What’s Hot for Kitchens, Bathrooms and Living Rooms

This season's hottest home decor items score big on style, comfort and functionality

Designed for small spaces, this bathroom collection from Laufen packs plenty of personality

Must-have items you’ll want in your home


Arabella Armchair

Let’s face it, corsets aren’t the most comfortable of garments, which explains why they went the way of the dodo long ago. So it’s ironic that the inspiration behind the Arabella armchair by Carlo Giorgetti, lauded for its comfy, body-hugging design, is none other than that dreaded old-time 
rib-clencher. What’s the connection? Chalk 
it up to sturdy yet ultra-flexible materials 
that conform, corset-like, to the shape of the sitter. From $4,136, Inform Interiors
 – Anna Dupas 

Mimo Bathroom Collection
 from Laufen

Small spaces don’t need to be devoid of eye-catching style. Award-winning designers Tom Schönherr and Andreas Haug created the Mimo collection for Laufen especially for small spaces. The compact pieces flaunt plenty of personality: Stick with classic black-and-white, be adventurous with a pink piece, like a wall-mounted shelf, or make a bold statement with vibrant prints. A small but deep bathtub showcases the fun in the practical. Plus you can soak easy: fixtures are designed to conserve water and the furniture is made in part from recycled materials. $270 – $4,582, Cantu
 – Kate Lerman


DishDrawer from Fisher & Paykel

Holiday entertaining equals dirty dishes. Lots of ’em. So the timing couldn’t be better for the debut of a new, 36-inch DishDrawer from Fisher & Paykel. Combining ergonomic effectiveness with sleek sophistication, this modular dishwasher accommodates nine place settings in a single height-adjustable drawer that suits pots, plates and extra-large platters. It’s eco-friendly, too, using as little as 1.95 gallons of water to achieve a Tier 2 Water & Energy rating. From $1,399, The Bay
 – A.D.


Chilewich RAYTray Stackable Storage

Upward mobility has a new kind of cachet, especially when it comes to stylishly stackable storage. Case in point: the Chilewich RAYTray, which was first introduced in 1997, is back and it’s even better. The stainless steel structure is topped with “bowls” made of machine-washable stretch netting, available in green, black and white. A similarly stylish and double-duty piece comes from Torre & Tagus. The Swing 2-Tier Fruit Basket sports a hammock-like metal form, making it a modern piece for keeping fruit and other foods well within reach. RAYTray, $125; Homewerx. Swing 2-Tier Fruit Basket, $38; Torre & Tagus 
– Amy Soden

PC Home 4-in-1 Griddle

Pancakes or paninis? With PC Home’s new 4-in-1 Griddle the possibilities are plenty. Transform sandwiches into culinary masterpieces with the press function, or insert the interchangeable (and non-stick) griddle plates and whip up a batch of crepes. Bon appétit! $79.99, PC Home 
– Janet Gyenes 


Water Wise Showerheads from Moen

A commitment to the efficient use of water has garnered faucet maker Moen Inc. the honour of being named WaterSense® Manufacturer Partner of the year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

This year Moen announced that 17 of its showerheads received the first WaterSense certifications from the EPA for showering products. The showerheads represent every category in Moen’s showering portfolio, including wall-mount, rain shower and handheld showers, which are available in a number of on-trend finishes. 

Last year, Moen also introduced new eco-performance kitchen faucets that allow users to easily switch between three water-flow settings. From $39.99, Home Depot
 – Kathleen Freimond

Originally published in BC Home magazine. For monthly updates, subscribe to the free BC Home e-newsletter, or purchase a subscription to the bi-monthly magazine.