Get This Look: Urban Modern

Metropolitan Chic


We find inspiration from a wide variety of different sources – in the color palette on a runway show, the people we see in the streets, and even the beauty of the natural world around us. Naturally, we love how urban modern pulls together a range of influences to create a melting pot of eclectic style.



Even if you don’t live in a spectacular downtown loft with concrete floors and massive steel windows, you can find plenty of urban modern pieces that will help you incorporate this cosmopolitan look into your own space. These are some of our top picks.



Perforated Glass Desk-Table by CB2

Whether you use this minimally-framed table in your dining room or as a workspace in your office, the shiny detailed steel will infuse your space with the perfect industrial-glam aesthetic.


Charlie Console by Bradley

The simple shape of this console is enhanced by the addition of a geometric chevron pattern – and the warmth of soft wood grain. It’s the ideal urban modern surface for your television.


Apparatus Studio Lariat Sconce by Garde

Combining milky etched glass with an aged brass base, this sculptural fixture features the kind of hand-worn materials that urban modern design is known for. They’d be great in the bathroom, hallway, or even next to your bed for some late-night reading.


Dean Coffee Table by Gabriel Scott

The stark black base of this glass-topped table will bring a strong geometric element to your living room – and the touches of warm brass add a little shine.


Sylvester Chair with Fringe by Bradley

Use this swivel tub chair in your living room, study, or even as a dining room chair to enjoy the soft leather upholstery and attention-grabbing fringe accent.


Callum Chair by Jayson Home

This comfortable chair features a minimalist frame and a classic mid-century vibe – but with a cozy neutral grey cushion that screams urban modern. Whether you sink into this chair in your living room or your bedroom, you’ll never want to get back out.


Basis Hand-Loomed Wool Rug by TRNK

Warm up your cold concrete floors with this luxurious hand-loomed wool rug. It even comes in a range of sizes, so you can order it to fit your bedroom, living room, or dining room.


Echasse Vase by Menu

Both elegant and playful, this smoked glass vase is the perfect way to bring some fresh greenery into your urban modern space – especially with its contrasting brass “stilts.”


Kreten Side Tables by Souda

These sculptural concrete surfaces manage to feel both industrial and organic, bringing an urban modern aesthetic to your living room, bathroom, or even to your bedroom as a unique set of nightstands.


Botanical in Slate Pot by Michael Dawkins Home

Introduce a bit of nature to your urban modern design with these clay planters. The raw material is classic industrial, but the textured moss adds some much-needed warmth.


Fornasetti La Buccia Pillow by Barneys New York

This expressive throw pillow offers a fun, artistic vibe – and with two different motifs on each side, you’ll be able to flip it over for a whole new design on your sofa or bed.


Heliodor Bowl by Baker

With an oil-rubbed bronze finish, this angular bowl is a stylish complement to an urban modern interior design – perfect to collect keys or mail by the front door, or to hold apples and oranges on your kitchen counter.


IC Lights F by FLOS

This contemporary floor lamp delicately balances industrial simplicity with elegant style. Its warm diffused light would brighten up any living room, bedroom, or study.


Nasher Chair by Julian Chichester

A throwback to traditional mid-century design, this chair offers the comfort of an easy chair with a streamlined look that could also work in the dining room.


Thayer Coggin + Milo Baughman Drop In Sofa

With an architectural brushed bronze metal frame and a classic vintage silhouette, this sofa is both stylish and comfortable – exactly right for an urban modern living space.


Reclaimed Elm Console by Michael Dawkins Home

Even with a sleek matte black finish, the wood grain of this reclaimed elm console table shines through – bringing a refined industrial vibe to your living room or hallway.


Cubisme Bookend One by L’Objet

The blocky shapes that make up this unique set of bookends will add some artistic interest to a bookcase in your study or in your living room – or even surrounding a collection of cookbooks in your kitchen.