It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays—at least in Nicole Richie’s world. “I’m like Santa, I prep for it all year,” the former reality star and House of Harlow 1960 designer tells AD. Richie’s brand, which she started in 2008 as a jewelry line and expanded to include clothing, is known for reflecting her own bohemian-luxe style, and her second collaboration with Etsy, which launched today, imparts that aesthetic on a variety of home goods specifically designed for the holiday season.
There are colorful quilts made from House of Harlow dead stock in collaboration with Quilts by Caster, an Esty seller from Gee’s Bend, Alabama. There are Christmas stockings from Shop Cocody in muted, subtle patterns. There are marble candleholders in trendy burgundy (by Blu Mint Studios) that could make any mantel feel festive. There’s not a bright red Santa Claus or a reindeer in sight, but the pieces still feel merry and bright.
It’s something Richie thinks about with her own decor, opting for a palette led by dark burgundy. Below, she tells AD more about her tips and tricks for celebrating the holidays tastefully and her adorable Etsy collab.
Architectural Digest: What inspired this new holiday collection with Etsy?
Nicole Richie: I wanted to take cues from a 1970s, luxe rock-and-roll feel, working with jewel tones and patchwork textiles. I would say House of Harlow as a whole is a ’60s and ’70s vintage-inspired brand. We really brought that into this collaboration, mixing in marble and crystal accents and all the best parts of House of Harlow.
It isn’t your typical holiday collection.
My focus really went into gifting, and I thought about myself and the gifts that I love to get. I always just go to Etsy as a whole to get my loved ones gifts because you get that personal feel. Someone picked something for you, and it was made by a human.