Clients are always asking me how to style a coffee table. Orchids, pretty books, and a simple tray are all good options to position on top, but what really pops are unique objects of art, such as these minerals on acrylic bases.
And, thanks to my sweet friend Stacy Mullikin of Lauren Kate Design, my booth is stocked with beautiful specimens that she picked for me at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show! There's a nice selection of minerals on acrylic, as well as amethyst and selenite votive holders - the perfect little jewel for your cocktail table or bookshelf!
The booth is officially FULL! Check out the beautiful new paintings from EMYO and Melissa Payne Baker, handmade pottery lamps from Charlie West, pretty mineral candleholders and specimens, and antiques from my latest buying trip.
Growing up in Dallas in the 1980s, marbleizing was a big trend in girls' fashion. My mom and her friends perfected the technique - once reserved primarily for paper products - and suddenly Highland Park daughters were decked head-to-toe in marbleized gear, right down to our giant hair bows and plastic shorts.
The technique is making ripples again - this time a little more tastefully - in the home design world. This pretty wallpaper is "Pheasant" by Twigs.
"Pheasant" is available in different colorways. I love the peachy shade used in this powder bath. A little bit can go a long way - look how the designer used the blue version to back bookcases.
Spicer and Bank
Fabric houses are jumping on the trend, too. There are several different marbleized prints out right now. I would use one to make bright, fun pillows! These are from Old World Weavers, Highland Court and Kravet.
No one does lamps quite like Bunny Williams. Her Scarlet Lamp is a subtle way to experiment with the trend.
Scarlett Lamp by Bunny Williams Home
Or for less investment, dress your table in these fun marbleized napkins.
The design world is holding its breath for the next line of marbleized wallpaper from F. Schumacher, created by designer-to-the-stars Martyn Lawrence Bullard. His new collection debuts in February. Click here to see a sneak peek inside the January issue of Architectural Digest...