Marble has been a symbol of grandeur and prestige since the days of ancient Rome, Greece, and Mesopotamia. Its ability to captivate and impress has withstood the test of time. It's not surprising that marble and marble-patterned home goods and decor are experiencing a resurgence in popularity. The aesthetic is perfectly suited for contemporary interiors, and a marble coffee table is an excellent way to incorporate this exquisite stone. In this article, we'll delve into everything you need to know about these elegant living room essentials.
Marble's Origin within a home environment
Marble has been a beloved material in households for centuries. It is formed through the metamorphism of sedimentary carbonate rocks, such as limestone or dolomite, and can be polished to a variety of finishes, ranging from matte to high gloss. This versatile material was not only used to create impressive statues, columns, and sarcophagi, but also everyday household items like tables, vases, planters, and decorative urns. Additionally, marble was a popular choice for kitchen wares like small dishes and the ever-useful pestle and mortar, which were used not only for cooking and baking but also for creating homemade cosmetics and healing remedies.
How are marble coffee tables made?
The use of marble in furniture has become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly in the creation of marble coffee tables. Here at Elsa Home & Beauty, we take pride in designing custom-made marble coffee tables that are both stunning and functional. Our Director Costa, explains the process of sourcing marble from Italy for Elsa Home & Beauty's coffee tables.
Costa notes that while they work with a variety of stones, colors, and shapes, the combination of black Marquina and white Carrara is a popular preference. However, the team is constantly exploring new ideas, such as incorporating Brazilian Azul Macauba marble with white Sivec marble, resulting in a spectacular finish.
The studio also experiments with new shapes, maintaining a balance between linear and organic designs. In addition to this, innovative design concepts are created by wedging marble together in different ways or using them separately to create a unique visual appeal.
Should you make a custom marble table?
According to Costa, there aren't many downsides to using marble in furniture. He believes that marble is incredibly durable and versatile. "Marble is timeless, and it's a natural material that never goes out of style," he explains. "It can effortlessly complement any luxurious, modern space." The only challenge, she notes, is finding the right place for it as these tables are perfect for the occasional decor changes. However, because it's a natural stone, working with it can be difficult. Nevertheless, the beauty of the unique material is that no two pieces are the same, which can be considered both an advantage and a disadvantage.
How to style a marble coffee table?
Costa believes that marble coffee tables are versatile and timeless, allowing them to fit into various decor styles. The recent resurgence of linear shapes, reminiscent of the 70s and 80s, has made them particularly popular in modern and contemporary settings. "Design and fashion often go hand in hand," he notes. In the Australian market, neutral colors such as black and white remain a top preference. As for the sofa pairing, there are endless possibilities. "Our goal is to find the perfect combination of color, stone, and shape," explains Costa. They can start with the classic square style and expand to include rectangles, circles, triangles, and other shapes.
Where can I find the best marble coffee tables?
At Elsa Home & Beauty of course! Each piece is crafted by skilled artisans who understand the unique properties of marble and can manipulate the material to create a range of finishes, from matte to high gloss. Whether you're looking to add a touch of elegance to your modern interior or create a striking centerpiece for your living room, our range of marble coffee tables is sure to impress. So why not explore our collection today and discover the perfect piece to complement your decor?