When 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.
A cottage-style kitchen can feel quaint, charming, and incredibly inviting. Features often include beadboard, painted cabinets, and a light, airy atmosphere that’s delightful and inviting.
Whether 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.
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.
The mid-century modern design style hearkens back to trends made popular throughout the 1950s. In that time, designers favored a clean, simple style featuring both natural and modern materials, a pairing of neutral palettes with pops of color, and a reliance on geometric prints to enhance visual appeal.
Gray tones may be the popular neutral of the last few years and it’s no doubt, subtle grays can be versatile and easy to coordinate. However, if you prefer warmer tones in your interior design, you may be on the lookout for countertop materials that offer hints of brown to pair with your white, black, or natural wood cabinetry.
You’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.