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Countertop Primer: Natural Stone

People often come in curious about different materials being used on countertops these days. Sometimes, I don’t think the answer is as quick and easy as expected! The world of Interior Design, continually gets more creative and adds products and styles daily. Exciting? Yes! Overwhelming? It can be, but that is where the Eheart Design Team comes into play!

NATURAL STONE:

– Granite is the most common natural stone in which people are familiar. Being the least porous and seeming to have over 100 different varieties, this natural stone is a great place to start to see if it works with your style.



– Soapstones style versatility allows your imagination to go almost anywhere! Contemporary, yes. Colorado, definitely. Traditional, absolutely! And anything else in between. Soapstone definitely offers a uniqueness that is hard to find.


– Marble makes my heart sing. While it seems to be a classic traditional element it can easily be used in a timeless modern home. Its characteristic to stay cold make marble every bakers dream kitchen countertop! Many people being a little more cautious of marbles characteristics you often find marble being used a littler traffic areas, such as the bathroom.

– Limestone and Travertine are great countertops primarily for bathrooms. Being on the softer side of all natural stones, it is definitely more temperamental than granite. You can’t beat the look with just an all around soft, calmness. Try it out in that powder bathroom you have been wanting to spruce up!



Join me Thursday as I continue priming you on the world of countertop materials!

Designer Favorites: Faux Bois Table

Faux Bois Table by Global Views
Faux Bois (meaning “looks like wood”) is everywhere right now and is especially chic in lacquer white.  Wouldn’t this be a welcome relief to the typical knotty alder cabin look?  This would be a great breakfast or entry table!

TREND Alert Greening and Wellness for the Bath

Most popular are two primary TRENDS in bathroom design today.  The trends are in Greening the Bath which translates directly to the wellness of the planet and in the Personal Wellness Benefits which directly relate to you personally.
In the arena of Greening the Bath are some hip products just beginning to make an impact in the market place.  As awareness increases so does the focus on these types of amenities for your bath.
One efficient and pleasantly quiet example as a Greening the Bath product is the Panasonic Whisper Green ventilation fan with motion sensor. This fan is energy efficient, quiet, and automatically goes on and turns off when there is no one in the room.  It’s available in many sizes as well as retro fit versions.





This is a Hansgrohe, Axor Electronic Faucet which gives you the flow of a sheet of water while turning off automatically to conserve water.  It has infrared sensor technology, is battery operated and has a built-in stop for cleaning.  It comes in chrome and is an example of a great idea which will Green the Bath and offer a great element of design at the same time.
It really does look great when it is installed!

The move to incorporating Wellness Benefits in your home bathroom is becoming a focal point in today’s bathroom design as well. 
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