Carrara Marble

I just love  Carrara marble, maybe it’s because I live very close to Carrara, the city of marble itself, but I’ve always been fascinating  by this material: natural, strong, full of light and beautiful.

Fortunately it looks like marble has made a come back in the design world lately. You can see it everywhere in any form, not just in the kitchen but in accessories, furniture, tiles, walls, ecc.

I’ve used it in a more traditional way: kitchen countertop, table and windowsills. That’s because I wanted the house to keep its old Italian charme. You have to know that marble countertops and kitchen tables were the symbol of old country family houses in Italy, especially farmers’ houses. Our kitchen table was “rescued” from our basement, where it’s been rotting for years, and once were used by my in-laws in their butchery shop. This means that it’s a bit stained and old-looking, but that’s its true wabi-sabi charme, I love it just how it is.

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