As much we love the festive season and always enjoy a beautifully decorated home, we think there is something quite liberating about starting afresh as we Ring in the New Year. It is the perfect occasion to reflect on the year gone by, count our many blessing and even revisit the interiors of our home with fresh eyes, give away the old, move things around and factor in a gift or two for ourselves and our families! Discern brings you a special list of gifts that will not only help you add a personal touch but will also brighten up your homes in 2016.
“And now we welcome the New Year. Full of things that have never been” - Rainer Maria Rilke
MARKY WIRE T-LITE HOLDER AND SCENTED VOTIVES
A Votive symbolises fulfilment of a vow and helps in offering thanks. We recommend starting anew, spreading a little warmth and cheer this New Year as you light up your favourite spaces at home with this contemporary style Marky T-Lite holder. This glittering pick-me-up will make magical light patterns in your bedroom and liven up your space. They are available in sparkling white and shimmering gold. Buy these at a discount from Orange Tree for just Rs. 699. To set the mood for the perfect evening with your family or friends, complement this purchase with six scented votives in ivory.
ROUND GLASS TERRARIUM WITH GREENERY – SET OF 3
Green brings freshness to the indoors and livens up any home. It lends a fabulous floral flourish to your home, in a jiffy. This charming statement piece is a perfect pick for fresh floral beauties and serves as a visually enchanting showpiece in your hallway to welcome your guests. You could also choose to hang this in your balcony or on the window ledge of your living room. Pick up this self-contained green wonderland from Wishing Chair for a fab price at Rs. 2,250 and create your tiny nursery of plants that you will place inside it from Nursery plant.
AMBER TALL VASE
Treat your home to a dose of luxury with this stunning blue Amber Tall Vase.This elegantly designed vase lends a dash of sophisticated charm to your home. Combining clean lines with edgy detailing, the Amber Tall vase helps make a subtle statement with contemporary finesse. A brilliant addition for dining tables, it can also be used as a decorative centrepiece. This vase could also brighten a dull corner if you fill it with fresh or faux blooms for a high-style update that will blend with any décor.
DASHER REINDEER TROPHY HEAD
Make a style statement with this New Age, retro chic, majestic Dasher Reindeer Trophy Head that is stately and sylvan all at once. This can work as a great gift for a close family or friend. If you have a large living room or a long hallway, place this piece against any solid-hued wall. Alternatively, you can also use it to enhance your entryway by hanging it above your main door. This imposing statement piece will add oodles of character to any space it inhabits. Available to buy at Rs. 2,400.
WOOD BLOCK TABLE LAMP
100 years ago Industrial was the norm. Today, it is a style that pays homage to the past. This table lamp made of Ashtree wood will give your interiors a nostalgic look while blending beautifully with more modern décor elements. This multi-purpose light can be placed at your bedside or work place to offer ample illumination that is still warm and cozy. An oversized filament bulb and a tiny on-and-off switch adds charm to your space and takes you back in time. Find this treasure on Ivanka Lumiere.
CREAM & TEAL BLUE BRUSHSTROKE CUSHION COVERS
Cushions can add instant beauty and help enliven any couch or corner! These cushions in cheery shades with bold borders will be the perfect accompaniments on your living room couch. Layer them over a crisp cotton duvet in your bedroom to ensure an instant facelift on a budget – did we mention they’re available for only Rs. 1940 each?
DRAGONFLY WALL DÉCOR COPPER
Dragonflies represent change since they are creatures of the ever-changing winds. As the New Year sets in, bring home an element of good luck, purity and prosperity. Make a dramatic statement with this lightweight Dragonfly wall décor in copper and iron finish. Frame it against a hued or textured wall or hang it by your window to add grace and spirit to your space.
Be a stylish host when serving cocktails and aperitifs with these tall “Jewel” Serai glasses accented with 24-carat gold detailing. This set of glasses is also a tasteful gift for the trendy, style-conscious family. Decorate your dining or coffee table with these beautiful fuchsia pink and neon blue pieces.
PELICAN BIRDS FRAMED PRINT
Art has the magical quality of allowing us to imagine more creatively, and can lead to all sorts of great inspiration. Inspired from vintage posters of the 50s, this framed print of a flock of pelican birds is just the right serene wall art to instantly liven up a Mid-century modern bedroom, with cool touches of vintage. Place this wall art against a textured surface to further enhance the overall appeal.
MANNEQUIN JEWELLERY STAND
It is as important to dress yourself just as it is to dress your home. When you look good, you feel great. However, being beautiful can be exhausting! Give your ears and neck some rest. This mid-century, buxom iron mannequin has long curved arms to accommodate a variety of danglers and necklaces. A perfect gift for the ladies!