Just as soon as Geological Pattern trends arrived a few years ago, they proved they were here to stay in the design world. Clothing, accessories, hardware, upholstery, countertops, and lighting, to name a few of the design media where Geodes now appear, capture our fancy with their natural and colorful beauty.
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Several years ago the Haute Couture designers flashed some great inspiration with their vibrant geode patterns.
I have always had a thing for Geodes, Crystals and Precious Stones. Every time my son, Georgie, and I visited the Discovery Zone or exhibits that were selling stones we would add one more piece to our growing collection…
I would encourage anyone to bring the look and feel of these gorgeous stones, or their patterns, into their living space. They offer a tranquil and timeless element to any room. PHOTO: Christopher Oquendo
One of these water bottles containing geodes always sits on my desk. The water tastes cleaner and refreshing! Geodes can bring you healing and revitalize you. A little research will tell you all you need to know about any stone that catches your attention. is a stone of wisdom, wealth, and is often used to bring love into one’s life. Emerald Emerald has been a popular stone among royalty for centuries. is especially nice for all things romantic. Rose Quartz can keep you calm and is great to have in the office for growing wealth! Tigers Eye
are geological secondary structures that occur in certain sedimentary and volcanic rocks. They are of sedimentary origin formed by chemical precipitation. Geodes are essentially hollow, somewhat sphere-like masses of mineral matter ( Geodes (Greek γεώδης – ge-ō-dēs, “earthlike”) Wikipedia).
Personally, I love this bowl of gem stones in my living room; it is a live edge wooden carving holding my favorite gems.
I recall all the beautiful colors and shapes Georgie and I would find on our travels. We started his collection of semi-precious stones when he was quite small. Today it is a beautiful group of earthy, colorful and meaningful memories from growing up. It is amazing to think that these mesmerizing stones are born from the guts of the . earth
For those who don’t know me, my Georgie was born blind, so his toys and things to occupy him as a little boy were very different than other kids’ stuff… Georgie couldn’t see the stones, but he could FEEL their beautiful energy, so he loved holding each and every one of them for hours on end.
Imagine my excitement as a designer with so many decorative options of geodes and all the applications in the world of design today! Besides all of geodes’ amazing healing properties, what blows me away are the amazing natural patterns. Patterns that have inspired art and design media all over the world.
For instance, I have a crush on these Malachite chairs designed by Carlyn and Co. Malachite is one of my favorite geode stones.
As a stone is an extremely powerful energy amplifier, and it is called the ‘stone of transformation’; it is used for deep energy clearing, bringing healing and positive change to whomever wears it. Isn’t this little Malachite adorable? I love the malachite clusters on it. turtle
I also love it as a wallpaper choice as it gives an incredibly dramatic effect like in this bedroom by Erika Bonell . Malachite as a pattern makes beautiful upholstery.
When abstract, geodes make playful, energized designs like this dramatic wallpaper we saw in the Dallas show house, by Pulp Design Studio.
are even more fascinating. They can give a ‘WOW’ feeling even to the simplest of rooms. This wall reminds me of a beautiful Wall murals . Smokey Quartz
And if one wall is not enough, you can cover every wall of the room. This bathroom, in the words of its designer Michel Smith Boyd, is a ‘jewel box’. The walls envelop the room in an impactful way. Their design reminds me of the Cerussite quartz, a stone that enhances communication and good listening skills.
Did you know that geodes are the new favorite countertop choice for upscale kitchen designs? Check out this countertop–ahhh it’s to die for… Amethyst
is one of my top favorite stones! I have one on my desk, as it is a purifier and has anti-stress properties. The name Amethyst Amethyst comes from the Greek word Αμεθυστος (a-me-thee-stohs ), which means “not intoxicated,” and comes from an ancient legend.
Geode patterns are a powerful presence in a room when used in a rug.
For example, I created this room for you to see the effect. It adds great interest and lots of texture to the space. Did you notice the geode chandelier? It is breathtaking!
Here it is! In case you missed that beauty, it is full of raw crystals! Selenite
This chandelier reminds me of one of my favorite rooms, designed by J.Wheeler Designs. Another strong geode element in the room is the fireplace–what a beautiful stone! The treatment on the ceiling is also marvelous!
Geodes make great hardware knobs that you can easily make yourself. But if making your own knobs sounds a bit daunting you can find beautiful . ready-made ones
A geode doesn’t necessarily need to be a large piece to make an impact, though, it can be a solo design as simple and artful as this wedding menu by MarthaStewartWeddings
Or it can make a memorable special gift
And bring a beautiful reflection as a candleholder photo: soulmakes
And a sizable piece of can be used for a serving piece or make artful Agate . coasters Photo:VivaTerra
A series of colorful geodes can make an excellent accent wall infused with natural texture and color. Art by Kim Armstrong Design. Hey, did you notice the centerpiece on the console table?
And it stands out in its raw form, adding texture and good vibes like these bookends .
Here a drink is made special; the beautiful Agate is the ‘jewelry on the outfit’ of this drink table .
A collection of geodes can simply be a conversation piece like this stunning wall by KADLEC Architecture & Design
Now if you care for a showstopper, the wash basin in this is out of this world! I would wash my hands again and again, only to keep looking at this gorgeous gem! powder room
And if you are ready for a drop dead experience, check out this stunning crystal bath tub, but please don’t ask how much it costs…If you can’t buy it at least you can dream you are in it! It is one of of a kind!
Ha, ha! It is normal with all these crystals!
If you want to have fun, here is a beautiful presentation of a DIY geode-inspired resin art by Rebecca “The Frugal Resinista”. That will keep you busy playing and creating…
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Enjoy and BE the gem!