How to use distinctive stone surfaces to create design drama

Busy week, so just enough time to offer a sneak peek of some of the strikingly lovely stone surfaces I’ve come across over the last few days. I rolled them all together because to me, these quartz, porcelain, and ribbed glass elements are emblematic of an unmistakable rise of ore decorative interior elements-muraled ceilings, deeply curved sofas, textured tiles, neoclassical architectural detail, saturated colours, and burnished metals-that reveal a growing taste for a dash of flourish and flash. I can’t say I didn’t expect move it — who can be blamed for being a little tired of both cool, clinical minimalism and fussy farmhouse looks?

From left to right: Kohler‘s 15-inch, hand-cut ribbed glass Salute vessel sink, inspired by a coupe Champagne glass and available in seven heavenly shades of blue and sandalwood. Among the prettiest of stone surfaces, Aureus Vessel Sink, inspired by the ancient Asian art of Kintsukuroi, which uses gold to fill cracks and is also known as “golden repair” (also Kohler) Caesarstone’s new porcelain stone surfaces: Cambria’s Alloy Collection of quartz slabs with warm brass tones uses a new alloy to create more tactile surfaces, to inject a hint of mineral glimmer, and to design more life-like natural stone patterns. The big, bold Brittanicca Gold Cool is a marvelous multi-hued stream of copper, gold, fog, and translucent greige, shadowed by wisps and ribbons of earth tones against a crisp, cool background.

More from Cambria’s Berskshire Collection below:

Vicky Sanderson

A self-confessed Opinion-ista, Vicky Sanderson has been writing and talking about décor, design and lifestyle issues for almost two decades, and has tested just about every home product known to humankind.

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