Pearly whites – part 1

So I’ve always had a bit of a thang for pearls.  Back in my former {accountant’s} life I used to rock up at the office every day looking a bit like this bird:

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Without the hat thing.  And with slightly bigger thighs, haha.

I’m still a huge fan now – the natural colours and textures of these puppies just floor me every single time, I can’t get enough of them:

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Whether it’s exotic inlay furniture, blingtastic tiled walls or glistening tablescapes I am head over heels for all things mother of pearl.  So here are a few of my fave inspo pics right now.

Smidge bananas for the average home but these would look oh so pretty in a commercial setting, yum:

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Still one of my favourite kitchens of all time – see here for more Angie Hranowsky genius:

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Ok you had better ready yourselves for an onslaught of gorgeous – these inlay pieces (some mother of pearl, some bone) are rocking my world:

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I officially have a new bathroom obsession – these inlay mirrors all look just divine:

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So so so luscious when used in a tablescape too, but I’m having trouble finding any decent piccies – time for me to remedy that with some of my own I reckon…

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Make sure you stop by for my sourcing guide tomorrow!


  1. Alistair says:

    It may not be the most manly of styles but I also love it. From the bathroom splash tiles to the mirrors to the stools to the doors!

  2. In Syria and Iran they used to produce amazing hand carved furniture with marquetry made from mother of pearl. They are relatively cheap too, I am dreaming to get one for my home. It’s a pity can’t go there now. Wonderful post, thank you!

  3. Sam says:

    Love the elegance of pearls, i hadn’t realized how it was used in decor until seeing these amazing pics, I really like the effect on the wall, so opulent – in a very very good understated way.Thanks for stopping by sweety! Hope your week is going well!

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