Guest Picks: 20 Ways With Agate
The stone is fabled to have powerful healing properties, but it's a fact that it can beautify a home
Incorporating agate into your home's decor allows you to add a wide variety of color, and may have healing properties as well. Many traditions imbue this beautiful stone with magical protective qualities, including the ability to cure the stings of scorpions and the bites of snakes, soothe the mind, prevent contagion, still thunder and lightning, promote eloquence and secure the favor of the powerful. I mostly love the organic beauty these slices of stone bring to the home. — Jami from Imagine Design Blog
This chandelier combines a sleek, modern look with a raw, earthy vibe. I love the delicate lines of this piece. It would look great in many different dining settings.
Oh, hello lover! This is one good looking table. It's unique, the perfect size for a little side table and that color is gorgeous!
How do you like this floor jewel? It's actually a gorgeous rug from Studio Bijoux. This is bold and beautiful and not for the person who is afraid of color.
I love how these agate napkin rings add a touch of natural elegance to the tabletop. I like the blue agate paired with the icy glass ring. You could design a chic tablescape using these as inspiration.
Supposedly, these agate coasters possess supernatural powers that protect and bring pleasant dreams. Sign me up! I'll try them, not only for protection, but to add some gorgeous sparks of color throughout my home.
How pretty is this agate slice knob? This would be the perfect addition to any dainty dresser or nightstand. It also comes in a cream color, but I love this bright blue.
These are not the most colorful agates, but they are totally sophisticated. They would work well for serving a delectable cheese plate. I absolutely love the raw, earthiness of them.
Here's some more agate to help you serve up your cheese. Not only are they naturally beautiful, they're virtually indestructible!
This agate decorative paper is handmade in Bangladesh and would be perfect to add to an acrylic tray on your coffee table or as a mat in a frame. Pink + gray + black = perfection.
Who says all agates are rock hard? This silk pillow cover is something I'd love to see in my guest bedroom. It's modern and I love the complementary color scheme.
Whoa! If color is what you like, then color is what you get here in this ideabook. Look at this brilliant fuchsia. Store your treasures inside this acrylic box or just keep it on display by itself. This is that accessory that will make your guests say, "Ooooh!"
Now this is one gorgeous lamp. This would actually look just right in my living room with all the chocolates, creams and caramels happening. I'd love to see it lit with a warm, soft glow.
This pair of candleholders is one polished agate split in half. Each pair from this store is unique, because they're all made from stones found in nature.
These beauties are carved from nature and oozing with color. They are perfect for serving snacks or placing on your dresser to hold earrings or rings.
This is a blue agate slab by Caesarstone. They recommend it for conference or meeting rooms where people gather to brainstorm as apparently it "can lead to intensely original thinking." I'm loving this! Natural cut stone to enhance creativity — I need a desk made out of this stuff.
This pair of agate sconces is the perfect addition to light up any room. I imagine them in an entryway (to ward off bad spirits) or maybe in an office or library setting (to stir up the creative juices). I'm sure these have a beautiful soft glow when lit.
This is a 20-inch throw pillow from Etsy. It's made from Kelly Wearstler's Agate fabric. They also have a couple different colors to choose from. I love this because it's a graphic interpretation of an agate — a little more bold and modern.
Look at this pair! These little stunners are hand-sculpted and very expensive. They have a high price tag, but they truly are one of a kind. The sculptural base is bronze.
Sprinkle some color around your home with a potpourri of brightly colored agate clocks. Be sure to place one on your nightstand to keep those good dreams coming!
Ideabook published on April 3, 2012.
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