Adding a designer touch to my kitchen

I am currently working on a kitchen re-style (you can see my rant about how much I hate my kitchen here) so when I was offered this Tom Dixon marble serving board to review I jumped at the chance because it is exactly what I need to add a special something to my kitchen. Have you seen the Tom Dixon designs yet? Occa-Home stock the range and it can add a touch of designer to the most dull of kitchens (like mine!).

Here is a sneaky peek of my kitchen re-style…

Kitchen re-style | Apartment Apothecary

I detest my work top so adding this beautiful white marble helps to lift the things around it.

The board is made from Morwad white marble and is a really good size measuring 42 x 24 cm. It is beautifully smooth and has practical hand grips at either end, which make it so much easier to handle considering its weight.

The removable brass saucer set within a well on one end of the board confused me at first and I wasn’t sure what to do with it. However, as I started to use the board I realised that for me, it’s much more useful as a serving board and looks wonderful on the dining table. You can remove the disc and serve dips in it and the well in the board is perfect for oil and vinegar or other sauces. If you did want to use it as a chopping board, collect food scraps on the disc so you can throw them directly in the bin without needing to lift the heavy board.

Kitchen re-style | Apartment Apothecary

The board is perfect as a serving board from the table and would make a beautiful centrepiece at any dinner or drinks party.

Kitchen re-style | Apartment Apothecary

I’ve now got an eye on the wooden Tom Dixon chopping boards – swoon! I promise to reveal my full kitchen re-style in a couple of weeks.

Katy x

*This post was written in collaboration with Occa-Home but all views and opinions are my own.




  1. Hannah 13th March 2015 / 10:28 am

    ooooooooo really nice!!!! want!

    • Katy 16th March 2015 / 1:53 pm

      I’m now thinking I want marble worktops the board feels so good! xx

  2. Tania 13th March 2015 / 10:50 am

    Oh, I love marble boards. That well for sauces is genius, it would be so perfect for canapes or bread, like you’ve shown it. I’ve just learnt how to make sushi – I could put the soya sauce in the well and the wasabi on the gold disc. Damn it! Another thing to add to my wish list x

    • Katy 16th March 2015 / 1:53 pm

      Using it for sushi would be perfect! x

  3. Abi | These Four Walls blog 13th March 2015 / 12:08 pm

    That’s beautiful – you can’t beat a bit of marble for jazzing up a kitchen, and I love the Tom Dixon slant on the design. Though boy do marble boards hurt when you accidentally drop them on your foot (I speak from experience here…)x

    • Katy 16th March 2015 / 1:54 pm

      Ouch! That would be horrendous. Although this board has good grips at either end so it’s pretty easy to handle (hope you foot was ok!!) x

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