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Sometimes, when it comes to interior design, timeless style trumps everything else. You can’t beat an old classic and that’s something Emma Roberts proved in a recent Instagram snap.
While Roberts loves to give her social media followers a peek of her stunning backyard, which can only be described as nothing short of a tropical oasis, this week, the “American Horror Story” actress gave fans a rare glimpse into her all-marble kitchen during a post to promote Plastic Free July—and the elegant design is something worth showing off.
The stunning marble adds depth and texture to the space, but the aesthetic is just one of the great reasons why this classic design is a staple for kitchen designs. A natural stone, marble is a porous, durable material, meaning it’s more resistant to scratches, cracks, and breakage than some other materials that are often used for countertops. It’s also heat resistant, and although it won’t burn or catch fire, you should still take precautions to keep your marble in tip-top condition. And, although it can be pretty pricey, especially when you’re covering your entire kitchen like Roberts, marble is more cost-effective overall, thanks to its longevity.
You can fake your way to the real deal by carefully covering your countertops or backsplash with contact paper and simply smoothing it down to ensure a professional-looking finish. Plus, it doesn’t just stop in the kitchen—desks, bookshelves, and side tables can have a new lease of life with a marble makeover.