Yes, You Can Glam Up Your Home With Fancy Carrara Marble Accents, Starting at Just $15
Unfortunately for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, perhaps the most truly timeless thing to come from their 2014 Italian nuptials was the Carrara marble accents they reportedly special-ordered to create a bespoke piano, grand table, and 10 nude statue decorations. Even though travertine has been popping as of late, Carrara, a gray-veined stone said to promote peace and calmness, has been a bathroom and kitchen staple for literally thousands of years and the envy of many with Yeezy tastes on a big box budget.
What if I told you though that through everyday home decor items and accessories, Carrara marble is actually well within arm’s reach for even the most frugal of decorators? These 10 Carrara pieces won’t totally break the bank, so you can bring a little luxury into any lackluster living space in your home, from the kitchen to the living room and beyond.
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1. Picture frame
A picture says a thousand words, but this frame says, “I’m chic, I’m pretty, and I’m a perfect accessory in nearly every room of the house.” The only difficult design decision will be picking and printing the photo that’ll go inside it.
Buy: Keith Carrara Marble Picture Frame, $30.00 from Walmart
2. Carrara coasters
That pre-work coffee — and post-work cocktail! — deserves a special surface to rest upon, and these sleek coasters more than deliver. The rose gold holder also lends the muted stone pieces an updated touch, making this set an ideal table topper for any modern living space.
Buy: D’Eco White Carrara Marble Coasters, $22.95/Set of 5 from Amazon
3. Bud vase
A beautiful bouquet can only be enhanced by the vessel in which it’s displayed. That’s why I love this little bud vase, which mixes an Italian-sourced marble base with a shiny gold metal top. It’s just the right size for bedside blooms and will never go out of style.
Buy ANNA New York Dual Table Vase, $165.00 from Wayfair
4. Tissue box holder
Blowing your nose has never been more opulent than with this classy tissue box cover. If you can’t afford a marble vanity, at least you can have marble vanity accessories!
Buy: Kassatex Marmol Tissue Holder,
$62.00 $49.99 from Bloomingdales
5. Tray server
Whether it’s for charcuterie, jewelry, or breakfast in bed (lucky you!), this gold-trimmed marble tray serves many purposes. My favorite is the former for obvious reasons… but also because two gold cheese knives are included with your purchase, making it worth the extra bit of cheddar (get it?).
Buy: Braneit Prestigious Homeware Tray Server, $68.88 from Amazon
6. Square planter
Your other houseplants will be green with envy over anything that goes in these chic square planters with gold metal legs. One would be great on a windowsill, but you could also use this style outdoors, too, since it’ll hold up to the elements.
Buy: Corinth Planter, $50.00 from West Elm
7. Marble hardware
A small way to make a big difference is to swap out outdated drawer and cabinets handles for something a bit more fresh and contemporary. These Carrara bar pulls will do the trick and are a fantastic finishing touch for any dresser or vanity, no matter the size.
Buy: Amerock Carrione Center to Center Bar Pull, Starting at
$29.99 $25.49 per pull from Wayfair
8. Side Table
Smaller side tables are very versatile, especially in a larger house with many rooms and lots of empty corners to fill. At a height of 24 inches, this piece can be used for anything from a permanent knickknack display to a temporary surface to set down a plate of snacks. Feel free to move it throughout your home, too. The oak shelf gives you even more surface area to work with.
Buy: Cassoro Carrara Marble Side Table, $249.98 from Walmart
9. Mortar and Pestle
Not only are a mortar and pestle necessary to grind all of the fragrant herbs and spices used in a recipe, but its utilitarian design also makes it a classic decorative choice for any kitchen shelf or glass cupboard. Plus, I don’t know about you, but I’ll take any excuse to channel Ina Garten in my home, and she definitely has one of these babies in her cook space.
Buy: HIC Footed Mortar and Pestle Set, $14.99 from Amazon
10. Fireplace Tool Set
This fireplace tool set may be the biggest splurge on the list, but considering the unacceptably cold temperatures that have plagued much of the country the past few weeks, it may just be the one thing you use most often (which justifies the price tag, of course). At the very least, this set’s just plain pretty to look at next to any fireplace.
Buy: Carrara Marble Fireplace Tool Set, $699.00 from Pottery Barn