Many moons ago semi precious stone Agate was well regarded for its healing properties, the Egyptians believed carrying the stone on one’s person would protect and ward off untoward juju. Many moons later… we just regard it so highly as it looks so amazing.
In home trends, semi precious, precious stones and metals are nothing to write home about; Lucite, pyrite and malachite have become staple features of well manicured homes and offices as they add a lux, natural element.
Agate comes in many different deep iridescent hues and intensities and is a stunning addition to a boudoir, living room or office. Having semi precious stones in the home is like the happiest medium between flowers and leather or glass, however three’s a charm so if you can mix flowers, natural elements and man made materials, the look will be polished, effortless and incredibly chic.
Available in deep vermillion, deep blues, hot fuchsias and earthly browns, agate coasters with gold leafed edges add a lux touch to any entertaining situation (and makes you just look cultured and cool rather than overly concerned for your new coffee table).
Brazilian agate coasters from $15 available from Bourke Décor.
Gilded Agate Platter
Imagine gliding through the crowd as the hostess with the mostest offering hors d’oeuvre off this 24k gold leafed scratch resistant crystal agate platter. Or use as a natural lux accoutrement for showing off jewellery, perfumes or a candle.
Available from Bliss Home & Design from $530.
Add a natural lux touch to your bookshelf with one of a kind agate bookends Each geode is unique and comes in natural, aqua or aubergine. These bad boys weigh a small tonne so your Helmut Lang and LV fashion photography books are sure to stay in their carefully curated spots.
Available from Z Gallerie (they ship internationally!)
Agate draw pulls
No two draw pulls are alike, adding a natural luxurious point of interest to other wise symmetrical objects such as draws, cupboards or doors. Understated and pretty, the coloured agate will complement the overall design aesthetic.
Available from our friends at Anthropologie from $24 per knob.
Agate side table
Ooh la la! An agate side table will be the talking point of any interior. Use as a boudoir side table or as an alternative to a coffee table set next to a leather sofa or daybed. Scratch resistant and durable, the natural agate is a perfect accompaniment to any stylised interior.
Available from Matthew Studios POA.