Our Favorite Ways to Showcase Marble at Home

I was inspired by our Howlite gem post from earlier today to search through our sneak peek archives for great examples of marble. I have to admit to being straight-up jealous of those homes with stunning marble kitchen features. A marble counter top will always be the centerpiece of the kitchen of my dreams. While I’m waiting for my (marble) ship to come in, I’m plotting exactly what type of marble – slab, tile, color of veining – I would use. In the meantime, I’m going to be on the hunt for a marble coffee table because I’m forever envious of the marble slab Grace found three years ago at Brimfield.  -Amy

(Oh and if you want to see more, check out our Pinterest board dedicated to marble)

Image above: Run that marble right up the wall like this beautiful marble back splash and counter top in Sarah Bedford’s Brooklyn home.

Image above: The back kitchen wall in this Catskills home is honed marble tile with no grout. It perfectly fits in with the Scandinavian vibe in this country home.

Image above: This absolutely amazing sink is just one of the many fun elements in this eclectic and colorful English family home.

see more examples of marble after the jump!

Image above: The marble fireplace in the living room of this Victorian-era cottage in Sydney, Australia was boarded up in the chimney space. The previous owners liberated it, and now it’s a focal point of the living room. See the full home tour here.

Image above: The marble coffee table is just one touch in this Philadelphia apartment layered with flea market finds, family heirlooms and new-found treasures.

Image above: The marble subway tile with dark grout perfectly highlights the ceramic collection in this Los Angeles home.

Image above: You can always bring marble into your kitchen without making any structural changes like in this Massachusetts Farmhouse (Learn more about this space right here.)

Image above: Marble counter top and back splash in Los Angeles.

Image above: This marble island reminds homeowner Rosy Strazzeri-Fridman of the pasta her mother and grandmother rolled out on Carrera marble just like this one. See all the photos of Rosy’s beautiful San Francisco home right here.

Image above: There was only enough space in this Brooklyn dining room for a small, round dining table, and this Saarinen reproduction fit perfectly.


Amy (and Grace) – do you have any sources for new or used marble tabletops in Brooklyn/Manhattan? I’m on a mission to find a round white Carrera (or Carrera-type) tabletop for an original Warren Platner table and it’s surprisingly difficult. Most fabricators around here don’t seem to want to cut/deliver such a small job. Empire Marble down in Gowanus wanted to charge $600 for a remnant piece!

Grace Bonney

hi cortney!

sadly i don’t, but i googled around and this place seems to be highly recommended:


marble is VERY expensive, so i sadly don’t think $600 for a remnant piece (if it’s a decent size) is expensive at all. you’ll pay at least $400 for an old marble top even at a flea market like brimfield.


Helen Morris

Don’t forget that there are very good decorative artists that can paint many surfaces to look like marble for you. It is an alternative.

yasmin roohi (@yasella)

do you know where the coffeemaker in the first photo is from?? it’s a beaut!

Julie Khuu

I’ve never seen hex mesh exposed with no trim on a countertop…such a unique idea leaving the edges raw but I’m afraid your arms could easily get scratched up trying to get to your towels! Love the look tho!

Peace. Love. LOL!

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