2021 RNDD High-Design Holiday Gift Guide

With the holidays right around the corner, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of high design gift ideas from our The River North Design District (RNDD) Members, for the luxury lovers and design aficionados on your list.

This year more than ever, we encourage you to shop local for everyone on your list. The RNDD showrooms carry everything from rugs to lighting to design accessories. Shop our full list of design showrooms here.

Happy Holidays!

Gifts For the Home: Home Design Accessories, Art and More

Cambria Home Decor

Cambria strives for innovation and incorporates sustainability in multiple ways outside of just how their material is manufactured. They reincorporate unused Cambria material back into the manufacturing process which then creates an entirely new Cambria design. Cambria has also launched the Cambria Life + Style brand which is Cambria’s Home Decor collection created and designed from repurposed Cambria material.

If you need some great Holiday gift ideas or some options to dress up your tablescape before the big family gathering this Holiday season, check out the collection HERE!

A Sculptural Bud Vase

The Roseau Vase is a ceramic vase with a brilliant finish that resembles the shoots of a budding plant. Designed by Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance for Ligne Roset, it is the perfect vase for flowers or twigs. Available in a small or large size. $200-$315

Shop the vase here.

A Ceramic Centerpiece

If you are looking for a gift for that hard to shop for person, Alissa Johnson Interiors recommends the Spitzy Centerpiece from Arteriors, available through Casa Bella. This ceramic centerpiece with an ivory finish, is doused in soft hand-applied beads for a unique design. $390

We love that the hand-applied beads give each piece their own unique look. And even though it’s a beautiful dish, it’s also very usable and perfect for entertaining!

Alissa Johnson, Founder & Principal Designer of Alissa Johnson Interiors

Shop more here.

Custom Framed Photos

Gifts only you could give! Win the holidays with custom framed photos in Framebridge’s most giftable sizes and styles. Gift box included. Starting at $25

Start shopping here.

High Contrast Bud Vase Set

Deliver some drama with Arteriors! From the Workshop|APD collaboration, Roll Bud Vases are designed in contrasting matte black and white to sit back to back. These streamlined porcelain bud vases can also be staggered and arranged in multiples to create dramatic linear installations and one-of-a-kind floral displays on a dining table, console or bar. The roll vases’ uniquely horizontal forms are striking when filled with blooms and greenery, adding interest to any surface without impeding views or intimate conversation. $225. Available through Casa Bella.

Shop more here.

Give the Gift of Art

Centaur Interior’s (CI) turnkey design solutions include incorporating carefully curated fine art pieces into clients’ homes to create a coordinated, truly bespoke living environment. So CI knows that art makes the perfect gift for anyone on your list. It’s unique and an investment that will last longer than most gifts.

Pictured below is Gossamer by Brandon Boyd, Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas 36″ x 36.” With its neutral palette, this piece would be the perfect addition to any space. Currently for sale at Samuel Lynne Galleries Chicago located in Centaur Interiors Showroom. There is no wrong way to give the gift of art.

See more here.

Gifts For the Bedroom: Cozy Pillows, Blankets and Slippers

The Ultimate Travel Pillow

With the Hastens Travel Pillow, available through The Luxury Bed Collection, you can bring a little bit of home with you wherever you go. Filled with the finest down, you will always have a fresh, healthy and comfortable pillow when traveling, providing better sleep. 39x58cm. 30% Duck Down, 70% Duck Feather. $194

Available at The Luxury Bed Collection.

A Colorful and Cozy Throw Blanket

Made by one of the oldest fabric mills in the United Kingdom, the Clare throw blanket from Room & Board infuses freshness into your space with its lively colors in a simple grid pattern. This wonderfully soft throw blanket is made from 100% merino wool for an added touch of luxury and warmth. $109

Shop the throw and other gifts from Room & Board here.

The Most Luxurious Slippers

The Hastens Down Slipper Boots from The Luxury Bed Collection are at the top of Sarah Jacquelyn Interiors‘ list this year. $181.00

I absolutely love these and think everyone deserves a little bit of luxury. They are perfect on a cold winter night, with a cup of tea and a good book! They are a down/feather blend, super cool to the touch. 

Sarah Schwuchow, ASID, NCIDQ, RID, WELL AP, Owner and Principal Interior Designer of Sarah Jacquelyn Interiors

Shop the slippers here.

Gifts For the Bathroom: Elevated Fixtures for the Ultimate Bathroom

A Showerhead with a Wireless Speaker

Combining a luxurious spray with a best in class high-quality audio speaker with sound by Harman Kardon®, the all-new Moxie showerhead and wireless speaker elevates your everyday showering, turning any shower into an immersive sensory experience. Easily gear up or wind down with the perfect soundtrack or your favorite podcast. Buy online or stop by our Kohler Signature Store by Studio41 at 322 W. Hubbard to pick up one today! $268.99

Available at Kohler Signature Store.

High-Tech Electronic Bidet Toilet Seat

Life changing.  That’s how people describe the experience of using a TOTO Washlet for the first time.  Once you discover the soothing comfort and sense of well-being that comes from cleansing yourself with a hygienic stream of warm aerated water, you cannot imagine going back to just wiping with toilet paper. The S550e Washlet is available through TOTO. $1,730

Learn more here.

A New Bathroom Vanity (with quick-ship time!)

Need a quick bathroom upgrade for the Holidays? Try the Quick-Ship Lines from Orizzonti Home. Available in different sizes, styles and finishes, these bathroom fixtures ship within 48 hours.

See more here.

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