August 28, 2019 | Projects
A design vision is achieved with Smartstone in an amazing Queensland home

Featured Colours:
Calacatta Manhattan (kitchen and powder room),
Amara (bathroom and laundry),
Concreto Naturale (Ensuite)
Project Name: Botanical Abode

“I chose Smartstone because they had a large range of colours and textures and it was just what I was looking for,” said Leeza-ann Egan who recently renovated her home in Mackay QLD. For most if not all parts of Leeza’s inspiring home, Smartstone has been her surface of choice.

The kitchen featuring Smartstone island benchtop and splashback is proving a joy to live with its winning combination of luxe marble aesthetic in super-durable quartz. Rich yet subtle with dramatic veining and gold accents, Smartstone Calacatta Manhattan is enhanced by the perfect use of lighting as it sits on top of the 3.1 metre-long kitchen island.

With the biggest slabs in the market measuring to 3.2 x 1.6 metres, Smartstone offers more generous islands with less joins and more design possibilities.

“I loved the size of the slabs which enabled us to achieve our big island bench in the kitchen without having a join, and also being able to run the same stone from the benchtop up onto the splash was perfect to achieve my dream kitchen,” added Leeza.

For the bathroom, Leeza chose Smartstone Amara, a soft, beautiful surface that features a subtle, random grey vein on a white background. The soft veins of Amara as vanity top with half waterfall edge in the main bathroom beautifully complemented the brown fishscale wall tile, providing the neutral and subtle texture without competing with the tile pattern, adding visual interest. Amara was also used as benchtop for the laundry room and patio.

Contrasting tile patterns with an amazing freestanding bath, the Smartstone vanity top in edgy Concreto Naturale and gold tapware fit perfectly into the ensuite. Concreto Naturale is one of the newest honed Smartstone surfaces that features a mottled-grey, raw concrete texture and organic pattern, enhancing diverse spaces from industrial designs to classic interiors. This honed surface from the Naturale Collection is one of the stunning interpretations of the remarkably versatile, industrial-luxe concrete look.

“I had a certain look I wanted to create for each room of the house and Smartstone was perfect to achieve this and ticked all my boxes for design, practicality and affordability!” said Leeza.

Credits
Owner: Leeza-ann Egan
Design: Tamica at Tempus Design Studio
Cabinetry: Pioneer Cabinets
Fabrication: Whitsunday Marble and Granite

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