This Old-School Material Is Back, With a Striking, Contemporary Twist
Guess what’s back again? Plaster! A perennially popular wall treatment, plaster was used to create furnishings and lighting in the 1930s, including Giacometti’s famous lights and Serge Roche’s mirrors that were favored by decorator Elsie de Wolfe. Once again, this timeless material is showing up everywhere. Plaster furnishings and decorative objects are great because they add instant texture to any space while still appearing contemporary and minimal. Read on to check out some of our favorite plaster picks on the market right now.
Ingrid Chandelier, Round, Two Tier, White
Alternatively, if you’re looking for something with a little more drama, this intricate chandelier brings the fun. Once again, it would look right at home in a number of different types of spaces, the key is all in the styling here.
Buy: Ingrid Chandelier, Round, Two Tier, White, $849 from Williams Sonoma
Willy White Plaster Round Pedestal Side Table by Leanne Ford
I own (and love!) this side table. My style is a mix of traditional and eclectic, and this piece fits my aesthetic perfectly. It sits in my living room right next to my big reading chair, and it’s the perfect place to set a vase of flowers or a mug of coffee. The subtle texture adds great dimension to the room, too.
Buy: Willy White Plaster Round Pedestal Side Table by Leanne Ford, $349 from Crate & Barrel
Lakmos Medium Table Lamp
A good lamp can transform a neglected corner. This one is stylish, eye-catching, and timeless. It would look lovely in a serene, all-white bedroom or set in front of a richly colored wall.
Buy: Lakmos Medium Table Lamp, $519 from Circa Lighting
Vintage 80s Rectangle Plaster Coffee Table Postmodern MCM Minimalist Retro
Prefer going the vintage route? You can find lots of stunning plaster furniture pieces secondhand. This 1980s coffee table is once again majorly in style and would be an excellent choice for a mod, minimalistic space.
Buy: Vintage 80s Rectangle Plaster Coffee Table Postmodern MCM Minimalist Retro, $1,275 from Etsy