This feature in Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's dressing room has already defined 'high-end homes' for centuries

The statement-making material is the perfect blend of beauty and practicality – designers discuss why it's worth the investment

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has shared a look inside her Los Angeles dressing room, and of course, it's worthy of the global supermodel. The face of Burberry inevitably has a closet brimming with elegant pieces, so it seems only fitting that her dressing space follows suit – and she's achieved this with the most timeless material of all. 

Naturally, the feature in question is the one that makes the greatest statement in her dressing room: white marble. 

The dramatic veined marble stands as a focal point in the space that offers everything Rosie needs to get ready – including a white dresser and, of course, an abundance of mirrors. However, while its furnishings and accessories are something to note, it is the marble backdrop that has excited designers the most. 

'White marble is a classic and elegant material that's been a top choice for high-end homes for centuries,' comments designer Rudolph Diesel.

'My favorite thing about marble, in general, is that it's the perfect blend of beauty, practicality, and extreme durability. It's one of those rare materials that's both high-end and a really sensible choice for high-traffic areas in the home,' he says. With this in mind, decorating with marble is unsurprisingly popular in rooms that may be hot, humid, and busy (kitchens and bathrooms included). 

Dressing rooms like Rosie's are likely not as used as extensively as kitchens and bathrooms, but they are still often subject to lotions and sprays – and, of course, high-heeled shoes for good measure. So, the practicality of marble remains essential, even in this case. 

london-based interior designer rudolph diesel
Rudolph Diesel

Rudolph Diesel is the founder of Rudolph Diesel Interiors, a property marketing and design house based in West London. He has Public Relations qualifications and a BBA in marketing and branding. He is the principal interior designer for prestigious property development firms throughout London.

Marble bathroom with curved mirrors and vanity

(Image credit: Tamsin Johnson)

Statement marble is no small investment (especially when used in excess like Rosie's. Therefore, styling it in a way that accentuates its good looks is key. First, Rudolph recommends ambient lighting.

'The right lighting will enhance the beauty of your marble and accentuate its depth and texture. I'd recommend installing ambient lighting like wall sconces to bring out the veining of your marble and bring warmth to the space,' he says. Next, we should opt for the right accessories. Gold-plated hardware (such as this closet door handles on Amazon) is quietly luxurious and will complement any marble dressing room perfectly. 

'I'd also recommend buying some fresh flowers or plants and placing them in a beautiful white or gold vase to add a touch of natural elegance,' Rudolph says. 

Lastly, we should let the marble speak for itself. 'Sometimes it's best to keep the design simple and give it some room to breathe. Just keeping a tidy, uncluttered space with a muted color palette can be the best way to really bring out the luxury of your marble.'

For those not looking for a subtler (yet nonetheless stylish) nod to this material, we've handpicked these marble pieces below. There's something for every style of home.

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.