Feioi’s falling for…marble

From fire to stone…last month, Feioi Finds was all about fire bowls – if you missed it, catch it here – and now I’m falling for everything marble. There are endless ways you can use marble in interiors, from kitchen worktops and bathroom tiles to furniture and accessories. It’s a trend that’s been around for a while but I have a feeling it’s not going anywhere. Join me in a celebration of everything marbley!

Marvellous marble

Telling the time never looked so good. There’s something about marble that is just so utterly cool while also being incredibly versatile. This sleek marble wall clock by Menu from Black By Design would suit anything from a minimalist, contemporary loft apartment to an opulent, traditional Georgian mansion.

Your freshly baked, organic, spelt flour with a bit of rye, sourdough loaf from the farmers market deserves nothing less than this gorgeous marble chopping board from Grace & Glory Home.

The smooth, simple design will look good in any kitchen and features a handy hanging cord so you can display it proudly when not in use.

Marble chopping boards are great as they’re non-porous making them hygienic and easy to clean. They’re also extremely durable so it’ll last for ages and can be used as a trivet for hot pans. However, avoid chopping on them as the marble is so hard, it’ll blunt your knives.

They also make beautiful serving boards for bread, cheese, charcuterie and pastries when you’re feeling a bit fancy.

If you’re looking for a way to inject a little class to breakfast time, look no further than these exquisite marbled ceramic cereal bowls from Mia Fleur. The blueish-grey veining pattern creates a wonderful marbled effect and the slightly uneven edge give the bowls a natural feel. Perfect for healthy granola and fresh fruit but equally useful for crisps and ice cream…if one is so inclined.

These stylish alphabet coasters from Oliver Bonas are part of the new AW16 collection due to drop in September. You heard it here first! Classic and a little bit quirky, they’ll protect your coffee table while earning you style points. Plus, there’s no more “Wait, is this my tea? Oh crap, I drank yours.” Available in stores and online from September so keep your eyes peeled.

Marble in the bathroom can look glorious and achieves both simplicity and luxury at the same time. However, being a natural stone, it can be difficult to clean and maintain. It’s susceptible to staining, sensitive to certain cleaning products, and could discolour or even rust due to the iron content. Not to mention, it can be expensive to source a high quality marble which is key to achieving that flawless look.

Porcelain ‘stone effect’ tiles are an ideal way to create the same look with a far more durable (and more affordable) product. I usually err on the side of caution with materials pretending to be something they’re not, but many stone effect porcelain tiles look so good, they could be the real deal. At the end of the day, a bathroom needs to be practical. If it’s getting heavy use on a daily basis, and you don’t have the time or inclination to regularly clean and seal it, marble probably isn’t for you. These Bianco Pighes porcelain tiles from Original Style look the part and, more importantly, will stay looking good for years to come.

Add a touch of glamour to the occasion with the luxurious Edina drinks trolley from Swoon Editions. With polished marble shelves and an elegant gold leaf frame, this is how to display your drinks in style whether it’s a grand dinner party or just an indulgent night in. Forget the tea trolley, it’s cocktail hour! 🍸 As the Italians say – salute!

J x

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