Now that the madness we have all come to know as “Black Friday” is behind us, there are still 21 shopping days left until Christmas. I am one of “those people” who actually begin Christmas shopping in June, but today I find I still have a handful of gifts left to buy. Since Michelle Lynne Interiors Group’s specialty is creating beautiful and functional homes for the busy professional, I thought it only fitting to share some good looking AND functional Christmas gift ideas for your friends and family.
You can’t go wrong with decorative picture frames. With so many different sizes, designs and textures, there are plenty of options to match any home. You can choose from modern, whimsical, antique and so many other styles. Not only do frames add an element of style to an area, they give someone the opportunity to display photos that are meaningful to them. Depending on who the gift is for, you can make it extra special by including a personal photo (my mother in law always puts a photo of herself for us!). I suggest to my clients to pick one style and / or color and keep it consistent throughout the house – too many styles or colors on display can be confusing. I prefer to use various shades of silver (brushed, polished or mirrored) or a plain black like this one:
Crate & Barrel Matte Black 4×6 Frame
Know any coffee lovers? Someone is sure to appreciate a new coffee brewer – I like this version of the Keurig because you are no longer limited to making a single cup, you can now brewn an entire carafe. And if you want to get a little more fancy, upgrade to an espresso maker. We have a Nespresso here in our design studio and love the rich and smooth options this machine provides. Plus, both of these machines LOOK good on your counter.
Keurig 2.0 K450 Brewer
Nespresso VertuoLine Single Serve Brewer & Espresso Maker
Attending any parties this holiday season? While most guests will often bring the hostess a bottle of wine, I love to go against the norm and gift them with a nice wine decanter. This is something they can keep and use all year ’round.
Riedel Decanter Collection
Now, if you really want to impress the style savvy loved one in your life, this beautiful, mirrored console table is sure to bring a smile to their face!
Mirrored Console Table by Monarch Specialties Inc.
Click on any of the images above for purchasing info and you can avoid the long lines and shop in the luxury of your own home. If you would like to find even more gift ideas, please visit our “Michelle Lynne’s Gifts For the Home” Pinterest page. If you are interested in renovating or refreshing any areas of your home as a gift to yourself or someone that you love, please visit our services and contact me today!