There’s no getting around it: Lava stone is gorgeous. It’s beautiful, with its amazing color, its luster and its you-can’t-quite-put-your-finger-on-it magnificence. It’s also literally one of the most expensive options in the world for countertops, sometimes ending up around $300 a square foot. The reality is, nothing will look like lava stone. But Paperstone, a composite countertop made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper and non-petroleum-based resins, might just make you forget about it. It seems like a solid-surface material but is eco-friendly in almost every way you could imagine, and when you drink in its warm Cabernet color, you might just wonder why you ever considered another crazy-expensive option.
High-quality materials take center stage in this kitchen. The custom cabinets are crafted with bleached Alaskan yellow cedar frames and bamboo panels. Dark limestone countertops bring out the bamboo-like pattern in the stone mosaic backsplash. Adjacent to the backsplash is a horizontal window with a resin panel that incorporates natural seagrass.