A few months ago, I noticed a shift in the landscape of vintage decor on the brink of the reemergence from our homes: a demand for and supply-side surge of curiosities made of stone.
It makes sense if you think about it. After a year of uncertainty, flux, and shapelessness of time and silhouette, a longing for stability and structure is only natural — Natural being the key word, with many it-objects and decor materials (such as wavy wood) and shapes (like blobby glassware) exhibiting organic properties. Indeed, just as we are eager to emerge from our caves and never look back, the vintage resale market reflects our enduring desires to bring the outdoors home with us. In agate, malachite, onyx, or marble, we recognize the dual complexity and simplicity found in nature and, by collecting, in ourselves.
Think it's not that deep? Consider for a moment how the stone trend has shifted into a more nuanced form; Numbered are the days of kitschy-confetti terrazzo side tables and too-perfect, gleaming Carrera marble countertops. It's hard not to notice the increasing demand for stone varieties and geodes with rough cuts and organic asymmetry in shape and variegation, more closely resembling pebbles and boulders along a trail. In a kind of poetic, ecological synchrony, stone decor's upswing coincides with that of a number of interior styles currently at the forefront such as Japandi, Wabi Sabi, and Biomorphism.
What do you think, is this iteration of the stone decor trend here to last?