Turquoise is one of the world’s most ancient gems. Archaeological excavations revealed that the rulers of ancient Egypt adorned themselves with turquoise jewelry, and Chinese artisans were carving it more than 3,000 years ago. Turquoise is the national gem of Tibet, and has long been considered a stone that guarantees health, good fortune, and protection from evil. . . . The Apaches believed that turquoise attached to a bow or firearm increased a hunter’s or warrior’s accuracy.
Source: GIA website

Turquoise is a happy color - calling to mind sea and sky. It pairs well with raspberry, and turquoise tiles or stones can serve as jewelry for the home.  

"Side chair in Classic Cloth fabric. Lamp, Vaughan. Walls, Glidden’s Seven Lakes. Art, Picasso."
A young family's home in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Interior design by Suzanne Kasler.
Architect: Joan Chan.
Photography by Simon Upton.

"As you walk through, the rooms alternate between strong colors and pale neutrals such as cement and ivory. Sometimes bright color is on the walls, but other times it's in the upholstery, the large-scale abstract artwork, or merely the pillows. Or a gash of color is seen mainly through a doorway and is only experienced full force for limited amounts of time, as in the gleaming turquoise dining room and the romantic, lavender powder room."
Stools from William Word Fine Antiques, in Zoffany velvet. Bergère in Nancy Corzine linen blend. Floor lamp, Baker.
A young family's home in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Interior design by Suzanne Kasler.
Architect: Joan Chan.
Photography by Simon Upton.

 "A vibrant turquoise defines the dining room, from the walls and upholstery to the fine trim on the chairs. Chandelier, David Iatesta. Table, Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair. Rug, Beauvais. Art, Franz Kline. Ceiling, Ralph Lauren Paint’s Oyster."
A young family's home in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Interior design by Suzanne Kasler.
Architect: Joan Chan.
Photography by Simon Upton.

 "This butler's pantry gets an extra punch with the trim, walls, and ceiling all saturated in a single hue."
Astrological lantern, Visual Comfort. Flooring and counters, Walker Zanger Marble.
Interior design by Miles Redd.
Photography by Melanie Acevedo.

"Turquoise hardware pops against a dark chest of drawers."
Crown Heights home of furniture designer Katy Skelton.

 "In the master bedroom, the custom bed is upholstered in a Fortuny fabric and dressed with linens by Leontine Linens, and the chaise by Anthony Lawrence-Belfair is upholstered in a Rogers and Goffigon mohair; the walls are covered in a de Gournay silk, the curtains are in a Holland and Sherry wool, and the shades are in a fabric by Chelsea Editions."
Interior design by Katie Ridder.
Photography by Eric Piasecki.
Text by Kathleen Hackett.

"Antlers atop a stack of books in between two turquoise foo dogs."
Connecticut cottage of Samantha Knapp.
Interior design by Samantha Knapp.
Photography by Melanie Acevedo.
"Rural Remix" written by Kathryn O'Shea-Evans.
Lonny (November 2013).

"A batik tablecloth in warm jewel tones is accented with a turquoise version of Leontine's Addison monogram." 
Photography by Paul Costello from Linens: For Every Room by Jane Scott Hodges, founder of Leontine Linens. (Rizzoli).

"Tiffany and Co. 18K gold-and-turquoise brooch, circa 1960, $3,250
Camilla Dietz Bergeron LTD, NYC, 212.794.9100"
Photo: Courtesy of Camilla Dietz Bergeron via Vogue.
"All Eyes on the Brooch" by Candy Pratts Price.
Vogue (July 12, 2011).

"Eva Mendes. What: Christian Dior. Where: Golden Globe Awards in 2009. Why: This gown paved the way for the resurgence of the bustle, and stylist Rachel Zoe was applauded for the pairing of white and turquoise."
Photo: Getty Images.

"A bold burst of citron in the entrance hall — Benjamin Moore's Fresh Cut Grass — is the first clue that this isn't a typical Nantucket cottage: Designer John Willey chose amplified colors for every room. The Turquoise Empire Chandelier by Marjorie Skouras adds an element of exotic chic. Vintage baskets under an antique English console are for beach towels; the entry doubles as a mudroom."
Interior design by John Willey.
Photography by Ngoc Minh Ngo.

Ivory cabinets with crystal knobs and teal edging.
Vanity skirt and chair trim in "Este"/Turquoise on Tinted Linen by Alan Campbell.
Fabric on chair front is "Zig Zag"/Brown on Tinted Linen by Alan Campbell.
San Francisco Showhouse (2007).
Interior design by Kendall Wilkinson of Kendall Wilkinson Design
Photography by Andrew McKinney.
Text by Krissa Rossbund.
"Statements of Style 2007" produced by Heather Lobdell.

"It couldn’t get much cuter—but Bea’s room is also designed for efficiency, with a built-in bed and shelves. Turquoise walls will be easy to change if she ever wants to, but she’ll be keeping the custom-made pillows, which sport appliqués of her silhouette."
Headboard fabric: "Paradise Background/Raspberry on Tint #301982F, Quadrille Wallpaper and Fabrics, Inc.
Interior design by Melissa Warner, Massucco Warner Miller Interior Design and Decoration.
Photography by Werner Straube.
"Colorful and Stylish Family Home" written and produced by Sabine Rothman.

Designer Krista Ewart "chose turquoise and red for her 10-year-old niece's bedroom because 'they're always great together.' A Bubble-Up side table from PB Teen is paired with the vintage painted bed."
1938 California cottage of Laurie Thiel, sister of designer Krista Ewart.
Interior design by Krista Ewart.
Photography by Victoria Pearson.
House Beautiful (July 2010).

"In the dining room, walls in Farrow and Ball's Blue Ground in Full Gloss are a foil for pink Murano glass lamps from Swank Lighting. Vintage Louis XVI–style chairs around a Jansen dining table are covered in Talcy Velvet by Clarence House."
Interior design by Ruthie Sommers.
Photography by Simon Watson.
House Beautiful (March 2014).

"The entry sets the mood of the house, mixing antiques and flea market finds in an ebullient color scheme — turquoise and raspberry. A 19th-century Chinese chest acts as a beautiful pedestal for treasures, including a Chinese lamp and an anonymous painting."
Home of Courtney Haas.
Interior design by Joe Nye.
Photography by John Coolidge.

"[Homeowner Courtney] Haas sets the table with a mix of antique and modern pieces. English handmade charger plates from Deborah Sears. Salad plates from Bardith, New York. Dinner plates are Antique Davenport from Hollyhock. Turquoise bowl from Evans  and Gerst."
Home of Courtney Haas.
Interior design by Joe Nye.
Photography by John Coolidge.

"A club chair by Landon Cole in the corner of the living room. Pillow fabric is Trixie from the Albert Hadley Collection. Turquoise lamp from Downtown."
Home of Courtney Haas.
Interior design by Joe Nye.
Photography by John Coolidge.

"The stylish bi-level dining room—with its cast-iron spiral staircase and turquoise tile—would be enough of a draw for design hounds. But Karaköy Lokantasi, a seafood restaurant near the docks in the neighborhood called Karaköy, is also a must-visit for its food—from a wonderful assortment of Turkish meze, or cold salads, to grilled octopus, and the local fish of the day." 
Photo: karakoylokantasi.com via Elle Decor.
"Snapshot: Istanbul" by Ingrid Abramovitch.

"High-gloss walls in the library have many coats of Benjamin Moore’s Bermuda Turquoise — 'a perfectly finessed balance of green and blue,' [designer Rob] Southern says. The curtain fabric is Giza in Red by Lee Jofa. For a 180-degree swing in style, Southern threw in a French fauteuil upholstered in its original vintage tapestry from Watkins Culver Antiques. Painting by Cheryl Kelley."
Interior design by Rob Southern.
Photography by Victoria Pearson.

"The living room sofa is by de Sede, the cocktail table is by Cini Boeri, and the painting, Elaidyl Alcohol, is by Damien Hirst. In the den beyond, the sofa and ottoman are by Francesco Binfaré, the chair is by Pierre Paulin for Ligne Roset, the pillows are by Lisa Perry, and the multi-panel painting is by Tadaaki Kuwayama."
Interior design by Lisa Perry.
Photography by Oberto Gili.
Text by William Norwich.
"Palm Beach Pop: Lisa Perry's Florida Home" produced by Cynthia Frank.

"For nostalgic appeal, [Markham] Roberts redesigned the entry with a Dutch door. Walls are papered in Farrow and Ball's Ringwold in Turquoise. Benjamin Moore's Ivory White offsets the blue and 'looks beautiful with the rich brown stenciled floors,' he says. His poodle, Choppy, rests on a settee covered in Pierre Frey's Mercurio."
1980s house in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Interior design by Markham Roberts.
Photography by Thomas Loof.
Interview by Mimi Read.
"Inspiring Ideas for Decorating with Pattern" produced by Senga Mortimer.
House Beautiful (May 2011).

"Turquoise has represented good fortune and been used as handsome adornment since the days of ancient Egypt.
Green and multicolored onyx stone tiles, Charles Luck Stone Center. Turquoise and resin bowl, Ruzzetti and Gow."


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