Modern designers, however, have worked hard to repurpose this image, making marble chic, understated and attainable – a contemporary interior requisite for any stylish home.
Surprisingly versatile, marble can be paired with minimalist and industrial schemes as well as grand and opulent spaces in equal measure. Used in small doses to add a touch of restrained glamour to a space, marble immediately elevates a room offering a high-end feel. Larger pieces can create a vast and imposing statement – a swoon-worthy focal point for any interior.
Marbles come in a myriad of forms, shapes and styles – whatever you choose remember to be consistent so’s not to not alienate your space.
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Jump in feet first and fully indulge in the trend by pairing marbles with sumptuous velvets, brass and luxe gold. When choosing colours to complement the scheme, ensure you use deep hues like inky blue or forest greens for an elegant look that’s not too fussy.
Use marble sparingly when pairing with other lavish materials for a cohesive aesthetic that’s discerning and refined – a grown-up and sophisticated look that’s stylish and on trend.
Deep green and clean white marble teamed with lush foliage, a statement deco light and a gorgeous mint green velvet chair. An exquisite example of marble styling done wish panache to create a deluxe and opulent aesthetic that would look gorgeous in a stylish art deco inspired home. Luxury and elegance at its best!
Marble has a beautiful enigmatic texture and pattern that adds subtle interest to a space. Marble wallpaper is not only a great way to bring a feature wall into a room, but can also work to break up a space and create defined zones. Here we see a clean white palette broken up with a simple marble room divider.
When deliberating what to commit to, choose a classic white or grey pattern to create a bright and airy feel in a room. This will create a cool, clean and crisp atmosphere that’s perfect for a minimalist house. Simple and chic whilst screaming style credentials.
Alternatively, if you want to kill two trends with one stone, opt for blush pink or a cool blue base – calming hues to create a serene atmosphere. Unsaturated colours work well with the marble effect and is a unique way of introducing subtle colour into a space.
Marble walls are a brilliant statement feature wall – bold whilst simultaneously timeless, a marble wallpaper is a worthwhile investment. One of the best ways of introducing luxury into your home on a budget and a look that possesses a surprising amount of staying power.
Accessories & Propping
Marble accessories are another fantastic way of introducing this immutable trend into your home on a budget. From marble plates and trays to candle holders and bedding – marble accessories instantly elevate a room’s aesthetic, creating a timeless look that oozes sophistication and glamour. Use a marble tray to house succulents, cacti and candles – elegant propping in the home that makes a huge impact.
A statement wall clock is a stylish and cost effective way of instantly transforming a wall and a great way of introducing current trends into a space. Try contrasting materials and styles for a timely update to any scheme.
Marble looks fantastic in a clean space and in combination with pure white. In this instance, marble plates are used to tie the theme together – a white industrial dining room. The grain of the marble blends seamlessly with the exposed brick wall and stripped back floorboards to create a fresh urban look that’s crisp and raw.
Modern marble sculptures have a Scandinavian feel. Try geometric forms and simple shapes for a contemporary take on an ancient tradition. Place on a coffee table or mantlepiece for an interior detail that packs a punch.
The signature deep vein works as a gorgeous pattern for textiles – a neutral tone with a twist that acts as a versatile update to any interior scheme. Boho vibes are the perfect way to relax and this gorgeous natural stone cover is the ideal centrepiece for any laid-back bedroom.
Back to Basics
A long established material used for kitchens and bathrooms, marble stands the test of time and is a luxe staple in these interior settings. Perfect for a splashback, kitchen island or sink – there’s a reason why some things never change.
For a contemporary twist on bathroom interiors, pair marble with statement gun-metal for a fresh modern feel that will never date. Clean yet industrial, this is tough-luxe interiors at their best.
The neutral palette of traditional Carrara marble is ideal for a minimalist home. Black and white are timeless and when combined with marble, creates a surprisingly pared-back feel and a Scandinavian aesthetic. Marble works wonders in small spaces when a neutral palette is employed making them feel more open. Similar to using mirrors in a compact room, light reflects off the surface to give the illusion of more space.
If you prefer to maintain the opulence and tradition of marble, then pair with brass for a decadent look that’s glamorous, high-end and refined. Here the brass design details pop against the dark walls and white of the marble, opening up the space creating an inviting bathroom to luxuriate in.
2017 trends have placed a huge focus on employing materials in interior schemes like wood and concrete. Mixing natural modern materials creates an organic look that’s fresh and modern. Here the gorgeous oak grain works harmoniously with the marble texture to create a contemporary look that’s not overwhelming.
Marble and concrete are natural bedfellows and when combined work to create a chic take on the modern industrial look. The soothing grey tones are simple and elegant, coming together to create a Scandinavian aesthetic that embodies serenity and calm.
Marble is a super versatile material and when used sympathetically can add an unrivalled elegance and finesse to any interior.
Working equally well in a compact room adding light to a confined space, whilst also ideal in a vast expanse for a clean, modern and minimal aesthetic – marble is the trend that keeps on giving.
Pair with a simple palette for Scandi-sophistication or go for a luxe-deco look when combined with golds and brass, either way, you’ll create a chic and stylish look that will stand the test of time.