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Reaching for the Stars | The Celestial Decor Trend

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~Shop the Celestial Trend~

Walking on the moon while keeping your feet on the ground is as easy as installing this dramatic, hand-knotted modern rug by Nanimarquina, which uncannily replicates an image of the moon in its waxing phase.

IA dazzling starburst design of antique brass, the Jiten Sconce by Arteriors is an eight-bulb modern sconce, designed to radiate with retro glamour in any contemporary space, whether mounted on ceiling or wall.

A collaboration with Diesel Living, Seletti's Cosmic Diner collection shoots for the moon with a series of porcelain plates featuring moody planetary images. A heavenly addition to contemporary tabletop design.

Designers have long been looking to the heavens for creative inspiration. Stars, orbs, and space-age elements are amongst the other-worldly motifs permeating the design cosmos for some time, visible on haute couture gowns and upholstery fabrics, modern lighting and contemporary wallpaper alike. We've traversed the globe for an imaginative sampling of celestial designs, finding a universe of unearthly products in far-flung places—and more than a few close to home.

Stars, planets, and other heavenly elements are amongst the otherworldly motifs permeating the modern design universe.

Vibia Cosmos Collection 

Cosmos by Vibia is a modern pendant light collection defined by thermoplastic discs, each suspended by fine cables, and emitting nuanced, diffused lighting, while producing the illusion of satellites orbiting the moon.

Emma Stone Stars Valentino Gown

Emma Stone, Valentino Gown

Hollywood's star fixation reached a zenith when the actress Emma Stone's arrived at the Golden Globe Awards, resplendent in a heavenly pale pink Valentino gown—a star turn for the ages.

Stars Wallpaper by Merenda Wallpaper

Designer Sarah Merenda's eight-point star wallpaper motif, references Buddhism's Eightfold Path, Christianity's symbol of regeneration, and the Pagan Wheel—all in one star-studded modern wallpaper composition.

Artek Baby Rocket Stool

Eero Arnio may be best known for his innovative plastic furniture designs, but his Rocket Stool—created for his own home—is a solid oak composition which retains Arnio's playful sensibilities—its rounded form and three-legged base evoking the aerodynamic shape of a rocket waiting to be launched into orbit.

Christian Dior Ready-To-Wear Collection (Below)

Stars, moons, planets and the skies were amongst the notable motifs in Christian Dior's recent ready-to-wear fall/winter collection—which featured dresses and gowns in shades of moody blue and black, studded with sparkling celestial patterns.

~On Trend Celestial Designs~

Seletti's Lunar collection looks heavenward for inspiration. This suite of modern tabletop vessels showcase gleaming brass and rounded satellite forms, injecting a dash of '60s charm to any table setting.

This "ode to evenings," by MENU is a modern vase of striking good looks, a near perfect sphere, fashioned from solid brass and given a bronzed finish akin to the nuanced glow of the evening moon.

Hand forged recycled steel and sparkling premium crystal converge in this stellar modern pendant light from Varaluz, which reaches back to the Mid Century design era and Sputnik age for inspiration. .

Sonneman Constellation Collection

Celestial elements take center stage with the Sonneman Constellation Collection of suspension lights, a recently-released suite of modern pendant lights featuring interconnected metal rods, translucent orbs, and LEDs in a dazzling planetary composition. Comprised of 4 different contemporary lighting models, Constellation features both horizontal and vertical arrangements in two sizes, making this brilliant lighting collection versatile enough for both residential and contract settings.


Danish brand GUBI's vintage reprisal of a 1972 design by Louis Weisdorf, a brilliant geometric composition in space, invokes the Mid Century era's preoccupation with the race to the moon. The Multi-Lite modern pendant light features two rotating steel domes, appended to an axis, that allow for a range of perfectly balanced visual compositions and exquisitely modulated light emissions. Other heavenly color options include, black, white, and blue.