decorating trend: celestial style

Space-age shapes and futuristic design give the latest furniture and accessories their stellar good looks. Welcome to the final frontier...

This sleek, spherical bowl can seemingly defy the laws of gravity by standing on its side.

Mo glass bowl, £470, Anna Torfs at William & Son. Nim lava-stone coffee table, £4,350, Pinch Design. Flying saucer sweets, £1 per bag, Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe. Books, here and throughout, from a selection at Stanfords and Amazon. C-3PO action figure, for similar, try Bandai at Amazon. Grand Piano velvet sofa, in background, £5,599, Gubi Olsen for Gubi at The Conran Shop. Space Shuttle model, £20 for a four-piece set, The Science Museum Shop.

Planet-motif dinnerware will make meal times an out-of-this-world experience.

Mars, Moon, Saturn, Venus, Neptune, Pluto and Titan porcelain plates, from £19 each, the Cosmic Diner collection by Diesel Living with Seletti at Amara. Remington steel and elm shelving unit, £2,350, OKA. Turini cutlery, in glass bowl, £90 for a 16-piece set, Habitat. Tampa pendant, used as bowl, £25, Rocket money box, £8; and marble-effect box, £12, George Home. Half and Half tea-light holder, £29.95 for a set of two, House Doctor at MiaFleur. Oval bowl in Gold, £24 for a set of three, Graham and Green. Stainless-steel sphere ornaments, £89.95 for a set of six, Pebbles, £7.92 for a bag, B&Q. Stoneware bowl, £90, Kasper Würtz for KH Würtz at Sigmar. Candles, £18 for 12, Bougies la Française at Pentreath & Hall. Hammered disc plaque, on wall, left, £120, Next Home. Wall painted in Ultra Blue emulsion, £37 for 2.5l, Little Greene.

This curvaceous table has a retro Fifties feel. Meanwhile, the lighting overhead prepares to land…

Dakota nickel table base in Aged Brass with lacquer top, £3,395, Julian Chichester. Frisbi pendants, £256 each, Achille Castiglioni for Flos. Stay velvet dining chair, £1,185, Nika Zupanc for Sé. Emerson stools, £187.50 each, Abigail Ahern. Shopping bag in Bronze, by dining chair, £9.99, H&M. Space 3 wool and silk rug in Indigo, £2,520 per sq m, Jan Kath for Front. Orlando candle holders, £10 each, Habitat. Candles, as before. Stoneware cups, £30 each, Kasper Würtz for KH Würtz at Sigmar. Twist & Stir spoons, £14 for two, Oliver Bonas. Rocket salt and pepper grinders, £60 each, Suck UK at Selfridges. Walls painted in Ultra Blue emulsion, as before.

Forget the lava lamps of old – this sleek design displays a spectrum of colours to suit your mood.

Hue Beyond LED table lamp, £330, Philips at John Lewis. Nebula rug, used as wall hanging, £2,450, Schönstaub at Mint. Delano faux-shagreen console table, £675, OKA. Public Service Broadcasting The Race For Space LP, £18; and Crosley The Player turntable, £110, Urban Outfitters. Decorative ball, £59 for a set of three, Atkin and Thyme. Oval bowls, as before. Kulört crushed sand/stones, £1.75 for a 750g jar, Ikea.

With its sweeping curved back, the plush velvet sofa echoes the lines of the mountains on the moon.

Grand Piano velvet sofa, £5,599, Gubi Olsen for Gubi at The Conran Shop. Bespoke pouffe, £700, upholstered in Fox velvet, £40 per m, Neptune. Artisan Disc floor lamp, £550, Lombok. Delano console table, as before. Footsie rug, £245, Plantation Rug Company. Full Moon 1858-1868 by Warren De La Rue canvas, £335, Surface View. Stoneware vase, £24.95, Dwell. Faux amaranthus spray, £8.95, MiaFleur. Space Shuttle model, £20 for a four-piece set, The Science Museum Shop. Hamble Oak brogues, £60, Clarks.

The burnished bronze ‘craters’ of this coffee table offer a luxe take on the lunar surface.

Golden Moon brass and glass coffee table, £1,935, Massimo Castagna for Gallotti&Radice. Tisno wool-mix chair, £695, Habitat. Bespoke pouffe; Footsie rug; and Full Moon, 1858-1868 canvas, all as before. Saturn side plate, £19, Diesel Living with Seletti at Amara. Constellation chocolate biscuit; and chocolate Saturn, both on plate, £6 each, Marc Patisserie at Selfridges. Peacock ore, on table, £2; and amethyst, on floor, £24.75, The Shell Grotto. Calcite, on floor, £11.99, Crystal Age. Agate bookends, £275, Jonathan Adler. Notebooks, £16.50 each, Nuuna at Stone Marketing.

Shaped like one of the planet’s majestic rings, this spectacular console has an unearthly quality.

Tour steel, glass and Canaletto walnut console table, £1,732, Giorgio Cattelan for Cattelan Italia at Interior Supply. Tintin rocket, £495, The Conran Shop. Large and small copper bowls, from £24.99 each, Iron and Clay at House of Fraser. First Man on the Moon print, £19.95, London Herald at King & McGaw. Ribba picture frame, £7, Ikea. Antique Perles mirrors, £275 for a set of four, I & JL Brown. Bubbles wool rug in Wine Red and Orange, £315, Debenhams. Hamble Oak brogues, £60 a pair, Clarks. Cosmos umbrella, £20, The Science Museum Shop. Wall painted in Ultra Blue emulsion, as before.

A beautifully moulded chair is ideal for laying back and indulging in some serious stargazing.

Ventura wool and walnut lounge chair in Petrolio, £2,868, Jean-Marie Massaud for Poliform. Astromaster 90 EQ telescope, £215, Celestron at David Hinds Ltd. Curtains made in Shimmer F6640-25 viscose-mix, £57 per m, Matthew Williamson at Osborne & Little. Carlo side table, £360, Jon Male. R2-D2 action figure, for similar, try Bandai at Amazon. Plush rug in Rust, £895, Barker and Stonehouse. Philip’s Moon map, £6.99, Amazon. Chalk globe, £15, George Home

A voyage through space and time comes every night to those who sleep in this luxurious suite.

Piuma leather bed, £5,200 (including mattress), Claudio Bellini for Natuzzi. Bumble wood side table, £65, Habitat. King-size bed linen in City Slate, from £75 for a pillowcase, Gingerlily. Aquilla throw in Silver, £180, Voyage Maison at Rusdens. Macbook Pro, from £899, Apple at Currys. Darth Vader lamp, £45, Urban Outfitters. A Trip to the Moon print, £49.95, King & McGaw. Ribba picture frame, £16, Ikea. Melt pendants in Chrome and Copper, £575 each, Tom Dixon at Harrods. Agate decorative object, £40, John Lewis Hotel at John Lewis. For Star Wars Lego figures, visit

Photography / Simon Bevan

Styling / Hannah Franklin

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