Jewels for the home.

Gemstone colours awash the home this season. Rich, warm hues combined with black and gold accents make for a sophisticated, yet cosy space. UK designer, Abigail Ahern, is a strong advocate for this palette and while it may not appeal to everyone, you can't help but feel allured and seduced by its decadent shades. 

Sunday Age M Magazine. Photo by Mike Baker.

Sunday Age M Magazine. Photo by Mike Baker.

Here's our top tips to achieve this look in your home (taking our cues from the images above):

1. Eliminate white walls and floors. This style is all about transforming your space into a darker, moodier interior.

2. Use dark colours like black and charcoal to neutralise your space. Timber works well here too, especially in floors and furniture pieces. 

3. For a dramatic effect, use one colour you love (ie red/maroon) and apply varying shades of this hue in your interior (just look at the Sunday Age M Magazine photo above!). 

For something a little more subtle, here's a round up of jewel-inspired pieces for your home (that won't require you to convert entirely to the dark side).  

Robyn Cosgrove, Linden Leaves rug.

Robyn Cosgrove, Linden Leaves rug.

This stunning rug is finely hand-knotted in Nepal from pure Tibetan wool including silk detailing to some of the finer, more intricate patterns. Regardless of this blog post's style, after that description, I want one anyway!

Caesarstone, Concetto, The Semi-Precious Collection.

Caesarstone, Concetto, The Semi-Precious Collection.

Gone are the days when we were choosing between white and off-white stone for our kitchen benchtops. Caesarstone have now released a new finish called The Semi-Precious Collection which replicates crystal stones in rich, bold hues such as Blue and Brown Agate, as well as Amethyst. I love how this stone has been used to create a hallway table (above). 

Product details (clockwise from top left to right). 

Product details (clockwise from top left to right). 

1 / X-Bench Ottoman, Jonathan Adler available from Coco Republic; 2 / Van Sofa, Jardan; 3 / Echo Console/Buffet, Zuster; 4 / Collection of Beijing Vases #2-5, Coco Republic; 5 / Travassa Agate Platter/Trivet - Natural with 24k Gold, Becker Minty

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