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Cool it in the kitchen with good ways with wood: colour, clever cabinetry and contrasting textures
of all the stones in all the world, marble is arguably the most stunning. But juxtaposing it with solid wood can take the style stakes up a notch. As with all natural materials, there are pros and cons to using marble, so do some research before splashing out. It is delicate, so you’ll need to reseal it regularly. It’s also much softer than other stones and susceptible to scratching. However, if you’re happy to find beauty in imperfection, marble will bring you many years of viewing pleasure.
Project details named after the Manhattan street, the Mulberry kitchen by smallbone of Devizes oozes new York cool, combining clean lines with an eclectic mix of materials. Cabinets are crafted in european oak and fitted with Georgian wired glass. Calacatta oro marble tops add wow factor and are book-matched so that two slabs of stone are set together to look like a single piece. This is no minor undertaking, but never fails to impress. Kitchens from £50,000.