Work some magic with mar­ble

Ev­ery so of­ten there’s a trend that re­ally rocks. This year, mar­ble is chis­elling its mark in the decor stakes.

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - East Kent Property - - INDOORLIVING -

Mar­ble was tipped as a home in­te­ri­ors win­ner back in 2015, and has am­ply ful­filled its prom­ise to bring drama, lux­ury and per­son­al­ity to rooms.

Lead­ing de­sign­ers have em­braced mar­ble (whose name de­rives from the Greek words for ‘shin­ing stone’), and cre­atively cap­tured the magic of its richly veined pat­terns and sub­tle shades.

Will Caw­son, de­sign man­ager for sofa spe­cial­ists Duresta says: “Mar­ble’s very much prov­ing to be the ‘ma­te­rial of the mo­ment’ for in­te­rior schemes.

“Best-known for be­ing teamed with a rus­tic style over the last few years, where nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als from wood to stone have been cel­e­brated, it’s now most fre­quently used along­side min­i­mal­ist de­sign, as it’s renowned for ex­ud­ing a strong sense of lux­ury and clas­si­cism.

“While mar­ble and pale stones such as lime­stone are per­fectly at home in the bleached wood and neu­tral pal­ette set­tings char­ac­ter­is­tic of Scan­di­navia, there’s also been a surge in the use of coloured mar­ble.

“Geo­met­ric, coloured mar­ble orig­i­nally found favour in the 1950s, and its re­vival is a sign of the in­creas­ing ex­plo­ration of the ma­te­rial’s pleas­ing vis­ual qual­i­ties.” Maryanne Cartwright, se­nior stylist at Graham & Brown

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