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Posh, precious stones are reinterpreted as fashion and décor

Photography: Christian Louboutin and Cole and Son (Main Photos)

Mention the name Christian Louboutin to any stylish woman and she will grow misty-eyed with visions of designer shoes with high heels and a trademark blood-red sole. One of the latest creations is the Pigalle Follies Patent Malachite collection of shoes and bags in a dizzy pattern of the deep green stone ornamented with jewel studs—decadent indeed.

We’ve been noticing a growing trend of jewel and agate patterns and forms in home décor, as well. Go luxe by pairing these lovely pieces with furniture upholstered in rich silks and metallic accents, or neutralize the decadence by juxtaposing the pieces against a sleek modern interior.

Smell the malachite.

Fornasetti Profumi per la Casa launched its own line of candles in this beautiful Fornasetti malachite-patterned container. It smells earthy, woodsy, and very, very rich.

Available at KISH, 233 N. Garcia St., Makati City.

Have jewels with your drinks.

Even when propped on the table without the wine, these actual agate coasters look beautiful on their own.

Coasters, available at Moss Manila,

Diamond in the rough.

Buy several of these mirrors and arrange them on a wall to resemble facets of a jewel.

Moss Mirror, Calligaris, Mezzanine at Clipp Center, Bonifacio Global City.

Stud your storage.

This “studded” bar cabinet is edgy and glamorous at the same time.

Cabinet, Moss Manila,

Modern gems.

These Kaleido metal trays from Hay can be stacked and layered to create different arrangements and forms.

Hay, Design Story, Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City.

More Fornasetti? Yes!

The coffee-table book Fornasetti: The Complete Universe is authored by the designer’s son and is as decadent as the pieces inside.

At Rizzoli,

Main photo: Pigalle Follies Patent Malachite in Green by Christian Louboutin and Malachite Wallpaper from Fornasetti at Cole and Son. Find Fornasetti wallpaper locally at Studio Eleven. Visit their Facebook page for more details.

All product photos are from the respective brands.

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