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14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo

May 31, 2017

Hey, hey, hey! Have you noticed? Terrazzo is trending and I love it. I found so many examples of this trend over the past year while attending Europe’s largest design fairs. Are you seeing more and more Terrazzo where you live too? Today I have pulled together some ways to use it in your home, from the real deal (flooring) to patterns on objects for the home, including textiles. But first, how about a little design lesson, what is terrazzo exactly?

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo

For those of you who aren’t sure, terrazzo is, “A composite material, poured in place or precast, which is used for floor and wall treatments. It consists of chips of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or other suitable material, poured with a cementitious binder. Metal strips divide sections, or changes in color or material in a pattern. Additional chips may be sprinkled atop the mix before it sets. After it is cured, it is ground and polished smooth or otherwise finished to produce a uniformly textured surface.” – Wikipedia.

Now let’s explore some modern ways to use it in the home AND see some beautiful examples of it on floors, too. For more inspo, visit and pin from my Pinterest board: Terrazzo Trend.

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo1. Terrazzo coffee table from Anthropologie

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo2. Terrazzo kitchen floors and counter, House Deurne by MADE Architects/Olmo Peeters (also shown in opening photo and below).

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo3. Terrazzo-patterned shower curtain, Urban Outfitters

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo4. The home of Nikki McCullagh in Venice, Italy courtesy of The WSJ

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo5. Overscale terrazzo floor from AREA Architecture

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo6. Paradiso is a coffee shop in Geneva, photographer Miguel Guzman, from Divisare.

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo7. Besler​ ​&​ ​Sons bookends

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo8. Handmade terrazzo bowls and serving boards at 12Thirteen Store

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo9. Terrazzo pencils from HAY

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo10. Terrazzo table base from HAY

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo11. Terrazzo wallpaper from PaperMint

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo12. Terrazzo Max Lamb countertop, London, Play Associates

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo13. Oliver Bonas terrazzo lamp and pillow

14 Ways To Decorate With Terrazzo14. Maison Kitsune terrazzo heaven in Paris (I was there in March, it’s better in person!)

Have you seen an terrazzo inspo lately that caught you eye? I’d love to see more of it, I think it’s absolutely great – it’s like crazy confetti and looks so cheerful to me. Let’s hear it for terrazzo – the forgotten flooring that’s making a strong comeback and not just for floors, but in interiors objects and fashion too.

See you tomorrow with a post about how I turned my son’s nursery into a big boy’s room!

Holly






10 Comments

  • Reply Akshay June 1, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    This are gorgeous Designs. Would definitely see for Overscale terrazzo floor as i am looking to buy new for my home.

  • Reply Anna June 1, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I think it’s time I persuaded my husband to get on with some decorating. Your article has inspired me and I am already thinking about a revamp for our kitchen!

  • Reply Collins June 1, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Terrazzo provides a great texture on walls, ground. Moreover helps nicely in the interior design of the website

  • Reply carmel June 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    There are some fantastic ideas here. I am a bit of a decorating freak myself. I think it comes from working in the ladder trade!

  • Reply Enid Weiss June 1, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    I ADORE the over-sized terrazzo flooring. How creative! And humorous! Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Tamar June 1, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    I love this trend!! I also saw it in the last London Design Week and it was all over!! I love the environmental value of it too. Im checking out the wallpaper now!!

  • Reply Daniel June 1, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    I love the floor ideas. Would be difficult to find something you dropped though:)

  • Reply The Pattern Collective June 4, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    I love all of the terrazzo popping up lately – especially in counter tops and floors. We’re about to start renovating our new, early 1900s home in New Orleans and I think terrazzo counters in the kitchen would be amazing!

    xo

    The Pattern Collective

  • Reply JK June 6, 2017 at 1:26 am

    Makes me think of the Zak! design, confetti plate.
    https://www.zak.com/confetti_white_recycled_melamine_dinner_plate_1313-0313

  • Reply Alexa Faltin June 7, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Hi! I remember in the old company (precast elements) I was working for we were making projects with terrazzo as a stairs finishing. It not just looks good but actually has high dynamic and static strength. And it was more than 3 years ago, so yup engineers started some trend: D

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