It’s safe to say, we live in a visually saturated time. Our obsession with beautiful imagery has evolved from analog photographs and magazine cut-outs collaged on cork boards to virtual platforms where we like, save, and pin our favorites. We still do both around here—after all, nothing can replace the physical act of creating a vision board—but when we curate imagery digitally, it’s easier to spot repetition and there’s one thing we’ve been noticing a lot of recently: travertine furniture.
Celebrated for its marble-like patterning and warm earth tones, travertine boasts swirls of warm, creamy hues that are unique to each piece. The organic textures, colors, and finish makes it a striking stone to add visual diversity to your home. A travertine dining table is a stylish statement that will make every meal feel special while a vintage coffee table or nightstand offers warmth and visual interest with its distinctive materiality.
So, what is travertine exactly? Many mistake it for marble but it’s actually a type of limestone that forms around mineral spring deposits. While historically, much of the travertine used in architecture and artwork came from the mountains of Italy, today, most of what we buy is from Turkey, Iran, Mexico, and Peru. Aside from travertine furniture and décor, this time-honored material also makes beautiful flooring or an entire bathroom like Pernille Teisbaek (spot the travertine tub!).