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’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.
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!
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.