From Runway to Room: The All-Seeing Eye

All-Seeing Eye Trend

Last week not only marked the unofficial start of fall but also Fashion Week in New York City, one of my favorite events of the year. While designers showcase their visions for next spring and summer, the world’s most fashionable take to the streets in autumn’s hottest looks. One trend that’s hard to ignore is the all-seeing eye inspired by Kenzo’s fall collection.

Eye-patterned clothing and accessories are now popping up everywhere. And with a little digging, I found a few design ideas that translate the trend from runway to room.

All-Seeing Eye by Kenzo
Image: Kenzo Fall 2013 via Style.com

Drink Up

Add whimsy and kitsch to your dining table, kitchen, or desk with a third-eye mug like this one by Bernhard Kühn. Not only is it great for sipping morning coffee or afternoon tea, but you can also store pencils or other small items. It’s perfect for room styles of all types.

All-Seeing Eye Mug
Image: VeryPoolish.com

Looking Down

Incorporate an all-seeing eye along with Fornasetti’s iconic look with the Italian designer’s collection of silk and wool rugs. Available in two shapes and various sizes, the design’s grand scale would make a statement in any space.

All-Seeing Eye Rug
Image: Luxist

Pillow Talk

Wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed with a playful set of eye-print pillow cases. I love this bedding from an old issue of Domino Magazine. It’s perfect for a teen girl’s room.

All-Seeing Eye Bedding
Image: Domino Magazine via Flickr

Abstract Accessories

Gaia & Gino’s Eye collection offers a series of display pieces, each featuring Turkey’s traditional Nazar design and a Swarovski crystal ‘pupil.’ This abstract take on the eye trend is great for a modern space or any room in need of a color boost.

All-Seeing Eye
Image: Yatzer

See Clearly

Another great accessory for your workspace is Jonathan Adler’s Eye Magnifying Glass. If your eyesight is 20/20, this chic, brass object can double as a paperweight.


Image: Horchow

Other decorating options include art prints, more tableware, or, even better, DIY accessories for a personalized take on this popular trend.

What do you think of the all-seeing eye? Is it best left on the runway or a fashionable décor option?

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Desiré Greene
Desiré is a designer, blogger, and lover of all things glamorous. Though primarily a self-taught decorator, Desiré studied at The Art Institute, where she honed a distinct aesthetic largely influenced by the Modern Glamour movement, the theme of her popular design blog, Sukio. Not only is she considered a "closet fashionista," discreetly stashing handbags and shoes whenever possible, but, as an MIT graduate, she’s also an undercover nerd. Fashion, nerdom, and several years as a Washingtonian have combined to shape her unique perspective on interior design.