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Monday, July 27, 2009

Rock On!

In our previous posts, we've made no secret of the fact that we loooove rocks. Not just the kind that go on your finger (though those are awfully nice too!), but also specimens such as geodes, agate slices, and rock crystal that are both large and striking. This is definitely a holdover from the days when one of the MoS girls had an extensive rock collection from the Nature Company and the other MoS girl dreamed about owning a rock tumbler!
Decorating with rocks and minerals must be done carefully so as to avoid looking "new age." You want your favorite specimen look like a luxurious, glamorous touch in the room, not like you are relying on it for healing powers whilst wearing long tie dye skirts and a wolf amulet!
Luckily we've come across some fabulous examples of rock-chic done right and are excited to share them with you today!

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With its brown/gray color scheme, brass base, and rectangular orange shade, even an agate lamp can cast a mid century modern light. Agate Lamp via Homebug.

Chad Eisner Room. The geode lamp is a subtle touch that adds an organic touch to the room.

Barrie Benson's Buffet, Domino. What an amazing lamp that softens up the otherwise angular lines of the furniture and paintings.

Doug Meyer room from Metropolitan Home. We swoon for the large amethyst geode! Doesn't it look perfect there, adding height and texture?

Mary Anne Smiley room via All The Best. A large geode is the focal point of the room- see it in the back? We love it over a fireplace.

For an unconventional (but amazing) use of geodes, check out this awesome geode countertop via flicker from the Austin Parade of Homes. Purportedly it cost $650/square foot, but I am going by hearsay!

Jan Showers Lamp featured in Traditional Home. That color is just magical!
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Agate lamps in a Nate Berkus-designed beach house via Habitually Chic.

Quartz obelisk via La Dolce Vita

For something subtle, how about this Geode lamp finial?

This Quartz candle holder would look lovely on a side table.
Our favorite rock accents- Agate bookends

Add some interest and texture to a coffee table with an amethyst candle holder.
Smoky Quartz Obelisk 2.25
Add some height to to a mantle or console table with this Smoky Quartz Obelisk.

We're dying for some Agate Coasters

We've gotta say, this bowl rocks (pun intended!): Rock Amethyst Bowl


The Consummate Hostess said...

Fantastic! I love that Jan Showers lamp!

Anonymous said...

Some of these items are beautiful, but they just seem a little too fourth-grade-trip-to-the- natural-science-museum for my taste.

goheels83 said...

I love the coasters! Just ordered some (in a darker color) from amazon!!!

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

Fabulous and original post - love it! I wanted a rock tumbler too!!!!

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