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Summerhill Cambria Quartz Is the Perfect Serene Color for Your Coastal Home

Summerhill Cambria QuartzWhen you think of coastal designs that embody the classic, seaside aesthetic, you probably picture whitewashed walls, weathered wood furniture and flooring, tons of natural light, comfy, slip-covered seating, and nautical décor. You might imagine fishing nets and colorful floats, oars and anchors, and seashells galore. It’s not hard to spot this style, which brings in elements of the sun, sand, and surf.

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7 Dos and (Little-Known) Don’ts of New Kitchen Countertops

New Kitchen CountertopsWhether you’re ready to make an investment in your home or simply grown tired of your current kitchen design, you’ll find that upgrading your countertop surfaces isn’t as easy as picking a sample and calling it a day. There’s a bit more to choosing the perfect options and features to meet your needs and design preferences.

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How to Expertly Pair Silestone Calacatta Gold in the Kitchen

Silestone Calacatta Gold in the Kitchen Part of Silestone’s Eternal Collection, the Calacatta Gold quartz design is meant to imbue your living spaces with all of the beauty and character of natural stone, including variations in color and veining similar to what nature creates. In other words, you’ll get the originality you desire, paired with the many benefits inherent to non-porous, damage-resistant quartz that is durable and easy to clean and maintain.

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5 Black Fireplace Surrounds Made of Natural Stone

black fireplace surroundYou’ve probably heard the phrase “home is where the heart is,” but historically, it’s also where the hearth is. While modern, central heating has made the fireplace more of a luxury feature than a necessity in many northeastern homes, the hearth used to be where people gathered to stay warm, share a meal, and enjoy each other’s company. Of course, it all starts with a beautiful and inviting fireplace surround. While brick and stone are standard fare, you might be looking for a way to bring this central gathering spot into the modern era.

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