Organic, glamorous and colorful- stones are one of my biggest inspirations when it comes to design. I love it all- from lapis, to tiger’s eye to agate; you can’t really go wrong when it comes to gems. Malachite (interpreted above in a stunning rug by one of my favorite designers, Tony Duquette) is my absolute favorite.
The bold appeal of this stone has been reinterpreted in design all across the board- you can find it in fabrics, wallpaper, and china, and of course the real rock is used frequently in jewelry and other home accessories.
Here are a few examples of rooms that make a big malachite statement:
While the rooms above are over-the-top (in the best way), there are also simple ways to bring malachite into your home and wardrobe. Try a pair of bold, vintage malachite lamps, malachite coasters for your tabletop or a statement cocktail ring. I found some crush-worthy items for you below.
Clockwise from top: More is More by Tony Duquette; Vintage lamps- 1stdibs; Cocktail Ring- Buck House; Large Vintage Plates- 1stdibs; End Table- Lamshop; Vintage Rolex- 1stdibs; Vintage Dish- Rummage; Placemats- Dransfield & Ross; Cutout Bronze and Malachite Ring- Pamela Love; Cuff- Max & Chloe; Soap Rock-Scents & Sprays Candles
What do you think of malachite- gorgeous and glam or too much for you? Let me know in the comments below.