April 10th, 2012
You love the eclectic, bohemian spaces in the pages of British magazine Living Etc but you can’t quite figure out how to bring it home. For instant colour, style and cultural richness, start with a kantha throw or two.
If you’re not familiar, kantha is an embroidery technique used by women in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India. Made from recycled saris and layered with a simple running stitch, kantha throws live on sofas, beds and banisters and look best layered in a contrast of colours.
The selection of one-of-a-kind kanthas at West Elm is rich with floral, geometric, and folk-art motifs and at $99. It’s hard to choose just one. So don’t. —Athena Tsavliris
West Elm, 109 Atlantic Av., Toronto, 416-537-0110, www.westelm.com