16 Gifts to Make Any House Look Cooler

Photo by Jeff Elkins.

1. Acrylic-and-brass candle holder, $49 at West Elm (no longer available).

2. DC map by Roam, $65 at Curated (Old Town).

3. “Mod” fabric box, $39 at West Elm.

4. Banker’s Alarm Clock, $125 at Design Within Reach.

5. John Derian Picture Book, $75 at Amazon.

6. Tom Dixon stapler, $75, and (bottom shelf) tape dispenser and desk tidy, $95 each, at

7. Living With Pattern by Rebecca Atwood, $32.50 at Salt & Sundry.

8. Gardenista by Michelle Slatalla, $40 at Amazon.

9. Monogram notebook, $34 at Appointed (

10. Michael Aram orange-blossom candle, $60 at Bloomingdale’s.

11. Purple “Greek Key” baby-alpaca throw, $295 at Jonathan Adler.

12. Anne de Solene “Jardin D’Hiver” flat sheet and “Graphic” duvet cover, $275 and $380 at Bloomingdale’s.

13. Lacquer backgammon set, $395 at Jonathan Adler.

14. Caryn Cramer pillows, starting at $189 at

15. Acrylic tray with marbleized insert, $68 at

16. Frame Trays by Johansen Faurschou, $232 for three (largest not shown) at Design Within Reach.

This article appears in the December 2016 issue of Washingtonian.

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