I follow a lot of trends, but I also go with what my heart and soul are drawn to. It doesn’t matter that it might have gotten popular a few years ago or that it might not make a real comeback for a few more years. If you have seen my Living Room Christmas decor you will quickly realize I am having a renewed love affair with all things neoclassical. I was really into it early on in my 20’s and was always a huge fan of Ballard Designs who carried a lot of these types of items back in the 1990s. Well on that note, I think Malachite fits right in with my Black, White, and Gold ornate motifs!
What comes to mind immediately is of course stone eggs, but more vividly I see Eddie Ross’ Malachite Obelisks embodying everything I am vibing on right now! I know these might be a little over the top, so today for Friday Flair, I’ll try to rein things in and offer you some more streamlined items that are great for a modern Christmas holiday.
How great would a white tree look adorned with malachite ornaments, gold and red accents?
Olivia Riegel Blown Glass Ornaments
Source: Aha Life
Or for a traditional twist a flocked tree with gold and red ornaments adorned with malachite ribbon?
Malachite Grosgrain Ribbon
Wrap it Up
Erin Gates used leftover wallpaper as wrapping when she sort of set off this trend, but the wrapping paper option Erin also recommended a few years ago is still available at Spoonflower, but in my hunt I found a few other resources. I especially like the one from PaperMojo as it has a natural feel while this one from Zazzle is a bit more polished and almost futuristic.
Source: Elements of Style Blog
You don’t necessarily need wrapping paper when you get a beautiful box as a gift, just add a bow to these beautiful boxes.
Source: Mapleton Drive
You need something to put those Christmas Goodies on (in fine china)…
Source: Architectural Digest
Or on more affordable melamine…
Gorgeous Malachite Pendants
You can find a lot of beautiful one of a kind and custom jewelry on Etsy. That’s the beauty and draw back of Etsy; often items are not available in large quantities. But keep in mind, often you can contact the artist or dealer to see if they can create something just for you.
Source: Etsy by RobinWoodard
Add some serious flair to your light switches with the gold trimmed Malachite plate covers.
With one, two, or all of these chic desk accessories, your workspace will be the envy of all of your friends and associates.
Source: My L’Object
Smart Phone Cover
As I’ve mentioned before, I always have to include a phone cover. It’s just one more way to jazz up your accessories. It you are like me, you switch things up on a regular basis.
Don’t forget the Thank You’s
After all the presents are opened and the goodies are gone, you’ll need to thank your friends and family. Why not go a little old school with beautiful stationary?
Source: Paperless Post
Find a special pen to express yourself
Malachite pens come in a wide array of prices and styles. There’s only one of these for sale on Etsy (see link below), but there are many other similar styles out there, but nothing mass produced as far as I can see.
As a fun way to wrap up this post, here are 3 rooms that beautifully integrate malachite into them! Oh, and a DIY option for you.
If you are a DIYer and you want this look, you can try it at home yourself. I remember doing a lot of faux marbling back in the day, so this could be fun to try!
You really don’t have to follow trends especially if something makes your heart flutter, go with your gut. If you love it, it will shine! That’s how you keep Living Life Styled your way! Until next time, be safe out there!