I love tortoise shell frames, antique boxes, but I wanted to feature something I have seen popping up interiors which is the actual tortoise shell. They can be found hanging on the wall, or on a stand on a table as part of a tablescape. Sometimes they are lacquered, painted bleached or left raw.
To be environmentally friendly, many people try to find an antique turtle shell or one that has been verified as naturally shed, but even better is using a replica/faux turtle shell, which is what Kelly Wearster used at the Tides Restaurant. I have heard stories of people who have found smaller turtle shells in the wild.
Tortoise shell mixed among other natural finds from Karen Robertson
Tortoise shell rests on antique directors chair from Country Living
Built-in bar located in a little nook with a large turtle shell above from The Decorista
4 similar style tortoise shells arranged on the wall from Southall on 1st Dibs
Tortoise shells on the walls fro this small cottage style living room from Pinterest
Singular tortoise shell on stand from Tilton Fenwick
Mini tortoise shell on stand on top of porcupine quill box from Haus Design
Natural Curiosities styled bookcase features tortoise shell from Muraca Design
Another Natural Curiosities inspired bookcase with light colored shell from Well Appointed House
Small light colored tortoise shell sits on side table from Victoria Hagan
Two tortoise shells above bird prints accentuate this island style room from Phoebe Howard
Two tortoise shells add symmetry to this room from Suzanne Kasler
Antique turtle shells grace this enclosed porch Country Living
Wall of 100's of resin tortoise shells used by Kelly Wearstler to decorate The Tides La Marea
Tortoise shell on stand in front of mirror from Design Gumbo
Tortoise shells on stand for this modern vignette from Vivre
Amazing Louisiana artist, Amanda Stone Talley uses a tortoise shell as her base.