Recalling Florentine palazzo floors and end papers, marble, made to look faux or real, is trending at the moment. With its organic swirled pattern, it evokes old world grandeur reinterpreted for today. I have noticed beautiful examples of blue and white combinations, that span from entertaining to wallcovering. Take a look at this au courant pattern play where the natural world provides an ever-inspiring canvas.
Photos courtesy of Simple Life
Simple Life, a company creating modern elegant entertaining pieces out of Istanbul, is making inroads stateside. The company, founded by Turkish sisters, creates stunning swirled blue and white ceramic plates and tabletop in traditional-meets-modern shapes.
Their Ebru Collection includes this marbleized footed platter, and captures the artistic sensibility found in traditional Turkish craftsmanship.
A small bowl from the Ebru collection, is a serving basic, perfect for nuts or olives.
Creel and Gow is filled with unique finds from all over the world, like this French blue and white hand-crafted ceramic urn.
Photo courtesy of Williams-Sonoma Home
Undulating drips in wavy teal and cream glaze patterns cover the surface of Williams-Sonoma Home's gourd-shaped stoneware vase.
Photo courtesy of Schumacher
Named after the great decorator Renzo Mongiardino, Martyn Lawrence Bullard captured the grandeur of a grand Roman palazzo's interior's inlaid slabs of marble in a wallpaper with Schumacher.
Photo courtesy of Tania Vartan
Printed on linen, Tania Vartan's Marmo hand print captures free-flowing mirror image marbleized patterns.
Photo courtesy of Adidas
After showing a hugely popular marble print in her collection a few seasons back, Stella McCartney puts it on her Adidas workout tights.