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  • Chris Weylandt
  • 14 December 2015
  • Art room

The Stylish Stone Age

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.Blog-Banners_1

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.Blog-Banner-2

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.


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