THE COOLER BRANCH OF THE NEUTRAL COLOR FAMILY IS HAVING A POST-PANDEMIC WAVE OF POPULARITY, AS IT DID AFTER THE SPANISH FLU EPIDEMIC OF THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY. WHITE’S MESSAGES OF HYGIENE, PARTICULARLY IN STONE AND CERAMIC, REASSURE US. GRAY IS MAKING A COMEBACK TOO, ESPECIALLY IN ARTISANAL METALS AND CONCRETE FINISHES.
Ancient and Modern
Hand-carved and finished from a solid block of Carrara Bianco marble, this bespoke bathtub has the look of draped fabric, which gives the stone the illusion of softness. Available at Ancient & Modern.
Undulating LED fixtures like this flexible silicone LED tube chandelier are dramatic but also softens a raw, industrial space. The brass support bar also brings just a touch of warmth. Available at Lighting4Home.
Gleam & Glow
Soy candles. Subtle fragrances. Burnished metal containers with golden seams and edges. The warmth of candlelight. Perfect. Available at Rosie’s Workshop.
Brushed pewter with a brass ring on the bottom edge gives you both cool and warm metal tones. These adjustable-height Matute pendants bring an appealing glow to a monochromatic interior palette. Available at Currey & Company.
Conceptual and Sensual
Comme des Garçons Concrete fragrance is philosophical and experiential, just like their clothing. Enjoy its notes of sandalwood, rose, cumin, coriander, jasmine, cedarwood and musk. Available at TONS.
Mihara Yasuhiro takes on the classic American sneaker is equal parts ’50s nostalgia and dystopian futurism. Details like the wide, woven laces and cunningly dark rubber trims speak volumes. Shown here with Molly Singer Design‘s calf-hair-clad Atticus boxes. Available at TONS.
Aesop, Australia’s pre-eminent self-care brand, puts principles first: safety, effectiveness, and nature. (The clean, crisp packaging is pretty nice, too.) Available at TONS.
A-Cold-Wall‘s Essential Logo sweatshort is paired with their Hypergraphic LS t-shirt for a look as hot as a summer stroll in the city. Available at TONS.
Native Vinegar Co. forages and sources local ingredients to make vinegars that speak to a Western PA terroir. Try their Foraged Spruce Tips in a summery salad. You’ll never go back to store-bought. Available at Native Vinegar Co.
Designed by Joan Gaspar for Marset, the Bohemia pendant lamp is richly colored and over 30 inches in diameter so it has a truly commanding presence. Available in green, violet, and amber at twentytwentyone.
Story and Curation by Keith Recker and Stephen Treffinger / Principal Photography by Laura Petrilla and Dave Bryce