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Trendwatch: Rock Your Home With Agate Crystals

All, INSPIRATION & TRENDS 20 Sep 2018 Rachael OWT

Rewind a couple of years back and a therapist office or a hippy convention might have sprung to mind at the thought of geo crystals. But agate is having a real moment in decor, from decorating with real rock crystals to using the rich jewel swirls as wall art or wallpaper. Agate is like marble’s colourful cousin, it’s more rough around the edges, with sparkle and an earthy appeal. It could be the perfect rock to replace a marble overkill (although we’ll forever love marble) and add some semi precious appeal to your home.

This trend has come along as a reaction to us craving organic decoration, most likely in rebellion to a man made driven world. Peter Dunham, of Peter Dunham Design, was quoted in Vogue’s Interior Design Predictions for 2018, “In our tech-driven world, we all need handmade pieces in our lives!”. The layered and milky look of agate stone helps bring us back to earth. It also goes perfectly with this seasons dark blues and textures like velvet.

Geods are all unique with a different colour or unique shape, making them a perfect decorative and glossy accessory. Before we take a look at some of our favourite gemstone details to get into your home, let’s have a quick look at the healing properties – without getting too hippy dippy.

The healing properties of Agate

Agate crystals vibrate on a more gentle frequency than other crystals. There are many types of agate which have different healing properties, but generally they are slow and steady with a soothing and calming influence. Agate is believed to bring harmony to physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing and can help to banish negativity. If you’re feeling a little off kilter, using agate can rebalance the yin and the yang in your life. In summary, they’re pretty good to have around.

1. Door Handles

 

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Add some boho edge to an old chest of drawers with some agate drawer handles. These aren’t hard to find at the moment, but if you’re feeling crafty The Handmade Home has an amazing post on how to DIY your own – even the rock part – genius.

2. Wallpaper

My Domaine PHOTO: APPARATUS STUDIO

This is a bit more of a commitment, we hear you. But if you’re keen to make a bold statement at home, geo inspired wallpaper and agate murals will add some serious style to your wall. The great thing is the crystallised style looks great in all colourways, even brown.

3. Framed Art

The Decor Fix

If a marbled wall mural is a little too much too soon, then we have another idea. The next time you see some marbled or agate inspired wrapping paper – snap it up. Cut it up and frame it like The Decor Fix for some budget Art that actually looks pretty luxe. The larger the better.

4. Book Ends

My Domaine PHOTO: AMY BARTLAM; DESIGN: JENN FELDMAN DESIGNS

Agate bookends are so versatile they can sit right at home on the most masculine of bookshelves, to a chic and glam space, or on an earthy natural shelf. They add the perfect amount of glow without being tacky.

5. Lighting

My Domaine PHOTO: EMMA LEWIS; DESIGN: AMELIA CARTER

Having agate gemstones in the bedroom couldn’t be more perfect for some calming cosmic energy. Try bedside with an agate rock lamp base.

6. Coffee Tables

My Domaine PHOTO: PATRICK CLINE; DESIGN: SASHA BIKOFF

Perfect for adding a pop of colour, agate coffee tables add a bit of earthy glamour to a living space. Especially with the rough golden edges.

7. Ornamental

My Domaine PHOTO: AMY BARTLAM; DESIGN: JENN FELDMAN DESIGNS

The glossy nature of this stone lends itself perfectly to decorative ornaments. Its layered and milky centre can add some serious depth to your mantel.