This kitchen's rift and sawn-cut white oak floors are 8-inch planks that were fitted and finished to match the existing floor in the family and dining rooms. The wood's warm color picks up the shade of the island's Palomino Quartzite countertop.
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.
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.
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.
A classic white kitchen with a neutral cream quartzite supports the transitional feel of the design combined with the use of polished nickel hardware and decorative lighting to add a modern flair. The lighting and light color scheme create a polished and bright room.
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.