In order to accommodate homeowners who love to host guests, this kitchen was thoughtfully designed to be functional, yet contemporary and sleek. The large kitchen island can act as an informal dining area as well as the perfect area to serve food. The white quartzite used for the countertops functions similarly to granite in that it is sturdy and handles a wide range of temperatures--necessary for a client who spends a lot of time in the kitchen.
While a beautiful polished quartzite was chosen as the countertop of the kitchen island, a more durable quartz was chosen for the surrounding perimeter countertops. The quartz prevents any spills from turning into stains and wears well throughout its use.
In this light-filled blue-and-white kitchen, a mix of materials helps break up the large expanse of the central island and define its multiple functions. For the prep zone, designer Kathleen Walsh chose Vermont White Quartzite while watershed-finished walnut warms up the breakfast bar area.
To provide a dramatic entrance into the home, a stunning slab of quartzite was chosen as wall art for the breakfast area which is viewed from the front door. A fluted glass chandelier illuminates the quartzite, while adding glamour to the room. A sideboard inlaid with mother of pearl completes the space.
This beautiful master bathroom pulls elements from traditional and modern design styles. Recessed lighting paired with modern globe sconces -- and a small window over the shower -- ensures an always-bright space. Lena white marble, quartzite counters and limestone floors make the room feel rich and inviting.
A mix of stone, marble and tiles create a rich and elegant master bathroom. The shower is Lena white marble with a floor of small circular tiles, the vanity a quartzite material, and the floors a darker-toned limestone.
A sideboard, inspired by a buffet shown at the renowned 1928 Paris Exhibition, serves as the perfect bar. With pocket doors and a lighted interior, the cabinet is finished in Jupiter walnut, maple, copper gold and mother of pearl detailing. A large quartzite panel mounted above is the perfect decoration to finish the look.
This light and bright kitchen blends brown and white wood cabinets, as well as a few glass front cabinets, with neutral quartzite countertops. Robin's egg blue stools line the kitchen island, while a white subway tile backsplash and hardwood floors provide finishing touches.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines combined a formerly separated and cramped kitchen and dining room into a living space with lots of breathing room by cutting a wide archway. Rustic details like the shiplap wood trim on the range hood and dining room wall and open shelving are balanced by the white subway tile backsplash and quartzite countertops.