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Guest Picks: Timeless Tortoise Shell
Poplin & Queen Interiors
What's not to love about faux tortoiseshell? Even the smallest touch of the swirling brown and amber pattern adds classic charm. My wish list is a mile long, but here are 20 of my current tortoiseshell must-haves for the home. Which is your favorite? — Shannon from I Love Your Crazy and Poplin & Queen
This tray is even more beautiful in person, and perfect for keeping a coffee table organized.
Tortoiseshell Highball Glasses
As glassware, pencil holders or vases, these tumblers have many talents.
Berto Convivio Steak Knives, Tortoise Lucite - $540
I never thought I'd refer to steak knives as "gorgeous," but these are just that.
Impulse! 'Tortoiseshell' Ice Bucket - $40
This is the type of ice bucket every bar should have. It's equally pretty with or without ice, so you can display it all the time.
Tortoise Napkin Ring - $0.95
Hurray for Crate & Barrel catching on with these napkin rings!
Currey and Co. Bruno Console Table - $2,189
For a formal entry, finish is crucial. I love this mix of gold and tortoiseshell.
Lauren Console Table, Rosewood
The rosewood, tortoiseshell-like finish on this console is incredibly interesting on its own. All this table needs is a simple mirror and a pair of lamps to complete an entryway.
Tortoiseshell Cigarette Boxes - GBP 1,875
A collection of tortoise shell cigarette boxes is très chic.
Turtle Shell Brass Tray - $78
I love functional and curious items, like this catchall.
'Gold Tortoise' Mini Lamp - $190
Look at this little conversation starter. It's unique and beautiful.
Contemporary Robert Abbey Wavy Collection Brown Amber Table Lamp - $239.80
It's tough to tell from the photo, but this lamp has a faux turtle look when the light comes through it.
Large Resin Tortoiseshell - $230
Lazy Susan offers this resin shell for a rustic touch. I would recommend a pair rather than just one.
Faux Tortoiseshell Mirror
The shape and detail of this mirror make it a worthy investment. I can see it in a traditional dining room.
Constantia Frame - $59.90
I like framed pictures on my vanity. This one would add a glamorous touch next to perfume bottles.
Paired with monogrammed bedding, this headboard will give you a one-of-a-kind look.
Peel-and-stick faux tortoise shell wallpaper on the backs of bookshelves makes for a stunning accent.
Seychelle Tortoise Wallpaper, Burnished Gold
This wallpaper from Kelly Wearstler is a more permanent way to get the look.
Faux Tortoiseshell Mirrored Screen
This mirror belongs in a glamorous walk-in closet.