Friday, April 26, 2013

Trending - Malachite and Chinoiserie and an Inspiration Board

Malachite is popping up everywhere, from beautiful antiques to wallpaper, faux painted walls, DIY furniture and boxes, and in fabric on pillows, chair seats, and upholstery. The mineral malachite has been mined for over 3,000 years and is highly prized as an ornamental stone and as a gemstone. I think its exotic elegance allows it to combine especially well with Chinoiserie. Here are some stunning examples. I have also created a Pinterest board for even more inspiration here.


  1. check this out :Malakos Malachite
    Dwell Studio Fabric - 100% cotton. Multi purpose retro home decorating fabric for drapery, upholstery, pillows, top of the bed or slipcovers. 27" vertical, 13.5" horizontal repeat. 30,000 double rubs 54" wide $18/yd

  2. Excellent showcase of malachite--gorgeous and inspirational. It gave me the idea of a gorgeous malachite needlepoint pillow!

  3. Hi Beth I have always loved malachite, such an intriguing gem!

    PS I am having a Paris Book Giveaway!
    Art by Karena

  4. It is fascinating to me how I am connected to trends...for years I have predicted trends...Our color, materials and other 6 senses choices reflect our needs. Often unconsciously we intuitively choose or are attracted to those things which will heal us, uplift us, and improve the quality of our lives. Why wouldn't this be true with our environments?
    Malachite the stone, has many intriguing properties..."Known as the mirror of the soul" it is associated with our heart chakra. Have a look at what is said about Malachite at
    Link to some info.

  5. Once again, I am completely swept off my feet!

  6. I am just now reading my April Traditional Home... Check out pages 29-32 for a lovely feature on Malachite.

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