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On Trend: Swirled, Twirled and Marbled

May 6, 2013

by House of Earnest

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This spring packs a big punch when it comes to fun trends. Pastels and brights are both huge, but paired together in swirls of marbled goodness, they’re even better. I love that marbling can be such a handmade art, but can also occur naturally.

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[Clockwise from top left: Aqua pouch by MissCAlexandria; Yellow scarf by SILHUETTEChain bracelet from TheWayWeAre; Leather wrap clutch by shopannyaPink marbled scarf by LittleByrdShop.]

The marbled look can take on a trendy vibe or a timeless attitude. I love its versatility and the variety of color and pattern you can get.

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[Clockwise from top left: Pillow cover from MaisonDeTalaru; Silk table runner by NatalieAsIs; Vintage lamp from TheVintageRaisin; Footed bowl from BrassandIronMarket; Votives by BrooklynMarbling; Marble table by JamesDevlinStudio.]

I’m partial to adding a little hit of marble in to my wardrobe, and I’m obsessed with the idea of framing some beautiful swirled designs in a gallery wall.

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[Clockwise from top left: Open spine notebook from MollysBooksandThings; Wall art by StudioRobertWu; Letter seals by katyshoestring; Antique book from RankandFileVintage; Sheet paper by DynamiteFibers; Vintage trinket box from angelinabella; Pink notecard by RedCottage.]

The easiest way to get marbled goods into your life is through marbling paper, then using it on anything you’d like. I can envision wrapping a lampshade, making gift cards, creating cupcake toppers or just framing it up.

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[Clockwise from top left: Silk ribbon by NatalieAsIs; Lavender and rosemary soap by MotherTurtleHerbal; Rubber stamp from pictureshow; Mint swirled beads from balanceddestash; Tile magnets by katebuckleyart.]

You don’t have to be the one doing the marbling to make something cool. Ribbons, stamps, tiles, and so many other trims and trinkets make it easy to showcase this pattern.

With the amount of opportunities available for this spring trend, it’s no surprise that Etsy shops are full of marbled treasures.

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