Marble has been the star of many design trends, cladding kitchens, bathrooms, and coffee tables with its polished feel and glamorous allure. But, it looks like there is a new, more natural feeling stone taking over the design trends scene. With its organic texture and tonal patterns, travertine is the new stone to watch. Traditionally found in the Mediterranean, it is a type of limestone deposited by hot mineral springs. It’s this proximity to hot springs that causes water erosion on the stone, creating its porous texture.
From Mid-century modern homes to minimalist penthouses, travertine complements a number of interior design trends. Balance out the hard feel of stone with soft bouclé for some enviable contrast. This design trend is all about the texture, so pair back your look and allow the materials to do all the talking.
Although part of its charm, travertine’s naturally porous texture requires a little more subtle approach to cleaning and care. To keep your stone looking great for many years to come, stick to these few rules.
Use accessories to give your area texture and depth for a more understated reference to the style.