How to style marble - Totem Road

How to style marble

Carrara marble is everywhere in contemporary interiors. When Totem Road’s Creative Director Elaine Bellew styles homes with marble, she follows a few basic principles. This month we asked her to share with us her thoughts and tips on styling with marble, taking us through her inspiration step by step.


“Carrara marble makes a great accent to solid white oak with its pristine white surface enriched by pale grey veins.
“When styling marble I often set the purity of black granite, blackened steel or patina copper against its white purity."



“Crystals are not only beautiful but also have powerful healing benefits. When styling I always choose natural objects to provide differentiation. I am most drawn to objects derived from pure, organic, mineral earth."

Plants and Greenery  

“Organic shapes and structural plants partner well with marble."


“Cow hides with their irregular shapes create another lightweight layer of pattern and texture, which allows a dining room table to leap out and to be seen better

White on white
“We love the impact of white on white in interiors. White recalls the soft flowing pattern of the marble showing through and echoes the pale aged veins of solid white oak.

Hemp - Hessian 
“Natural hemp rugs like those from the Armadillo Earth collection, get better with age and soften with time."

“At the moment we are loving the River weave and the Sahara weave in natural and pumice." All available to buy in our Pop up in Bond

Antlers + Objects

“Antlers placed with a mixture of monochromatic ceramics blend well with Totem Road’s marble range. Little collections can be set off against marble and white oak to provide variation on the same natural theme."

Concrete trays & Gold/brass candle holders 
"A clean and simple marble dining table looks great with concrete trays resting on them. Gold brass trays and candles holders match well also.

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