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Trending Now: Terrazzo
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.Continue to 2 of 11 below.
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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.Continue to 3 of 11 below.
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Even though terrazzo started out as a flooring material, it's also a colorful option for countertops and backlashes.Continue to 4 of 11 below.
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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.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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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 LivingContinue to 6 of 11 below.
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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.Continue to 8 of 11 below.
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