Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Trending Rock Crystal

I hadn't noticed it but DC interior designer Sally Steponkus recently pointed it out to me - rock crystal is in. Sally spotted Nestor Santa-Cruz's use of a rock crystal as an accent for this ottoman in the DC Design Center Hall of Fame Showhouse and...
reminded me that Basha White used crystal geode salt cellars to complement her amethyst table setting at the DC Design House.

DC designer Tricia Huntley recently featured these rock crystal lamps from Darrel Dean Antiques in Georgetown on her blog, Luxe and Lucid and...
Jen West of Jentrified spotted this one at Ceylon et Cie on a recent trip to Dallas.
Designer Chad Eisner uses an agate lamp in his Santa Monica home. Image via House Beautiful here, photography by Dominique Vorillon.

Do you have any rock crystal in your home? Mine is full of coral and shells but not any rock crystals.

13 comments:

pve design said...

I love rocks and rock crystal. Does sugar crystal count.
I think it looks so pretty!
pve

pretty pink tulips said...

These images rocked my world!! I just got the most beeeeatiful rock crystal book ends from Eddie Ross' Etsy shop - via our "home show".

Squeak said...

I've loved minerals, shells and coral since I was little, so my house is filled with them. Minerals, shells and starfish in the library. Pipe organ coral, ear coral, a large barnacle cluster and an elephant ear sponge in the dining room. A Pottery Barn collectors' box in the living room filled with shells. Several shadow boxes filled with coral. Minerals in all the bedrooms. A giant clamshell, a large starfish and a vase sponge in the master bedroom. Minerals, sea fans and a wire vase sponge in the upstairs sitting room.

I'd say I've got shell and mineral lust real bad!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

love the first one, that's what I call a big shiny rock!

AnneHH said...

Beautiful!! I love trends. To me, they add freshness to a home that says "I am of this moment and someone is tending to me to make that so." Otherwise a home can be frozen in time. Also trends allow beloved elements to have their time in the spotlight. I am not one to say once something is popular, I don't like it. If I love something (like I do toile) I don't love it less because everyone else suddenly discovers it. I do draw the line somewhere though. Let's not have any resin rock crystal!!

Grant K. Gibson said...

I really dream of a rock crystal lamp...
Some day!

The Zhush said...

I really, really need those geode salt cellars, love this trend so much!

Ms. Givens said...

Love the table setting.

Cristin said...

We have some crystal bookends... would love a pair of table lamps!

lovely post.

xo,
cristin

Jeanette {A Passion for Home} said...

How observant! And now that you mention it, I have seen a number of rock cut crystal lamps on Horchow's website. Your photos are very inspiring!

The Gimlet Eye said...

Yes! I actually have had one from over 10 years ago...way before they were cool. It has traveled with me to all my different homes! Such a good observation!

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