Tortoise Shell in the House

From the actual thing to faux prints, tortoise shell is a studious look that's not just for eyewear. Here, we're seeing it everywhere from wallpaper to tableware. Check it out:

Tortoise shell has a natural, warm, textured look that's perfectly fitting for the autumn season. See that one in the third picture? It's actually used as a fireplace screen.

Pics four and five above are available for purchase: The flatware at Carolyne Roehm ($20 per five pieces), and the lamp at Neiman Marcus ($235).

Images: via Willow Bee Inspired, Lonny, Elle Decor, Carolyne Roehm, Neiman Marcus

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.