The Art of Customising Bone Inlay Furniture: Unleash Your Creativity with Zohi Interiors

The Art of Customising Bone Inlay Furniture: Unleash Your Creativity with Zohi Interiors

Posted by Zohi Interiors on 14th Jul 2023

In recent years, bone inlay furniture has gained immense popularity for its exquisite craftsmanship and timeless appeal. Handcrafted with great precision, these mesmerising pieces add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any space. The beauty of bone inlay furniture lies not only in their intricate details but also in their ability to be completely customised according to your preferences. At Zohi Interiors, we take pride in offering a wide range of customisation options, allowing you to create your own unique masterpiece that perfectly reflects your style and personality.

Tailor-Made Patterns:

One of the most exciting aspects of bone inlay furniture customisation is the wide variety of patterns available. Whether you prefer classic, geometric designs or intricate floral motifs, Zohi Interiors offers a plethora of options to choose from. You can let your imagination run wild and create a piece that perfectly complements your existing decor or becomes a stunning focal point in any room. From chevron, herringbone to Moroccan-inspired patterns, the choices are endless. It is even possible to create a whole new pattern if you are very creative and visionary. 

Traditionally inlay is made into a graceful floral pattern. More recently the floral design transformed into a swirl vine design. Our "celtic" design is the best of both modern and ancient with its stellar motif inside a circle. There is a pattern for every style of home and every cultural influence. Think tribal patterns for drama and striking statements, scallops and shells for coastal homes, Moroccan, Art Deco, Ikat, Honeycomb, Stars, Stripes and Dots and Dashes and more - they're all have their place as a much loved piece in the right place. 

Vibrant Colour Palette:

The colour palette of inlay homewares is as diverse as the patterns themselves. At Zohi Interiors, we understand the importance of colour in interior design. That's why we offer an extensive selection of hues to ensure your furniture seamlessly integrates with your existing colour scheme or creates a bold contrast. From rich jewel tones to soft pastels, you can select the perfect colours to express your individuality and create a visually appealing space.

We recommend using Hex or Pantone Colour Codes to communicate your preferred colour. We love the Hex Colour tool for playing with tones and shades. You can see the tool here. If you click on a colour you'll see that the page shows both darker and lighter tones of that colour. You can also tweak the RGB or CMYK compositions.  Tinting resin is a little like making icing for a cake. We can't always get the colour exact due to variations in computer screens and the handmade nature of mixing the resin. However, we can certainly get very close and it helps a great deal if we know the hue of your dreams. Images also help communicate the look you are going for. 

It really is possible to select any colour you can imagine!! 


Custom Designs:

Apart from choosing patterns and colours, Zohi Interiors allows you to bring your own custom designs to life. Whether you have a specific motif or logo in mind, our skilled artisans can transform your vision into a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Custom designs are an excellent way to add a personal touch and make a statement in your home or office.

                               Protea Bar Cabinet featuring Inlay Design

Configuration Options:

In addition to patterns, colours, and designs, Zohi Interiors offers various configuration options to suit your specific needs. Whether you require a chest of drawers, a bedside table, or a coffee table, our team can customise the size, shape, and layout of the furniture to fit perfectly in your space. We believe that functionality should never be compromised for aesthetics. We don't charge for tailoring your unique piece. Pricing is a product of size and difficulty only. 

Inlay Options: 

Mother of pearl and bone can be used interchangeably. For a specific explanation of the difference between mother of pearl and bone please refer to our blog. For a more mid-century aesthetic, or an bohemian look, you might like the timber and bone inlay. Glass, brass or marble are also used in inlay homewares for fabulous luxe effect. 

Image: HaciendaBlue



Other Options:

Some of the other ways that you can tailor your special piece include: 

  • metal or timber runners on drawers.
  • polyurethane coating - the final touch for all inlay is usually a slight waxing of the surface. It is also possible to elect to a polyurethane coating which gives the piece additional smooth tactile experience in a choice of gloss, semi-gloss or matte. The polyurethane coating protects the inlay too. it is possible to apply a coating yourself as well.
  • choice of gold or silver embossed metal finish - every inlay piece can made with an embossed metal covering in lieu of the inlay. The metal comes in white and gold in variety of embossed patterns.


  • standard or reverse inlay - usually the resin is coloured and the inlay is natural. It is also possible to invert those and have white resin with dyed bone.


  • choice of knobs and handles - we recommend DoUp for a vast range of handles in addition to handles and knobs from our Indian suppliers. Crystal look, black, bone and brass knobs can upscale any piece to suit.
  • leg style - if the legs are metal they can be finished in black, chrome or brass-look. Alternatively legs can be designed a straight, tapered or provincial.




Bespoke inlay pieces take around 4-6 week to craft and then 2-4 weeks to reach you by air or 8 weeks by ship.

We can create 'mock-ups' of your desired piece to help you have confidence in your selection. And we are happy to chat with you about your requirements. For a truly thrilling piece, its well worth the extra effort to create a bespoke solution. In our cookie-cutter world it's not always economically feasible to have a made-to-measure item, With inlay, the craftsmen invest a great deal of intricate handiwork into each and every item so it is not a lot of additional resource to create an individual piece. 

Bone and Mother of Pearl inlay furniture allows you to exude your personal style and create a space that truly feels like home. With Zohi Interiors’ extensive bespoke options, you can transform your furniture into a cherished heirloom that tells your unique story. From personalised patterns and vibrant colours to custom designs and configuration, the possibilities are limitless. Visit Zohi Interiors today and let the possibility of full expression empower you to design a living space that is as exceptional as you are.




*Minimum spend $150. Excludes sales & discounted items.

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