the glamorous marble fireplace surround (sculpture, really) and marble faced walls in the living room of ms. wearstler's malibu retreat (photo from pointclickhome.com, via material girls).
so how to get in on the stone decor trend right now, before it's every where? (and maybe even do it on a budget?) well, first you can go to a prior blog post of m21's to learn a little bit more about vintage glamorous tessellated stone-faced furniture (if you haven't read it already, of course- and most of you did read it, right? you never miss a m21 post, right?). you can also visit 1stdibs, to see what they've got in stock...
m21 only has one piece of tessellated stone furniture himself right now, a glammy end table- but is always looking for more stone and marble pieces- regardless of trends, it's some of his favorite stuff!
as we mentioned in our prior post, ironies sells some gorgeous stone items, and so does maitland-smith, (though most of maitland-smiths's offerings are not particularly our style- too mcmansion-y). some, however- like these stone and brass tusks- most definitely are m21's style- splendiferous! probably not in our recession budget though...
which brings us to today's feature on how to bring some stone glamor into your life for a budget price... we found these marble veneered pedestals from the home decorators collection ranging in price from $119-$199- pretty cheap for a hand-crafted item we think. plop an interesting sculpture on a pair of them in your living room, dining room or entry (or even a sculptural plant or flower) and boom- stone cold kelly style for a rock bottom low price!
what do we think, kids- could you rock kelly's new look? or does it leave you (stone) cold?
ps- a big fat THANK YOU to tracy of comfort & luxury- i knew this post was missing something! (please visit her blog to complain when it is stuck in your head for a week):