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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 Sharpe, Chief 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.

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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

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

Kosmos Travertine Outdoor Coffee Table

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

Kosmos Travertine Outdoor Coffee Table, Black
Kosmos Travertine Outdoor Coffee Table, Black

Best Travertine Accessories

Rose Travertine Bowl

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

Rose Travertine Bowl
Greg Natale
Rose Travertine Bowl

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.

Best Travertine Side Tables

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

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.

Lunarys Outdoor Side Table
Lunarys Outdoor Side Table

Buenos Aires Square Pedestal Table

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

Buenos Aires Pedestal Table
Jonathan Adler
Buenos Aires Pedestal Table