Marble, Malachite & Onyx in Design


In the past few weeks, I have been working on incorporating a few items into my home with the look or marble, in particular. One has eluded completion, but this week my kiddo is at Grammy and Poppa’s house for the week. So hopefully I will get it done… if hubs and I are not too busy napping.

Lately, I have been inspired by the use of natural stone and/or the pattern of natural stone in design. There is something so breathtaking about the organic lines and veining in stone. No two pieces are the same and for that reason they provide an infinite number of possibilities. There has also been a surge in the use of stone patterns for fabric, wall coverings, etc.

Today I am focusing on the three types of stone/stone patterns predominantly utilized in this trend: Marble, Malachite and Onyx.

Let’s start off with Marble…

Marble has always been a staple of tile and counters, but has made its way all the way up the walls. Some wall coverings feature very natural looks.

Meanwhile, others offer a metallic touch…

or vibrantly colored spin on a classic marble pattern. I am loving these boxes covered in marble paper by Centsational Girl, Kate.

marble Boxes

marble Boxes

Next is Malachite.

Malachite has typically been used as an accessory in design in the past. However, now that emerald green has reemerged as an “en vogue” color, fabric designers have incorporated this stunning mineral into their lines. Below is the Jim Thompson Malachite.




And, of course the wallpaper version…

There is also slightly less expensive Malachite installment in Robert Allen’s Dwell line.

Other lines have incorporated the malachite pattern in additional color ways.

Of course, malachite accessories are more prevalent than ever.


Last is Onyx… Onyx is used the least of these three stones, but what a statement it can make!

When back-lit, onyx exudes an extraordinary glow and radiance.

Although many times onyx is used as a statement piece in a bathroom, many other applications produce dramatic and eye-catching results.

And the list of uses go on…


I hope you enjoyed these natural beauties as much as I did! I’ll be back soon with the reveal of how I have been incorporating these lovelies into my life!

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