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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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? 😀