11 Celeb Design Stars Share the Gifts They Would Love to Give or Receive This Season – Architectural Digest

With the holiday season right around the corner, there’s no better time to compile a list of home gift ideas and house improvement products that you one hundred percent wouldn’t mind giving (or receiving). But where to start? Perhaps the DIY’er on your list already has a solid gadget collection, has a sharp eye for designing a living room , or is handy with a paint brush . Narrowing down the gift list that’s as suited for one’s heart and one’s tool kit is never easy.  

That’s why AD called in celebrity design pros—Justina Blakeney, Shea McGee, and Emily Henderson, among others—for a bit of inspo and recommendations for 11 ingenious gift ideas these renovation experts are eyeing for their own projects this season.

A decorative room divider

Justina Blakeney , interior designer, author and entrepreneur.  

Photo: Jenna Peffley

“Room dividers are versatile pieces that are decorative and functional. Using a room divider is an easy way to delineate a space and costs a lot less than putting up a new wall. I love this 1970s Pierre Frey one because of the beautiful tassel pattern, plus might use it in my walk-in closet to add the touch of romance to the experience of getting dressed in the mornings. ”

French Room Divider by Patrick Frey for Pierre Frey, 1970s

Artsy peel-and-stick wall tiles

Orlando Soria, inside designer, writer, and HGTV host.  

Photo: Steve Zahren

“I’m a big Haring fan, and I love the approachability (and renter-friendliness) of these wall ceramic tiles. It’s a way in order to add instant vibrancy to your home while honoring one of the greatest artists who ever lived. ” 

Keith Haring Pattern Wall Tiles

A crafted quilt

“The Irish chain quilt is a  great   gift idea.   I’ve fallen in love with the few vintage ones with regard to my farmhouse renovation.   They are great for wall-hangings, bed linens, and even in order to reupholster a piece of furniture with. If someone bought me one I’d be psyched. They’re so pretty. ” 

Red & White Triple Irish Chain Quilt

A tiling trick

Meg Piercy, host associated with HGTV’s Renovation Goldmine plus owner/founder of MegMade .

Picture: Erin Konrath

“We’re getting ready to build out a dry bar in our basement this winter, and this tile adhesive looks like a much easier method to complete the project! ” 

MusselBound Plastic Waterproofing Tile Membrane

A utility cart

  Adair Curtis, internal designer plus cofounder associated with JSN Studio .

Photo: Emmanuelle Pickett

“One can never have enough storage, and because I really like everything to have a place to go, the rolling utility cart is at the top of the list! I love the one from Yamazaki Home found on Afternoon Light . It’s simple in design, comes in both a good universal white or black color, features three shelves to maximize storage, and is small enough to be stored away when needed. ” 

Tower Rolling Cart

A stylish rug

“The current area rug I have doesn’t fit under the couch all the way (design sin). I found this rug to troubleshoot the same orange-on-orange tone between the couch and Spanish tile—the sage carpet would balance this, giving it contrast, creating some drama, plus keeping it warm and zen. We find that aside from paint, rugs are the biggest way in order to transform a room, and it’s way easier than doing any DIY. I’ve also always wanted to shop at The Citizenry but never have had the opportunity. ”  

Artha Striped Area Rug

Purposeful furniture

Jasmine Roth, star of Help! I actually Wrecked My House on HGTV.

Photo: Dabito

“I’m really into vintage display cabinets in lieu of built-ins right now. It gives the particular same amount of storage but is less permanent, which makes it simpler to update the functionality of a room as needed. ” 

Mid 20th Century Campaign Style Display Cabinet

Antique tiles

Drew Scott, interior designer and founder of LoneFox .

Photo: Ethan Gaskill

“I’m working on the historical kitchen renovation, and these tiles would add the perfect amount associated with character back to a space that was extremely modernized over the years. ” 

Antique terracotta provincial red square tile

A bold rug

Breegan Jane , interior designer, TV personality, author, and lifestyle blogger.

Photo: Molly Pan

“I think one of the best gifts I could ask for this particular holiday season would be a rug from the Jonathan Adler x Ruggable collection. Home improvement doesn’t always mean doing a complete home renovation! Sometimes, a change of decor can make a really big difference in making an area look and feel completely different. The rugs in this collection are bold yet sophisticated. The neutrals in the collection add just the right quantity of style without overdoing it, and I could definitely see them being effective in the future client project or my own beach home restoration. ” 

Nina Takesh Seine Camel & Ivory Area rug

Fashionable wallpaper

“Perfect for the home improvement enthusiast who also has a fierce sense associated with fashion, the particular Gucci wallpaper would make the prettiest addition to a water closet within a primary suite. ”

Herbarium print wallpaper

A dreamy tool kit

Mina Starsiak Hawk, Host of HGTV’s Good Bones.

Photo: Peter Wynn Thompson

“This is an awesome package that will have you upon point to handle almost any small home project. Update your fence, hang a picture, build a dog house, sand down that will door that rubs just a bit! ” 

DeWalt 20-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit (6-Tool)

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