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Gifting gets personalised with these eclectic ideas to suit different personalities.

On vacation or during lunch, do you find yourself visiting places or websites of beautiful décor pieces that stand the test of time?

With all the thought and planning that goes into making our homes, it comes as no surprise that the home is the window to your soul. The choices you make between that well-designed wooden or marble floor or perhaps a charming chaise and a suave settee, will ultimately give your guests a sneak peek into your personality type and present you with the perfect gift, to celebrate this festive season. 

The Romantic Dreamer
On vacation or during lunch, do you find yourself visiting places or websites of beautiful décor pieces that stand the test of time? Why romanticise over traditional opulence on décor magazines when you can add these timeless heirlooms to your shopping cart. Enthral guests with king size poster — beds and antique radios of wood and brass that dazzle under gorgeous crystal chandeliers. 

The Artistic Maestro
From the frappé in your cup to the drapes in the hall, is your life as inspiring as the raging catwalk in Milan? Fall in love with iconic red wing chairs that sit splendid on herringbone carpets. Style your home picturesque with collectibles of gramophones and wall plates that make your atelier abode look simply dashing. Nail the glamourous look with chevron-gilded mirrors, art panels and assorted figurines set against eclectic-patterned console tables that give your home an artsy touch.

The Hostess Extra-ordinaire
If you love having sophisticated soirees and opulent seven- course brunches, we can confirm the Gatsby gene of extravagant extroversion in you. Plate your delicacies in exquisite painted peacock serve ware and crystal whiskey decanters. Entertain in élan with sectional leather sofas and pretty Pouffe’s that alternate as both a seat and an inconspicuous wine storage. 

The Savvy Idealist 
Are you an organised person from head to toe, and sport an immaculate home even when your friends arrive unannounced? Why fret over the crew making a mess, when you can hoard away those knick- knacks in canny furniture-cum storage units and give your pad a spotless glow. 

Whimsical Wanderer 
Do you love to decorate your home with a marvellous collection of urbane steals that include Bedouin blankets and vibrant throw-pillows? Your passion to liven the nest and experiment with radical ideas prompts that ceramic potted plant. Quirk up your indoors with distressed trunks, bar trolleys, vibrant garden chairs and eye-catching blue cupboards that adorn legendary posters. 

— Arshi Mukri is an interior design expert at Pepperfry.

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