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.