Semi-precious stones, like Malachite and Agate, are a recurring theme throughout my designs. I love their crystalline beauty and the organic, unusual rawness they bring to interiors and product alike. A favourite recent detail has been the recessing of a large slice of agate into a dining table top. When surrounded with a starburst of painstakingly crafted, brass inlay, the effect is quite striking. In this Mayfair dining room, we were able to draw the blue-grey tones, occurring naturally within this piece of agate, into the fireplace marble, as well as in the flowers found in the hand-painted wallpaper. This is the beauty of natural finishes; it is not prescribed and can lead the entire interior design in a new and original direction.