The dining bar's richly veined white marble creates a bold visual impact and unifies the kitchen's black-and-white color scheme. Bright white cabinets bring a stark contrast against solid black countertops — creating sleek, clean lines in this sophisticated space.
Bold blue walls and heavily veined marble combine to create a bathroom that stands out in this contemporary Reno home. Exotic Danish mahogany floors tie in with the built-in cabinetry, which includes a pair of modern, floating vanities.
Talk about functionality. In addition to being sleek and stylish, this high design kitchen and butler’s pantry from Harrison Design with Design Galleria offers a stunning veined marble farmhouse sink and ample space for behind-the-scenes prep to keep the main kitchen mess- and clutter-free.
The master bathroom in this modern Malibu beach house is a luxe space, featuring marble walls with distinct veining and a white double vanity with a waterfall top. A metallic framed mirror adds shimmer and creates a focal point. Colors are neutral, drawing the eye to the aqua waters of the Pacific beyond.
Crisp white cabinetry and white marble countertops and backsplashes act as a neutral canvas on which the designers layered varied metal finishes and woods. The gray veins in the Calcatta marble is the perfect compliment to the stainless steel range.
White marble countertops with subtle gray veining, a white subway tile backsplash and a chrome faucet create a crisp, clean area for meal preparation. The farmhouse sink adds a touch of country charm while a metal cupcake stand accessorizes the space.
“Keep your details simple and clean and use the trendy stuff in accessories that are easier to change out,” says Christina Fluegge, owner of Greige Design. “I like to combine neutral materials so that spaces have contrast and texture without too much going on, so there’s room for variety.” In this bathroom, Fluegge used beadboard on the walls in colors that contrast slightly with the white marble countertops and sinks below. Underfoot, she chose a porcelain tile that mimics vein-cut limestone, but has more texture so that it doesn’t get slippery when wet.
"Our client knew she wanted calacatta Borghini marble for its delicate and rich veining and soft creams and greys," Kay says. "The honed finish keeps it quiet, and as it ages, the wear and tear of use make it even more beautiful." Complementing the marble, Kay also kept the kitchen light and airy, advising how these spaces come to life when strong contrasts are present. To achieve this, she juxtaposed black iron against white walls, the iron windows' vertical lines against floating horizontal shelves, dark stained oak against light counters, and the curves and mass of the custom stove hood against the conical Italian pendants. "It's all about playing opposites and creating tension," Kay advises.
Notice how designer Kimberly Niosi complemented the gray veins of the cool marble backsplash with a chrome sink and faucet. Though seemingly small, details like this make a big impact on the overall design.