ISSUE 23  |  Summer Color

Design Sleuth: Instant Marble Countertop

June 07, 2012 7:30 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

Lately we've been noticing marble slabs in kitchens we admire, and Alexa and I are feeling the need to invest. Why? Apart from being a great surface for rolling out dough, the slabs provide spiffy coverage for less than glamorous counter tops.

We've just put in a call to our local SF salvage spot, Building REsources, in search of marble leftovers, but we've also discovered a great slab at Sur La Table. See details below.

Above: A mixture of rhubarb and rosewater syrup on a marble slab in Heidi Swanson's kitchen via 101 Cookbooks.

Above: In this Sonoma Farmhouse, a slab of marble on the zinc counters provides a place for food prep while protecting the zinc surfaces.

Above: White Marble Pastry Board; $39.95 from Sur La Table.