Agate Stone

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

When I was a little girl I was obsessed with my parent's Agate stone that sat on the fireplace mantel. It was a rough, ugly looking rock on the outside, but as soon as you turned it over the Agate sparkled the brightest purple and pink tones you've ever seen. If I remember right, it was technically a Mexican Agate about the size of a football that they got on one of their trips before I was born. It looked similar to this:
Agate Stone Bookends via The Evolution Store
Suddenly this old familiar Agate stone is surfacing again, but as a major player in people's homes. I'm not just talking about a rock on the mantel either; i'm talking about entire Agate walls, floors, counter tops and tables. Agate decor galore. I'm serious - even Target is carrying an Agate Toilet Seat Cover...no joke.
When it comes to interior design I feel like nature plays a huge role. I don't think I've ever walked into a well-designed room and not seen a natural element, be it wood, granite, a potted plant, seagrass, marble, etc. It's a known fact that people feel feel happier, more calm and healthy around nature; that's probably why every health spa around the world is designed so you feel like you've become engulfed in a bamboo covered rain forest when you walk in the door.
Agate stone (particularly the bright colorful inside) has moved on in as the newest natural element for homes and doesn't seem to be going anywhere soon. 
Here's some subtle ways to incorporate beautiful agate into your home:
1. Natural Agate Fim Bookends
2. Eclipse Agate Wall Sconce
What do you think of this idea? Would you love an Agate element in your home?

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5 comments

  1. I think it adds a cool, different type of earthy element to a home! Love the photos you used!

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  2. I have always found agate all-the-more beautiful because of its plain, homely exterior, coupled with a staggeringly beautiful crystal interior. It is so unexpected, and reminds us not, as they say, to judge a book by it's cover. I love the stone island in the last photo. Do you have any info about it? Finally, I encourage you not to allow illiterate spammers, such as the casino operator, above, to pollute your beautiful blog with unwanted advertising.

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  3. i love the agate!! i have some agate coasters that i thimk add the perfect amount of boho chic

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  4. I'm a huge fan of agate. When visiting Seattle a couple years ago I had to stop by the retail shop Agate Designs. I wanted to buy just about everything in there, including the purple agate that was at least half my height!

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