Most Coveted: Christmas Gifts for the Pet in your Life

We’re counting down the days until Christmas (only 23 days left!) with a few Holiday gift guides to level up your gift-giving this year. Featuring hand-picked items On Madison has carefully scoured the internet for, these ‘Most Coveted/ lists have gifts are sure to make the people on your list merry. Stay tuned the following weeks as we update the Madison Modern Blog with gift guides for everyone in your life.

First up this week: Christmas gifts for pets and pet lovers in your life.

Ohhio pet beds

1/ Chunky Knit Pet Beds We love the bold, graphic quality of these handmade pet beds from Ohhio. They add a pop of color and modern fun to a pet’s favorite napping area, and come in a wide range of colors and sizes to suit any cat or dog, large or small.


2/ Kelly Wearstler pet accessories A dog house in cerused oak? Or hand carved marble dog bowl? Any gift from dog lover and interior designer Kelly Wearstler show our animal friends that they are the true King or Queen of the household.


3/ Vesper Modern cat tree and Fabric Cat Maze shelves Tired of going over to your friend’s place and seeing that ugly carpeted cat tree in their living room? Now there are finally some modern and attractive alternatives that can be fun for the cats without being an eye-sore at the same time. We like the modern wood and white look that’s versatile enough for any home.


4/ Skull Dog Cashmere Sweater Every pup deserves a nice warm sweater for Christmas. This one keeps your dog chic with its all black styling and skull detailing. Comes in XS-XL so you can outfit your entire doggy entourage.


5/ Nicole Miller pet accessories Never thought you’d see a snakeskin printed dog bowl? Or how gorgeous are these pet treat jars? Surely these will please even the pickiest pet lover in your life.








Design Legend: Angelo Donghia

For any of you that have been to the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles you know that it is a behemoth. You could get lost for days because of the sheer volume of things to see. That’s why, after all these years in business, I have distilled my browsing to just a few showrooms. A perennial go-to is Donghia. They represent such venerated lines as Rubelli and Armani, in addition to their own Donghia textiles. Their furniture and lighting is a distillation of the creative genius of its  founder, Angelo Donghia.

Angelo Donghia was born in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania. His father was a tailor and at 18, Donghia left home for New York to attend the prestigious Parsons School of Design. After graduation he went to work for the renowned antique dealer Yale Burge, where he eventually became a partner. His first major commission was the Opera Club at the Metropolitan Opera House. He never looked back.

Donghia was the first designer to recognize branding. He expanded his design firm into furnishings, lighting, and fabrics. His signature look of silver-foiled ceilings, generously proportioned furniture, and bleached floors exuded the kind of urbane luxe that won him loyal followers such as Barbara Walters, Halston, Ralph Lauren, and even Donald and Ivana Trump. Donghia now has showrooms in every major city across the country.

On Madison has put together a collage of our favorite Donghia interiors to inspire and remind us what creative genius is all about. All photos and sources can be found here.

Donghia, design legend.



Not Your Grandma’s Thanksgiving

I think Thanksgiving has got to be everyone’s favorite meal. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes all drenched in gravy—the ultimate in comfort food. But who says your holiday table has to be the same old thing year in and year out?  Put those platters with the little turkeys on them and your Auntie’s cranberry glass goblets away. Modern, fresh takes on tabletop décor are turning the Thanksgiving table into a fashion forward design statement.

On Madison has put together a collage of some of our favorite tablescapes and serving ware that would even make grandma smile. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Photo credits on Pinterest.


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