Exotic, architectural, an objet to hold your gaze, coral decor is a mainstay in the world of interior design. In fashion, the colour is heralded most in summertime when it reflects the sun’s warmth and vibrancy; in jewellery, it’s a material that’s popular in vintage, Art Deco pieces especially; but when it comes to interiors, coral home accessories suit any era of decor, any time of year and any living space.
Over then to LuxDeco’s Senior Creative Buyer Jessica Harding to present her roundup of the most coveted coral accessories in town.
Beginning with a coral ornament that’s somewhat of a paradox for this John-Richard piece is both pared-back and minimal with its structural plinth and restriction to two materials and finishes, yet glamorous and complex in detail. An ode to the ocean floor in striking brass and marble, it’s one to display on a mantel or console table.
The same designer and the same concept as the brass sculpture just seen, but a wholly different perspective is seen with this second coral accessory entry from John-Richard. This time, drawing inspiration from the delicate sea fan species of coral, the design is laser cut from a fine layer of brass before being mounted onto a cut crystal base.
Coral comes in many forms, from the soft to the stony and from the branch-like to the softened, circular forms such as this pleated razor coral in alabaster white. Keeping the palette cool, its elevated on a polished nickel rod affixed to a prism of crystal – place it onto mirrored or glass and chrome furniture to appreciate it at its best.
Onto matters of coral wall art, this Michael Aram shadow box gives the illusion of having found and safely salvaged a piece of coral from the seabed. It is of course a handcrafted sculpture inspired by coral however, encased within a deep black frame that can be hung from a wall, stood on a surface or laid down in a display coffee table for an aerial view.
BRAND: Michael Aram
One of the most alluring coral accessories I’ve come across, this majestic, bejewelled coral sculpture by L’Objet is nothing short of mesmerising. A luxurious combination of 24-carat gold and semi-precious red cabochon stones, it’s weighted to support your collection of hardbacks though the attention will surely be diverted from book spine to coral spine.
Proof that coral can be appreciated in 2D form, this series of monochromatic coral wall art puts a scientific lens on the motif. Incredibly detailed, they appear almost as a nature study, so work best when arranged together rather than being spread across the home. We love the idea of on a complementary black easel, as though a study in progress.