Let’s talk about decorating with the Mother of Pearl (MoP). It has been used from apartments to palaces. Its natural beauty is so exquisite that it has been used for centuries as an inlay on furniture and objects, carefully carved into beautiful images and shapes.
Shimmering and iridescent, mother of pearl is alluring as a luxurious, natural material with its sumptuous pearlescent finish. Being a natural substance, each piece of mother-of-pearl is individual, creating a fluidity when pieces are used together in mosaics. The unique textures, natural veining and pearlescent magnificence of each individual piece of mother-of-pearl are captured in mosaics. The movement found in each piece ensures that no two tesserae are ever the same. The beauty of this material lends itself to be used in many different ways, whether as tiling in bathrooms, as a decorative border in flooring or as an inlay in furniture. It can bring shimmer and luster without being sparkly or ‘bling’.