5 Tricks To Mastering The Marble Trend


Classicism collides with on-trend in marble homewares. We look at 5 ways to up the ante in your interiors with marble’s intrinsic elegance.

In 2016, it’s all about the fusion of organic materials. The emphasis is on simplicity of form, showcasing the essential beauty of raw materials. And marble is centre-stage.

Marble is inherently elegant and resilient. This luxe material shifts from refined to irresistibly lavish according to its environs. Its distinctive veins and swirls add a textured visual effect that contrasts its smooth finish.

We’re crushing on the marriage of marble and mango wood, leather, striking metallics + more. Take a look at these 5 ways to work the marble trend into your home.

Life Interiors Oia Oak & Marble Table Oia Oak & Marble and Walnut & Marble Side Tables
Life Interiors Oia Oak & Marble Round Dining Table and Oia Oak & Marble and Walnut & Marble Side Tables. Browse marble tables online at Zanui. 

Dine out on marble’s statement style

Marble is associated with Ancient Grecian style – its classical sculptures and architecture. Yet it’s stealing focus on the contemporary homewares scene matched with rough-hewn and industrial materials.

Steal its grace with striking modern console and dining tables, pairing marble tops with metal and timber bases. Opt for sleek Scandinavian leg lines or sturdy steel metalwork.

Amalfi Klein Coffee Table life.Interiors Oia Marble Console Table, WalnutAmalfi Manor Side Table (Set of 2)Satara Galaxy Side Table
L to R: Amalfi Klein Coffee Table, Life.Interiors Oia Marble Console Table in walnut, Amalfi Manor Side Tables, and Satara Galaxy Table. Browse marble tables online at Zanui.

Introduce Art-Deco-inspired geometric motifs into your coffee and side tables with pieces like the Amalfi Klein Coffee Table and Manor Side Tables with their luxe gold metalwork. If you’re drawn to ruggedly handsome looks, see the Satara Galaxy Table crafted from matte black steel.

Barber & Osgerby for Royal Doulton Olio Black Creamer & Sugar Set 2, Casa Uno Wood:Marble Rectangle Chopping Board with Handle
Casa Uno Wood/Marble Rectangle Chopping Board and slate boards and Barber & Osgerby for Royal Doulton Olio Black Creamer & Sugar Set of 2. Browse marble servingware online at Zanui.

Enlist the entertainer’s new BFF

Love to cook up a storm and invite ALL your friends round? Rustic meets sleek in the latest marble and wood chopping boards. These eye-catching provincial pieces are perfect for casual spreads. Humble yet decorative.

For more formal affairs, opt for marble boards in faceted shapes. Showcase your canapés, cheese + meats, olives, tartlets, fruit, and chocolate on marble servingware.

Spice up your dining table with chic marble salt and pepper bowls or send your guests into a spin with a marble and mango wood lazy susan. Accent your napery with marble’s natural tones and textures.

We love the coupling of olive, slate and hues and the fusion of textures in this to-die-for marble bathroom. Source: freshome.com

Add pure looks to your powder room

Introduce timeless sophistication to your bathroom with marble finishes and accessories. So you can’t strip back your rental and retile it with Carrara marble (white to blue-grey) – you can always add in marble accents.

Linen House Marble Canister Linen House Marble Canister 2 Linen House Marble Soap Dish Linen House Marble Soap Dispenser
Linen House marble bathroom collection: Marble Canister, Marble Soap Dish, and Marble Soap Dispenser.

The Linen House marble bathroom essentials collection is handmade in India by skilled artisans. This set makes a great house-warming gift. Its matte finish and crisp neutral hues adapt to a wide range of aesthetics.

Amalfi Marble Cube Candle Holder (Set of 3) on the j.elliot HOME Carraway Side Table. Behind: Zanui Chloe Chaise Lounge, NSW Leather Co. Lark Faux Fur Throw, Magnet, available online at Zanui.

Revive your vignettes

Add a touch of classicism with marble décor deftly placed on your coffee, side and console tables. Marble’s majesty plays out well against distressed leather, metallic patinas, rattan, even cork. Create striking juxtapositions with marble trinket boxes, candleholders and trays teamed with raw finishes.

Surprise the eye with a handsome marble wall clock in slate hues for a pop of drama. Illuminate your home office with a marble and wood desk lamp for enlightened thought. 😉

Seat your greens

We’ve seen something of a seventies’ revival in the return of indoor plants in macramé hanging planters and rustic pots. Sophisticate this style with marble planters and urns. House native dried flowers in marble jars + vases, or add cacti + succulents, maidenhair ferns, and fiddle-leafs in marble pots.

Soothe your senses

Inartisan offers a collection of soy candles housed in white marble canisters in delicious scents, surfing from cucumber, mint + ginger to wildflower and honey. Yum.

A La Mode Studio Marble Mark Framed Print, Black

Steal its style

Wall art and cushions that impersonate marble’s textured intricacy are an easy-win for all interiors, from your boudoir to your living room, and from masculine to feminine styles.

Add depth to your design-scape with artwork exploiting a marble effect in this year’s trending neutral – blush – or in monochrome. These shades are simple yet effective. The Smooth & Shiny Marble Wallpaper from Vision Wallcoverings also creates a definitive aesthetic.

How do you use marble homewares in your interiors? 😀


Kay is a feature, blog and copywriter. She collects empty jam jars, academic degrees and tawdry dreams in the hopes of turning them into something useful someday. Her work has been published in ACP magazines, ABC fiction, Overland, Brittle Star, Seizure, trade publications and online forums. Her creative writing has won several awards.