7 Statement Marbles for Maximalists

7 Statement Marbles for Maximalists

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I remember about 3 or 4 years ago, just as we were shopping for worktops as part of our kitchen renovation, I read in the newspaper (yup, an actual physical paper) that marble was making a comeback.

It feels a bit weird saying that because it’s so widespread on the high street now – and if I’m being totally honest I’m not sure it’s “come back” from anywhere at all? Does marble ever go out of style?

There was talk of an 80s design revival, and ways to bring luxury materials – such as marble – more accessible to the masses. I think its association with lavish living and luxe glamour must have kept it away from our homes long before I ever had an interest in interiors, but now that I’m paying attention, it’s saturating the market with no signs of slowing down.

And I really love it.

BUT, it’s starting to become a little one-dimensional dontcha think?

The Carrara marble we’re so familiar with is the pattern we’ve come to love; the white glossiness with sheens of an almost-blue shade of grey. And it’s beautiful, really it is. But could we be doing MORE with marble?

I’ve got a DIY project coming up where I finally add a little bit faux marble into my home which I’ll share soon, but whilst I was researching that I came across LOADS of bold ideas for marble with some balls (see what I did there?)

If Carrera marble is a bit too minimal for your taste, check out these ways to turp up the marble to MAXIMUM level.Let me know which is your favourite! If anyone thinks you’re bonkers, you can blame me. I’m an enabler, and I don’t mind one bit.

1. Bold Hex Marble
Not only are some of these my favourite colours, but that hex pattern is something I just haven’t spotted yet in the marble world. I believe it was created by an artist but has been since created into vases and marble tiles. Need need need.

Hilda Hellstrom marble

Image: Hilda Hellstrom Hexagon Tiles

2. Herringbone Multicoloured Marble
Most interiors geeks will immediately recognise the image below, but for those who are distracted by the beauty of those chairs, this is Sketch London. I still haven’t had the pleasure of going yet for afternoon tea, but I hear it’s worth a visit for the decor alone. The floor is marble from what I’m told but I love the way it’s in a parquet pattern.

Sketch London floor

Image: Gal Meets Glam

3. Luxe Geometric Marble
If you’re after glamour, surely this one below is for you. It’s the closest to Carrera marble in my shortlist but in that pattern and paired with the gold guild, it’s a real show stopper.

Akdo Marble tile

Image: AKDO Allure Collection

4. Art Deco Pastel Marble

I can’t get enough of the colour combo below. This particular image is actually a piece of art created for printing on the likes of your mobile phone covers and for framing on the wall, but if you’re really bold – and stinking rich – it would make a kickass statement floor.

Art Deco Marble

Image: Spoonflower

5. Dusky Pink Marble Bath
Aside from being beautiful, marble is really hardwearing, and some clever clogs has decided it could even make a bath! I do worry how cold it might be on your bum but hey, at least you’ll look fabulous in the tub.

Pink Marble

Image: NorseWhite

6. Quartz-inspired Marble Mural
A wall mural is probably the most cost-effective way of going maximum marble in your home. This version below is subtle enough in its colouring that I bet even the minimalists amongst you could be swayed.

Pink Marble Mural

Image: Your Decal 

7. Cow Print Marble Stairs

How frickin’ awesome are these stairs? They’re from Cafe Kitsune in Tokyo and I’m definitely into the pattern – an almost cow print. If I ever had one of those ginormous staircases in the Hollywood hills, this is what I’d have.

Marble stair

Image: Anne Van Assche

Which is your favourite? Share below if you’ve seen any more which have made your jaw drop.

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  • Liz Clarke

    I love the quartz marble. Stunning 😊 I’d also love to kit out my bedroom in the pink one 😂😂

  • Rachel Newcombe

    Goodness me, what a fabulous selection of marbles. I really love the gold luxe geometric design, but the quartz inspired one, with its swirls of colour, is stunning too.

    • Thanks Rachel! I do think a lot of them work best in small doses, but the wall mural is so good!

  • Stacey Sheppard

    Most of these are a bit too far out for me. I like my carrera marble in white, plain and simple and very unobtrusive. You’re right though, I could just about be swayed by that wall mural.

    • They’re definitely a bold choice and to be honest, I don’t think I’d ever get half of them past my husband haha

  • Love the Quartz inspired mural. Beautiful pinks! x

    • Me too! So nice to see the pinks in a different way x

  • Beautiful, I love the art deco and geometric marble! x

    • Me too! Not quite seen anything like them before

  • Bec

    So beautiful! Absolutely love the idea of a marble mural! On a side note, definitely check out Sketch if you get the opportunity. Afternoon tea there is spectacular!

    Bec x | https://blvsh.com

    • Thanks for the recommendation Bec! It’s definitely on my list 🙂

  • Karen

    The marble mural is defo my fave. Kind of feel a bit boring now that i’ve gone for white marble hex tiles for our bathroom. Those Hilda Hellstrom tiles are just next level!!

    • I know! I’ve just marbled my windowsill in the white and feel like I could have done more! *shakes fist at screen*

  • Chloe

    I’ve never seen marble in the ways it has been displayed before, it looks incredible! I think anytime I see marble I automatically associate it with class and wealth. Not sure why. Thanks for sharing, they all look fantastic.

  • I have not really paid attention to marble tops but I am loving the Luxe Geometric it would fit right into my home decor.

  • Doria Miyata Murphy

    I absolutely love marble and that Luxe Geometric pattern is absolutely stunning! I’m not sure I’d ever stop looking at it 😀

  • That pink musky marble is BEAUTIFUL! I have never seen a pattern like that before.

  • I’m obsessed with marble! My marble phone case is adorable 😉

  • Some of this marble is a little too noisy for my taste, but if I could I would replace our granite countertops with marble. I think it’s a more elegant look.

  • Stephanie

    My favorite HAS to be the Luxe Geometric Marble!

  • These styles are not for me but they are super interesting to look at. I’m sure my sister would go crazy over the Cow Print Marble Stairs.

  • I love the look of marble! I love that it’s in now because it can be whatever you want it to be…clean and minimalistic of very patterned! Great post!

  • rika agustini

    I love marble! These marbles look so beautiful and very unique pattern!

  • Gwen Mulholland

    I love the look of marble and these are all marble designs I have never seen before. They certainly make a statement.

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Omg I just love all of these marble options!!!! I love looking a homes on realtor sites for fun and I’m always looking for added touches like marble!

  • Ave T

    Wow! I had no idea there were so many different marble designs to choose from. I think the Luxe Geometric Marble and the Quartz-inspired Marble Mural are my favorites.

  • I love all of these options. I can only imagine what it would like to have a bathroom make of all marble.

  • Amanda Love

    The art deco and the quartz are both very lovely for me! I think marble is getting back in the trend, even with accessories and gadgets!

  • 3, 5 and 4 are my favorites! They are so beautiful! My least is the cow print, even though I do love cows! I hope to get my kitchen counters done in white marble once I am done renovating my house, one day!

  • Good tips to know when I purchase and renovate my house