This pared-down breezeway leverages afternoon shadows and a fiber-optic star-studded ceiling to create a thoughtful, meditative transition from indoors to out. It’s a shining example of how architecture and lighting design work hand in hand to create a space that needs precious little in the way of decor.
Commissioning a fiber-optic galaxy for your ceiling isn’t the only way to achieve a starry effect. There’s a much simpler DIY option that involves little more than artfully puncturing a globe light with the pattern of your choice. A bright LED bulb inside a translucent globe will project your image onto the walls and ceiling.
Pendants: Moravian, Circa Lighting
Wallpaper outfitter Mr Perswall has picked up on the midnight blue trend in a most literal way with this fantastic wall covering. It looks smashing in this youthful bedroom, but I could see it in a glam studio apartment with pops of hot pink and white, or even in a quiet library or home office, where interstellar imagery can’t help but be contemplative.
Wallpaper: Lucky Star, Sissy+Marley
Knickknacks and treasured objects can be a satisfying way to sneak in some thematic layers without going overboard. A slowly revolving globe painted or inlaid with the astronomic features of our universe will keep its admirer in touch with the vastness of the world beyond Earth.
Curved like an observatory, this small home office nook benefits from a ceiling painted with the zodiac constellations and inset lighting that illuminates the edges at night.