At first glance, it appears that one end of the room is a solid marble wall. But if you pull on one end of the wall, you realize that it's actually a sliding door made out of five millimeter-thick Carrara Bianca mounted on a 20-millimeter honeycomb structure. This allows light to shine through the wall from behind.
And when you move the wall to one side, you discover a raw and utilitarian storage space—the secret ingredient in many successful minimalist spaces.
For more examples of creative use of marble, see "Georgia Peach," which profiles a house renovated by Barbara Hill and "Creative Types," which spotlights the home of founding Dwell Creative Director Jeanette Abbink.
When not writing, editing, or combing design magazines and blogs for inspiration, Jaime Gillin is experimenting with new recipes, traveling as much as possible, and tackling minor home-improvement projects that inevitably turn out to be more complex than anticipated.