In my design practice, it is imperative that my rooms have soul. To have soul, a bit of history is needed- room that are too new feel flat and uninteresting. Placing antiques or items from nature into a space gives a project instant depth. Perhaps this is why, as interior trends go more modern, the primitive call of ancient rocks, gems and minerals has become so strong. The source for the absolute best specimens the earth has to offer is Empressive GeoDesigns. A walk through this one-of-a-kind, museum-like showroom is a remarkable experience. The custom lamps are beyond divine, but the smaller accessories, mounted on sleek acrylic bases, are an easy way to accessorize consoles, desks or bookshelves with aplomb. I adore the opportunity to design with such awe-inspiring elements!