Whether I’m searching for the perfect throw pillow for the finishing touch on a clients’ living room or if I am on a mission to find just the right hardware to complete a new bathroom design, I am a firm believer in the in the idea that details really do make all the difference.

This simple design philosophy also carries over to my gift-giving style. I love taking the time to find the perfect gift for each person on my list and, when I think I have found just the right gift for someone, I always ask myself two things: Will they love this? And, most importantly, will they use this?

If the answer to both questions is “yes,” then I cross that name off my list.

I do this because I have never once heard anyone say “I could really use some more clutter in this room” and, if I’m going to spend the time and money on a gift, I want to make sure it won’t end up in a storage closet in three months.

With this philosophy in mind, I sat down with my friends at Aspen Modern Luxury to discuss my recent collaboration with Ellisha Alexina and created a guide of both beautiful and practical gifts to give this holiday season.

You can find the full gift guide in the December 2015 issue of Aspen Modern Luxury and, for my friends across the country, I’ve included links to some of my favorite finds below!

Happy gifting!

– XO, LU

Calypso St. Barth – Artisan Laire Coussin
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Kelly Wearstler – Gemma Tray

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Calypso St. Barth – Tom Dixon Orientalist Candle

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Hermès – Spirographie Blanket

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Gorsuch – Aerin Home Collection – Butler Tray Gold

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Laura U

Laura Umansky is a story-teller at heart. Her unique perspective and tailored design process empower her to create singular interiors for clients all over the world.

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