Saturday, 30 May 2015

Interiors | Crushing on Marble

Marble is all the rage! It has reinvented itself to be a major interiors trend for 2015, shedding its once classic and traditional image to now be the clean, fresh, chic and modern star of any interior setting.  Once confined to just kitchens and bathrooms, marble is now appearing all over the home as a feature, or via small accessories as an accent.

MARBLE MOODBOARD (images from Pinterest)
You may have noticed marble popping up increasingly on your instagram feed, starring as a background to flat lay shots (a favourite with the blogging community!), in head to toe fashion in the hottest new hotels (check out the bathroom suites of the rooms at The Rosewood Hotel London) or even just through cute accessories such as trays, plates, cups and mobile phone or laptop skins! It seems everyone's gone ga-ga for marble - myself included! I favour the chic simplicity of the monochrome Carrera variety, and wholeheartedly agree that it photographs really well!

Image credits - Clockwise from top left:
(all images from Instagram)

Marble comes in all sorts of finishes and colour ways, and in large quantities it can be very expensive, but small touches can be surprisingly affordable. I recently added a couple of marble shelves to my bathroom. These were basically picked up as offcuts which I then had cut to my dimensions, and cost me under £100. If you're London based, then check out the many suppliers in and around Standard Road, Park Royal, NW10 for your fix of marble!

There are plenty of ways to get the marble look via smaller touches for your space, I've rounded up my favourite pieces to get the look below.

 Top Row:
L: Marble Deco Self-Adhesive Film, £4, Wilko | Get the marble look by applying this sticky back plastic to any surface! Cheap as chips yet chic way to give your existing furniture, trays or placemats a new lease of life, check out Pinterest for tutorials.
R: Ceramic Marble Porcelain Plate, £6.99, H&M Home | Another marble bargain - this plate also comes in other marble colours and is great for displaying small trinkets such as jewellery or make-up - also photographs really well (as you can see from my insta shot above!)
Middle Row:
L: Marble Laptop Table, £85, French Connection | The perfect chic perch for your laptop or tablet, slot it around your seat for a super speedy mini office wherever you are. Also doubles as a surface to photograph against!
R: Hex Side Table, £149, West Elm | The perfect marble topped hexagonal sidekick to your sofa. If you're feeling particularly spendy you can get a few and group them together in a coffee table arrangement, and yep you guessed it - perfect as a backdrop to photos!
Bottom Row:
L: Axis Round Marble Coffee Table, £385, French Connection | What a chic way to take your coffee! Another great backdrop piece, this is is the perfect statement coffee table to add a touch of luxury to your living room, perfect atop some eclectic rugs in the centre of the space.
R: Ceramic Marble Chopping Board, £9.99, H&M Home | A chic way to add a touch of marble to the kitchen or anywhere in the home. You can either use it as intended to chop your veggies or even just as a backdrop to take your instagram shots against - comes in two other colourways.

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