A fur throw: Whether it be real or faux, a fur throw slung over a chair or end of bed has always made a luxurious statement in the home. From year to year the fur colours change (this year its pale browns and greys) and there is always an animal print in fashion. Take cue from designer Brian Gluckstein and his collection of throws (with a handsome leather carry handle) and live like a designer. Large Norwegien Blue Fox Throw, $1900, www.achangingnest.com

Champagne Glasses: Nothing breaks the mood of a fancy party than having to use the wrong glass when toasting a celebration and rust me, using a wine glass to serve champagne does not impress anyone who isstyle conscious. I like to stock up on glass ones and have plenty of them; my go-to store is the Dollarama. Glass Champagne Flutes, $1, www.dollarama.com

Stylish Catch All: A decorative box can sit handsomely on a front foyer table to hold keys, coins and cards, or on a dresser to hold jewllrey, pens and keepsakes in the bedroom. The Agresti Gold Leaf Box adds simple lines and a subtle gold shine to decorate any table or dresser top. $795, www.birks.com

Classic Vase: Crystal rose bowl: The classic round shape of the rose bowl (or goldfish bowl as its commonly called) is perfect for flowers. 3 rose bowls in a row creates a modern appeal down the center of a dining table or on a mantel. Tiffany's Floral Vine Rose Bowl holds a dozen red roses, a candle and more, $330, www.tiffany.ca

Scented Candles: There is no decorator out there that doesn't like candles; and even better are a collection of candles on a tray; its the perfect centerpiece on a dining table, coffee table or in the bath. Inexpensive candles mean filling the tray without breaking the bank. Glade Winter Collection Candles, $5.50 each, www.glade.ca

Table Decor: Gold charger plates: Decorate the simplest of china by adding a layer of silver underneath. Charger plates create instant shimmer and luxury to a dinner party table. Add a golden shine and the natural imprint of woodgrain with charger plates from President's Choice, $10/set of 4. www.loblaws.ca