Today’s finds are top-of-the-line luxe loves. Some are on the pricey side, but worth a closer look. A luxurious object might have collectible value, make a significant impact, outshine others in its class or simply make us feel luxurious. While the finer things in life do often come with a higher price tag, we have searched for items that are original and high in quality, but will serve a lasting, pivotal role in your wardrobe, home or everyday lifestyle.
Blu D’or has an eye-catching, vintage pipe works chandelier, $1,750, that would be tastefully modern in any setting, but we see it as a smart fixture to hang over a pool table or in a contemporary, casual dining area.
We love these decorative bowls in brown marble and gold. They come in many shapes and sizes, starting at $158, and can be found at Ray & Baudoin Interiors. This unique combination of marble and gold makes these a luxurious, lustrous choice for the home.
Moonstone, flower-shaped bowls can be used as floral vessels or stand-alone art pieces for the home. This distinctive grouping is available at Le Fleur, and vases range from $150 to $569.
Ducale signature series ceramic urns at the Southern Avenue Company are grand in size and versatile. Any one of the sizes available will make a sophisticated statement on top of a chest or table. Hand-formed in Italy with pewter details, they range from $629 to $1,046. These elegant art forms are signed in honor of the ceramic factory’s matriarch, Rita Rossi, whose family has been producing ceramics since the 1800s.
Niermann Weeks table
Niermann Weeks, known for handmade, transitional furnishings, is a designer label you see in high-end interiors. We spotted this exquisite Niermann Weeks table, $9,890, at Ray & Baudoin Interiors. It is topped with a display of colorful glass vases, $58 each, and an African gourd basket, $450.
This antique armchair at La Maison Antiques, $795, can add unassuming, sophisticated charm to any room. Enter La Maison and look to the left in their grouping from Vance Boyd.
The annual Price is Right exhibit is going on now at the David Lusk Gallery in its temporary Flicker Street location. There is a great selection of nearly 45 artists showing original works, all priced under $1,000. An example of what you’ll find includes “Diptych with Branches” (Orange and Blue), $999, by Lexie Armstrong, a mixed media on paper measuring 15×22.5.
Blu D’or has several grand-sized works by popular local artist Sara Robertson available. This colorful, abstract painting, $2,995, would make an attractive, uplifting color statement in any room. If you are a Sara Robertson fan, Blu D’or has several pieces from this artist.
A love-at-first-sight find at Peter D Poole Fine Jewelers: This gold cuff with Venetian glass medallions is a standout piece. Clayton Poole says you can also order a custom-made cuff with medallions in the colors of your choice. $7,370
Every shoe lover knows that immediate, on-trend luxury can be achieved with a flattering heel. Consider these three options at Oak Hall (l to r): a Loeffler Randall suede pump with fringe, $350; an ankle-strapped heel with fringe by Joie, $295, and a Joie neutral suede, $350. All would be a pivotal, luxurious wardrobe addition for fall 2015.
Joseph just received a large collection of new fall Prada bags in all shapes, sizes and colors. One high-quality leather accessory is a smart choice for shoppers who select a classic item that is not limited by trends. We loved these satchels, from $1,580 to $1,750, in classic black and burgundy, one of the upcoming season’s best colors.
Top-of-the-line, Yeti stainless steel tumblers will keep your beverage hot or cold, and they have several sizes to choose from at Social. The three featured today range from $29.99 to $39.99. Dependable function is worth the higher-end price for a tumbler, as they will keep your drink at just the right temperature until the last drop!
The newest fragrances from Nest are available for $38 to $58 at the Garden District. For an immediate upgrade to any room in the house, select the one that lifts your spirits for fall.
Herradura tequila is produced with a traditional, barrel-aging process that holds the inherent agave flavor and is, therefore, one of the smoothest tequila options on the shelf. It is a tad pricier, but worth it, according to the experts at Buster’s Liquors & Wines. They have several bottle sizes ranging from $17.99 to $69.99.
A top-shelf toast to the finer things in life!