It used to be the Italians who had the edge on the marble business. But returning from a recent trip to India, I couldn’t help notice how things have changed.
My travels led me to Jaipur, where towering, seemingly insurmountable walls of white rock had me stretching my neck towards the sky. In a place where machinery should dominate the landscape, the agility of the quarry workers defies belief. These mineral masterminds have an intimate relationship with their material.
Closer to home, marble is having a major moment. It seems like you can’t take more than a few steps without encountering a marbled texture in some form or another.
Marble has carved out a niche for itself in the homes and wardrobes of the style-conscious. Whether it’s photo real or the real deal, marble is everywhere from cushion covers and clutch bags to photo frames and even surfboards.
With its timeless beauty and unmistakable elegance, marble makes a statement both in dramatic doses and subtle hints. Start by introducing it on a small scale with a selection of stylish homeware. Think outside the box – an elegant marble serving board also doubles as a decorative tray to display homewares or trinkets.
Combine with warm wood and leathers, concrete or copper, and you’ll have an interior that your friends will be Instagramming all year long.