Celebrate Mother in Style

Show her love with chic and thoughtful home furnishings and accessories from the world’s top fashion designers.
Missoni surfboard for the stylish, active mom. Photo courtesy of Missoni

By Julia Szabo

Today’s designer home furnishings are not always your mom’s idea of hostess chic—but whether your taste runs classic or ultra-contemporary, this Mother’s Day brings a wide range of gracious options.

Tory Burch sets a festive French country-style dining table. Photo courtesy of Tory Burch

Tory Burch goes boldly botanical with her home collection. In addition to everything needed for a French country-style dining table that’s totally paper-, plastic- and vinyl-free (think ceramic plates, glass drinkware, napkins and tablecloths round, square or oblong) there’s also an item sure to bring sweet after-dinner dreams: a splendid, handcrafted, cotton quilt, in a folk art pattern called King’s Leap. toryburch.com

Playful lighting by Connox. Photo courtesy of Tradition via connox.com

For diners with edgier taste in food seeking statement-making tableware to serve it on, avant-garde tableware designs by Issey Miyake are—like the designer’s fashion collections—guaranteed to elevate the everyday to art. Of-the-moment and created to last, they’re a collaboration with Finnish lifestyle brand Iittala. connox.com 

Cynthia Rowley’s opera-length floral oven mitts. Photo courtesy of Cynthia Rowley

Cynthia Rowley has Mom covered with opera-length oven mitts in eye-popping florals with bold hues of fuchsia, scarlet and turmeric. Flowers sprout up all over the designer’s home collection, which includes whimsical wallpapers with witty names (This Buds for You) and napkins with embroidered, scalloped edges that let you eliminate paper from your dinner table. cynthiarowley.com

Octagonal porcelain plates from Dior. Photo courtesy of Dior

Italians are the world leaders of living with high style. Dior’s design mastermind Maria Grazia Chiuri brings to the casa all the delicious drama of a Dior fashion show, complete with stunning, go-anywhere, map-themed place mats, notebooks, candles adorned with a Plan de Paris. Cordella de Castellane created octagonal plates as a nod to Dior’s favorite number, 8. dior.com

Enjoy a break with Dolce & Gabbana’s porcelain Carretto Siciliano mug. Photo courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

Patterned designer bath towels were the rage in the ’70s, and vintage specimens by Yves Saint Laurent now fetch high prices at auction. Invest in tomorrow’s terry heirlooms with the exuberantly colorful zigzagging Missoni bath collection—and stay hydrated in style with the polychromatic Carretto Siciliano porcelain mug by Dolce & Gabbana. missoni.com; dolcegabbana.com

Paul Smith infuses a home collection with his signature eccentric elegance. Photo courtesy of Ben Anders

Sir Paul Smith has a knack for making life more colorful. Flying this cool knight’s colors couldn’t be easier, with every corner of the home covered, from cozy blankets to striped accent pillows and magnetic iPhone wallets so bright they’re a cinch to locate when the phone goes MIA. Smith also does his part to support artists, curating and selling a nice collection of fine art prints, both in his stores and online. paulsmith.com

Ralph Lauren bath towels pay homage to the Polo shirt. Photo courtesy of Ralph Lauren Home

Ralph Lauren Home furnishings elevate every surface of an interior, from chic decorative accessories to classic bed linens and elegant furniture that’s designed and built to last. As clean-and-green as it is impeccably stylish, the bath collection makes a cheerful impact with a rainbow of brilliant hues. ralphlauren.com

Cozy up to Louis Vuitton’s wool-cashmere Checkmate cushion. Photo courtesy of Louis Vuitton

If cradling a Louis Vuitton purse doesn’t give you enough of a style fix, the new Vuitton home collection offers the chance to let LV cradle you: nestle against an LV wool cushion, or relax in Patricia Urquiola’s artful leather sling chair, which makes the sitter feel like being suspended from a particularly elegant shoulder bag. André Fu, Marcel Wanders and the Campana Brothers also contributed to the home collection. us.louisvuitton.com

Veronica Beard’s Iberian-influenced ceramic Party Plate set. Photo courtesy of Veronica Beard

Delight Mom with the gift of Veronica Beard x Juliska. Beard’s collaboration with South Carolina’s beloved lifestyle brand lets mealtime transport foodies to two irresistible destinations: America’s lowcountry, and Portugal, where these sweet ceramics originate. veronicabeard.com

Hermès Ithaque wool-cashmere blanket, inspired the Ionic columns of Greek temples. Photo courtesy of Hermès

Whatever your weekend pastime, Hermès has the accessories to help you play in high style, always packaged in gorgeous orange boxes that brighten every interior. Think playing cards, backgammon, chess and skittle sets, plus every item needed to enable lounging at home: pillows, blankets, tableware, trays, vases, paperweights, bookends, tissue boxes and hand-embroidered cotton “Cordelie” carpets. hermes.com