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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.

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