What’s Hot in Home Decor – Victorinox Knives, Cloud Softlights, Hexa Tables and More

Summer means cheeseplates, serving bowls, softlights and bright outdoor furniture

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Victorinox Cheese Knives

With the sunshine finally here, it’s time for entertaining. Summer is the season of the casual get-together, sangria, barbecues and the classic cheese plate. This set of cheese knives by Victorinox, the maker of the Original Swiss Army Knife, have the ideal blades for all types of hard and soft cheeses and spreads. The holes in the centre of the medium-hard cheese knife enable slices to fall effortlessly off the blade for easy serving. This timeless design has a lifetime guarantee to boot.

$100, special order, Ming Wo

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Cloud Softlight by Molo Design

If you’ve been to the Vancouver Art Gallery recently, you’ve likely admired the luminous, curvilinear mobiles suspended in the main atrium as part of the Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life exhibit. Now imagine this ethereal and organic installation by Vancouver’s Molo Design in your own home. Oh, yes.

Floor and table lamp versions of the Cloud Softlight are the latest additions to Molo’s award-winning collection — works of art for any space. The white textile shades are made up of scores of cellular honeycomb-like forms atop a slender three-legged wooden base. And befitting the delicate cloud-like forms, the light is low-glare, energy-efficient LED for that almost-all-natural glow.

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Hexa Table by Studio Brovhn

The Hexa table gets its namesake from the details beneath the surface. From the outside, it appears to be a beautiful, yet very simple design. Take a look from below and you will see the intricate detail that connects the legs to the tabletop. Inspired by the shape of a hexagon, Vancouver-based Studio Brovhn’s inner artistry is best viewed from multiple angles, just like a work of art. All Studio Brovhn items are FSC certified and made in Canada.

Available in solid ash (white or grey) or oak (whitewash or stained walnut). $4,500 to $9,200; Provide Home

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Baci Rope Stacking Arm Chairs

Moe’s funky and vibrant Baci Rope Stacking Arm Chairs are an on-trend addition to your summer patio. Go monochrome with matching accessories or use alone as a statement piece and a pop of colour. Available in bright green, orange, electric blue and taupe. Made from aluminum and rope, these light-weight chairs stack for easy storage during the winter months.

$149, Moe’s Home Collection

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Feathered Bowls by Gemma Orkin

South African artist Gemma Orkin made her name painting indigenous plants and animals. Her cheery painting style and the sense of humour portrayed in this particular series caught the interest of the folks at West Elm. These cheeky birds reveal themselves as you get to the bottom of the scalloped, stoneware serving bowls, but we think they are cute enough to accessorize a kitchen wall or dresser.

$42; West Elm

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Mikuni Wild Harvest Noble Petite Tonics

These distinctive maple syrups by local foraged food purveyor Mikuni Wild Harvest elevate standard pancakes and waffles to a whole new level. NOBLE Petite “tonics” are available in two unique flavours: Tahitian Vanilla Bean and Egyptian Chamomile Blossom, and Tuthilltown Bourbon Barrel. The single-serving-sized bottles tap into the edible gift trend and make elegant wedding favours or hostess gifts.

Six pack, 60 ml each, $26.95; 450 ml, $27.95 to 28.95; Mikuni Wild Harvest

Originally published in BC Home & Garden magazine. For regular updates, subscribe to our free Home and Garden e-newsletters, or purchase a subscription to the magazine.