Moonstruck: Interior Design's Celestial Trend

Designers have been searching the cosmos for inspiration—with heavenly results.

Celestial Modern Lighting

Stars, orbs and other-worldly motifs have been permeating the interior design cosmos for some time, visible on everything from wallpaper to decorative objects. Celestial-inspired lighting, not surprisingly, has yielded some of the most inspired modern designs, tailor-made for planetary possibilities. The Karman Ululi Pendant light, above, is a case in point, its lace-embedded fiberglass globe emitting a hauntingly beautiful glow from a moon-like textured surface. The Vibia Cosmos Cluster Pendant makes a more abstract—but no less ethereal—statement, while the Arteriors Jiten Sconce bursts with golden radiance from either wall or ceiling.

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Celestial Wallpaper Motifs

Modern wallpaper designs are exhibiting both direct and indirect celestial influences with sophisticated results. Tempaper's Goodbye Moon temporary wallpaper, above, has a starry elegance that complements both formal and informal settings. Mind the Gap's Universe Planets Wallpaper presents a photo-realist mural in which a bevy of planets float throughout the solar system, and the ethereal metallic composition of Constellations is ready to add a subtle infusion of cosmic glamour to any contemporary interior scheme.

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