The year in accessories

The year’s end prompts look backs and “best of” reviews. We’re not that formal but the close of 2022 did get us thinking about all the great accessories that companies introduced this year.

We didn’t select these accessories based on any theme but once collected, we couldn’t help but see the prevalence of circles, swirls and curves — shapes and motifs that add movement, carrying us into 2023.

Here’s a look at some of our favorites. (For 2022 furniture favorites, click here.)

The Rodeo Drive chandelier combines the slick modernity of German designer Philipp Plein with the vibes of Italian vintage lighting. The showstopping fixture, available through a collaboration with Eichholtz, has a brushed brass finish on the frame and tiers of frosted glass with the PP logo.

The Ripple diptych from Natural Curiosities Art House + Design Studio is a study of rippling water that celebrates water’s movement and reflection. It’s perfect for inspiring end-of-year musings and contemplating what’s ahead.

Fresh takes on traditional shapes allow accessories to transition easily across styles. Troy Lighting, a brand of Hudson Valley Lighting Group, gave a traditional drum shade an elegant makeover, wrapping it in vintage gold leaf or forged iron to create the Reedley.

Jaipur Living’s Genesis rug collection features an assortment of hand-tufted rugs at home in contemporary spaces. The rugs blend lustrous viscose with natural wool fibers for a plush, ultra-soft feel.

Arteriors’ Ova sconce is made of teardrop-shaped strands in a matte bronze finish that cradle its single globe.

The Prospect Park pillow collection was inspired by an antique fabric Kevin O’Brien Studio recreated for the Brooklyn Museum.

Studio A Home’s Concentric Circles rug is reminiscent of tree rings, one building upon another with each new year. Based on original artwork by the company’s creative director George Sellers and designer Ely Sellers, the rug is hand tufted with viscose and wool.

We saw a lot of jewelry detailing in 2022. This Capelli pendant from Currey & Company is made of hand-strung white beads fashioned by artisans in India. They hang from a nickel-finished, wrought iron frame.

Hand-painted gold swirls jump off the canvas in this dimensional art from Leftbank Art.

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This abstract rug from Nourison’s Prismatic collection brings new energy to living spaces. Layers of soft gray are highlighted by swirls of carved golden accents that add dimension.

We saw stone, rock and marble throughout furniture and accessories this year. The Barletta lamp from Wildwood, made of iron and marble, is finished in Coffee Bronze and Calacatta Gold.

Polka dots bring whimsy while natural colors keep these rugs classic. The Patra rug group was part of a fall launch from Pure Salt Interiors for rug company Momeni.

The Celestial pendant is part of Model No.’s first lighting line. Like other fixtures from the sustainable furnishings company, it can hang alone in a small space or be grouped for dramatic impact in large spaces. Lamps and fixtures are 3D printed from a mix of food waste, wood dust, and corn and sugar processing leftovers.


Yayoi, shown here in red, is from Habit by Tamarian. Part of the Seasons collection, it is made in India of all-natural fibers.

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