The Force Awakens in Home Design
Sci-fi-esque decor pieces for the Star Wars and modern design fanatic
A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… or rather, on May 25, 1977, George Lucas’s first Star Wars movie opened in theaters around the globe and became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon. Sci-fi became all the rage. And now, as we approach the nationwide opening of the series’ highly anticipated new installment (December 18th, 2015), the obsession is still going strong.
Episode VII, the sequel entitled, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams, is set 30 years after defeating the Galactic Empire, when Han Solo and his allies encounter a new threat from the dark side’s Kylo Ren and his army of Stormtroopers.
Whether you’re a fan of George Lucas’s Star Wars stories or not, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and the term Jedi Knight have all become household names. And the sleek, shiny, futuristic style of the movie franchise translates surprisingly well to the world of modern home design.
May the force be with you as you peruse these VII… er, 7 (ish) home decor pieces.
WASHINGTON PRISM LOUNGE CHAIR ($10,116), OTTOMAN ($5,075), AND SIDE TABLE ($4,966) all in black gloss laminate, by Knoll
Something Han Solo might recline in, perhaps?
PORTHOLE BAR, RH Denver The Gallery at Cherry Creek, $1,995
This steampunk-y bar hutch reminds us of the Cantina Scene from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
SATELLITE CHANDELIER, available at Design Within Reach, $1,325
The inspiration for this suspended lighting piece was the Soviet Union's first man-made satellite to orbit the earth in 1957, which sparked the beginning of the Space Age.
XO™ SOFA, Nolen Niu, $4,750
How about a sleek, X-Wing-esque modern sofa? (This sofa was actually inspired by the Star Wars ship, so win-win.)
SPIKED SKULL POLISHED NICKEL, by Regina Andrew, available at Colorado Style Home Furnishings, $177
This dark decorative piece is reminiscent of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace villain Darth Maul.
SISTERS OF THE SUN WALLPAPER in blue velvet (metallic blue) on charcoal, JUJU Papers, $200 per roll (27” x 15’)
Mimic the starry galaxy with this glossy, metallic wallpaper.
COTE DESIGN DUO PEDESTAL TABLE, GRANGE Furniture, Denver, $850
The metallic silver color and spaceship-like shape of this side table says it all.
SCHEMA ZATTELLITE, Hoff Miller, $485-$715
Kind of like the Death Star, but way more likely to be featured in someone's home.