Armand Diradourian's luxurious cashmere clothing and accessories are distinguished by their brilliant colors and beading, embroidery, and other fine detailing. Founded in 1994, Diradourian's label employs Himalayan knitters and hand weavers to create its fine travel blankets, dresses, sweaters, scarves, pillows and hats, which are frequently rendered in sophisticated color combinations such wasabi green, orange, and a splash of absinthe yellow. Socially and environmentally aware fashionistas, take note: Armand Diradourian uses only fair-trade Nepalese yarns colored with natural vegetable dyes, so you can stay warm with a clear conscience.
Brighten up your home with Armand Diradourian’s cashmere throws in coral, neon blue, bright yellow and fuchsia, all hand-knit in Nepal. Or go for a cashmere cable-knit and contrasting ribbed throws in neutral tones. You can curl up on the couch under these luxurious blankets, feeling comfortable with the knowledge that this company only uses fair-trade yarns.
Breakfast in bed is one of life’s supreme luxuries, and these pieces make it even more decadent. Find gorgeous trays from Lunt Silversmiths and Michael Aram, the ideal coffee press from Bodum and artisan-made pewter carafes from Vellum. For snuggling up, choose from sumptuous throws by Armand Diradourian, Sofia Cashmere and more, plus spa pillows and booties from Villa di Borghese by United Feather & Down.
There may be a chill in the air, but you won’t feel it when you’re tucked beneath this cozy selection of sheets and throws. Offered in autumnal hues of brown, orange, and gold, these beauties come from the top names in luxury bedding. Among the highlights: Sofia Cashmere’s cable-knit blanket, Frette’s elegant sateen Modernismo sheet set, and Dransfield & Ross’ linen French Knot floral pillow.
Entertain with wit and style with these top picks from Seybert, a former fashion designer turned home-decor guru. Add some whimsy to the table with her embroidered linen cocktail napkins and colorful bubble wine glasses, and light some deliciously scented Joya candles to set the mood. Stock the powder room with Coyuchi’s organic-cotton towels (a spare set’s always good to have on hand). And if you’re the guest, thrill your hostess with a box of dark-chocolate truffles from Knipschildt. (Want more tips from Seybert on how to get your home holiday-ready? Click <a href="http://www.gilt.com/blog/2010/11/12/2288-curated-by-design-kim-seyberts-holiday-tips">here</a>.)