AHFA’s Holiday Guift Guide Photos
The soaring popularity of craft spirits and artisanal mixed drinks has made bar accoutrements a top gift item this holiday season. Delight the mixologist on your list with this elegant bar set with mother of pearl handles from Bradburn Home, available at www.bradburnhome.com, or from upscale home and gift stores. About $173, including the stainless steel stand.
Why stop at bar tools? If you really want to “Wow!” a special someone, stock this fashionable bar cart with his (or her) favorite spirits and watch spirits soar Christmas morning! From Interlude Home, the Hayden bar cart is shown in a nickel finish. It sells for about $1,900 from online sources. Find more styles at www.interludehome.com
One of Zuo Modern’s top sellers this year is the Linea Bar Cabinet. The Scandinavian style design features slim strips of solid fir wood in a walnut finish around three sides, creating a modern look. The cabinet features two drawers, two wine shelves and ample room for glasses and cocktail supplies, plus two deep door shelves for liquor bottles. About $999 from a variety of online sources.
A bar cart need not be limited to displaying spirits. This two-shelf version from Uttermost is perfect for serving holiday cookies and hot chocolate. About $599. Also featured in this holiday setting is the Vitya cocktail table ($799) and elegant Chenin accent chairs ($1,199 each).
For the game aficionado, there are many gift options this year, including this striking chess table with a black fossil stone veneer border and metal base. Called “Frankie,” it comes from Butler Specialty and sells for about $250. Check out www.butlerspecialty.net for many other game tables.
The Playing Card Accent Cube from Uttermost makes a clever accent for any game room or playroom, and at just 19 inches square, its compact size makes it ideal for small spaces. About $305.
A host of pet-perfect gift ideas can be found at www.sauder.com, a company that’s launched an entire line of pet furniture. The “Inside Dog House” is designed for small to medium size dogs and features a three-position food shelf with two stainless steel bowls. The dog bed insert includes a removable, washable cover, and the 55-inch “tree” attached to the back holds leashes. About $155. For cat lovers, the Natural Sphere Cat Tower is a top seller.
LEGACY CLASSIC FURNITURE
In addition to her line of premium pet foods and a foundation that supports pet charities, Rachael Ray has created furniture for the entire home through a partnership with Legacy Classic Furniture. Shown here is her Upstate Collection dog bed, which coordinates with an entire line of bedroom, dining and living room furniture in rustic cherry veneers. This and other pet beds in the Rachael Ray Home Collection sell for around $600. http://www.legacyclassic.com.
These whimsical floor pillows are covered in high performance fabric on one side and vinyl on the other – a fun gift for any dog lover. Prices begin at $335 and depend on the fabrics selected. They’re available at Norwalk Furniture dealers nationwide. Find locations at www.norwalkfurniture.com/locations.
If you have one of the millions of vinyl collectors on your shopping list this holiday season, nothing may be more fitting than a cool place to store and display those records. While the availability of vinyl records has skyrocketed, the retro-style furniture designed to house them has not. A.R.T. Furniture has one of the few true record cabinets in its Epicenters collection. Called the Austin Waterloo Console, the 64-inch cabinet features open and closed storage, along with the requisite upright dividers for housing vinyl records. It’s about $1,640. Add a bow and a couple of vintage albums for a perfect surprise. www.arthomefurnishings.com
The hinged top on Hooker Furniture’s Studio 7H record cabinet opens to provide easy access to your new-fashioned turntable. Jacketed vinyl albums stack upright – just like they did back in the day – in the vertically slatted shelves beneath. And with a graceful nod to modern components, storage space abounds behind two doors. Outfitted with cutouts to aid cord management. The mid-century modern lines of the Studio 7H collection are complemented in this piece by a low-sheen walnut finish and metal accents. About $1,500. www.hookerfurniture.com