The latest homeware trend? The eyes have it
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.
Make a style statement with theEye & Lips round rug from Seletti wears Toiletpaper. It has a Salvador Dali vibe that you won't want to cover with your coffee table!
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...
Eyes in real gold pop on alluring amethyst in Jonathan Adler's Eyes Traywhich 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.
With a cheeky wink from Piero Fornasetti’s favourite subject, Lina Cavalieri, theL’antipatico teacup givestea-time a modern makeover.
New toL’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.
Simple and modern, this ceramic cup with a monochrome eye illustration is an alluring alternative for potting your desk plant.
Eyes Wide Open
Take the trend into the living room with this Open Eye cushionfrom Age of Reason.
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.
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.
Eyes On You
For the ultimate style statement, Jonathan Adler's beautifully detailed beaded artwork will keep an eye (or two) on you.
Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.
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