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Guest Picks: 20 Ways With Agate

Adding agate in your home’s decor allows you to bring a wide variety of colour, and may have healing properties as well. Many customs imbue this gorgeous stone with magic protective attributes, including the capability to cure the stings of scorpions and the bites of snakes, soothe the brain, stop contagion, still thunder and lightning, promote eloquence and secure the favor of the powerful. I mostly love the organic beauty these slices of stone bring to the home. — Jami from Imagine Design Blog

Emporium

Eclipse Agate Chandelier

This chandelier combines a sleek, modern look with a raw, earthy vibe. I love the delicate lines of the piece. It would look great in many different dining settings.

Matthew Studios

Quinn

Oh, hello lover! This is one good looking table. It’s unique, the perfect size to get just a small side table and that colour is stunning!

STUDIO BIJOUX

Agate Rug, Amethyst

Can you like this flooring jewel? It’s really a stunning carpet from Studio Bijoux. This is bold and beautiful rather than for the person who is afraid of colour.

Vivre

Agate Napkin Rings – $65

I really like these agate napkin rings add a touch of natural elegance into the tabletop. I enjoy the blue agate paired with the freezing glass ring. You can design a chic tablescape using these as inspiration.

Vivre

Agate Coasters – $60

Supposedly, these agate coasters possess supernatural powers that protect and bring pleasant dreams. Sign me up! I will try them, not just for protection, but to bring some stunning sparks of colour throughout my home.

Anthropologie

Agate Slice Knob – $14

How pretty is that this agate piece knob? This would be the perfect addition to any dainty dresser or nightstand. It also comes in a cream colour, but I really like this bright blue.

Jayson Home

Agate Cheese Plates – $60

These aren’t the most colorful agates, but they are entirely sophisticated. They’d work well for serving a tasty cheese plate. I totally love the raw, earthiness of those.

UncommonGoods

Agate Cheese Spreaders – $60

Here is a few more agate that will help you serve your cheese up. Not only are they naturally amazing, they’re virtually indestructible!

Paper Mojo

Agate Marbled Paper, Pink And Black

This agate decorative paper is handmade in Bangladesh and will be perfect to add to an acrylic tray onto your coffee table or as a pad in a frame. Pink + gray + black = perfection.

West Elm

Agate Silk Pillow Cover – $34

Who says all agates are rock hard? This silk pillow cover is something I would really like to see in my guest bedroom. It’s modern and I really like the complementary colour scheme.

Eduardo Garza

Fuschia Lucite Box – $595

Whoa! If color is what you enjoy, then colour is exactly what you get here within this ideabook. Consider this brilliant fuchsia. Store your treasures inside this oil box or only keep it on display by itself. This really is that accessory that will make your guests say, “Ooooh!”

Craig Van Den Brulle

Willy Daro Bronze And Agate Lamp

This is one stunning lamp. This would really look just right in my living room along with all the chocolates, creams and caramels happening. I would really like to see it lit with a warm, soft glow.

A+R

Agate Candle Holders – $110

This set of candleholders is one polished agate split in half. Each set from this shop is exceptional, because they’re made from stones found in character.

A+R

Tigela Agate Bowl – $60

These beauties are carved from character and oozing with colour. They are perfect for serving snacks or putting in your dresser to maintain earrings or rings.

Concetto

Concetto Semi Precious Blue Agate Stone Surfaces

This really is a blue agate slab from Caesarstone. They advocate it for conference or meeting rooms where people gather to emphasise as seemingly it “can lead to intensely original thinking” I’m loving this! Natural cut stone to improve creativity — I need a desk made from the stuff.

tuell + reynolds

Santiago Sconce

This set of agate sconces is the perfect addition to light up any space. I imagine them at an entryway (to ward off bad spirits) or maybe in an office or library setting (to stir the creative juices). I’m sure these have a gorgeous soft glow when lit.

Etsy

Lee Jofa Groundworks Kelly Wearstler Agate, Grey With Blue By houseofpemberley – $109

This really is a 20-inch throw pillow out of Etsy. It’s made from Kelly Wearstler’s Agate fabric. They also have a few different colors to choose from. I really like this as it is a picture interpretation of an agate — a bit more bold and modern.

Taylor Llorente

Unusual Hand Sculptured Bronze And Agate Cocktail Tables – $42,832.13

Examine this set! These small stunners are hand-sculpted and very pricey. They are one of a kind, although they’ve a high price tag. The sculptural base is bronze.

Vivre

Agate Clocks – $85

Sprinkle some color around your home with a potpourri of brightly colored agate clocks. Be sure to place one in your nightstand to keep those good dreams coming!

High Street Market

Agate Bookends – $49.50

These silver foliage agate bookends would dress up any shelf. I really like this colour combination; silver and peacock blue perform nicely together and make any space instantly glamorous.

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Handmade Home: How to Sew a Table Runner

Can you love the handmade appearance? Would you want to produce something amazing for your property? You are in luck. Creating a burlap table runner is simple, low price, fast and flexible. Runners are a staple when I am decorating. They enable the beauty of the furniture to be viewed while adding a layer of softness, unlike a conventional tablecloth. Burlap is a superb way to add an organic element to any table or piece of furniture.

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Susan Duane

My finished runner provides the finishing touch to a dresser I refurbished to our property. The rustic quality of natural burlap plays beautifully against the creamy blue-green painted wood.

Among the things I adore about burlap is its low price. It is just a couple of dollars a yard that makes it ideal if you’re making on a budget.

With this project you’ll need:
A yard or two of burlap, determined by the length of your runnerA lawn of cotton or other accent fabric for your ruffle — I used a bit from a vintage sheet I had on handScissorsPinsSewing machine, needle and thread or fabric glueLiquid seam sealer, such as Fray CheckOptional: cutting mat and rotary cutter

First, decide the width and length of your runner. Create a cut in the burlap and pull apart slightly showing among the threads.

Gently pull this particular thread, working it from the fabric all the way across the piece.

You are going to be left with an ideal line to cut along.

I utilized the long finished edge on one side. The burlap will fray so you’ll need to use a lineup of liquid seam sealer or stitch down the side. If you don’t obey the frayed look it’s possible to make it raw.

Determine the width of your ruffle. I made mine about 8 inches. As a guideline you need about twice the width to the ruffle. For example, if the width of your runner is 18 inches, you should cut on your prized material 36 inches . I cut on my ruffle 8″ x 36″.

Sew a very long running stitch down one side of your ruffle. Do this on your sewing machine using the longest stitch length. I did so down the unfinished side. The other side of my sheet includes a nice finished edge so there’s no demand for hemming.

If you don’t have a sewing machine, then use a needle and thread and create a very long running down one advantage of this cotton.

If your cotton does not have a finished edge you’ll be able to make it raw or create a little hem by folding up two roughly 1/4 inch and stitching or cutting edge down.

As soon as you’ve sewn your running stitch along the duration of the ruffle, pull on the bottom thread lightly and work your way across the fabric to make a ruffle.

You can move the gathers around until you are pleased with how the ruffle looks. Do this until the ruffle is exactly the exact same width as your own runner.

Pin the ruffles on the right side (the good side) facing the front of the runner.

Stitch the ruffle to the runner. If you aren’t using a sewing machine you may hand-sew this or carefully glue the ruffle to the burlap. If you are using fabric glue, allow it to dry completely.

Susan Duane

Twist your ruffle to the right side and iron it to flatten the seam.

The runner makes a great backdrop for my Grandmother’s tea collection, vintage artwork and a chalkboard I generated from an old framework.

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