For the past few years, pink and red have been my go-to colors for just about everything Design*Droits-Humains related. No matter what age, place in life or mood I’m in, those colors always make me happy. But over the last six months or so, I’ve found myself subconsciously leaning toward rich greens. Emeralds, teals and glimmering jades have been catching my eye and increasing the size of my ribbon collection tenfold (I collect ribbon bits in good colors for inspiration). After searching Etsy for more ribbons and fabric, I stumbled upon a shop selling a beautiful chunk of malachite that was the perfect shade of green. That led me down yet another internet-search rabbit hole that took me from to and ended with me drafting a post that would inevitably bring my love for green front and center.
The mineral is actually a copper hydroxyl carbonate that crystalizes to create a rich green color. It’s been used throughout history for decorative objects, detailing in furniture and, in some higher-end pieces, as a primary building or surfacing material. Because my budget rarely swings to the 1stdibs level, I’ve been hunting for some great faux-malachite options, as well as more affordable, small-scale malachite objects like boxes and pendants. I rounded up a few of my favorite fancy pieces just for fun, but there are some great ideas here that really let you indulge in how rich and beautiful the marbled green look is. And if you want the look without the heft of the mineral in its natural state, you can check out some of the gorgeous wallpaper and decal options after the jump. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I did. xo, grace
Image above, clockwise from top left: (Man this is gorgeous. Tony Duquette Collection at Roubini); , $10.99; (would look cool hanging from a ceiling fan cord or used as another type of hanging pull), $11.64; , $125; , $95; ; ; , $9 each
Image above: Malachite wallpaper in D*S Sneak Peek: Kate Schintzius
Image above, clockwise from top left: ; , $300; , $1750; , $2500; , $500; , $195; ; , $179; , $4500
More malachite after the jump . . .
Image above: (I’d love to use these on an inexpensive tray or tabletop for a makeover), $33.99 each
Image above: , $158; , $29 each; , $24
Image above: , $18 per yard
Image above: Malachite wallpaper by Cole & Son, featured in the Maison 24 Sneak Peek
Image above: (email for pricing, through DesignTex)