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.
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