Set in stone: how to work marble into your home

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  • Here’s how to weave the timeless appeal of marble into modern living

    Marble will add a classic touch to any decor, with the white stone making small spaces appear more open, and green shades adding freshness to homes. Here’s how to work the gleaming stone into your home, without overwhelming the space or appearing too grand and austere.

    After all, some things look better when stet in stone.

    Stack and store

    Beautifully crafted with an organic feel, these green marble jars from Michael Verheyden will bring order to contemporary kitchens.

    Green marble jars, from €90 each, Michael Verheyden

    Cocktails and canapes

    Serve canapés and snacks in style with this sculptural, solid marble platter. Each one is unique and has rubber feet on the reverse so it’s easy to pick up.

    Marble platter, £199, Darkroom

    Time watch

    This elegant marble clock with brass detailing designed by Norm Architects from Denmark for Menu exudes minimalist chic.

    Marbled wall clock, £219, SCP

    Hang time

    A smart choice for a creative display, this marble and brass shelf will work well in any room of the home.

    Marble and brass shelf, £62, Holly’s House

    Table talk

    An elegant piece with bold beauty, we love the solid clean lines of this Siena coffee table.

    Siena Coffee table with rosso Luano marble top, £4,024, Tom Faulkner

    Stone wall

    Transform your walls and floors and make an impact with this modern take on traditional inlay.

    Anemone tiles in Muschio, £1,000sq m, Lithos Design

    Fake it

    The appeal of marble is timeless but if you can’t work the real thing into your home, faux-effect wallpaper can give the illusion of this luxurious stone too.

    Carrara marble wallpaper in pelicna, 53 a roll, Wemyss

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