Converting key interior designers into brand champions. Throughout their partnership, the Trendspotters have lent insights on U.S and regional design trends and new product development.
Denise McGaha’s Lilac Kitchen
Denise McGaha brings lilac to life in an incredibly functional and stylish kitchen layered in different tones of purple. The space is designed to be the true heart of the home; breakfast at the coffee bar and barstool area, a work station or venue to host lunches, and a perfect spot to enjoy an evening glass of wine before or after dinner. Denise used Silestone Charcoal Soapstone on the bar and island and new Silestone Eternal Series Calacatta Gold on the counters around the cabinet walls.
The Tribal Kitchen, rich in warmth and texture, represents a well-traveled homeowner, not unlike Silestone Trendspotter Steffany Hollingsworth herself. The room centers around a fireplace, a feature that traditionally brings people together. The kitchen design evokes an instinctive feeling of being connected to tribal and historic roots. Steffany and her team used new Silestone Eternal Serena and Marquina in Suede throughout the space.
Silestone Trendsetter Theresa Casey designed her Organic Loft kitchen with a vision: An urban sanctuary. Theresa combined Silestone, Kohler and Benjamin Moore products, infusing traditional and modern influences to create a beautiful kitchen that connects with nature through the open plan and large windows. Theresa utilized colors from the new Silestone Eternal Series, Calacatta Gold and Marquina, as well as Silestone Iconic White.
Silestone Trendspotter Drew McGukin draws from his own life in metropolitan New York City for the inspiration behind his Studio Kitchen design. The concept kitchen, develops its hyper-organized concept into reality by layering functionality to make the space most useful for any purpose – entertaining, living, or working. Each aspect of the kitchen tucks neatly away, creating a streamlined, clutter-free and contemporary environment geared towards big city lifestyles. Drew used Pearl Jasmine from the Silestone Eternal Collection throughout the space for a modern and consistent look.
In coastal communities like Pensacola, FL where Silestone Trendspotter Cheryl Kees Clendenon calls home, indoor and outdoor design often go hand-in-hand. Cheryl’s coastal aesthetic came to life with her Greenhouse Kitchen: a tranquil environment that embraces the outdoors and encourages relaxation. With different kitchen zones in mind, Cheryl used four colors from Cosentino to help define space and ensure maximum durability: Charcoal Soapstone and Calacatta Gold from the Silestone Eternal Collection, Silestone Iconic White, and Dekton Makai.
Courtney Cachet is a designer and writer accustomed to never ending travel like around the south of France, where her family originated, a recent trip to Italy that broadened her outlook on the world and Miami the place she has made her home and a part of the world she knows very intimately. She has combined some of her favorite places and embellished them with her vital and stylish point of view.
Kerrie Kelly loves to contemplate the moon and she often draws inspiration from its glow, its textures, and craters from its enchantment and hypnotic appeal. Her design Albedo is grounded in this inspiration channeled through the journey from her studio in northern California to the Cosentino factory in Spain, as a result the base color for Albedo reflects the hues of the moon’s surface; She has enhanced it with blue veining, which situates her idea somewhere between earth and the moon.
The grandeur of certain settings leaves their mark on the people who come to experience them. They have a power to transform and influence and it is for this reason that the creation of interior designer Julia Buckingham is recognizable, defined and unique. Julia created a cocktail based on several years of inspiration in her design studio, the sophistication and grandeur of such a sublime urban setting that is Chicago, her city of residence, and a part of the mysticism drawn from her experience in the American Southwest, specifically from a place as distinct as the desert of Arizona.
Light is everything for Mark Williams, this is the reason he takes it for granted that clients typically ask for light and bright designs featuring white and gray marble. For this Atlanta based designer, there is an inherent elegance in marble, something that is already there before any designer comes and attempts to give meaning to nature,”I wanted to create something as beautiful as that, with an unexpected sensitivity”.
We don’t know how to redefine life and nature, this is probably because nobody can. But, as designer Kim Lewis says, everything is associated with the beauty and inspiration found in the things of nature. In other words, it can’t be redefined but it can be interpreted and more particularly, experienced. Olivia was created precisely with an eye on nature, with the intention of introducing the exuberance and vitality of the outdoors into the home.