Holiday Gift Guide 2019: Locally Sourced Home Items for the Design Lover


    The holiday season is in full swing, and there’re no better place than Brooklyn to shop for unique and artisanal gifts. If you have a design lover to check off your holiday list, then these locally sourced home items have you covered.

    House Painting
    Windsor Terrace artist Diane Josephine Hu captures the beauty of several Brooklyn row houses in her Mini House Portrait series, $10 for a 4-by-6-inch print and $30 for an 8-by-10-inch print. Orders for custom house portraits will be filled in January but gift credits are available through Instagram messaging.

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    Photo by Sarah Brown

    Home Cure
    The home organizing business has taken off in recent years, fueled by celebrity organizers like Marie Kondo and The Home Edit. Local home organizer Marci McAvoy is offering a six-hour home organizing session that can be used in any space in your home for $459.

    block print napkin mia finn

    Photo via Mia + Finn

    Eco Table
    If you’re trying to cut down on paper waste, you can never have too many cloth napkins, especially ones as pretty as these from Mia and Finn. Designer and founder Caroline Defrance creates colorful handcrafted prints inspired by Victorian decorative elements and antique French linens.


    Photo via Franca

    Ace Vase
    This striking color block vase from local design studio Franca would elevate anyone’s shelfie game.The Brooklyn-based design studio was founded by Sierra Yip-Bannicq and Jazmin de la Guardia, who draw inspiration from their diverse cultural backgrounds to create playful and modern products.

    roll and hill candle stick

    Photo via Roll & Hill

    Elegant Taper
    Dress up someone’s holiday table with these elegant brushed brass candlesticks from Roll & Hill. The company collaborates with independent designers to create unique lighting fixtures and accessories in their Industry City studio.

    True Stripes
    Add comfort and style to any sofa with a colorful mud cloth pillow from Valerie Fitch Design. Or stop by the Bergen Street store and ogle the gorgeous Moroccan rugs, floor cushions and throw blankets in person.

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