It may not be Thanksgiving yet, but if you're anything like us here at ASTA you're anxiously awaiting the holiday season! Reveillon dinners, Celebration in the Oaks, festive libations, and grand holiday decor - Christmas traditions in New Orleans are as unique as the city itself. As you start to hang your stockings and plan your home's holiday decor, be sure to check out one of our favorite local brands, Baton Rouge-based Fig & Dove, a line of ready-made holiday decor featuring beautifully designed, handcrafted items that are reflective of today's refined shopper.
Fig & Dove founder Colleen Waguespack, a New Orleans native and visionary interior designer, struggled to find ready-made holiday decor that complemented the elegant interior of her client's homes. Hoping to fill a void she saw in the market, Colleen began branding a line of couture Christmas decorations using luxury fabrics and original designs by established artisans. In 2015, Fig & Dove, an online store that features limited run and permanent collections, was launched. The permanent collections feature Christmas stockings, tree skirts, tree toppers and ornaments, while the new artisan collections are introduced annually. Fig & Dove quickly earned praise and has been featured in Garden & Gun, Southern Living, New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles, Architectural Digest and more!
Fig & Dove works with notable artisans across the country through custom collaboration, including fellow New Orleans artist Alexa Pulitzer, to offer quality, couture holiday decor for your home. Collections and collaborations include Fortuny Fabrics, which is world-renowned for their luxurious hand-made textiles, created in secrecy behind the gates of their century-old Italian factory and 2017's artisan collection handmade stockings made from Peruvian alpaca fur, hand-picked by the Fig & Dove team. There's Michael Savoia, whose gorgeous embroidery work is carefully crafted in his Villa Savoia Rhode Island studio using a variety of embroidery techniques and Brad Bourgoyne, another Louisiana artist, who has created a collection of stunning dove ornaments and star tree toppers exclusively for Fig & Dove. You can read about Fig & Dove's trip to Peru to pick out artisan goods abroad here.
Fig & Dove offers artisan-made pieces that are truly timeless. Colleen's goal was create a line of Christmas decor that families would want to hand down as heirlooms. The holidays are a special time, and Fig & Dove offers products that will accentuate your holiday decor and hold a special place in your family's heart. Visit Fig & Dove and purchase your holiday decor today!