My Favorite Natural Stone: Marble

Marble is always my first choice for materials due to its stunning beauty, durability and wide array of textures, colors and patterns.  Once your marble is installed, it will stay beautiful for years to come.  To me, it is the ultimate choice for a luxurious home and I love using it in my designs whenever possible.

There is just something about the warmth, beauty and character of a natural stone that just resonates with me!   I put it in kitchens, bathrooms, home bars and entryways.  It can be used on floors, fireplaces, countertops and backsplashes and walls.

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Eve Greendale

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Eve Greendale

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Eve Greendale

Some people are hesitant to use marble because they worry about cleaning and durability.  Another great (and natural) option is Quartzite.   Also, there is a new sealing product out now that is a game changer for marble!  It is called Azerocare by Antolini.  This product guarantees that if applied, your marble will not scratch or stain.

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Eve Greendale

The bathroom below is marble fabulous!  We used marble on the walls, floors and counters. So beautiful, right?

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

Bookmatched marble truly makes a statement!  Bookmatching is the practice of matching two or more marble surfaces so that they mirror each other, giving the impression of an opened book. I used this technique in the master bathroom I designed for the Kips Bay Show House in Palm Beach, Florida.

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

Pro Tip: A great way to seal your marble is to use Stain Proof Plus, always my go-to!  And, I love Opustone, which is a local company we use to source marble.

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