MARBLE: STRENGTH AND BEAUTY TO CREATE A COMFORTABLE ATMOSPHERE
Marble allows us to create meaningful spaces within a home. This versatile material offers infinite possibilities when it comes to creating luxury atmospheres that allure to a classic, yet modern style. The use of marble in interior design provides a touch of art to each area inside or outside a house.
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There is a wide variety of materials and interior design trends that we can choose from. However, marble still takes the lead due to its unmatchable beauty, variety of size, color, and texture. With shades of cream, red, pink, green, black, white; even surfaces and intrinsic veining; and in whole slabs and interesting cuts.
When working with marble, it is important to consider if the stone will be used for an interior or an exterior. While there are more adequate stones in terms of durability and weather resistance for outdoor projects, there are types of finishes that can be applied to marble that will make it a great choice. The same thing can be factored when marble is used for a kitchen. Marble is a great tool for skilled chefs, as it provides a great surface to work with food. But it requires meticulous care to avoid being damaged by oil or acid spills.
Overall, the selection of a certain type of marble will depend on what the owner or designer wishes to convey with any given space. If one is looking to give amplitude and openness, whole panels in neutral shades will work wonders to unifying spaces; however, smaller pieces can bring a touch of luxury while highlighting details.
It is important to note that when marble is used in combination with other materials - like metals, resin or wood, it can transmit a sensation of elegance and calm. Wood will help create a more comforting and warm atmosphere, while resins and metals are great for a minimalist effect.
Marble is a natural stone that allows versatility within any home.