The latest homeware trend? The eyes have it

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Featuring on everything from cushions to cups, eyes are everywhere

Popping up on plates, trays, cushions, lamps and even mirrors,  the “eye” homeware trend is one to watch right now.

Some examples have clear origins in the blue bullseye trinkets you’ll have snapped up on your holidays. Others take inspiration from surrealist photography, anatomical illustration and classic Art Deco sunburst motifs. Here’s our round-up of the best eye openers out there.

Eye Candy

Make a style statement with the Eye & Lips round rug from Seletti wears Toiletpaper. It has a Salvador Dali vibe that you won’t want to cover with your coffee table!

Eye & Lips Round Rug, £690 from Amara

Eye Spy

Ensure all eyes really are on you with Graham & Green’s all-seeing, glitzy wall mirror, which moves on the classic Art Deco sunburst. If only we could get our own lashes so long…

Golden eye mirror, £19.95 from Graham & Green


Tray Chic

Eyes in real gold pop on alluring amethyst in Jonathan Adler’s Eyes Tray which reinvents the classic valet tray. Perfect for corralling your keys on a console, watching over your nightstand, or giving you a glimpse on your vanity.

Eyes valet tray, £68 from Jonathan Adler

High Tea

With a cheeky wink from Piero Fornasetti’s favourite subject, Lina Cavalieri, the L’antipatico teacup gives tea-time a modern makeover.

Tema e Variazioni 2005 L’antipatico Teacup in Black/White/Gold, £125 from Amara

Haute Dining

New to L’Objet, the Lito collection is all about eyes. From paperweights, stationery and letter openers to candles, bookends and boxes, they’ve clearly embraced the all-seeing trend. Among our favourites are the ombre-effect and gold-rimmed dining plates, hiding a watchful eye under guest’s meals.


Lito dining plate, £50, from L’Objet


Simple and modern, this ceramic cup with a monochrome eye illustration is an alluring alternative for potting your desk plant.

Handmade ceramic cup, £10 from Rockett St George

Eyes Wide Open

Take the trend into the living room with this Open Eye cushion from Age of Reason.

Open Eye Cushion, £139 from Amara

Cheeky Wink

This pretty patterned porcelain dish could pose as a soap dish, trinket dish, a side dish or dessert plate on your dining table. It could even make a nice addition for your gallery wall.

Porcelain dish, £3.99 from H&M

Double Vision

Both stylish and practical, this pop art lamp gives lighting a fun twist with its half-tone dotted design, inspired by the faces of the most iconic movie stars of the 20th century.

Audrey Eye Doll Table Lamp, £360 from Rockett St George

Eyes On You


For the ultimate style statement, Jonathan Adler’s beautifully detailed beaded artwork will keep an eye (or two) on you.

Jonathan Adler Eyes beaded artwork £325

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