Few materials create an immediate sense of luxury quite like marble. This material has been admired since antiquity, used in both sculpture and architecture alike. Marble – and marble lookalikes – are making a grand resurgence within modern interior design. This post tours three homes designed and visualized by Shexia Space Design, each one featuring tremendous marble accents as a unifying theme. You will see marble used for a variety of applications, from furniture and accessories all the way to major interior treatments. Use these images as inspiration for fresh ways to use marble details within your own home.
Gallery for Dramatic Marble Accents In 3 Modern Homes By Shexia Space Design
Bold marble centers the kitchen. These veins are especially defined, creating a bigger impression with less material. The same millennial pink color recurs at the dining table built into the kitchen island. This model is the Beetle Dining Chair from GUBI. | 32 |.
The third and final home uses marble in both conventional and unconventional ways, conservatively in each case. Unlike the other two homes, this space does not center around any major marble elements in the living room. Instead, you see smooth contemporary furniture with distinctive curves – the round table, the sweeping floor lamp. | 30 |.
In this incredible white kitchen, a green marble island sink stands out. Coloration like this can be found in the Verde Alpi slabs quarried in Italy, or in other premium green marble varieties. | 24 |.
This second home takes a completely different approach to decorating with marble. Instead of large swaths of the material, this space uses marble elements sparingly. By using bold colors, this design makes more a visual impact using less of the material. This approach feels less formal and more adventurously modern. | 19 |.
Strong, simple geometry is another recurring theme throughout this space. Smooth cylinders like the vase and divan pillow stand in contrast to the blocky profiles of the bedroom chair and gold table. | 14 |.
A large home bar sits opposite the entertainment area. Marble serves as a backdrop to the wineglasses. Beveled marble slabs form a bar counter. Above, a twisting ribbon of metal echoes the twisting bands of gold that glimmer within the veins of some dazzling marble selections. | 8 |.
Minimalism defines the separate media and entertainment room, allowing the interior elements to take center stage. Each piece of furniture is a sculptural work of art and the room itself is a blank canvas. | 6 |.
Modern meets classic in the dining area. Intricately carved boiserie doors hang from ceiling to floor, a traditional touch that feels right at home with the marble tabletop. Geometric dining room pendant lights provide a contemporary offset to match the glass table pedestals and the rounded chairs. | 4 |.
Furniture draws from a variety of styles. The modern sofa is a sleek 2004 design by Francesco Binfaré – its name, On the Rocks, is a nod to its original stone-like upholstery but this example boasts a smoother more contemporary treatment. The suspended modern fireplace is the Domofocus model from Focus, a smaller and more streamlined version of the iconic 1968 Gyrofocus design. | 2 |.
This first tour begins with a stunning modern living space punctuated by one of the most classic decorative elements of all – a slab of Calacatta marble with rich grey veining. Throughout these homes you might notice that Calacatta marble is favored. Calacatta is from the same region of Italy as the ever-popular Carrara but Calacatta tends to feature whiter marble with darker and more defined veins. The beautiful table features a marble effect in pink with rich white veins that mimics the look of something like Rojo Alicante. | 1 |.