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Design Detail: Marble Wallpaper

The marble wallpaper print offers a warmer textural approach to marble, with its rich yet refined palette conveying the feeling of modern luxury. This stunningly organic surface will make a statement, whilst also producing a softer backdrop compared to floral or geometric deigns, making it a covetable print for stylish homes.

Marble is being featured in an array of colours this season, a change from the classic monochrome, with deeper hues of black, green, brown and blue marble being incorporated into furniture, home accessories, soft furnishings and wall coverings.

In collaboration with Osborne & Little, renowned fashion designer Matthew Williamson’s fourth collection of fabrics and wallpapers, Durbar, draws on Williamson’s love of pattern, colour and texture. The collection features the Makrana wallpaper, which takes its name from the marble used in the Taj Mahal. The design draws on a vivid palette of cerise, teal, turquoise, copper, black and jade, combined with the neutral tones of Makrana marble.

Inspired by the designer’s interpretation of India’s vibrancy, which has been a constant source of inspiration, the natural patterns of rich marbles have been given a more playful and contemporary aesthetic with the addition of metallic colours running through the exquisite papers, with this shimmering metallic design imitating end papers found in antiquarian books.

These marble wallpaper prints will define your space, whether you are creating a focus wall or an all-over feature. An interior design scheme requires a unifying thread to blend the decorative components, and this reinterpretation of marble provides a timeless elegance that will work well when combined with other contrasting finishes such as brass, dark wood and, for more urban interiors, polished concrete, which will allow the metallic details of the marble papers to shine.

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