Every home is an extension of artistic expression – one more canvas on which to hone our creative skills – and home furnishings offer a meaningful medium with which to explore shape and colour. Quality takes work, though, especially when striving for visually stimulating mixes of textures and materials. Thankfully Hermès is on hand to help with its Collections for the Home: 2020-2021, which strikes a neat balance between style and utility that speaks to all audiences. Equilibre d‘Hermès The brand’s latest offerings include a trio of pieces inspired by the La Tourette monastery chair, first designed by Jacob Morrison on commission in 1997 and now introduced as part of a set alongside a table and an armchair. Presented with lightness and simplicity, it belies a complexity that has come to be a signature for the designer. Up your home’s glam factor with 5 of the best designer homewares Hippodrome d‘Hermès True home-decor enthusiasts know how important a central table is – it is the focal point of a room, a piece of furniture that is practical and functional, yet manages to convey a personality all its own. The design team, Normal Studio, has created just such a piece, in the form of the Hippodrome d’Hermès coffee table. Juxtaposing a rectangular oak top with aircraft wing edges and an oval lower shelf of burnished bridle leather, the table gives an understated elegance to the room. Les Trotteuses d‘Hermès For those looking for colour and maximum versatility, these three folding tables are fastened with signature Hermès bridled leather and finished with artist-designed porcelain tops in a collection that will continue to grow as more motifs are added every year. Make a splash with Hermès’ new swimwear collection Atout d‘Hermès With two reversible games surfaces, the Atout d’Hermès oak gaming table hides exquisite secrets within its deceptively simple design. The table contains concealed compartments that are sheathed in H bull-calf, to store all the odds and ends you need for your games. Cordélie Hand-embroidered rugs by Gianpaolo Pagni and Studio Hermès are intricately woven over a linen canvas, with cotton cord winding its way through the design in a technique that requires patience, focus and experience. Look as cool as Kylie Jenner in new slippers from Gucci and Hermès Théorème H Casaque Cassia, mahogany, and sapodilla woods are used in a set of three solid wood boxes, topped with colourful leather lids that offer texture in both brilliance and grain. Manège Playing with technique and style, the centrepiece and change trays offered in this collection use contrasting colours to highlight the dramatic, deep lacquer and smooth, matt finish of the bull-calf. The highly lacquered finish is achieved by a 10-coat application of two varying hues to bring out the full depth in the colour. English outside/Chinese inside: inside an expat art collector’s home Gazette A luxe upgrade for your WFH set-up: with an interior of Chagrin goatskin, and enough pockets for all the items of stationery you might need, this H bull-calf organiser hangs handily against the wall for easy access. Kala Moulded clay forms create the unique shape of this terracotta vase, with leather accents and an oak handle that can be used or removed, as you like. How to work from home Selena Gomez-style Clamp dye A shade for any occasion, the cashmere woven, two-tone plaids are created with resist dyeing. Six plaids, with six different combinations of patterns, produce a rich, artistic effect that is structured yet individualistic. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .