specific rooms to style approaches, with the goal of setting up and living well in a place you love. A great book to guide you in using your instinct to create a happy home. A perfect gift for new home owners!
The Furniture Bible: Christophe Pourny learned the art of furniture restoration in his father’s atelier in the South of France. In this, his first book, he teaches readers everything they need to know about the provenance and history of furniture, as well as how to restore, update, and care for their furniture―from antiques to midcentury pieces, family heirlooms or funky flea-market finds. The heart of the book is an overview of Pourny’s favorite techniques. This is an amazing resource and the perfect gift for your hands-on, skilled diy friend!
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
The Kinfolk Home: When The Kinfolk Table was published in 2013, it transformed the way readers across the globe thought about small gatherings. In this much-anticipated follow-up, Kinfolk founder Nathan Williams showcases how embracing that same ethos—of slowing down, simplifying your life, and cultivating community—allows you to create a more considered, beautiful, and intimate living space. The Kinfolk Home takes readers inside 35 homes around the world, from the United States, Scandinavia, Japan, and beyond. Prepare to be inspired!
Happy Holidays! See ya again next week with more great gift ideas…