I can't get enough marble!

Love a classic marble bathroom. 'http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/tile/projects-inspiration/bathroom-tile-designs/

Love a classic marble bathroom.

'http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/tile/projects-inspiration/bathroom-tile-designs/

Anyone that knows me well knows I love marble.  I have been using it as much as I can.  When I started design work more than 12 years ago you couldn't even get a bid for marble countertops.  They would laugh me out of the store saying it wasn't appropriate for counters.  Well it's possibly the most popular counter right now.  I hate to say I'm right but….(well actually everyone knows I love to be right :)  I have installed marble in my new kitchen, bathroom, daughter's bathroom, fireplace and powder room.  I know, I may have a problem.  But it's classic and I love it, and the natural beauty can't be replicated.  Although there are some close replicas I do use now.  I'm working on a master bath and found lots of fun tile options over the past week.  I talked a client into increasing the budget to reface the fireplace while the kitchen backsplash was being installed, and I found a table at our local trade room, KDR, that has a beautiful white marble.  So there are sure to be more posts about marble but here's the first.

This beautiful mosaic is at the tile shop and while not cheap it beats the cost of it's peers at name brand tile manufactures.

This beautiful mosaic is at the tile shop and while not cheap it beats the cost of it's peers at name brand tile manufactures.

This beauty is at Bedrock.  I didn't get far enough with it for pricing.  I'm going to pretend any of us could use it in abundance :)

This beauty is at Bedrock.  I didn't get far enough with it for pricing.  I'm going to pretend any of us could use it in abundance :)

These beauties are at home depot!

These beauties are at home depot!

Melanie may not be thrilled I'm posting this quick snapshot that was taken when the house was pulled apart but the fireplace looks fabulous.  I'm coming back to accessorize :)

Melanie may not be thrilled I'm posting this quick snapshot that was taken when the house was pulled apart but the fireplace looks fabulous.  I'm coming back to accessorize :)

How great is the lillian august table?

How great is the lillian august table?

A countertop inspiration! http://laurenconrad.com/blog/2014/08/currently-craving-pineapple-passion

A countertop inspiration!

http://laurenconrad.com/blog/2014/08/currently-craving-pineapple-passion