Abstract patterns and intriguing hues evocative of a desert landscape inform new modern designs in rugs, lighting and furniture.


Karastan’s Enigma Torrent Desert area rug features an abstract design with touches of blue, gray and brown. The lack of a discernable pattern enables it to work in harmony with many types of décor. (midwestfloor.com)

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Corbett Lighting’s Dahling mini pendant light has a translucent glass shade featuring thousands of embedded bubbles that gradually transition in color from opal to gray. (wayfair.com)


Architect E.M. Soberon’s approach to design blurs the line between function and fine art. This 66-inch-diameter custom table is part of the Volkano Grande collection. It features a cast-acrylic resin top and a concrete-and-fiberglass base. (emsoberon.com)

Nancy Robinson is a contributing writer to Ladue News specializing in interiors and home décor.