Countertops Can Set the Tone for Your Whole Kitchen—Here’s How to Choose the Right One
See why a top designer is choosing Caesarstone countertops for a very important project: the renovation of her own home.
As a design lover with a passion for breathing new life into her spaces, Camille Styles knows the impact of high-quality materials. The function, aesthetic beauty, and utilitarian ease they offer a home is absolutely game-changing. For more than a decade, she’s used Caesarstone countertops in every one of her design projects. See how—and why—Styles, owner of Sunset’s 2023 Idea House, continues to look to the quartz countertop pioneer.
A Beautiful Workhorse
In considering a home’s functionality, the countertops are the quiet heroes. Think of our daily acts, from meal prep to sipping coffee. Countertops are the foundational slabs that provide the canvas for whatever our time in the kitchen brings. Even more so, Styles sees countertops as the key that brings together a kitchen—which is why it was one of the first decisions she made at the start of her Malibu home renovation. “Whether you choose a simple countertop that blends into the environment or one that makes a bold statement, it’s an element that impacts not only the look of the kitchen but also how you live day-to-day,” she says.
It was these reasons—durability, aesthetics, and reliability—that led Styles to choose Caesarstone for her coastal California home. Caesarstone pioneered the Quartz surface more than 30 years ago. In the decades following, the company’s countertops, which more recently also include innovative porcelain, have caught the attention of countless design minds for their luxurious look and ability to last a lifetime. “Not only are these surfaces design-forward with robust patterns with rich colors, but their superior strength also sets them apart,” says Lori Shapiro, Public Relations Manager for Caesarstone North America.
Honoring the Earth
With every decision Styles has made for her Malibu renovation, she’s considered sustainability. How do this product and its maker consider the Earth and all stakeholders? This question is at Caesarstone’s core. “It all starts with the Earth’s raw minerals and keeping a focus on human responsibility,” says Shapiro. “The journey begins with responsible sourcing to maximize our sustainable footprint. Then, throughout the production process, we make sure our factories meet strict environmental guidelines and recycling practices.”
Extending this ethos is the element of beauty. As Styles has homed in on all materials for her Malibu renovation, she’s looked to tones and colors that complement the surrounding landscape. “Caesarstone’s wide assortment of calming, neutral hues works perfectly within my overall palette,” she says.
As she considered various samples from Caesarstone, she laid them out next to other materials she’ll be incorporating into her home “to see how each element plays against the others.” Caesarstone’s Topus Concrete, a warm greige quartz, is the frontrunner, which she sees complementing the organic woods with concrete elements throughout the rest of the space. “I love the movement and variation that gives this stone a very high design look.”
The enduring beauty and strength of these countertops will undoubtedly provide an anchor in this house for all that’s to come.
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