Wednesday, March 9, 2011

White marble in all its wonderous white glory!

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OK I will admit it....I am a bit obsessed with white marble. Carerra, Calacutta, Thasos,Bianco Venata..... I am on a first name basis with each and every one.  Is there any room that isn't beautifully enhanced and transformed with the use of mans oldest material...I think not. It is timeless, elegant, fresh and adds a certain amount of light to a room. I have been getting myself knee deep in marble lately, between choosing bathrooms and now looking at slabs for my countertops in the kitchen and all the bathrooms. (just starting the slab looking)

So today I honor my good friend, white marble in all its glory and all the magnificent ways it graces our homes.  Used in countless bathrooms, kitchens and throughout other areas of the home, white marble is the ultimate in luxury, beauty and understated elegance. Some of the skeptics say it is not practical....personally I do not agree, in Europe its used everywhere!

 I lived with it for almost 8 years in my old kitchen and can say that with the exception of a few things that you have to be aware of (not putting lemon or red wine directly on it) and using common sense as you would with any surface, it proved to be very practical, durable and more than anything so beautiful. Every time I walked into my kitchen, it gave me such an incredible feeling.....I never tired to being in my kitchen and the white marble played a big part in that. Sealing marble is key and it is recommended you do this once a year, which I was pretty vigilant about. So here is the white marble parade......and if this doesn't make you a white marble convert, I would venture to say nothing will... I personally am and a big one at that! Let me know if you have a favorite..........

This is what I would call a "statement floor"...its the Coco Chanel suite..of course!
David Powell designed this huge block of marble used as a vanity..makes quite a statement!
This beautiful bathroom chose to put a marble divider instead of your usual wall and the effect is mixing the creamy tones on wood with white marble as well
Gast architects designed this gorgeous classic white kitchen topped off with rich white marble
A white marble mosaic bathroom, clean and crisp
Ritz Carlton's bathroom bathed in white Carerra marble...super luxurious!
Love this space, the mixing of white marble and black is always nothing less than stunning, Tria Giovan designed this fabulous kitchen
Thom Felicia designed this sumptuous white Carerra marble bath....
Artistic Designs for living designed this sumptuous master bath, using the white carerra on the floor as a mosaic design for above the chair gorgeous!
This is a gorgeous white marble pedestal sink with white marble floors
Ultra luxurious bathroom at Hotel Le Meurice in Paris...not too bad!
Dramatic black and white geometric floor makes this a eye catching hallway
No its not wallpaper! Its fabulous is this? New Ravenna of course.....
Bathroom by Larry Laslo, just a simple gray border is all that is needed to complete this luxurious bathroom
Elegant all white bathroom in all its white marble glory, Decorpad
Simple large subways in white marble adorn this handsome traditional bathroom
This gorgeous white marbled bathroom used a black console and black shades for a little drama
Beautiful clean white marble counter tops in this pretty all white kitchen
Thornton Designs used thick white marble for this pretty kitchen
Love these over sized Calacutta gold marble old world and stunning!
Fabulous white Carerra bathroom and Venetian plaster walls, via Amy Howard
Love the gray veining on this marble countertop on this pretty little hutch
Decesare Design group designed this beautiful cream and white marble bathroom
A creamy white marble bathroom looks so pretty with all the tone on tone accents
This is not my personal favorite, it is a "striped" marble, with gray striping on white marble
A white marble fireplace looks great in any room!
This sky high bathroom is swathed in white Calacutta marble
A vintage feeling bathroom gets a white thassos marble mosaic floor
Love white marble in a black and white kitchen, its timeless
Wow this is the ultimate...a solid white marble!
White marble dressed up this beautiful, sleek laundry the folding table!
Love the pattern of the brown mosaic inlay on a white marble floor

Every color looks splendid with white marble..the gold and tan tones here are no exception
Calacutta gold on the floors and countertop in this pretty bathroom
What do you think about the mix of porcelain and marble?
Classic, a white and gray accented basket weave.....beautiful
This bathroom used large slabs of white marble to create a seamless feel
A white marble mantle..whats not to love?
Stunning bath, love the cream and white together...beautiful!
The white marble always looks fabulous on a dark base
The Mark Hotel uses white marble slaps floor to ceiling with an interesting "striped" floor
A classic of white marble with black dots
Love this floor..white marble with a brown marble waterjet pattern/border,Arch Digest
This stunning bathroom gets decked out in large slabs of white marble..the mirrored vanities give it a little extra sparkle
I have a thing for herringbone....doing one of my sons bathrooms in this pattern but with a how it looks so old fashioned, private home
Another timeless kitchen..the white marble is the perfect choice for this look
The white marble on top of the dark vanity is so eye catching and rich looking
Over sized large subways in Carerra bring out the gunmetal color of the vanities here, Elle Decor
White marble bathroom with lots of pretty nickel accents gets accented with black dots, a classic
Love this picture..the white marble is so elegant and love that sink...I would be doing dishes all day...much to my husbands delight!
Simple and classic, gorgeous all white basketweave marble floor
Beautiful thick marble slabs grace this stunner of a kitchen island!
Another beautiful view.....
Phoebe Howard designed this pretty little powder room using white marble on the floors, countertop and white subway on the walls

So are a white marble fan? I think I am even more obsessed now than before (if that's possible) Think there is no denying the beauty and understated elegance it adds to any room....hope you enjoy your day! 3 more days until the giveaway!!