10 of the best... marble coffee tables
As an avalanche of new season lookbooks arrived through my door and landed in my inbox earlier this month one material in particular jumped out at me - marble. It's appearing in lots of home accessories collections at the moment, in the form of ornaments, candle holders and cutting boards, but what I'm really craving is a marble coffee table.
After several years of prolonged austerity, which seemed to be reflected in interiors trends via an often nostalgic yearning for the simple, the comforting and the familiar, some of us are feeling ready to embrace a little luxury again - but perhaps in a more considered way than we might have done in the past.
And marble fits the bill. With its ability to take on a highly polished finish it's a luxurious, decorative material, but it is also reassuringly solid and timeless.
For most of us a marble coffee table is probably going to be an investment purchase, a rejection of the type of flat pack furniture that is the interiors equivalent of fast fashion.
Here are 10 you might like.
Above: Normann Copenhagen's Solid table has a white Italian marble tabletop resting on a simple ash base. Stripped of unneccessary details it has a minimal feel and is both sturdy and timeless.
Ferm Living's new autumn collection includes these circular topped marble tables on a triangular frame. Available in a range of different types of marble they come in at a more affordable price than some of the other options featured here. Choose two or three in different heights and colours and cluster them together for impact.
PS - While we are on the subject of marble how lovely is this new marble and brass lamp from Bodie and Fou?