The grounding earthiness of stone adds a particular energy to a room that nothing else can. We are increasingly seeing stone wares coming through all areas of the home.
Marble, as an interior design element, began beautifying abodes many years ago – and we are craving more. The quirk of this classically white, veined beauty is that it’s equally at home within a minimalist or Scandinavian theme as it is amongst opulence.
Kitchens and bathrooms are havens for its charm. However, the likes of clocks, coasters, candlesticks, lamp bases and side tables look magnificent in marble. Decadent against golds, velvets and rich tones, it also partners stunningly with concrete and gun-metal silver.
Other guises of stoneware add drama and quality to living spaces. Plinths, statues, or urns invite at an entranceway, staircase, or patio. A granite coffee table, beautifully crafted onyx bowl, hand-carved sandstone sculpture, quartz vase or Romanesque wall art will inspire its surrounds.
Design pieces can also blend with other natural elements, such as a clear glass dining tabletop with the juxtaposition of a solid stone base. The contrast of wood, and metal also combine well. Stone is as old as time, but a new and solid trend that will last.