Here’s How To Get Dita Von Teese’s Gorgeous Geode Kitchen
In her recent home tour for Architectural Digest, Dita Von Teese showed off her fairytale-like abode. Her 1920s-era Tudor is littered with taxidermy animals, vintage furniture, and a rainbow of dark, moody colors. The walls of her “glamorous” kitchen are especially interesting, having been covered with green malachite-patterned tiles.
“I used to famously have a pink kitchen,” Von Teese told AD. “So, a lot of these things I took from my pink kitchen and used them here.” The bright pink against the deep green, matched with copper-plated furnishings, makes for a character-packed space—one that you may want to emulate in your own home.
Von Teese said she had a lot of the items found in her kitchen made, or remade, custom in order to fit the space. But, her malachite walls can be replicated quite easily, and can be recreated in a variety of different ways.
If sticking to a budget is not an issue, then you may want to grab a quote from Fiandre Architectural Surfaces. The company produces a variety of “precious stone” wall and floor porcelain tiles, including a malachite finish almost exact to the one found in Von Teese’s kitchen.
If you’re looking to cover a smaller surface, such as a backsplash area, Etsy seller Raazstoneshop offers small malachite tiles for $16.80 apiece. (Editor’s note: the shop is currently on haitus.)
If you’re hoping to get Von Teese’s look for less, check out faux-malachite vinyl decals that can be easily removed if you’re in need of an apartment-friendly alternative. DECORIIAStudio on Etsy sells packs of 12 malachite vinyl tiles, starting at $7.95. (Editor’s note: the shop is currently on haitus.)
All you need now is a copper sink, some vintage rose-decorated wall sconces, and you’re on your way to copying Dita Von Teese’s incredible kitchen.