Marble has been a mainstay in stylish spaces for centuries. Whether selecting Calacatta, Carrara, Travertine, Arabescato, or Onyx the use of this beautiful stone in kitchens, bathrooms, and living rooms is certainly nothing new.
But, we have noticed a new trend towards the ostentatious. Professional and amateur designers alike seem to be favoring colorful, cracked marble with interesting swirls and unique veining—the more imperfect, the better. Of course, this emerging trend also aligns with the 1980s renaissance currently dominating design and fashion; there’s a reason why luxurious stone pairs perfectly with flashy gold hardware, curved furniture, and pastels.
What’s more, it appears that marble has evolved beyond kitchen countertops. Architecture firms like Humbert and Poyet and Rob Mills are using marble to create custom fireplaces, dining and coffee tables, backsplashes, luxurious bathtubs, ottomans, flooring, staircases, seating, and even glassware. Athena also embraced this bold marble design trend from the stunning pink slab in her shower, to the backsplash and countertops in both her Brooklyn and Amagansett kitchens.
If you’re looking to introduce this timeless stone in your home, we have one piece of advice: go big or go home. Swoon over some of our favorite marble-flecked rooms, gather design inspiration, and shop the look below.