Tour a simple but beautiful marble and wood kitchen with a rustic elegance.
If there was ever a time when I could use a little simplicity and serenity in my life, it would be now. Sure, we’re less busy (technically) than we have been at other phases of life… but something about all the uncertainty of the world leaves me craving “normalcy” – whatever that is.
While I would never ever ever say that a lovely marble and wood kitchen is the solution to that problem or even a required part of the solution, there is something beautiful about the gathering place for your family – whatever that looks like – amidst challenging times.
For us, it’s this kitchen table.
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New Wood Kitchen Table
For five years, we’ve had a smaller table that my father and I built as a desk when I went off to college… but the beautiful wrought iron legs didn’t allow us to push the chairs in, which meant we were forever tripping over them as we came in and out that door to the garage. Plus, the table was a little small now that we’ve grown to a family of 6.
I began several years ago imagining a more farmhouse-style kitchen table with big turned legs… So I looked at a lot of dining tables, but I never came across the right one that was the right price and size. And other things just took precedence in both time and budget.
Earlier this year, though, I came across this table on Facebook Marketplace, and it was perfect. We gained significant table space, but it actually takes up less room in the kitchen because we can tuck in all the chairs. I also love the more industrial gunmetal chairs (yay for wipeable!) with the rustic wooden kitchen table.
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Marble and Wood Kitchen
As you may know, we remodeled this kitchen a few years ago, using Carrara marble countertops and honed marble backsplash.
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We finished off the kitchen design with the wood island my husband gave me for my birthday (as a surprise… he has great taste, doesn’t he?!).
If you’d like to know more about why we chose natural stone countertops or how they’ve worn, feel free to check out this post.
All along, I had planned to bring some light wood into the mostly marble kitchen with the kitchen table, but I just never got around to it.
Oddly enough, the new table matches our wood kitchen island with marble countertop almost exactly. If anything, my only complaint about the table is that it is a little too “matchy matchy” with the island…
But we have several wood and marble textures already going on in this space, so I think maybe the match is helpful in toning down the variety.
Simple Home Styling
Ultimately, I love how the natural textures of the marble and wood work together to create a rustic elegance in our home.
I have tried to complement that rustic elegance with simple home styling, keeping clutter to a minimum and focusing on textures and items I love.
A wooden bowl on my marble counter keeps the bar area clear yet put together. And displaying some of my favorite copper serving pieces and air plants make the open shelving elegant yet useful as kitchen storage.
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Speaking of copper, these are my favorite canisters – so very versatile! From holding utensils, to storing flours, to even acting as vases, these canisters have made their mark all over my house over the years.
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Evolving kitchen design
Although we did tackle a major overhaul a few years ago, I love how the process can continue: adding pendant lights or changing out bar stools or swapping kitchen tables. Each of those and more can be small ways to update the beauty and functionality of a space for your family.
And ultimately, that’s my goal: a beautiful AND functional space for my family, a place where we can safely recharge and even open our doors and allow others to do the same.
Other Simple Home Ideas
I know today’s post may not have been your typical seasonal home tour (but honestly, has anything been “typical” about this year?!?)… but I am so pleased to share that I am not the only one sharing my home this week. In fact, if you’re visiting from Krista at The Happy Housie, welcome!
There are actually 30 bloggers sharing summer decorating ideas and home tours… so hop on over to see Julia at Cuckoo 4 Design next.
And feel free to visit others below if you’d like to see more! Most importantly, I hope that you and your loved ones can enjoy a little peaceful simplicity this summer, wherever you are.This week, some of my blogging friends and I are sharing our summer home tours. Just click on the links below the images to be taken to see their full posts. Sharing with me today….