Why marble is experiencing a renaissance

published by

Fran Puddefoot

The 1980s was a good decade for marble. 


A byword for luxury, kitchen tops and bathrooms were all kitted out in the polished stone. Like most trends it fell out of fashion, but you can’t keep a good material down. 


Social media influencers and décor enthusiasts alike have been obsessed with marble in recent years, and this time it looks like it’s here to stay. 


To get the most out of this fabulous natural product, we’ve gathered a collection of our favourite marble and marble-inspired pieces to help you incorporate this chic staple into your space. 


Wallsauce does a large range of marble and fossil inspired wallpaper and this made to measure pastel pink design is one of our favourites. Each one is available to order onto a variety of wallpapers including paste the wall and peel and stick.  £30 per sq m,

We love these Pill Stools which are designed and made in the UK. Manufactured from recycled yoghurt pots, children’s toys and food packaging, all the materials are sustainably sourced and the marble-effect designs will bring a pop of colour to your breakfast bar. £130,


The Demi White Marble and Brass Side Table is an exclusive to Danetti, which gives a contemporary edge to a classic design. The real marble table top is a premium feature of this two-level table, while the contrasting white glass shelf gives extra storage space. £199,


This set of two bookends are made from weighted 100 per cent natural marble with eco cotton rope handles so they’re easy to carry. Shaped to look like a house, each bookend features a rippled grey colour to complement both contemporary and traditional décor. £29.95,



The modern, abstract designs of the Craft range of rugs are accentuated with use of multiple textures and pile heights. The machine-made weaving using polypropylene and polyester piles creates a dense and soft feel while adding a high level of detail to the designs. £85,



This Italian made modular bookcase is easy to assemble and the units can be placed side by side or stacked according to the space you want to furnish. They are available in a number of finishes, including the striking Carrara marble design. From £100,


Author:  Sarah Freeman, V&A Homes



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