Thursday, November 6, 2008

Marble madness.





I am in NY this week (which explains my infrequent posts). I was marble obssessed as it is lately, but I've been seeing it everywhere in NY, which has only made my lust for the white stuff even stronger. Bistros and showrooms, little marble tile, big marble tile, marble slabs. It's all giving me kitchen envy, that's for sure.

You can read about the kitchen above HERE.

37 comments:

Renate said...

Nooo! Marble is sooo 20 years ago! Besides the fact that stains are impossible to get out. And it reminds me of people who cover their shelves with sticky-back plastic (marble-patterned).

Anonymous said...

OK, I have marble in my kitchen and bath and LOVE IT! However...let's talk about where you have eaten in NYC...I am heading up there next week.

Decorina said...

Just gorgeous. I am sick to death of granite and all the marketing attached to it. That kitchen is outstanding.

Decorina said...

Beautiful.

Anonymous said...

That sink fucking rocks my world.

JJ said...

maybe your man will surprise you with a new marble kitchen when you get home.

Emma @ White and Wander said...

I likey! There is a fabulous restaurant in Perth with a pink marble bathroom - it is so over the top but looks like something out of the British Raj ... very theatrical really!

Anonymous said...

lovely stuff. thanks for this. i had a bad day and needed a little eye candy.

Condo Blues said...

Marble counters are the best to bake on - they are naturally nonstick. I found that one summer when working in a candy shop during college. Ever since I've wanted marble counters in my kitchen.

Anonymous said...

Hmm

kate@kateboutique.com said...

looks fabulous, and must clean up easily. in santa barbara, where i reside, there is a house that has a complete marble facade. the entire house is covered in marble. you have never seen anything like it. needless to say it's been on the market for years. i'll try and email you pics just so you can see how hideous it is.

Gina said...

If you are a fan of marble you ought to go to Italy to see all the exquisite floors in the palazzos there.

Anonymous said...

I love marble and all sorts of ceramic tile for kitchens and for baths. I hate the Formica and sheet vinyl flooring........sadly, I live in an apartment so am stuck with what is here. I'm not overly fond of all the stainless steel appliances, though. When they first began doing the stainless steel I liked it, but am so tired of it, and it shows fingerprints way worse than any other surface. Not everyone has time to clean every single day to keep it looking nice.

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

Welcome to New York. Marble kitchens look great.
You posted something recently that really resonated with me - about having a step child (or dating someone with a kid).
Great blog!

Decorno said...

JJ - sadly, no new marble kitchen when i got hom last night.

Anon - Wha??? Marble is 20 years ago? Well, maybe. It's also so "500 years ago." It's pretty timeless.

I think it looks fresh now. And always. Granite is what I am sick of seeing. Shiny trying-to-impress gross granite.

Anonymous said...

WHERE DID YOU EAT??

lucitebox said...

Love the marble. Hate the stainless. I would rather get shot out of a canon than have to clean that. I can see why they'd want that stove, though. It's beautiful.
Add me to the granite hating camp.

Anonymous said...

renate:

Um, hello? Ancient Greece? Ring any bells?

hello gorgeous said...

Marble has been popular for a long time but I still love it. I think it's timeless. I love the old bathrooms at the mansions in Newport and they're all subway tile and marble but not fancy.

I hate granite (even though I have it at the beach - it came standard so what to do?).

I am worried though that all this use of marble and granite will somehow cause the world to implode due to emptiness at the core or something.

hello gorgeous said...

P.S. Marble does stain so easily and is impossible to get out.

I still haven't found anything I like better though for kitchens.

Anonymous said...

Can we please just discuss where you ate and what you loved!!

Ellen said...

Yes! Eye candy, indeed. Please do more kitchen posts..counters/cabs...We are doing ours soon.

Anonymous said...

Choose a marble with some...marbling in it so any stains get lost in the pattern.

I don't think matte-finish granite is bad. It's the shiny stuff that is very "Real Housewives of Atlanta"/"Extreme Makeover, Home Edition."

Granite brings out a lot of "I don't want to look all New Money!" anxiety.

Anonymous said...

decorno, did you hear?

"Those 5 percent budget cuts at Conde Nast aren't the only trimming going down inside The House That Newhouse Built. ...quite possibly on the chopping block? The home style and shopping book Domino, which we're told Townsend & Co. are 'reevaluating.' "

...love Maegan said...

usually, I'm not a huge fan of it ...but I like that the tiles are long and narrow...it's much more interesting.

Anonymous said...

"Reevaluating" could mean anything, including steps as minimal as readjusting promotional budgets or instituting hiring freezes. The source for this gossip gives no evidence that domino is "on the chopping block." It's speculation, based on nothing.

Conde Nast's "Portfolio" is much more vulnerable.

Anonymous said...

I guarantee you they aren't cleaning that stainless themselves...

Renate said...

@Anon 8:04
The ancient greeks didn't plaster it all over their kitchen. They made tasteful statues of well-endowded young men of it, or pretty floors. Now I can imagine that - a cool marble floor must be very nice in the hot Greek weather. But not on the walls.

Anonymous said...

I sort of scanned the article about this kitchen. Did I read it wrong, or did they mention this is a second kitchen. Where's the main one?

Anonymous said...

hello gorgeous -
"I love the old bathrooms at the mansions in Newport and they're all subway tile and marble but not fancy."

I agree!!! I absolutely love the bathrooms at the Breakers and would love to soak in those big bathtubs, especially with the salt water, as they have both fresh and salt water faucets!

woodley park-zoo said...

Off topic but this made me think of your blog immediately...

Anonymous said...

renate:

"The ancient greeks didn't plaster it all over their kitchen."

And your evidence is...?

BlondieLox said...

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http://www.tspink.com/html/CircleoSoap.htm
specifically...
http://www.tspink.com/product/marbleS.html

I'm in love with soap! I just did a post about them on my blog...
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Renee Finberg said...

i am lovin' this entire post !
gorgeous.

tracey said...

I have marble at home as my kitchen benchtop and it is soooo impractical. I am petrified of it staining (even water stains it!) and definitely won't put anything hot on it. So, sadly as much as I love the look, I wouldn't do it again.

Holly @ Maison James said...

It's a bit chilly to me in the cool gray and white. I have onyx countertops in a warmer caramel color. Like tracey says everything stains it so you gotta embrace the patina of it.

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