Homeowners and kitchen designers alike can find incredible inspiration from the 2012 Kitchen of the Year as chosen by House Beautiful. Designed by Mick De Giulio, this award-winning kitchen design combines style and functionality for a space that is simple yet sophisticated. As Giulio told House Beautiful
in an interview, "Kitchens can get very complicated. I wanted to keep this simple and classic. It's also a little bit glamorous."
One of the most notable features of this award-winning 1,000-square-foot kitchen is the thoughtful combination of materials. Giulio chose to use Fair Lady Supremo 1650 quartz countertops by Caesarstone
for the main island and the perimeter of the kitchen. These stunning yet durable countertops helped Giulio achieve the perfect balance of elegance and edginess.
To round out the earthy yet industrial look Giulio was aiming for, he incorporating warm natural wood, cool stone tiles, polished stainless steel and sparkling glass. Giulio's wow-factor or "hook" - as he likes to call it - was achieved with a unique, navy blue sink, which creates a nice contrast with the crisp and clean countertops and tile backplash.
Open shelving and a custom kitchen island design add both efficiency and aesthetic appeal. To make this a true gourmet-grade kitchen, Giulio added a fabulous butler's pantry and an innovative storage system for hanging pots and pans. As if this wasn't enough, Giulio supplemented the main kitchen with an outdoor kitchen featuring a gorgeous bluestone island.
Marble and Granite can help homeowners and designers achieve a kitchen design that is elegant and earthy while still functional and durable. As the largest natural stone wholesaler and exclusive distributor of Caesarstone in New England, Marble and Granite can help you find just he materials you need to achieve an award-worthy design. To begin exploring the design possibilities, browse our products online
or make an appointment to visit one of our showrooms in New England