Unique Holiday Gifts for the Home

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‘Tis the season for looking for that gift for the person in your life who has everything. Unique and just right are what you want. If you usually look for something to wear, why not look for something for the home?

There are many shops in Chicago that are filled with unusual, one-of-a-kind and vintage items of home furnishings, accessories and art. I have asked a few top Chicagointerior designers and stylistsfor their suggestions for topshops featuring home decor items. This is the list. I know your shopping trip to any of these shops will be time well-spent and enjoyed.

Vintage Pine. 904 North Blackhawk Street. Vintage and unique home entertaining accessory, furniture and cookware, especially with a French style.

Golden Triangle. 330 North Clark Street. Asian style contemporary and antique furnishings and accessories.

Material Possessions. 704 North Wabash Avenue. Contemporary and artist-made tabletop, entertaining and home accessory pieces.

Artist’s Frame Service. 1867 North Clybourn Avenue. Chicago’s largest collection of frames for art and mirrors.

Jayson Home & Garden. 1885 North Clybourn Avenue. Contemporary, unique home decorating accessories and furniture.

Johnathan Adler. 676 North Wabash Avenue. Popular home décor furnishings designed by Jonathan Adler.

P.O.S.H. 613 North State Street. Vintage, antique and reproduction collectibles for tabletop and cooking.

Art Institute of Chicago Gift Shop. 111 South Michigan Avenue. Unique collection of home accessory and artist-made pieces for entertaining in two gift shops.

Museum of Contemporary Art Gift Shop. 222 East Chicago Avenue. One-of-a-kind, artist-inspired accessories.

Chicago History Museum. 1601 North Clark Street. Home décor accessories with a signature to Chicago.

Chicago Architecture Foundation. 222 South Michigan Avenue. Architecture-inspired home accessories and art.



About Karen Carpino

Karen Carpino is an interior designer and founder of Chicago-based Karen Carpino Design. A professionally registered interior designer with over 25 years of experience, Ms. Carpino's clientele includes both residential and commercial projects. She brings you techniques, trends and tips in “Style At Home.”