Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Love it or Leave it: Marbleous!

{A Stunning, Marble-Filled Bathroom}

Carrera and Calcutta Gold marble have become staples of great design, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms. While these materials have been around forever, they’ve really become “must-haves” in high-end design over the past ten years. Countless kitchens have been converted from dark, stained cabinets and granite countertops to airy white cabinetry paired with white marble. Carrera tends to have strictly grey veins while Calcutta Gold often features warmer-hued veins, but they are fairly similar. While I love the look and do consider it to be classic, I can’t help but wonder if the look will eventually look “so 2006”.

What is your stance on white marble? Is it a classic that will never go out of style or are you ready to see something different in kitchen and bath design? If you’ve grown tired of it, what would you like to see in place of white marble?

{Beautiful, Modern Waterfall Island}

{Classic White Kitchen}

{Gorgeous, Herringbone Marble Floors}

{How decadent is this marble trim? I mean…}

 

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30 comments:

Your Southern Peach said...

I adore both! I think it's a true classic. However, I like to see it used creatively in new and unique ways and mixed with different tiles and textures.

I have calacatta marble in my kitchen and on my fireplace surround and I never tire of looking at it!

Adria said...

That bathroom is AMAZING!

Julie Khuu said...

Love it love it love it! The beauty of marble is that it's so subtle, yet so graceful in it's quiet confidence...Love the look of all white in the bathroom...So glam!

xo-Julie
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Tamara, Bella Boho said...

I clearly am not a high-end gal, not a fan of marble for myself. I fancy more pattern, big fan of tiles and Terrzo. For stone, I love limestone!

Linh said...

If done right, it can look amazing. Love the marble in the bathrooms. Great post!!! :)
xoxo
-linh
http://la-lalinh.blogspot.com

George Willess said...

Can't go wrong with marble. Always classic. Just ask the Romans.

Flooring Man George

Squeak said...

As much as anything in kitchen design can be considered a classic, I think white marble is definitely a contender. It's simple, clean and luxurious at the same time. When I renovate my kitchen (something I probably won't be able to afford to do for another 10 years), I plan to include white marble.

kansasfarmhouse said...

I really love it and I don't think I'm going to tire of it because it has been done over and over and over and every time I see it I still love it.

Isabel G. said...

I think I'm in love with this pictures! ;)

Grace said...

Stunning...every single image...
Namaste:)

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

personally i like marble for bathrooms and kitchens...i wish i could afford to do more if it! Would like a shower in marble! :)))

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Rachel Hazelton said...

That marble trim in the last pic is gorgeous! I'm loving it...white marble is a classic and always will be.

Dina @ Honey + Fitz said...

I think marble is the PERFECT, timeless material. You can't go wrong with marble surfaces. That waterfall island is crazy...love everything about it.

Jessie said...

If I can afford it, I want to have marble kitchen and bathrooms specifically on counters and on backsplashes. It's so classic and elegant. By the way, love the waterfall island and the marble arch, it feels so luxe.

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Lindsay said...

Love marble, I am using it in my kitchen renovation. I have used it before and love the soft quality of the material. Not for those who want everything perfect perfect! It etches and stains even with the best sealant, but nothing compares for me.

fashionable palette said...

I personally have always loved white marble, and I do hope/think it can stand the test of time. Beautiful images!
xx

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

love it! it's timeless.

Blue Fruit said...

Definitely love it as a material, but only when used for it's own beauty, not because it is what everyone else if having. Meaning, some spaces just look contrived, but others are beautiful - so much more needs to be going on than just selecting the "right materials" to make a space truly magic.

Love that top bathroom - but a stack of dark or coloured towels would look better than white, IMO. Dusty gold, or deepest inky blue.

Amber Interiors said...

Love it Love It Loooove it!

Christina said...

I think it's a classic and will always be a classic. But then again - OF COURSE - I would say that!! ALL my counters throughout the house and the tile in the master bath are carrera. I may have a bit of an obsession with it. To me, it's timeless.

aLena said...

I'm in LOVE with white marble and have it all over my house! I adore both Calcutta and carrerra but definitely think Calcutta has more interesting lines and colors ... It will never go out of style and will always remain a classic!

Megan Abigail Chandler said...

DEFINITELY LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

10 years ago we renovated the kitchen of our first house using carrera marble and white cabinets. A year ago we did the same to our third house. Still not tired of it. Still love it!

Jennifer @ Timeless Interiors said...

Most definitely love it! The most classic stone with timeless appeal (When crazy over all the beautiful marble I experienced when visiting Rome). I recently used Calcutta Gold on a large kitchen island against a base color of Sherwin Williams Enduring Bronze with an umber glaze. Stunning!

Apollina said...

I love white marble! It makes me feel secure and resolute. Super glamorous too:) Love your blog Paloma!

Maryam said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Thanks for sharing!

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Emily Amy Gallery said...

Wonderful post! I don't think I'll ever tire of marble. These images are breathtaking. Thanks!

leslie said...

That bathroom is absolutely to die for!! Love love love. Wait, no adore adore adore!

MARGARITA BLOOM said...

I do LOVE those doorway marble trimmings! Tres luxurious!!

a cozy canvas said...

The window wall of cabinets is stunning!