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Crazy for Selenite

Fresh from the spring market, new home furnishings are rocking rock crystal. 

Jennifer Pinto
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Halo wall sconce with mirrored back plate surrounded by selenite from Currey & Company

We’re living in a material world. Superficiality may have been the only thing on the Madonna’s mind when she sang about saving herself for boys that save their pennies, but we’re obsessing over home furnishings’ version of earthly delights that literally come from the ground. And we’re not alone. Upon returning from this year’s spring market, Stacy Garcia of High Point Market’s 2018 Style Spotter team heralded the arrival of interesting organic materials beyond wood and stone. 

“The Spring Market brought new meaning to the word materialistic,” wrote Garcia in her style report. “We saw an overwhelming focus on fresh materials and finishes.”

A versatile gypsum crystal called selenite is definitely having a moment, especially when paired with a touch of brass. Scroll down for a look at our favorite new products that feature the charismatic crystalline mineral. 

Halo wall sconce with mirror surrounded by selenite from Currey and CompanyHalo Wall Sconce — Currey and Company

At High Point Market latest edition, Currey and Company was all about the celestial blues—navy, midnight and dark sapphire. Stay tuned for more on that color trend, but for now, let’s talk about the company’s similarly heavens-inspired Halo wall sconce.

A true statement piece, the fixture features a round mirror and staggered sizes of selenite that reflect an ethereal glow when the candelabra light is switched on. The addition of an antique brass stem and candle arm provides that interesting mix of materials that so enthralled style spotters at market. Pair it with celestial blues and rare-earth greens from Pratt & Lambert’s Diverge palette of paint and furniture with brass accents. 

Table lamp from John-Richard made of selenite finished in Gold LeafGold-Leaf Selenite Table Lamp — John-Richard

Happiness may not reside in gold, but when it’s joined with selenite, it sure comes close. This selenite table lamp from John-Richard is pretty glorious on its own, but gold leaf takes it to next-level spectacular.

A white silk shade and lucite base keep the look luxurious yet tailored. Pair it with a masculine sideboard, soft velvet sofa and large abstract statement wall art. 





Imogene selenite accent table with acrylic legs from Matthew StudiosImogene Console — Matthew Studios

Matthew Studios founder Katherine Wildt O’Brien owes her love of crystals and gemstones to an eccentric and oh-so-chic shop owner who employed Wildt O’Brien when she was a teenager. Today, she as her own collection of home accessories inspired by the beauty of natural materials like rough quartz crystal and semi-precious gems.

The Imogene console (which could also function nicely as a bedside table) features rugged rock crystal selenite, brass edging and lucite legs. Pair it with soft whites with lots of luxurious texture.



Selenite starburst mirror with selenite accents from Nate Ricketts DesignSelenite Starburst Mirror — Nate Ricketts Design

In these uncertain times, we’re all searching for a bit of mental clarity and love wherever we can find it. Enter selenite, whose mystical properties “facilitate spiritual growth,” designer Nate Ricketts says. The symbolic natural material forms the perfect border around this mirror from Nate Ricketts Design.

The unique Selenite Starburst Mirror does double duty as a reflective surface and a piece of art for your client’s home. Pair it with gilded sea fans and other naturally glam accessories




White selenite surrounding candle holder from Sagebrook HomeWhite Selenite Candle Holder — Sagebrook Home

We’re definitely fans of going big, but sometimes it’s the small things that make the most sense.

Take this sweet little White Selenite Candle Holder from Sagebrook Home, for example, and add it where you need just a pop of rock crystal on a side table or buffet with brass legs and hardware. 






What’s your favorite way to rock selenite? Share with us in the comments.

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