There’s nothing quite as enthralling as getting a sneak peek into the lives of the rich and famous and daydreaming about the endless ways you could spend gobs and gobs of money. The possibilities are endless! So, for this edition of Luxe Loves, we’ve decided to round up some of the best luxury decor, gowns, jewelry, art, pampering services, antiques and more for your daydreaming pleasure. Think of it as financial planning for that day when you strike it rich and need to go on a spending spree of epic proportions. No matter how you cut it, these are some gorgeous Luxe Loves!
Forevermark’s Exceptional Diamond Collection includes this rare and responsibly sourced beauty, the Five Twenty One diamond — so named for its polished weight, 5.21 carats. Forevermark aims to find the earth’s most exquisite diamonds, showcasing the magnificence of nature’s beauty. This remarkable piece, when extracted from the earth, weighed in at a whopping 16.62 rough carats! Few diamonds in the world are in this echelon. Find it for $194,000 at Bromberg’s.
Jordan Alexander gold bracelet
From jewelry designer Jordan Alexander’s Petite Collection, this 18-karat gold, 3-motif open-bangle bracelet features two bezel diamonds on its back. It’s a lovely and versatile piece with an understated elegance that humbly shines forth through its sleek design. Find it for $6,995 at JA Collections.
Diamond and sapphire ring
You’ll feel like a red carpet star with this ring. This lovely piece with a chic vintage feel features French-cut sapphires and diamonds. One will never tire of admiring the rich blues and light-catching whites of this sparkler. Find it for $5,000 at Estate Jewelers of Mountain Brook.
Diamond solitaire necklace
Timeless design is married with classic charm in this gorgeous, long diamond solitaire necklace. Sophisticated yet sweet, the necklace features nine carats of diamonds set in 18-karat rose gold. It is sure to become a treasured family heirloom! Find it for $14,000 at Avani Rupa Fine Jewelers.
HOME DECOR & ANTIQUES
French Renaissance Revival walnut fireplace with overmantel
This monumental French fireplace and overmantel in the Renaissance Revival style is masterfully hand-carved of solid French walnut and dates back to the late 19th century, when it was custom built for a chateau in the Ile-de-France region. It is an elegant example of understated Renaissance style, featuring the preserved original oil painting. This breathtaking fireplace is sure to create a commanding presence in any room, while also enhancing the warm and inviting atmosphere created by a roaring fire. Find it for $34,275 at Lolo French Antiques et More.
From a zebra-hide rug and stools to cowhide and zebra-hide pillows, Paige Albright Orientals has the perfect piece to bring out your wild side with elegance and perfect taste. Find the zebra-hide rug for $2,800; custom iron stools by Lucy Smith with zebra-hide seats for $800 each; 20-inch square zebra pillow for $450; double-sided cowhide pillows for $150; and custom-made-by-request round zebra pillow for $650 at Paige Albright Orientals.
Nothing says luxury quite like sumptuous, otherworldly textures. This throw in velvet tones of mauve to lavender and sea foam to rich turquoise with a silky fringe looks like the stuff of royalty. Find it for $1,076 at Circa Interiors & Antiques.
This gorgeous cast-iron range by AGA is an absolute luxury for those with a love of cooking. The energy-efficient range has a patented burner and unique temperature regulation system that radiates a gentle heat and locks in moisture, nutrients and flavor of the foods being cooked. Find them, ranging from $16,000 to $18,000 depending on size and color, at Southern Bath & Kitchen.
Antique domed silver serving platter
Serve a five-course meal worthy of the “Downton Abbey” crowd, made complete with this antique domed silver serving platter. With beautiful flourished details and elegant lines, this silver serving platter is a showstopper for your next sit-down dinner! Find it for $650 at Tricia’s Treasures.
The “Lottie Luxe” wedding gown
Glamorous edge meets sophisticated elegance in this A-line wedding gown. The “Lottie Luxe” wedding gown, designed by Heidi Elnora, consists of a fully beaded bodice of pearls, rhinestones and opals with a soft organza skirt. Most notably, the cap sleeve is accented with strands of pearls that connect to a beaded cuff for a truly stand-out gown. Find it for $7,440 at Heidi Elnora Atelier.
Lela Rose “The Vineyard” wedding gown
New York City-based designer Lela Rose designed this gorgeous number, dubbed “The Vineyard.” Angelic and ethereal, this floral-embroidered V-neck wedding gown with layers of sheer fabric is the bridal embodiment of natural beauty. Find it for $6,995 at Ivory & White.
Holiday bridesmaid gown
Perfect for a holiday wedding, this light pink, sequin-embellished halter dress by Amsale exudes the bubbly joy and elegance of a sparkling rose! A dusty pink, sequined sheer halter top overlaid on a subdued ballet-pink dress makes for the perfect mix of glitz and beauty. Find it for $310 at Bella Bridesmaids.
Andrea Costa painting
Artist Andrea Costa’s gorgeous oil paintings spring forth from her passion for her artistic muses: the land and the water. She uses light to elucidate the qualities of emotion and metaphor in each landscape and waterscape. This one, called “Approaching,” suggests either a gathering storm or the approaching sunlight — the meaning is in the eye of the beholder! Find this 48-by-48-inch, oil-on-canvas painting by Andrea Costa for $3,000 at Defining Home.
Alexander Walker pottery
Alexander Walker’s oversized art is a mashup of wild, exuberant natural forms layered onto timeless pots of subdued beauty. There is an element of fervent expression in these larger-than-life elements of nature, seemingly frozen in time by the clay — a beauty to behold. Find this pot adorned with oversized magnolia blossoms for $850 at Richard Tubb Interiors.
Gina Julian giclée print
This striking image of a woman with a beehive-like headdress of blush-pink blooms is a must-have for modern art lovers. Recalling Marie Antoinette, this limited-edition giclée “Marie” illustration by Gina Julian is made with vibrant archival inks on archival matte stock, and each print is hand signed and numbered by the artist on the back. Find the 18-by-24-inch small print for $150; 24-by-32-inch medium print for $260; and 36-by-48-inch large print for $550 at Cotton + Quill.
“Deconstructed Bouquet” painting
A permanent oversized bouquet reinvented through modern art is a welcome splash of color for any home. Artist Taylor created this “Deconstructed Bouquet” in acrylic polymer on a massive 60-by-60-inch canvas for a piece that leaves a lasting impression. Find it for $5,900 at Gallery Services.
PRIMP & PAMPER
“Fairytale of New York” spa package
The “Fairytale of New York” spa package is the motherlode of all spa experiences. This incredible package from Escape Day Spa includes a 60-minute relaxation or deep tissue massage, a 60-minute organic facial, Escape’s signature aromatherapy pedicure, manicure and full set of X-treme eyelash extensions. Pamper yourself or someone who truly deserves the royal treatment! Find the “Fairytale of New York” spa package for $525 at Escape Day Spa.
“Blow Me Away Bundle”
Give the gift of unlimited year-long access to Tonya Jones SalonSpa’s blowout bar. You or your deserving friend or family member can enjoy the perks of shiny, silky, perfectly coiffed locks all year long! Find the “Blow Me Away Bundle” of 12 months of unlimited blowouts for $3,000 at Tonya Jones SalonSpa
Both pragmatic and stylish, these Dubarry leather country boots with GORE-TEX lining offer warmth and comfort. The “Galway” boots are the essential footwear for women who enjoy an active, outdoorsy lifestyle. Find them for $489 at Alabama Outdoors.
Take your photography to the next level with the Typhoon H-model drone with 360-degree sensor by Yuneec, offering the most advanced aerial photography and technology. Real estate agents and football fanatics alike use these ingenious flying cameras to get top-notch aerial views of stunning properties and football field play-by-plays! Find this model for $1,800, as well as other models, at Homewood Toy & Hobby.
May your days be merry, bright and luxurious this holiday season!