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Drop a Ripple of Luxury in Your Home with Marble

Posted by Mark Godsell-Fletcher on

It's been around for centuries and has always been the choice of leaders, from Ancient Athens to the present day. It has been a symbol of wealth and power through decorative buildings such as the Taj Mahal, and foreboding sculptures which can be discovered all over the world. The word Marble derives from Greek words that mean crystalline rock or shining stone, its unique striations form random motions through the stone with its enlightening sparkle you just want to reach out and touch. With such history and status you can understand why it has been a material used by the more affluent, but did you know the demand for marble is on the rise as we want sustainable products that last, rather than pieces we have to replace. What's more the high street are celebrating marble in their home collections allowing us mere minions to have a ripple of marble in our homes. There are a stunning collection of marble home accesssories available on our High Street and online stores.  Captivating us with their beautiful displays of colour each piece has been crafted in to a beautiful accessory you and your home will treasure.  Even though we have an enormous number of photographs stored on our phones and tablets, we rarely print and display them.  So those chosen treasured moments deserve to be placed in a frame of distinction. [caption id="attachment_5698" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Croft Collection Marble Effect Photo Frame Range, John Lewis £12.00 - £22.00 Croft Collection Marble Effect Photo Frame Range, John Lewis From£12.00 - £22.00[/caption] This handmade vase, with its bold marble design is such a statement piece, perfect on its own but just as special when adorned with a fragrant bunch of flowers. [caption id="attachment_5704" align="aligncenter" width="423"]Plum marble vase, House of Fraser From £17.50 to £27.50 Plum marble vase, House of Fraser From £17.50 to £27.50[/caption] This bookend is so elegantly stylish with its monochromatic design it is bound to keep a library of books in order on your shelves. [caption id="attachment_5711" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Striped Angle Geometry Bookend, West Elm £34.00 Striped Angle Geometry Bookend, West Elm £34.00[/caption] In complete contrast from this solid and weighty design are these delicate porcelain tea lights detailed with a stunning marble exterior and interior.  Their pastel shades produce a warm glow which is perfect for the summer months. [caption id="attachment_5709" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Porcelain Tea Lights, Marble, Not on the High Street £12.00 Porcelain Tea Lights, Marble, Not on the High Street £12.00[/caption] The nautical charm of this doorstop is just what your home needs this summer.  It's jute handles provide textural contrast to the heavy white marble and mango wood doorstop. [caption id="attachment_5712" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Nautical Marble Doorstop, West Elm £54.00 Nautical Marble Doorstop, West Elm £54.00[/caption] Now off to the kitchen where we will find this stunning hand crafted marble bowl made from quality marble.  Present your salad in this bowl at your next barbecue to add a touch of glamour. [caption id="attachment_5708" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Large Marble Salad Bowl, Not on the High Street £59.00 Large Marble Salad Bowl, Not on the High Street £59.00[/caption] You would always imagine marble on our walls to be in the form of tiles and not on a clock.  But Norm Architects have managed to design a wall clock which allows the appreciation of the marble's decorative, uncomplicated mosaic and made from honest materials. [caption id="attachment_5700" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Menu Marble Wall Clock, Black By Design Ltd £219.00 Menu Marble Wall Clock, Black By Design Ltd £219.00[/caption] The beauty of the marble has transcended into soft furnishing also, capture the essence of this natural material with this cushion by Nord. [caption id="attachment_5706" align="aligncenter" width="620"]By Nord Marble Cushion Black, Houseology £69.00 By Nord Marble Cushion Black, Houseology £69.00[/caption] Bring a touch of luxury to your bedroom with this duvet set's trend marble effect design that is sure to instantly update any bedroom interior. [caption id="attachment_5710" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Essenza Romeo Duvet Set, Amara £50.00 Essenza Romeo Duvet Set, Amara £50.00[/caption] Another cushion turns this hard material into an incredibly soft and tactile, sumptuous and stylish Monochrome Marble Cushion ideal for your or sofa or bedroom. [caption id="attachment_5717" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Monochrome Marble Cushion, Rockett St George £45.00 Monochrome Marble Cushion, Rockett St George £45.00[/caption] Using the marble in a more traditional form are these wonderful pieces of furniture, such as this side table with its deceptively simple lines. [caption id="attachment_5713" align="aligncenter" width="465"] TreeO Marble Side Table by Team 7, Wharfside £1,059 TreeO Marble Side Table by Team 7, Wharfside £1,059[/caption] Let's get back to marble's heritage with pieces that will add the luxurious feel to your home that this material was born for.  We couldn't end with a more glamorous piece of furniture than this Italian designed dining table with storage base.  The Carrera marble top is so appealing that any of your guests will fall in love with this piece in an instant. [caption id="attachment_5702" align="aligncenter" width="620"]Mogg Botero dining table with storage base, Go Modern Furniture £3,290.00 Mogg Botero dining table with storage base, Go Modern Furniture £3,290.00[/caption]    


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