HERE’S WHERE MARBLE LOOKS GREAT AT HOME
Marble has indisputable natural-luxe meets power-statement appeal. It’s the scale and proportion of application that we’ve to be most mindful of.
Why Marvel at Marble?
Sheer sensory impact of its natural colour, grain, and texture – all of which say something about the marble’s origins. Of course, also its incredible strength, and durability in the face of potential damage.
Once carefully planned for, marble proves to be a cherished combination of long-term maintenance value and artistic sumptuousness that can hold its own, almost anywhere.
Let’s Acknowledge the Eternal Favourites
Marble floors and walls. Also, formidable columns. Be it in a city bungalow, high rise penthouse, or a countryside mansion, these still remain a preferred, ‘one-shot’ expression of opulence.
Having said this, once upon a time, marble had begun to fall out of favour. In immense proportions, it began to feel cold, even kitsch for some. This was usually the case with spaces that had marble walls and floors, instead of one or the other.
Marble has regained its place up on a high pedestal because really, who would argue against timeless magnetism and functional versatility?
And the New-Age Votes Lean in Favour Of…
Sleek accents. They don’t overwhelm the entire space, and are just as eye-catching.
Like a marble cube. Think of it as a relatively small monolith. What does it do? Anything you want it to functionally. Otherwise, it’s a stunning piece of art that puts all aesthetic differences to rest with the simplicity of its geometric shape. Set marble cubes of different sizes together for awe-inspiring, and non-garish drama.
A marble dining table makes as much a ‘one-shot’ statement, as a full wall or floor. It plays an engaging game of compare-and-contrast with other surrounding elements.
The same happens when stairways follow a mixed-media strategy for their design and styling. Marble may just feature in the one detail, such as the landing, or banister, or risers.
Again, coffee tables or side tables, with marble and wood or steel, add just the required touch of refreshing contrast to an existing layout.
Low-height marble centre tables have a formal-informal elegance to them, which makes them a suitable choice for classic drawing rooms, personal study rooms, or ‘dens;’ as well as more contemporary lounges. They work well as balcony or terrace décor options, too.
Marble backsplashes for kitchens are receiving mixed signals, to be honest, although they’re still liked for bathrooms. Meanwhile, the need for sequestering spaces in existing open-plan arrangements has led to increasingly renewed interest in all-marble, or marble and glass partitions.
This Size and Scale is Still Too Much for Us Though. What Else?
Instead of the typical go-tos like indoor or garden sculptures, why not try marble planters, shelving, or even some marble bookends? These are striking, but very soothing in their charms. Follow your bliss with styling around them, using favourite books, flowers, music accessories, or art work. Let one thing lead to another as you get comfortable. Who knows? This might be the beginning of a new interior décor love affair!
Finally, When Choosing Marble…
Be very sure and clear about dimensions: of the marble piece, and the area it’s intended for. After all, marble isn’t the easiest material to move around or ‘tweak.’
Pick the wrong shape, size, or thickness, and an otherwise airy space will feel dense. A compact space will feel claustrophobic, or will be inconvenient to navigate around.
Remember that white isn’t the only marble monochrome to experiment with. Of course, there’s black, and grey. But, marble is also available in vivacious hues of red, brown, yellow, blue and green. There’s no time like the present to try a balanced blend of warm and cool colours, to give your interiors new perceptual dimensions with marble.