Losing my Marbles

08.05.13

If you’ve been anywhere near my Pinterest boards lately (especially the kitchen and accessories boards) you may have noticed I am going through a minor (OK, major) marble fetish at the moment. It started when I picked up these two little marble-topped bedside tables and hit an all-time high when I stumbled across a trio of marble tealight candle holders at the markets recently.

Now, I’m no trend forecaster, but it seems that the durable material that has enjoyed popularity in interior design for an age, is big at the moment, and we’re seeing lots of kitchens decked out with marble counter tops and accessories. I particularly like the fine white and grey version, known as Carerra marble.

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I’m loving the addition of white marble in small doses in a kitchen, and am myself dreaming of my own marble topped kitchen counters. But I particularly love how cool marble combines with warm woods, fresh greenery and a clean white backdrop. It has a very classic feel about it, despite the fact that it tends to scratch, chip and stain easier than some counter top materials. But I think the wear and tear gives marble it’s charm. I see it used in an eclectic kitchen with lots of wooden and glass accessories, open shelving and subway tiling. Yes please.

Do you love this trend too? Hate it? I should probably mention that we have been house hunting for the last 18 months, and are going to look at house #350 (OK, it’s really only about the 25th house we will have viewed, but still, that’s a LOT of house viewing!) this afternoon and am already dreaming up the kitchen I would put in. Yep, I’ve officially lost my marbles…

Hope you’re enjoying a sunny week, wherever you are. It’s been lovely here in Delft. Last weekend we hit the park on our bikes and I came home with a basket full of spring flowers. Check out my Instragram account for the pics!

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* Image credits: 1 & 2; Petra Bindel ; 3 Frida Ramstedt, Trendenser (left), Siren Lauvdal via Scandinavian Retreat; 4 Nina Holst, Stylizmo; 5 Nu Interieur | Ontwerp; 6  Jordi Miralles for Shoot Estudios via Frenchy Fancy;  7 My Scandinavian Home

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