For the Domestic Diva

Home decor and interior design ideas.

Have some house-proud folks you’ll be seeing over the holidays? Gift your city-expat pal with a taste of Brooklyn-meets-the-burbs at the creatively curated Maisonette in Hastings-on-Hudson. Pick up accents with cool-borough cred, like recycled cotton throws and handcrafted wooden bowls. Or if you’re shopping for someone who longs for a slower pace, head to Larchmont’s Village Mercantile. This modern interpretation of an old-fashioned general store showcases a thoughtful mix of the artisanal and whimsical, including vintage-inspired glassware, picture frames, and playful pillows with fun phrases.

Find contemporary furnishings and accessories at Nest Inspired Home. | Photo by Stephanie Daly

Or, pop into Rye’s Nest Inspired Home for beautifully designed, “classic contemporary” furnishings, art, and décor. Your homebodies will swoon over its elegant agate coasters, Tibetan lamb pillows, and hand-blown glass carafes. Over in Scarsdale, clean-designed accessories with a modern twist star at Current Home. Co-owner Karen Tolchin is excited about the “festive yet sophisticated” ANNA by RabLabs DUAL line of vases, coasters, and trays made with a mix of Italian marble and polished metal. For cool kids’ lairs, she likes playful iconic neon signs. In Armonk, trendy HIPCHIK Home is definitely not your grandma’s gift shop (cue the skull and crossbones). Owner Andrea Rosenberg favors “items with an edge that complement a chic, stylish home.” Their Lucite, mother-of-pearl, and faux-croc trays make perfect presents.

For a recipient who fancies herself another Martha Stewart, check out the design-inspired Uovo Moderno in Katonah for unusual tabletop, glassware, and serving pieces, plus fun kitchenware. Also in Northern Westchester, celeb- and estate-heavy Bedford boasts two very stylish home boutiques. kent decor offers a sophisticated mix of vintage, mid-century, and new finds. “We showcase holiday gifts such as vintage barware and jewelry, handcrafted serving trays, ornaments, poker sets, and unique objects for the home,” says owner Michael Kalesti. And for your favorite gourmand who loves to make meals from scratch, Consider the Cook focuses on the fine art of entertaining with dinnerware, serving pieces, and gourmet cooking tools from England, Italy, and Portugal.

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