While Carrara marble has long been the stone of choice for its clean palette and versatility, a new breed of colourful slabs is encouraging us to indulge in something a bit more playful.
In the vibrant Bondi beach home by Tobias Partners, pictured above, the desire to avoid any interior design clichés of being ‘by the sea’ led to an unlikely mixture of terrazzo flooring flanked by a red and white stone plinth in the living room. Its clever application lent the space an air of sophistication while maintaining a relaxed, laid-back feel.
In the bathroom of the same project, candy floss coloured floor-to-ceiling marble walls provide a show-stopping backdrop while rendering the washroom simultaneously bold and feminine.
Graduating out of the powder room to places where a saturated marble can be an unexpected touch, such as the continuous use of jade granite that sees a kitchen island blend into the flooring in De Cotiis Architects’ Marble House, this robust new movement is proving that unusual marble hues really have no bounds.