MAD ABOUT MALACHITE


Malachite is having a moment. 

Perhaps because emerald was Pantone's 2013 Color of the Year, or perhaps because the mineral, which is rich in emerald tones and organic curves, adds an instant sense of sophistication to any interior. 

It makes a sweeping statement when used as wallpaper in a small space, like this powder room designed by Nake Berkus.


And adds instant drama to a foyer, like the one below by Wendy Schwartz


It's bold enough that even a small amount can create a statement. 

Here, the designer only uses the wallpaper on the side of the bar, but it's reflected by the mirror, tricking the eye into thinking it covers more of the wall. This is a great trick for using expensive paper on a budget. 

And it isn't just for walls. Here designer Shelley Johnston Pasche used decorative painting to create malachite squares that enhance the room's beautiful molding. 


If green isn't to your liking, Fornasetti has malachite inspired papers in other color-ways including white, copper and black. Below, a nook done in Fornasetti's white.


However, you don't have to commit to wallpaper to bring malachite into your home. There are plenty of accessories and fabrics inspired by the mineral too. 

Can you spot the malachite in the images below?





xo
smash



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