Hot List 2014: Home
Best Gifts for the Home
K. HALL DESIGNS
Taking the treachery out of gift-giving is K. Hall Designs, a store fully stocked with shelf upon shelf of nothing but sure things. With chic, perfectly packaged assortments of candles, diffusers, hand soaps and more within reach, you’ll find gifts to please the haughtiest of hostesses and the most nitpicky of newlyweds. We’re especially fond of the Hobnail glass candles, which come in tons of fashion-forward colors and can be repurposed as vases after you’ve enjoyed their fragrance and flame. Multiple locations, khalldesigns.com.
Best Vintage Furniture
If it’s sleek lines, classic wood grains or a hint of nostalgia that you seek, Rocket Century is the place for you. Well-crafted, historically relevant, midcentury modern pieces are a given, but we’re especially in awe of the new Vintage Modern Collective, formed so even more connected buyers can be seeking out those rare and timeless items for you to snatch up on your next visit. South Grand, 314.875.0705.
Best Home Accessories
SAVVY SURROUNDING STYLE
You’ve seen their design work around town (we loved the window display they did for Bissinger’s CWE shop) but if you’re a home decor aficionado, you simply must stop by the Ladue store. It’s the finishing touchesÛÓmantle makers, foyer features and a bevy of other stylish solutions that really have the potential to add so much zest to your nest. Our current reason for frequenting is to browse the meticulously curated selection of abstract art while contemplating the purchase of a jewel-toned, Moroccan-inspired mirror. Ladue, 314.432.7289. People’s Choice: Crate & Barrel, Richmond Heights, 314.725.6380.
CENTRO MODERN FURNISHINGS
Attainable art is in no way an overstatement when describing Centro’s modern furniture offerings. In fact, you can currently find examples of its pieces on display at the Saint Louis Art Museum as part of its permanent modern furniture exhibit. The difference at Centro is that you can not only admire your favorites, but also touch, feel, testÛÓand even purchase the piece you’re most fond of. The showroom offers a number of exclusive brands including B&B Italia and Cassina (need we say more?), many of which are considered by those in the know to be the best in the world. Central West End, 314.454.0111.