Marble and Wood Kitchen

Tour a simple but beautiful marble and wood kitchen with a rustic elegance.

wood kitchen island with marble counter and wood kitchen table | Maison de Pax

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.

marble kitchen with wood island and table | Maison de Pax

For us, it’s this kitchen table.

rustic wood dining table with turned legs and metal chairs | Maison de Pax

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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.

gray and white marble kitchen with wood island and table | Maison de Pax

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.

farmhouse kitchen table with black metal chairs | Maison de Pax


Marble and Wood Kitchen

As you may know, we remodeled this kitchen a few years ago, using Carrara marble countertops and honed marble backsplash.

kitchen farmhouse sink with marble counters and honed marble backsplash | Maison de Pax


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?!).

marble kitchen with small wood island | Maison de Pax

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…

eat in kitchen with wood island and table | Maison de Pax

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.

marble kitchen with gray and white cabinets and wood island | Maison de Pax
marble bar area looking into eat in kitchen | Maison de Pax

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.

marble kitchen open to family room | Maison de Pax

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.

gray lower cabinets with white uppers and marble countertops | Maison de Pax


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.

red vintage runner by kitchen sink and copper canisters on marble counters | Maison de Pax


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.

family room overlooking eat in kitchen | Maison de Pax

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.

marble kitchen image with overlay: summer home tour

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….


The Happy Housie Maison de Pax Cuckoo for Design

Modern Glam My 100 Year Old Home Inspiration for Moms

And sharing the rest of this week…


Sincerely, Marie Designs Cassie Bustamante Life is Better at Home

Lemon Thistle Grace in My Space Maison de Cinq



Setting for Four Clean & Scentsible Life is a Party My Sweet Savannah All Things With Purpose Tatertots & Jello


Craftberry Bush Finding Silver Pennies The Tattered Pew Rambling Renovators Zevy Joy Two Twenty One


She Gave it a Go Taryn Whiteaker Rooms FOR Rent This is Simplicite Dans le Lakehouse Amber Tysl

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  1. I love your kitchen so much and am obsessed with the island table and runner. The perfect touch of vintage! So lovely!

      1. Just wondering what kind of hanging lite over my glass and wooden kitchen table and iron highback chairs to get? I want a French country look! Thank you , lové everything you create!

        1. For a beautiful French country look, aim for rustic textures and lots of candelabra style arms!

  2. So beautiful, Rachel! I love the new table – it looks amazing in your kitchen and is perfect with your island. Such a fabulous contrast of warm and cool tones – stunning, as always, friend!!

  3. Your home is beautiful. Lots of great ideas.
    What color paint did you use in the dining room/kitchen walls?

  4. I love your island- and I have been looking for something like that. Where did you find it?
    Also love the rest of your kitchen, but I cannot afford the full remodel yet. sigh…..

    1. Thank you! Budgeting remodels is a slow process, isn’t it? The island is from a store called Nadeau. They have quite a few locations, but I don’t think they sell online. Their inventory changes often, so I’m not sure you’ll find anything like this island, but I do recommend them for beautiful, affordable, unique furniture!

  5. I always love seeing your kitchen. The pops of copper against the marble gets me every time.

  6. Your kitchen is so beautiful. I love the marble subway tile you chose and that light! I pinned some images to my Summer board to share. So pretty!


  7. I love your decorating style! Your new table looks great and what a perfect find. I love the lighter wood additions. I’m considering changing out my dining chairs with those like you have but curious if you find the seat height too low? I’ve searched for a while but can’t seem to find any with a seat large enough for adults. Where did you purchase yours?

  8. I’ve always loved your kitchen and I dream of doing ours over one day. The mix of warm woods and marble in your kitchen is happiness. Thank you for sharing it. xx

  9. Oh, here is another marble convert – it took a little time to get used to the look (it is not for everyone and has felt quite sumptuous after the Scandinavian Minimalism) but now I am a huge fan. You have a stunning kitchen!

    1. Thank you! I do love sharing my experience with marble because I know so many people love it!

  10. my sister is remodeling her home and is obsessed with your floors. is there anyway you can provide me with the color and where you purchased them? are they hardwood? Her name is Hannah, she may have already messaged you 🙂 love your work!

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