“Ho, ho, ho” and a hearty welcome to our newest blog series, Currently Obsessing, where we’re sharing anything and everything #TeamMFI can’t get off our minds! Wanna know the wallpaper we’re all coveting? Or the chic flats we’ve been donning for site visits? Currently Obsessing will be your one-stop shop — literally and figuratively.
In our first installment, we’re giving you the rundown on what each of our team members hopes to see wrapped in a velvet bow under the tree. Spoiler alert! Marie even shares her must have for Baby Girl Flanigan’s nursery. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find the perfect gift for your loved one — or the perfect gift for yourself! Read on to peruse our picks.
HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS
We wouldn’t be Marie Flanigan Interiors if we weren’t jonesing for something new to jazz up our homes.
“This hot pink Hunt Slonem original from Laura Rathe Fine Art would be the cherry on top of Baby Girl Flanigan’s nursery! Can you tell I’m dreaming big? A budget-friendly option with a similar look would be a Slonem bunny-adorned pillow.” –Marie, Principal
“Is there anything more luxurious than enjoying a deliciously scented candle and a bubbly bath? Buying Le Labo is a real treat-yo-self moment, and that’s exactly why I’m crossing my fingers this beauty will make a surprise appearance next month!” –Megan, Marketing Director
WRAP YOURSELF IN WARMTH
These chilly temps have us dreaming of rich cashmere and luscious cottons.
“With a baby on the way, I’m all about comfort right now. Barefoot Dreams has the softest blankets, wraps, and accessories, perfect for cozying up until our little one arrives.” –Alyse, Interior Designer
“Hats can be itchy, but not when they’re made of butter-soft cashmere! Berets are very on-trend this winter and I foresee myself wearing this Janessa Leoné version every weekend, running around with my daughter.” –Melanie, Design Director
“I certainly wouldn’t be upset if someone gifted me this amazing Lizzie Fortunato scarf from local Houston boutique, Kick Pleat! It’s visually interesting, but still a wear-with-anything neutral.” –Sydney, Interior Designer
HOLIDAY BEAUTY BOOST
A million party invitations…shopping for your entire extended family…the holiday season can be tiring! Lift your spirits [and the bags under your eyes] with these pick-me-ups.
“We take holiday decorating and celebrating VERY seriously around our house, which can leave me feeling a bit rundown. These Wilma Schumann Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads would make the perfect stocking stuffer. Hint, hint, hubby! –Julie, Operations Director
“CHANEL No. 5 is one of the most classic perfumes out there, but when the design house announced the limited edition red bottle, I knew I had to have it! How gorgeous will this look on a tray in my bathroom?” –Ashlee, Interior Designer
HAVE A LITTLE FUN
No holiday party is complete without a killer sparkly outfit, delicious food, and photos to remember it by.
“Everything is digital now and it’s so hard to find the time to print off photos. My four-year-old son would have a blast using this Fujifilm Instax camera to capture all of our family celebrations!” –Kelsey, Creative Director
“My jaw dropped to the floor when I saw these Oscar de la Renta earrings! They’re the perfect combination of flashy and sweet.” –Michaela, Marketing Communications Manager
What are you hoping to receive this holiday season? Comment below and share your picks!