Marble Homewares: So Cool They’re White Hot

Marble Homewares
Franki Hobson


Sep 26, 2021

Marble has never gone out of style – it just went underground for a few seasons! But it’s back and better than ever. This timeless and durable natural stone has been used for centuries by both artisans (think of the great Roman artisan sculptures) to create opulent decorative pieces, as well as for practical uses like tables, seating, cutting boards and more. And today’s contemporary designs combine the perfect mix of art, design and functionality. Here’s how to use them to revamp your home.

The Living Room

Your living area is the perfect place to express your style and the great thing about marble is it can be extravagant or simple. Today’s contemporary marble designs are more sophisticated and sleek but compliment loads of different interior themes – from industrial  to rustic and busy family homes. Try a slimline floor lamp for a wow feature, or for a more subtle way to work the trend, light hexagon tea-light holders for ambience, add a great marble doorstop to your entrance or create a sense of flair and function to coffee tables with a marble cross or coasters.

Marble Homewares Tealight
Marble Tealight Holder, $9, Kmart
Marble Homewares Vase
Loop Small Marble Vase, $79.95, Country Road
Marble Homewares Cross
Marble Cross, $9, Kmart

The Kitchen

Marble’s classic look works in just about any space but its practical use in the kitchen makes it a dream. The stylish natural stone is fabulous for dishing up tasty treats to guests or the family on serving boards and in marbles bowls. Whip up a pesto and grind herbs and spices with an opulent marble mortar and pestle – it will look fabulous as a feature piece on bench tops too.

Marbel Dip Bowl
Itta Large Marble Dip Bowl, $39.95, Country Road
Marble Homewares Platter
Mila Marble Platter, $99.95, Country Road
Marble Homewares Canister
Marble Patterned Canister, $5, Kmart

The Bathroom

We love marble in the bathroom for both its clean, sophisticated look and its practical use. Add decorative marble accents like soap dispensers and toothbrush holders. For a relaxing bath, light a candle in a stunning marble candle holder and play your favourite songs!

Marble Homewares Soap Pump
Loft Marble Soap Pump, $44.95, Country Road

The Great Outdoors

Whether you use your outdoor area for entertaining, getting lost in your favourite book, gardening or playing backyard cricket, marble is great wow-factor feature. Entertain guests with marble serving platters, let your green thumb go wild and plant succulents or bright summer blooms in marble-effect planters or light up a summery sandalwood and cedar candle in a marble holder.

Marble Homewares Candle
Xavier Luxury Marble Scented Candle – Vintage Gardenia, $49.95, Papaya
Marble Homewares Tray
Marble Tray, $100, William Sonoma
Marble Homewares Coasters
Marble Coasters (Set of 4), $5 at Kmart


By Franki Hobson


Franki Hobson has worn many hats during her many years as a women's lifestyle journalist and editor. Her launching pad was COSMOPOLITAN magazine, where she moved from News & Entertainment Editor to Features Director, covering everything from the legalisation of the Morning After Pill to Gwen Stefani, fashion, beauty, sex, health, fitness, entertainment and relationships. Franki Hobson is a contributing lifestyle writer for The Carousel.


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