9 N.Y.C. Gift Show Finds to Brighten Up Your Home

Every year, InStyle's lifestyle editors walk the endless aisles out of the N.Y.C. gift show (aka NY NOW) armed with water bottles and plenty of snacks for stamina. Our single-minded mission? A search for the most inspiring new home and lifestyle products to fill the pages of the magazine, like the colorful wood and steel candleholders from Good Thing (above). Here's a sneak peek of a handful of our favorite new offerings, from luxe textiles to statement-making vessels. Scroll down to check out some eye-catching finds.

Alexandra Von Furstenberg

We dare you to find a bookend more beautiful than this. Prop them against color-coordinated spines, or better yet, cover your books with clean white wrapping paper for an extra pop.

Joe Cariati

Appropriately named yolk, Joe Cariati's latest shade will add a sunshiny feel to any corner of the room. If yellow's not your thing, his artful vessels come in a spectrum of hues.

Kevin O'Brien

We've seen and loved iridescent surfaces on lucite, leather, glass, etc, but on velvet? Yes, please!

Korridor Design

These colorful wooden boxes from the new Danish design brand Korridor will cheer up any shabby desk top.

Kevin Wilcoxson Studio

Glazed and multi-hued, these handmade pinched vessels can hold anything from succulents to flower stems to beverages.

Margot Selby

This British textile designer always delivers a fresh wave of patterns and color combos at each show. These pretty pillows add the perfect amount of zing to a neutral setting.


We can't decide if a set of these scented, soy-based candles look better brand new or melted down, but they're gorgeous either way.

Taller R

Vibrant plastic cords are wrapped around a minimal metal base to create these electrifying stools.

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