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Interior Design Trends: 5 Ways to Master Marble

Marble Design Trends

Photo credit: Zanui Blog: Design Your Life

News flash: There’s a new interior design trend: marble. After all, home decorating in 2017 is all about the fusion of organic materials. By adding simplicity of form with the essential beauty of raw materials, the result is marble.
The look is inherently elegant and resilient. Marble is considered a luxe material, with distinctive veins and swirls that contrasts a textured effect with its smooth finish. Here are 5 ways to bring the marble trend into your luxury Santa Barbara home:
1) Add a touch of marble to make a statement in your kitchen
Marble is considered an Ancient Grecian style, used in classical sculptures and architecture. Today, you can find the glamorous marble look to update your kitchen just by adding some contemporary home wares and industrial materials.
Think dining tables, pairing marble tops with metal and timber bases. Opt for sleek Scandinavian leg lines or sturdy steel metalwork.
2) Marble for entertaining
Love to cook for your friends and family? Meet the latest marble and wood chopping boards perfect for casual affairs. Planning something a little more formal? Try marble boards in faceted shapes. Your canapés, cheese + meats, olives, tartlets, fruit, and chocolate will look striking on marble serving ware.
Even your dining table can be spruced up with chic marble salt and pepper bowls or a marble and mango wood lazy susan.
3) Add marble looks to your powder room
A simple touch of marble can add timeless sophistication to your bathroom. Consider marble accents like this linen House marble bathroom collection, which includes a Marble CanisterMarble Soap Dish, and Marble Soap Dispenser. I like the matte finish and crisp neutral hues, which adapt to a wide range of aesthetics.
The Linen House marble bathroom essentials collection is handmade in India by skilled artisans. Hint: this set also makes a great housewarming gift for those moving to a new luxury home in Santa Barbara.
4) Marble all over the house
Add a touch of marble décor throughout your home with coffee, side and console tables. Create striking juxtapositions with marble trinket boxes, candleholders and lovely marble trays. A handsome marble wall clock can add a much needed a pop of drama to any room. In your home office, a marble and wood desk lamp can be a nice touch for enlightened thought. Then there’s marble wall art, an easy-win for all interiors, from contemporary to modern. The look can be both masculine and feminine. Add depth to your design-scape with artwork exploiting a marble effect. There’s even Smooth & Shiny Marble Wallpaper from Vision Wallcoverings, which create a definitive aesthetic.
5) Soothing marble
Inartisan offers a collection of soy candles housed in white marble canisters to sooth your senses. Try all the delicious scents: from surfing to cucumber, mint + ginger to wildflower and honey. Yum.
Do you have other ideas to incorporate the new interior design trend of marble? I’d love to hear some. Meantime, ask your interior designer to incorporate any of these marble trend ideas to your home. If you’re thinking about moving to Montecito, Hope Ranch or any of Santa Barbara’s upscale communities, or are considering selling your home here, just pull up my site and call me at 805.886.9378 or email me at

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