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10 Favorites: Exotic Marble in Modern Spaces

May 17, 2013 3:00 PM

BY Alexa Hotz

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Last year I was obsessed with tasteful white Carrara marble (I now have a collection of polished pastry boards and candleholders from Etsy). But recently I’ve been really into ugly marble.

You know the kind I’m talking about: green, slightly stained (we’ll call it “wabi-sabi”), maroon, and even pink. I like it all mixed together and lately I’m noticing, well, I’m not the only one. Here are 10 of our favorite new uses for colored marble in interiors:

Above: A marble bath in a Collector’s NYC Townhouse designed by Selldorf Architects.

Above: Flor di Pesco in the kitchen of Belgian designer Michael Verheyden seen on Emma’s Design Blogg.

Above: A master bathroom clad in Brescia Violetta, an extremely rare marble, in a London Victorian townhouse by Rundell Associates.

Above: A London apartment designed by Rose Uniacke features an original navy colored marble fireplace.

Above: A penthouse bath by UK designer David Hicks featuring a dark-veined marble sink.

Above: An original brown marble fireplace photographed by Diane Hendrikx for Belgian Designers and Their Interiors.

Above: A vintage marble sink from Tom Givone’s Floating Farmhouse.

Above: From the same Rundell Associates project in London, a patchwork of pink Flor di Pesco.

Above: A pale pink countertop from A Guest House in Porto for the Creative Set.

Above: A bathtub in a Topanga Canyon, CA, house designed by Barbara Bestor.

Not convinced? Sticking with white Carrara? Check out our Marble Bath Roundup and Baths from the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory for more.