hand marbling

Trend - Marbling

Marble as a trend has been around for a while now but recently we've noticed a move on from this. Hand marbling seems to be having a moment. Hand marbling is the technique of applying ink to a liquid and transferring it to a material resulting in kaleidoscopic and quite mesmerising patterns.

Susi Bellamy's collection of fabric and wallpaper is a fabulous example of this and includes a range of cushions and lampshades allowing you to experiment with the trend in your home without making a big commitment. Clarke & Clarke have just launched a new marbling inspired design with their Pavone fabric. The Upperlands Collection by Earthed by William Clark is actually inspired by the force of water but their Torrent fabric has the same inky aesthetic and lends a contemporary twist to traditional Irish linen. A bold take on the look is Muraspec's Lava wallcovering with an oversized foil print or for something more subtle look at Designers Guild's Lustro range.

This trend works for a variety of applications be it a striking statement wall, a quirky feature chair or just a quick colourful refresh with some new scatter cushions. If you're feeling really creative why not visit artfulparent.com and maybe even have a go yourself!

Image taken from the  Susi Bellamy  Home Collection look book. 

Image taken from the Susi Bellamy Home Collection look book.