Interior Design Trend :: Malachite

malachite dress monique lhuillier

My daughter has been studying minerals at school and it made me think of some of my favorites. Gold, diamonds and turquoise are at the top of my list. However, I’m really liking the use of malachite for decorative purposes. It’s a hot interior design trend that I’m seeing more and more. The pattern even graced the runway at designer, Monique Lhuillier’s show last week at New York’s Fashion Week.

malachite mineral

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Malachite is a copper hydroxyl carbonate that crystalizes to create the rich green color. This beautiful marbled green mineral isn’t new to home decor either. Typically adorning high-end decorative pieces, malachite has been used for centuries. For fun, I pulled together a round-up of a few of my favorite items using malachite (or it’s beautiful marbled green pattern).

malachite home goods

table lamp | pullwallpaper | box | chair | side table| clock | candle | tissue box

Happy Decorating & Happy Friday,


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4 Responses to Interior Design Trend :: Malachite

  1. Karen February 20, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    This post caught my eye. I work for a Geoscience Dept. at a major university. We have a lot of that mineral in our dept. It’s probably one of the most beautiful besides Amythest.

  2. Morgan February 18, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

    Oh love, love the inspiration! Emerald is one of my favorite colors :).

  3. Hamptontoes February 18, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

    Me too, loving it! Love your round up.


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