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Who Wore It Better: The Marble Kitchen

Who Wore It Better: The Marble Kitchen

Bright and breezy takes on dark glamour.

Written by –
Jess Ng
on September 25th 2018
Born and raised in the UK, Jess is NONAGON’s resident historian turned marketer turned writer, drawn to Hong Kong by the lure of dim sum breakfasts and bustling city life. A foodie who loves to cook, food occupies 70% of her brain 90% of the time. When not eating, Jess can typically be found buried in a book or obsessing over making NONAGON’s Instagram #feedgoals.

When it comes to kitchens, few things scream #goals than marble. Effortlessly elegant, marble is an easy and cost-effective way to add a touch of luxe to your home. And while it is the white marble kitchen which most commonly shows up in the portfolios of interior designers and on the Instagram feeds of influencers, marble is in fact surprisingly versatile. The natural stone is adept at finding a home in range of spaces, from colorful eclectic kitchens to Scandi-cool rooms, and more. With this in mind, I thought the marble kitchen would be an excellent addition to the ‘Who Wore It Better’ series.


As such, without further ado, I’m taking one design trend as styled by two different designers to see who wore it better. Keep scrolling for more.

The Paris Apartment

Design By: Humbert & Poyet Architecture

Overall Aesthetic: Eclectic Luxe

Eclectic white marble kitchen with pastel blue wood table island and chevron wood flooring |
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For an eclectic take on the white marble kitchen, look no further than the Parisian apartment of fashion designer Alexis Mabille. White marble countertops matched with sleek white cabinetry and gold accents ensures that this space has the luxe factor covered. Yet a vintage pastel blue island and organic wood chevron floor brings the white marble kitchen aesthetic right back down to earth. It makes the marble feel less pristine and sterile, injecting a touch of personality to the space. Overall, this mix of high-low design is both unexpected and utterly charming.

The New York Penthouse

Designed By: Atmosphere Interior Design

Overall Aesthetic: Art Deco Glamour

Glamorous art deco black marble kitchen with gold accents |
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A change of color ups the glam factor in this opulent marble kitchen. Black marble brings all the drama, and when paired with gold hardware, it’s a surefire path to Art Deco greatness. Shiny metallic and glass accents are key in this kitchen, helping to bounce light around the space so it doesn’t feel dark and closed in. I especially love how the veins and colorings take on a life of their own in black marble, making the marble here a key focus of the overall aesthetic rather than just a background accessory.

The Marble Kitchen: Who Wore It Better?

All in all, it’s very hard to go far wrong with a marble kitchen. Marble is a natural beauty, bringing with it an indulgent extravagance, regardless of how it’s styled. That being said, among the two featured marble kitchens, my favorite has to be the New York penthouse. Dark kitchens in general are a refreshing change from the sea of all white inundating my various Pinterest and Instagram feeds. But more than that, I think the New York penthouse shows off the delicate artistry of marble to greater effect. Overall, I love how black marble is apologetically bold. This look isn’t for the shy wallflower that’s for sure!


Which room do you think wore it better?

For more in this series, head here and here. Also don’t forget to check us out on social media! Follow us over on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest for your daily dose of home inspiration.


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