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Mixed Media Design

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This Monday, We’re Mixing Things Up

“The trend this year is mixing unexpected materials such as quartz and wood.”

Mixing Stone and Wood in Design, by Element Surfaces

Since the beginning of 2018 the home design industry has experienced a rapid growth in mixed media design. We recognize the importance of countertops as a focal point of kitchen design, so this month we’ve crafted a beautiful Mixed Media element to help you visualize the way you can integrate multiple textures in your space, and take your design to the next level.

Zebrano is a perfect countertop to integrate a natural look and an organic warmth. Its soft tones with light veining are stunning. Torano‘s soft veining won’t feel too harsh in the space, but will allow it to blend well while it’s soft grey undertones will coordinate perfectly with the black hardware that we’ve chosen. In order to contrast the wood countertop, and tie in the Torano we’ve chosen a unique tile floor. Shape is very important to design because of the visual interest that it brings, and this floor does just that.

We would paint the cabinets in this space Silver Marlin (2139-50), it’s soft look adds calmness to the space, and it’s a gorgeous compliment to the Zebrano. Ice Mist (2123-70) will pair perfectly with the light green of Silver Marlin. This white wall color has a greenish undertone that will tie the cabinets in to the space.

We’ve chosen a sleek black faucet with a concrete sink to contrast the warmth of the Zebrano wood, and offer visual interest to the space. Sleek black hardware will pair well with the faucet and bring consistency to the space.

Lighting is the perfect way to add a touch of fun. We’ve chosen these gorgeous circular hanging balls that can be customized to complete your vision.

The ideal bar stool to tie this room together features a wooden seat and metal legs, bringing in every element of your design.

Featured Designer: Maddie Bouma

Hallcrest Stone

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Feelin’ a little Moodie this Monday?

Us Too.

A Hallcrest Kitchen, by Element Surfaces

Hallcrest’s subtle mix of white, grey, and black speckling appeals to a neutral palette while bringing texture and life to your space. This stone is the perfect choice for the busy mom who hates seeing every crumb. If your kids (or husband) are prone to eating plateless – Hallcrest has your back. It’s soft speckling offers a natural disguise to the daily wear and tear that a lived-in kitchen undergoes. While all Element Stone surfaces are stain, heat, and scratch resistant Hallcrest has the added advantage of being able to hide any natural tarnishing which may occur over time.

The kitchen can often feel like a messy and chaotic area of the house- like when you were supposed to leave 20 minutes ago and your son’s asking you where his homework is and your daughter’s whining about taking the bus and your husband’s asking you where his jacket is and you can’t find a clean coffee cup and you’d kill for 10 seconds of quiet. With all of the craziness that usually occurs in the kitchen we strive to create an element that naturally combats an impending breakdown. Therefore we recommend choosing a paint color which induces feelings of cleanliness and calmness, such as Soft Chinchilla by Benjamin Moore. This dusky blue adds a soft pop of color and pairs nicely with Hallcrest Stone.

We love choosing a backsplash that can add dimension and texture to your element. This gorgeous leaflike white tile brings in a natural vibe and it’s stark white color contrasts, yet compliments, the natural look with a touch of sleek modernism. A white shaker cabinet offers a bit of a traditional feel and sleek black hardware adds weight to boldly contrast the white. Blending traditional and modern styles offers both visual interest and appeal.

Your kitchen should be a reflection of yourself, and a herringbone natural hardwood floor adds personality and character. As does this matte black sink, which coordinates perfectly with the countertops and the cabinet hardware, while offering a unique and original twist. To add a touch of shine to a room with mostly matte finishes we recommend choosing a stainless steel faucet. We chose an Edison faucet that is both funky and functional.

To complete this element we’ve chosen a dark grey modern refrigerator. It’s color coordinates perfectly with our sink and hardware, and the stainless steel handles tie in the sink faucet, perfectly balancing the space.

Featured Designer: Maddie Bouma