What a Gem

While flipping through photos of my trip to D.C. (here), I found this beauty taken at the National Museum of Natural History.

My obsession with all things turquoise led me to take this picture. I love the color variation and the veining. I want to wear it around my neck, prop it on a bookshelf and use it as a serving tray all at once.

Since my moment of inspiration, I've been determined to find a way for this to translate into a home. Then I discovered this photo...done.

(chapman interiors via ara design studio)