A few months ago, I noticed a shift in the landscape of vintage decor on the brink of the reemergence from our homes: a demand for and supply-side surge of curiosities made of stone.

It makes sense if you think about it. After a year of uncertainty, flux, and shapelessness of time and silhouette, a longing for stability and structure is only natural — Natural being the key word, with many it-objects and decor materials (such as wavy wood) and shapes (like blobby glassware) exhibiting organic properties. Indeed, just as we are eager to emerge from our caves and never look back, the vintage resale market reflects our enduring desires to bring the outdoors home with us. In agate, malachite, onyx, or marble, we recognize the dual complexity and simplicity found in nature and, by collecting, in ourselves.

Think it’s not that deep? Consider for a moment how the stone trend has shifted into a more nuanced form; Numbered are the days of kitschy-confetti terrazzo side tables and too-perfect, gleaming Carrera marble countertops. It’s hard not to notice the increasing demand for stone varieties and geodes with rough cuts and organic asymmetry in shape and variegation, more closely resembling pebbles and boulders along a trail. In a kind of poetic, ecological synchrony, stone decor’s upswing coincides with that of a number of interior styles currently at the forefront such as Japandi, Wabi Sabi, and Biomorphism.

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Keep scrolling for our most coveted vintage stone decor.

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Tabletop

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Marble and onyx chessboard available via Amo Domus (Chicago, IL).

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Earthy stone specimens via Decorjois (Los Angeles, CA): green marble candlesticks at TOP, marble pencil or brush holder at BOTTOM.

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Petite onyx goblets via Savoy’s Objects (New York, NY).

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Geode-adorned vase via Quite Nice (Oakland, CA).

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Black granite specimens via Shop Hey Nana (Portland, OR) — at TOP a set of bookends, at BOTTOM coasters.

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White granite table lamp via ri-ri-ku (Los Angeles, CA).

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Raw edge onyx catchall from Frost Road House (Brooklyn, NY).

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Mid-century modern jadeite glass bowl via 330 Modern (Oakland, CA).

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Tables

Onyx tulip side tables just sold by Loft and Thought (Orlando, FL). Too good not to include.

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Jade green marble cube via The 365 Studio (Toronto, ON).

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1960s travertine coffee table available at Doma by Doma (Chicago, IL).

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Green marble dining table with a pedestal base courtesy of CASADOR (Temecula, CA).

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White marble table by Eicholtz via Alvar Home (Toronto, ON).

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Pink marble end table via Nice Vintage Things (Armonk, NY).

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What do you think, is this iteration of the stone decor trend here to last?