Trending Now: Terrazzo

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    Trending Now: Terrazzo

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    Once a cheap flooring option made from a medley of other materials, an updated version of terrazzo is now showing up on modern floors, furniture, home accessories and—most notably—the Instagram and Pinterest accounts of designers and design fans all over the world.

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    Modern terrazzo

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     Terrazzo was originally created in Venice as a low-cost flooring that made use of pieces of other building materials—like glass, marble and granite—and bound them together in a rough mosaic. It enjoyed a surge of popularity in the 1970's, but had fallen out of favor until recently, when contemporary designers started using bolder colors and finding new uses for the material.

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    Kitchens

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    Even though terrazzo started out as a flooring material, it's also a colorful option for countertops and backlashes.

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    Bathrooms

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    Some designers have opted to go floor-to-ceiling terrazzo in bathrooms for a high-impact style that you'll either love or hate, depending on your tolerance for bold patterns.

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    Wallpaper

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    Wallpaper manufacturers like Ferm Living have also turned the look of terrazzo into wall patterns that mimic the original.

    Terrazzo Wallpaper, €72.00, Ferm Living

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    Wall murals

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    If you're not ready to commit to terrazzo flooring or wallpaper, removable wall murals in terrazzo print are a less permanent option.

    Stone Terrazzo Wallpaper Mural, $35.00, Murals Wallpaper

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    Lighting

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    Terrazzo is also popping up in lighting designs, either in the bases of table and floor lamps, or in the shades of pendant lights like these.

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    Home accessories

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    For anyone who's looking for a smaller dose of the bold look, terrazzo is also being used for  items like serving trays, cutting boards, candlesticks and all sorts of other home accessories.

    Confetti Board, € 29, Ok Design

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    Textiles

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     Terrazzo prints are showing up on throw pillows, totes, bedding and other textiles as well.

    Throw Pillow Cover, $22.00, Society6

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    Office supplies

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    These terrazzo print pencils by HAY are just one way to bring terrazzo into your home office. You can also find notebooks, paperweights and other office supplies with similar mosaic prints.

    Terrazzo Pencil - Random Mix, $2.58, Goodhood

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    Tech accessories

    Terrazzo Phone Case
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     And if you're the kind of person who never puts down their phone, you might prefer to update your phone case to one in a terrazzo-inspired design.

    iPhone Case, $27, Form Maker