What’s Hot in Home Decor: Side Table Trios, Limestone Tiles and Hand-Loomed Throws

The hottest items for your home include hand-loomed throws made from baby alpaca wool, limestone tiles with mixed textures, and solid birch side tables

The Trienna side table, designed in 1954, proves timeless

The Trienna side table, designed in 1954, proves timeless

A look at what’s hot in home decor this season


Finnish Side Tables

Turning 75 should not go unnoticed – and in celebration of this milestone, Artek acquired the rights to a trio of side tables from acclaimed Finnish designer, Ilmari Tapiovaara. Each collection is available in a variety of colours and finishes. The solid birch Tale stool doubles as a handy side table. The distinct curvy free-form design of the Tee-Tee table evokes a playful feel, while the Trienna, designed in 1954, proves timeless with its seamless esthetic and pointy legs. Gift yourself, milestone or not, with these top tables. From $895; Inform Interiors

Limestone Tiles 

Colour-blocking, move aside. The hot tile trend is about blending textures. Walker Zanger’s new Lucca Collection of limestone tiles play to the medium’s changeable characteristics. Field tiles include Rift, which echoes rift-cut wood, and Patinato, with a tumbled-stone finish. Patterns expand the options. Macchiato features a hexagon framed with a diamond, and Doppio’s picket-rhomboid combo offers an interesting juxtaposition of shape and texture. Sizes are available in Autumn Brown, Flannel Grey, and Linen Cream. From $20 sq ft; World Mosaic

Hand-loomed Throw

Soft, seductive and snugly. Not words usually associated with Richard Nixon. Designed by Jonathan Adler, this hand-loomed throw’s ability to cover up may offer a more suitable connection with its namesake. (Adler’s people tell us the name is actually more an ode to First Lady Pat Nixon and the design styles prevalent during that era). The super-soft throw made from baby alpaca wool has a simple, graphic expression that offers a reversible colour option on each side for stylish comfort on those long, cool nights. Political scandals optional. $362.50; Mint Interiors

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