Another trend for 2016 - marble everywhere. I know, we first saw a lot of it in LDF14 and maybe the high street is just catching up but marble is EVERYWHERE. On kitchen worktops, on the floor, on staircases, in the bathroom, on tables, on trays, lamps and even prints. Timelessly elegant but rather expensive, here are a few ideas to incorporate marble in your home without completely blowing the budget.
1. LIVING ROOM
The marble coffee table. This West Elm table is craved by fashionistas and interior stylists everywhere (photo: Adore Home Magazine). It will set you back £499 but it is timeless and combines two key trends: marble and gold, so double interiors points there. If you want to see more of this beauty, see how top blogger @parkandcube styled it in her home.
Or you can have it as a side (and this can work well as a bedside table too)
Hex table, West Elm
Wall art. Lately I am looking into framed prints a lot, something that ETSY covers quite well. simplegeometrybelow is specializing in prints with geometric shapes in marble shades.
This lamp base, the Crescent, by new-ish brand Pooky, is coming out at the end of September. It's an absolute favourite of mine and I predict it will soon be seen in all interiors magazines as a key piece (similar to the West Elm coffee table above). The base costs £150 and shades are sold separately.
The marble kitchen worktop. My heart just stopped. Look at this gorgeous kitchen with marble worktop and splashback. The brass handles and two-tone cabinets. Start saving now! But if you want to achieve the look on a budget, there are plenty of faux-marble worktops that may look similar. However, add the original thing and you add value to your property.
Accessories. Such as...
The marble mortar and pestle.
Sticking to the kitchen theme for a bit. Have you seen how EVERYONE has a pestle and mortar in their kitchen (arguably, the above kitchen does not, but it may well be because they figured it would all look too matchy matchy for the shoot. Now, you do not need to be a trainee druid to use one. But if you need help with your crushing and grinding, head this way to Jamie Oliver's "how to use a pestle and mortar".
The White Company Mortar & Pestle, £40
Anthropologie Mortar & Pestle, £88
Marble trays and platters
Because if you want to be the hostess with the mostest you need to get your canapes on one of these babies.
Bloomingville 6-edge Marble Tray - 40cm - Light Grey, £53, AMARA
Marble cheese platter via ETSY, £23.40
Yes, you heard right. Although I am not sure about it for the winter, just the thought of a duvet that looks like (cold) marble gives me goosebumps! But if you like what you see, head to AMARAto pick up this beauty.
Have you picked something lately from this trend? Tweet me a photo or share in your comment below!