Bedding Down Your precious four-legged friends deserve a cozy place to rest, but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your love of style. Available in three sizes, the rectangular Hound Lounge beds have a hypoallergenic fiber-fill and a cotton slipcover, shown here in “Barcode,” that can be removed and washed.
The Pampered Pug, 8630 Oak St., 866-7502, or go to www.thepamperedpug.com

A Sip of Color With the holidays upon us, switch things up by serving champagne in colorful and playful spiral hand-blown flutes. Available in a multitude of colors.
Estella’s, 701 Metairie Rd., 833-8884.

Screen Gem Need a little privacy? Or just want to add a burst of color to your room? This six-foot custom floor screen is available in any fabric and can even be made into a fireplace screen.
Hugh Martin Home, 4222A Magazine St., 899-1882.

The Bar Necessities Just like every woman needs accessories, so does every bar. And what better accoutrements than ones that are shiny with mother-of-pearl detailing. Michael Aram leaf-design, polished stainless-steel wine stopper and corkscrew, and mother-of-pearl and silver-plate corkscrew add just the right touch of elegance.
Hazelnut, 5515 Magazine St., 991-2424, or go to www.hazelnutneworleans.com.

Beautiful Bulbs Flowers can bloom in any season, and with the help of this new 96-page book, they can be grown indoors and out. Whether its the vision of a beautiful Thanksgiving centerpiece or simple fresh flowers in every room, the easy-to-follow instructions and helpful list of “what you need and when to buy” can help you achieve your goal.
Simple Secrets for Glorious Gardens Indoors and Out, Chronicle Books, $15.95

Curves Ahead Opt for the lighter side of furniture with this Indonesian white-wash cabinet. The convenience of three drawers plus an overhead cabinet allows for versatility in storing clothes, books, a stereo or whatever deserves a nice hiding space in your home. Available in various sizes.
Importicos Home and Garden, 5523 Magazine St., 891-6141.

Global Warnings The Greeks once believed that Apollo chased the sun, thus making it move. The armillery, or sundial, is made of iron and depicts the ancient myth. The dial can be nestled in a lush garden or atop a rustic outdoor table setting to command attention.
American Aquatic Gardens, 621 Elysian Fields, 944-0410.

Pillow Talk

By the end of the day a neck massage is on the top of everyone’s list. Sit back in your favorite chair and let the aroma of these buckwheat-hull pillows take the stress of the day away. The pillow molds to your neck and head, helping to ease tension on the spine. And not only are they functional, but they come in various colors and patterns.
The Spa at the Ritz, Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, 921 Canal St, 524-1331, or go to www.ritzcarlton.com

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