Interior Design: Gemstones as Decor

Posted on May 07, 2020 by Mary Hood | 0 Comments

We often think of gemstones as something we decorate our bodies with—not our homes and office buildings—but a beautiful trend in interior design says otherwise. Gemstones and other stones, often in the form of geode sculptures and accents and even backlit stone walls, can add a unique, eye-catching touch to any space.

Geode Sculptures

Geode sculpture can range from small pieces that accent a coffee table to larger items that deserve their own shelf in a curio cabinet. Some remain in their natural shape and therefore have an “abstract” appeal while others are carved into recognizable shapes like birds, horses—and even skulls!

Interior Design: Gemstones as Decor | Barbara Michelle Jacobs Blog

Interior Design: Gemstones as Decor | Barbara Michelle Jacobs Blog

Amethyst Geode Sculpture

Interior Design: Gemstones as Decor | Barbara Michelle Jacobs Blog

Brass and Geode Sculpture

Interior Design: Gemstones as Decor | Barbara Michelle Jacobs Blog

Agate Crystal Horse Head 

Not quite sure you want an entire geode sculpture in your home? For a more subtle take on the geode decorating trend, try accenting your space with beautiful geode coasters.

Interior Design: Gemstones as Decor | Barbara Michelle Jacobs Blog

Silvered Geode Coaster

Backlit Stone Walls

GPI Design, a firm specializing in lighting and surfaces, has produced luxurious accent walls featuring backlit onyx. Backlit walls have varying levels of translucency, which creates an intriguing effect. The slabs of onyx are carefully selected to effect a sense of organic fluidity.

Interior Design: Gemstones as Decor | Barbara Michelle Jacobs Blog

GPI Design Backlit Onyx Wall and Ceiling
The Mansions at Aquafina, Sunny Isles, FL

Interior Design: Gemstones as Decor | Barbara Michelle Jacobs Blog

GPI Design Backlit Onyx Lobby Wall
150 Elgin Street, Ottawa Canada

Lithos Design is another company specializing in this striking decor and drawing attention to the art of backlit stonework. 

Interior Design: Gemstones as Decor | Barbara Michelle Jacobs Blog

Interior Design: Gemstones as Decor | Barbara Michelle Jacobs Blog

Lithos Design Translucent stone walls at the “Salone del Mobile” in Milan”
From the collection “Le Pietre Luminose”


Are you a fan of gemstone decor?
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Photos: 1stDibs, Rikoo, Anthropologie, GPI Design, Lithos Design

Posted in crystals, decor, design, geodes, trend watch, trends


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