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Melanie Turner Interiors via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


When it comes to kitchens, styles change. There are some we’re glad to see go — that means you, harvest gold and avocado green — and others we kind of wish would come back — designer white appliances perhaps? But when it comes to standing the test of time, linoleum, tile and even granite and quartz may come and go, but we think marble is one surface that stands the test of time.

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Christopher Architecture


Everyone warned me. I’ll admit it. I was told by everyone from the manufacturer to the installer that marble is not the most durable surface for a kitchen counter. But, when you get right down to it, some things in life are as much about aesthetics as they are about function. 

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Matthew Quinn Design via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


So I did it anyway. And, it’s true. It gets etched. But what’s the point of having a beautiful kitchen if you can’t cook in it without being stressed? 

marble countertop in kitchen and farmhouse sink
Jane Beiles Photography


We had it our marble sealed, which certainly helped, and, truth be told, there’s some etching and some scratching and if you look really closely, there’s a stain or two. 

kitchen with marble countertop
Brady Design


But, in some ways, that has made it even better,  It’s growing older with grace, and we feel pretty certain that its dancing days are far from over. 

kitchen with marble countertop
Kristina Crestin via Dering Hall


like it has remembered every sandy pimento cheese sandwich, every cocktail party, every family dinner, every glass of wine with a best friend.

kitchen with marble countertop
Gary McBournie via Dering Hall


It’s growing older with grace,

St Charles of NY kitchen with marble countertops
St Charles of NY


and we feel pretty certain that its dancing days are far from over. 

marble countertop in kitchen
Amy Skylar via Dering Hall


Whether you’ve been pining for your own white marble, prefer more durable granite,

kitchen with marble countertop
Marguerite Rodgers Design via Dering Hall


or are even looking for the perfect slate or travertine for your dream kitchen, what we hope is that you love your stone choice as much as we have!


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