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Exploring The Travertine Furniture Trend

From coffee tables to accessories, here's how to style the industry's new favourite stone.

Jon Sharpe By Jon SharpeChief Creative Officer

For a while now, marble has been in the limelight, cladding kitchens, bathrooms and coffee tables with its polished feel and glamorous allure. It appears though, that there is a new, more natural feeling stone taking over the minds of interior designers in the know. With its organic texture and tonal patterns, travertine is the new stone to watch.

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Traditionally found in the Mediterranean, travertine is a type of limestone deposited by hot mineral springs. It's this proximity to the hot springs that causes water erosion on the stone, creating travertine’s signature porous texture, a fundamental part of its evident charm.

How to Style with Travertine

From Mid-century modern homes to minimalist penthouses, travertine complements a remarkable number of interior design styles. So, whilst wrapping a kitchen from floor to ceiling in this timeless stone may (unfortunately) not suit your home, adding a touch in the form of a travertine bowl or sculpture is an option that will never look compromised.

Best suited to a neutral palette, just look at the array of hues in each piece of travertine to draw inspiration for your colour scheme. Balance out the hard feel of stone with soft bouclé for some enviable contrast. This look is all about the texture so pair back your look and allow the materials to do all the talking.

Travertine trend | LuxDeco.com Style Guide

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How to Care for Travertine

Travertine’s naturally porous texture, though part of its appeal, requires a slightly more nuanced approach to cleaning and care. Follow these simple guidelines to keep your stone looking covetable for years to come.

  • Remove any spills promptly with a damp cloth to avoid staining and preempt spills by keeping a few stylish coasters on hand.
  • If you don’t want to dull your surfaces, steer clear of any cleaning products that include bleach or citrus.
  • Dust your table with a microfibre cloth to avoid any buildup in the stone’s uneven surface. 
  • This is not the time for a DIY cleaning solution—vinegar will erode the stone's surface and result in a similarly dull look.

Best Travertine Coffee Tables

Ideal for so many interior styles, travertine is the perfect choice if you're looking for a unique texture for your coffee table.

Lunarys Travertine Outdoor Coffee Table - Travertine - LuxDeco.com

Lunarys Travertine Outdoor Coffee Table

 

This modern design piece was made to make an impression and is the perfect finishing touch to both indoor and outdoor projects.

BRAND: Hommes

PRICE: £8,375

Kosmos Travertine Outdoor Coffee Table - Travertine - Style Guide - LuxDeco.com

Kosmos Travertine Outdoor Coffee Table

Perfect for a modern space, this eye-catching piece feels balanced with its bold shape and serene palette.

BRAND: Hommes

PRICE: £18,780

Philip Centre Table - Travertine - LuxDeco.com

Philip Centre Table

 

With its geometric appeal and its gorgeous rounded profile, this travertine and walnut table feels truly organic.

BRAND: Essential Home

PRICE: £3,280 

Best Travertine Accessories

For a more subtle nod to the trend, implement the use of accessories to add texture and depth to your space.

Rose Travertine Bowl - Travertine- LuxDeco.com

Rose Travertine Bowl

 

A dash of rustic character to a kitchen or dining room or soften a bookshelf with this timeless piece.

BRAND: Greg Natale

PRICE: £335

Travertin Medium Disc on Stand - Travertine - LuxDeco.com

Travertin Medium Disc on Stand

 

Topping a svelte steel stand with a stone disc, this unique sculpture blends striking materials with an effortlessly simple silhouette.

BRAND: LuxDeco

PRICE: £170

Travertine Oscar Bowl - Travertine - LuxDeco.com

Travertine Oscar Bowl

 

Make an impact in any interior space with the Travertine Oscar Bowl—soft and luxurious in its design.

BRAND: Greg Natale

PRICE: £345

Best Travertine Side Tables

Layers and texture are both key principles of design, address both with an elegant travertine side table.

Philip Side Table - Travertine - LuxDeco.com

Philip Side Table

 

Accent your living room with the smart addition of the Philip Side Table with its elegant walnut base.

BRAND: Essential Home

PRICE: £2,430

SLunarys Side Table - Travertine - LuxDeco.com

Lunarys Side Table

 

With just a touch of futurism about it, this side table is a must-have for putting the finishing touches to any space.

BRAND: Hommes

PRICE: £7,175

Buenos Aires Square Pedestal Table - Travertine - LuxDeco.com

Buenos Aires Square Pedestal Table

 

Geometric and contemporary, the Buenos Aires Pedestal Square Table will accent any interior with its mahogany base.

BRAND: Jonathan Adler

PRICE: £1,100