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Terrazzo, Ti Amo! 12 Ways to Try the "It" Pattern In Your Home

An old material gets a modern twist and we’re totally obsessed.

By Angela Law

I love a good pattern, but I do understand that it’s hard to decide on which one to let take over your house. Polka dots can be too cute. Plaid can be too rustic. Stripes can be too bold. If you’re coming off the minimalist, modern, hygge tip that many of us have been tripping over the past few years, it can be especially hard to figure out what patterns to reintroduce into your home.

To all of you, may I introduce terrazzo? It’s fun, it’s textural, it’s a pattern without being too pattern-y.

Terrazzo is from 15th-century Italy. It started off as a composite material -- a form of mosaic that involved grinding different pieces of marble, granite, and glass to produce a uniform spattering of awesomeness. It was mainly used as a flooring material but, embraced in the 1920s by Art Deco and reimagined in the 1980s by Memphis, it has become a pattern that can now be seen on walls, tables, and even beds. One of the most recognizable uses of terrazzo? The Hollywood Walk of Fame! Somebody you love who loves terrazzo? Mandy Moore! Not even kidding. Mandy Moore fell head over heels with terrazzo while she was renovating her $2.6 million home.

But back to you! Not ready for a whole terrazzo floor yet? We found 12 other gorgeous ways for you to try the look in tu casa. Warning: It's all pretty darn cute.

Dassie Artisan Terrazzo Jug

It doesn't matter if you have the most boring guests over. Who cares if it is just water in this vessel. With a jug like this, any time becomes a good time.

Beige Terrazzo Wall Clock

Where are the numbers, you ask? Let's be honest. When was the last time you looked at a clock like this, instead of your phone, to tell time? For nostalgia and ornamental sake though, wall clocks will always have a place on my wall.

Ferm Living Tin Boxes

What a pretty way to store those knickknacks. These bins conveniently come in 7.9, 9.5, and 11 inches.

Sepon Terrazzo Vessels

These waterproof, handcrafted vases were made by a family-run, fair-trade workshop in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. At 4.5 inches, they would also make for great desk accessories.

Mareike Boehmer Scandinavian Elegance Terrazzo Duvet Set

Have you ever walked into a friend's bedroom and seen a terrazzo duvet? Wouldn't you like to be the first?

Holli Zollinger Terrazzo Wallpaper Green

Wallpaper is always an amazing way to liven up any room. Start with an accent wall if you are skeptical. Then, imagine how cool the room would look if it all four walls were covered with this whimsical pattern.

Terrazzo Bath Collection

You want the real, old school stuff, you say? Well, here is an entire set of marble terrazzo for you. So luxurious!

Taryn Terrazzo Coffee Table

Terrazzo doesn't always have to be in crazy colors. Monotone terrazzo can be quite elegant. This 22-inch resin table is especially chic in small spaces.

Emily Marlin Colrouful Royal Jesmonite Terrazzo Coaster

Of course, if you wanted to jazz up that black table, these coasters would look absolutely speck-tacular!

Terrazzo Decorative Tray

Abiding by traditional terrazzo methods, this tray is made of several stone types set in cement. Candle tray, coaster, centerpiece base....this piece is great for so many uses.

Terrazzo stone pattern Throw Pillow

A hard material gets a much-needed image makeover. "Terrazzo: It's not always as tough as it looks." These throw pillows come in double-sided print and are available in four different sizes.

Pendant Hanging Light

Made of concrete and recycled materials, these lights only measure 4.5 inches each so you should totally go ahead and just buy the whole set.

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