With all of the natural looking materials available today – faux-marble tiles, wood-look vinyl, porcelain designed to look like a host of pricier substances – it’s getting easier to design a home that looks opulent (if not exactly like “the real thing”). Sometimes, we are so inundated by look-alikes that we’ve forgotten what nature looks like.
One of the rarer natural materials available is agate. The multifaceted semiprecious gemstone is frequently backlit for show-stopping results.
Agate is popular as an accent in bathrooms, kitchens and bars:
Or perhaps agate coasters:
Or maybe an agate sculpture or lamp![Here’a a closer view:] Whichever way you slice it (pun fully intended), agate is sure to add a striking natural beauty to any and every home.