Subtle Scandi

These embroidered Copenhagen ornaments ($18) depict icons of the home city of design studio Ferm Living, including the kringle pastry and Christiania bike, and add a sweet, nostalgic pop to verdant evergreen boughs. shop.vanspecial.com


Take Flight

An unexpected objet d’art for the holiday bar, the Saikai crow bottle opener ($43)—made from Nambu cast iron created in a process that dates back to the 17th century in northern Japan—is as richly black as the feathered creature from which it takes its form. providehome.com


Nordic Nod

Minimalist and modern, the black-and-white simplicity of this Nordic Tree platter from Crate and Barrel ($30) is a graphic backdrop for Christmas stollen, or anything else you serve guests during the party season. crateandbarrel.com


Cracking Design

Bauhaus melds with cane craftsmanship in this functional-art nutcracker with cane by Carl Auböck ($845). The brass patina and fibre-wrapped handles bring a soft sheen and old-world character to the festive table. avenue-road.com


Giving Tree

Get into the holiday spirit with the wood Advent calendar from West Elm ($111). Its simple shape suggests a Christmas tree, but here the treats are stored within wee drawers for month-long gift-giving. westelm.ca


Snowy Showcase

As cool as the arctic tundra it’s inspired by, the (resin, not reindeer!) Hayden antler pendant light ($729), designed by Brett Beldock for CB2, is dramatic yet demure in bright white and warm brass. cb2.com