Top Ten: Kitchens with a Marble Countertop

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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? 

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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. 

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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,

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Athena Calderone’s Kitchen via Architectural Digest

 

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

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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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Things We Love: Subway Tile

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deVOL Kitchens

 

As we all know, sometimes the simplest things can be the most beautiful. 

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BHG

 

One of our favorite, simple statement-makers? Subway tile, of course!

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One Kings Lane

 

When we’re working on a renovation, so many things are pulling on our heartstrings–and our purse strings!

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Architectural Digest

 

When it comes to the kitchen, in particular, it’s easy to get a little overwhelmed–or more than a little over budget!

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H2 Design + Build

 

Fortunately, subway tile is a way to keep both in check. Not only is it a stunning no-brainer for any space, but subway tile is also an affordable alternative to marble or other natural stones that might be fighting to be our backsplash choice. (Although we love them too!)

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deVOL Kitchen

 

One of our most favorite subway tile tricks that makes it look not only unique but also much more expensive, it playing with the grout color. We’re huge fans of gray grout, especially in a kitchen like this where it highlights the color of the cabinets. Plus, it doesn’t get dirty!

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Architectural Digest

 

But white grout lends a gorgeous clean look.

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Architectural Digest

 

With subway tile, you really can’t go wrong!

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Emily Jenkins Followill Photography

 

Another perk to subway tile? It’s so easy to clean! Just spray and wipe with any old cleanser.

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Emily Jenkins Followill Photography

 

From matte and magnificent…

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Molly Frey Design

 

To a sensational sheen, we love subway tile any old way. Are you a subway tile fan? Or do you prefer a different kind of backsplash?

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House Tour:Seagrove Beach

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We can’t believe that it is already the middle of June! On the one hand, we want things to slooooooowwwww down. Way down. On the other, it means that we’re getting so very close to one our favorite weeks of the year: Our family beach trip! The twenty-two of us all gather in one oceanfront house for seven days and seven nights of family fun.

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In Good Taste:Ella Scott Design

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Just like falling in love or choosing the perfect dress, good taste is something we can’t necessarily describe. But we know it right away when we see it. So, when we ran across the work of Sandra Meyer of  Ella Scott Design, we knew instantly that we wanted to see more! Her work hits the right high notes between traditional and modern so that every element seems perfectly in line.

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House Tour: English Cottage

entrance Cloth and Kind

Krista Nye Schwartz and Tami Ramsay, the co-owners and principal interior designers behind Cloth & Kind, have been inspired since their childhoods by international travel and the natural world.

foyer Cloth and Kind

One glance at their fantastic interiors, like this reimagined English Cottage, and it is clear that integrating treasured and well-loved relics into their designs is a priority for this dynamic duo.

Cloth and Kind living room

Neutral basics combine with luscious pops of color and pattern to create a space that is at once unique and easy to change as the mood–or trip–strikes!

Cloth and Kind dining room

Modern chairs and light fixture combine with a classic farmhouse table and an assortment of artistic pillows for a banquette that is as unique as the family that spends its meals there.

Cloth and Kind kitchen

Open shelving gives a feeling of openness, and this marble island is too luxe for words!

Cloth and Kind kitchen

Brass pulls add a touch of that English charm.

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Even the laundry room has a superb combination of the old, the new, and the completely unique.

Cloth and Kind office

A built-in desk is ideal for catching up on homework, and yellow accents make the entire space shine.

bedroom Cloth and Kind

A charming room for dreaming big. Just a few simple touches turn this from a boring bedroom into a child’s imaginative play space.

bathroom Cloth and Kind

Charming mosaic tile is a nod to this home’s era. Playful touches keep this bathroom kid-friendly and fresh. And white ensures it will grow up as they do.

bedroom Cloth and Kind

This adorable master bedroom gets a touch of Boho chic from the fun chandelier. The traditional bed grounds the room and gives it roots!

Cloth and Kind bathroom

Simple valances and sleek glass shower doors lend a streamlined feel to this chic bath.

Cloth and Kind closet

Deep navy makes this fabulous closet space warm and cozy, while the mirrors lend light and spaciousness. The unique rug adds a touch of whimsy.

Cloth and Kind closet

We are completely enamored of this fabulous home, of the mixture of old and new that gives it roots but also makes it feel fresh and modern. Thanks to Cloth & Kind for brightening our week with this wonderful tour. And thanks to all of you for making Design Chic a part of your day!

 Rinne Allen Photography

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