Marble is back in, and in a BIG way, from shop fits outs, to commercial spaces and residential interiors- but do we like it? (pause, contemplate…) Hells to the YES we do! Marble is totally marbellous!
Convincing my Husband (Let him be known henceforth as Jason) of this was a little more difficult than a two liner. We are currently in the middle of renovating our first apartment together. It’s been an interesting process, mainly positive thank the LORDDDD! As an Interior Designer, I have a rather acute sense of what I like and dislike, and marble is definitely on the top of my ‘like list’ at the moment. Convincing Jason that marble is in fact marbellous however, was a rather tedious process.
Men (well mainly Jason) are funny creatures in that they don’t know what they like until, well they realise that they in fact like it. Although Jason was adamant that we would not be using marble in our kitchen, being the fabulous advocate that I am (perhaps I should be working in Law instead of Design, although it would definitely have to be some fabulous law office with marble interiors) I did eventually get him to come around to the marble idea- BOOYA!
Take ANY mundane interior- whether it be a kitchen or a living room- add some marble to the counter or create a custom coffee table and BOOM- you have instant glamour. Marble makes any space look expensive (mainly because it IS, so be prepared to splash out a little) but also because each piece is totally one off- it’s like a fingerprint in that no two pieces are the same and that’s is uber cool!
Check out these impact-y interiors which utilize marble….
The best part of using marble in any interior is getting to go to the marble yard to choose your exact piece that will be unique to your space! Here’s a happy snap of the gorgeous Calcutta marble that Jason and I chose for our kitchen splashback at the marble yard in Petach Tikva (which loosely translates to the start of hope-the start of hope that my husband actually enjoys marble shopping!) Take note that he actually looks like he’s relishing in the marble experience in this pic, but more importantly at how stunning the veins of the marble are!
Calcutta marble is a beautiful specimen with grey and subtle light brown veins is complements most cabinetry well but there are many other types of marble and colours available such as Carrara, which can sometimes be confusing to distinguish one from another. Here is a good web page that explains the difference between the two http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/158673.
Whichever type of marble you decide to go for, rest assured that your interior will remain timeless and stylish for many years to come! How totally MARBELLOUS!