These Perfectly Patterned Holiday Gifts Will Add Festive Flair to Any Home
With prints ranging from strong plaids to dainty florals, designs by Hermès, Ginori 1735, and Marni are sure to enliven winter decor
Holiday decor tends to fall into a rather predictable palette of reds and greens with accents of gold and silver, but adding pops of seasonal cheer doesn’t need to be run-of-the-mill. Festive patterns, from plaids to paisleys, can add an unexpected artful touch to a beautifully styled home this winter, making them a wonderful gift. Here, a look at the most stylish decorative-print items that are sure to brighten the holidays for anyone on your shopping list.
Tuscan ceramic artist Stella Fatucchi handcrafts unique tableware and vases, employing candy colors and metal accents in gold or platinum. This petite Tributo all’Arte vase would add a joyous pop of color to a table set with winter whites.
Offering the finest in Italian linens, Society Limonta’s artful tablecloths include this eye-catching Patch style, a flurry of different abstractions, printed in various earthy neutrals on a sturdy abaca fabric.
Artist Nour al Nimer’s playful tabletop collections feature striking geometric patterns, moody watercolors, and playful illustrations. Her limited-edition “I’m Off to Join the Circus” array of plates, mugs, and candles includes these dainty red, blue, green, and yellow fan-shaped blooms on a set of bone-china espresso cups.
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Designer Mark Cunningham has translated his passion for ceramics into Marked, his new collection of textiles. Monochromatic shades are transformed into eye-catching patterns of lines and grids, some tightly stacked into the optical illusion of Humbug Stripe, while others like Fence are more free flowing.
Fashion forward label Marni has introduced a collection of colored glasses, vases, and carafes, just in time for the holidays. Available exclusively in stores, the pieces were born out of a longstanding collaboration with Colombian artisans, who created the swirling patterns using local techniques and traditional craftsmanship.
Capture the glamour of London’s Blue Bar at the Berkeley with this spirited set of Champagne flutes. The illusion of bubbles is rendered in an Art Deco-like hexagon etching that sparkles once the vintage libations have been poured.
Turn cocktail hour into play time with this lively mahjong set from Bisette’s “cheeky line.” Cofounded by Eden Delaune, an alum of both Ralph Lauren and Bronson van Wyck, this giftware company offers a witty compilation of tiles that are handpainted with puzzles and puns sure to bring hours of fun.
British luxury designer Tom Dixon’s wonderland like studio is filled with captivating products for the home, from sculptural furnishing to imaginative lighting. The accessories collection is just as imaginative, including the Swirl pieces, which uses recycled marble materials mixed with pigment and resin for candleholders, vases, and bookends.
This iconic Italian tableware company is renowned for their spirited patterns on porcelain dinnerware and other decorative vessels. Additionally, the company has translated their beautiful prints, from a kaleidoscopic circle of blossoms to a whirlwind of delicate petals, onto an elegant array of collectible silk twill foulards.
This newly launched shopping site brings together the best of Italian beauty brands. The Capri-based fragrance atelier Carthusia captures the allure of the island’s tilework in a hand-painted ceramic diffuser that’s filled with Mediterraneo, a transportive aroma of lemon trees and green tea.
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Cracked eggshell and lacquer combine to create a dazzling constellation effect in Von Gern Home’s unique Cosmos placemats, available in a deep ebony black or midnight blue.
Founded by Moda Oparandi alum Federika Longinotti Buitoni, Collecto curates a fashionable mix of tableware from international designers, including Haviland Parlon, Cutipol, and Moleria Locchi. “The Matignon collection caught my attention the moment I first saw it,” says Buitoni. “The details are exquisite—intricate foliage patterns in rust and gold. It really transports you to the lush Matignon gardens in Paris.”
Hermes’s collection of cashmere blankets and throws often feature the thoroughbred horses synonymous with the atelier’s equestrian heritage. However, the handwoven Maison Clamp dye cashmere blankets, available exclusively in stores, provide a contemporary alternative featuring abstract geometric designs.
This shopping site delivers the best of Puglia, Italy—from decadent pastas to traditional fashions. Their selection of tableware includes this artisanal ceramic set, handpainted in a vibrant red and white masserie (splash) design.
A flurry of dot-like leaves dance across Matouk’s Margot napkins, which capture the joie de vivre of the company’s matching bed linens in a jubilant collection for the table.
The symmetry of Mondrian painting is captured in Chilewich’s Maptone placemats, that use various shades of jade-like greens to create a striking grid of watery rectangles.
Ralph Lauren Home
Known for its preppy patterns, Ralph Lauren Home has translated its distinguished plaids into a series of refined home goods perfect for holiday. The new Hudson Plaid barware is inspired by the label’s famous tartans, its gentlemanly lines etched into heavyweight crystal red and white wine glasses, champagne flutes, martini glasses, and matching decanter.
The French maison’s Les Petits Nomades collection includes uniquely sculptural objets, designed by many of the world’s most revered talents, like Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders, and the Campana Brothers. This handcrafted Talisman tray, conceived by India Mahdavi, captures the illusion of the “benevolent eye” in lacquered wood and leather.