Anyone else notice the marble revival that’s occurring in the realm of interior design?! I’ve been obsessed with marble since I was a kid–probably all of those swanky bank and hotel lobbies that I strolled through in the ’80s. I’m always looking for ways to incorporate marble decor into my home. This year I’ve been inspired to create a variety of marble accents. Remember this Decoist holiday post, featuring marble-style gift wrap (among other things)? A month later, I made the marble tile art below. [from Mirror80]
The more I explored the use of marble in the design world, the more I noticed how artisans and designers are now regularly incorporating marble into home decor. And in the most innovative ways! Today we shine the spotlight on the current marble revival and take a look at some unique strategies for showcasing marble in your interior. Enjoy!
Marble Accents for the Kitchen and Dining Room
Let’s start with marble accessories that can make a big impact in the kitchen and dining room. I’m a huge fan of these solid marble platters from Stone Theatre, available at Darkroom and pictured below. Can you tell they inspired the tile art at the top of this post? Except that my DIY tile art is not food-safe. The trays below are! Use them to serve your favorite appetizers, then display them as works of art…
I was also thrilled to discover the ceramic wonders of Alison Brent! Her Etsy shop is filled with amazing finds featuring marble finishes, such as the Dinky Modern Ceramic Salt and Pepper Shakers in the next image:
For another tray option featuring a marble finish and geometric style, check out the chevron grey marble server from CB2. Combine the piece with brass decor for a fabulous silver-meets-gold effect.
Geometric Marble Accessories for the Home
Time to move away from the kitchen and into the other rooms of the home… The marble pieces below are perfect for living areas, bedrooms and home offices. One more reason to love the current marble revival? There’s a heavy emphasis on geometric style! This Small Decorative Brown Marble Sculpture from Etsy shop Sevenstone is perfect for tabletops.
For more sculptural marble fun, opt for blue or aqua (or both)… These vibrant Polyhedron Objects from West Elm are made from solid marble. Their crystalline style is pretty solid as well!
Once again we visit the Etsy shop of Alison Brent, where function meets style in the form of a pyramid. This Handmade Ceramic Pomander is perfect for holding potpourri. What’s also absolute perfection: a combination of mint, pink and marble-patterned black…
Let there be light! “Chunks” is a series of marble candleholders designed by Andreas Engesvik for House & Hold. Materials such as concrete, wood and marble combine to create sleek accessories with accents of copper and brass:
I couldn’t resist showcasing one more dazzling piece from the Etsy shop of Alison Brent. This Ceramic Tea Light Holder is handmade in ceramic earthenware slip with glaze and enamel decoration. Isn’t the combination of pink and yellow with striking black marble irresistible?
From candleholders to lamps… Sometimes marble style is enhanced with a bulb rather than the flicker of a candle! This Pillar Table Lamp in Marble from West Elm features a marble-finished base, a white linen shade, and plenty of Mid-Century style.
For a look that’s a striking combination of decadence and industrial style, check out the ohm marble table lamp from CB2. Crafted of sculptural marble mined from India’s Rajasthan region, this piece accommodates a single bulb.
Marble-Pattern Wall Art
We end today’s post with a series of marble-pattern prints that showcase the work of talented artists. I was recently introduced to the artwork of Simona Sacchi. And I’m speechless! The perfect combination of luxe style, geometric flair and cheeky design, these pieces bring on the glam with an edge. Below we see marble in gOld and gOld rhombus…
Ready for two more of Sacchi’s pieces? Available through her Society 6 shop, here are Marble vs Gold and Pyramid. Angles abound, along with striking contrast…
For mineral style with a bit of marble flair, check out Raised Rock 1 Mineral Print from Etsy shop FutureDesert. This stunning piece is a photo collage by artist Hamish Robertson:
Here are two more marble-pattern prints for you to dream about… For awhile now, I’ve been smitten with the art of Georgiana Paraschiv. I’m particularly drawn to her pieces featuring marble-style prints in shades of pink. Below we see (from left to right) Mirage and Drifting:
What do you think about the current marble revival? Are you tempted to add some marble accents to your home? Share your thoughts by leaving a comment below…