Set in stone: how to work marble into your home

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

marble storage

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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

darkroom marble platter

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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

marble clock

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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

marble shelf

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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

siena coffee table with rossa luna marble

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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

stone wall

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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

carrara marble wallpaper

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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