Cabinetmakers aren’t the only ones who can claim their mark on the custom kitchen. Natural stone fabricators are chiseling and carving their way into custom spaces through an unlikely medium - natural stone sinks.
White cabinets and black countertops. Dark cabinets and light countertops. They’re classic combos, but today we’re seeing designers moving more to two tone kitchens. And who can blame them when you get to have two of everything you love?
2016 was a beautiful year for natural stone.
Soapstone had a breakout performance in modern interiors. Marble pushed past a high brow rep to casual, accessible elegance. And the ever chic Cambrian Black Granite made it clear that black is back in the kitchen.
Interior stylist and blogger Kirsten Grove, recently set out on a total renovation of a mid-century Idaho home that was stuck in the 90s. (Think crystal chandeliers and brown countertops.) She and her husband do most of the work themselves adding character, ingenuity and style to every room
Why does the farmhouse sink endure? Is it the sink’s timeless look or it’s ability to hold up to washing babies, dogs and giant spaghetti pots?
I’m going to say both.
They’ve been with us through thick and thin. Soft, smooth and forgiving, our favorite jeans are never the dry clean only variety, and in fact they get better with every wash.
If only our interiors behaved so well. (Upholstery that never fades. Rugs that never fray.)
There is one material though
I spoke to a designer the other day who specializes in eclectic modern kitchens in high-end residential homes. Besides her talent for design she's also knowledgeable about the products she specs. She doesn’t spec a material unless she knows it’s origin, it’s impact on the environment or how it
Navy is nice and white is classic. But there is staying power in black. Always chic. Forever sophisticated. (Enjoy your 15 minutes grey, but there will never be a new black.)
What we love about black, however, does change. For years we loved the high shine of a powdered coated finish. We lusted