Is there anyone who does not like marble? It looks rich, is durable and increases the perceived value of a house. As long as you regularly seal it properly, it is great to use in residential kitchens and bathrooms. And faux marble, usually a manufactured quartz product which needs very little maintenance, is a huge design trend with new home builders and remodelers in 2021. In this blog post I have not made a distinction between the two products. Let’s explore how to use marble in different ways.
However, kitchens and bathrooms are not the only spaces to use marble. In the photo above the designers, TOL’KO Interiors used marble in this stunning apartment on the walls and partitions. Using he marble as inspiration for the furniture colors and textures in the floor are repeated throughout the space.
A more traditional wall area to use natural marble is in the bathroom. Normally I would shy away from using the same material on the floors, walls and shower surround. But using he recessed lighting illuminates the walls and flooring in this shower. The lighting adds depth, making the shower appear larger while creating a focal point.
If you want to add marble in a more targeted and affordable design manor, checkout this fireplace wall. This marble slab is beautiful and the veining reminds me of tree branches bending in a strong breeze. The marble adds movement and tension in this modern and mostly white living room.
A more conventional space to add marble is illustrated in this condominium kitchen but the designers took it a step further and covered the island using large marble slabs. Also, they used the island to support a table creating one long piece of furniture. This is a great example of form and function working together.
Along the same theme, marble is used in this kitchen as countertops and to cover the sides in a ‘waterfall’ design which is popular in North Carolina. However, a slab of marble was also added as the back splash behind the cook top. The angled veins draw your eye through the kitchen making the room look cohesive in a room with neutral white, gray, gold and brown wood tones.
Lastly, here is a more traditional area where marble is used as a fireplace surround. What makes this piece stand out is the curves and dark color of the marble with the beautiful white veins. The marble elevates this Bohemian design style living room making it look rich and expensive. If you need ideas and interior design help adding this marvelous marble trend in your home, please contact me and we can discuss these options and many others.
First Impressions by Julie Wagner
Chapel Hill, NC