Monday, January 21, 2013

Needing, Wanting, Loving: Shagreen

Happy Monday!  Did you have a fab weekend?  I hope so!  As per usual, I spent mine hunting antique stores and furniture shops.  Shagreen-covered accessories and tables seem to be everywhere these days, and I can't get enough of them.  They have become my new favorite way to spice up an interior.  Did you know the material is the pebbly hide of a stingray or dogfish?  Today, we typically see faux-shagreen pieces. I love how the texture takes clean-lined and simple objects and imbues a sense of glamour in to them.



Due to its extreme durability, shagreen is often used on furniture.  I love this shagreen-covered desk:


There are an array of shagreen-covered trays out there.  I think a tray is a great way to add just a touch of the material to your decor.  I love this one and this one.  They add a little luxe to an everyday vignette:


Are you wanting (needing) shagreen as much as me?  If so, here are a few shagreen-covered pieces that I just love and I know you'll love, too:




1.) Shagreen Pillow Cover $90/2.) Zagliani Green Shagreen Faye Clutch $2,950/3.) Olivia Ivory Grey Shagreen End Table $1,099/4.) Shagreen Console with Nailhead Trim $2000/5.) Pink Shagreen iPhone Case $98/6.) Sergio Rossi Barbie Shagreen Ankle Booties $447.50/7.) Furbish Studio Shagreen Jewelry Box $150

That pink iPhone case is too much.  I adore it.  And I've had my eye on the Furbish jewelry box for months.  Which item is your favorite??

10 comments:

  1. The jewelry box is my fave. I am wondering if this is something you could get your hands on fairly easily for DIY applications. It would make an awesome IKEA hack.

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  3. You learn something new everyday...I had absolutely no idea what that stuff was called, but you're spot on, it's gorgeous!!! I totally adore it on furniture, a fun alternative to the snakeskin that's become so prevalent!

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  4. oh gosh...I love them all! The look is so rich! the console table stole my heart!

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  5. Beautiful! I've been seeing some of it here and there and really love the look!

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  6. I hear ya sister! I've been wanting shagreen bedside tables for like ever. Imagine, they're like giant coasters! I love the ones you found on Veille+Frances... I love that shop.

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  7. You scooped me! I planned a post on shagreen later this week! It a favorite of mine--great texture and so beautiful--happy Monday!

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  8. I agree, Shagreen takes something from "nice" to FAB!! Great pieces you pulled together! xo

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  9. The Martha Stewart line at Staples has fab shagreen accessories in green, white, and brown for not much $$$. It's great way to get a shagreen fix without a major cash outlay. I've outfitted my work desk with the green accessories, it makes me happy!

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