September 26, 2019 | Trends
Three fabulous kitchen trends featuring Smartstone’s Statuario Venato

From imperial Rome to the 2019 Milan Furniture Fair, Italian marble has been on the most-wanted material list. Today there’s a clever way to enjoy the prestige of Statuario marble with a 20th century twist and that is Smartstone’s Statuario Venato. It perfectly replicates the mesmerising, bold veining that distinguishes this opulent material, while giving modern surfaces the durability and affordability of high-tech engineered quartz. Take a look at these three on-trend kitchen designs in which Statuario Venato has made itself at home.

The Minimal Kitchen

Waterfall edges are currently one of the most hotly in-demand profiles for kitchen island benchtops. Showing how they’re done to perfection is this minimal design by Corben Kitchens in a recently completed duplex in Cronulla, NSW. Smartstone’s Statuario Venato has been beautifully vein matched – quality joinery is essential with marble-style benchtops and splashback. This kitchen island is also as hardworking as it is hard wearing, with built-in storage, concealed cabinets and soft-close sliding drawers keeping the space clutter-free. (pictured above)

The Black Kitchen

Statuario Venato brings its luxe aesthetic to a kitchen and butler’s pantry in a heritage restoration of a run-down 1930’s Canberra cottage by Paul Tilse Architects. We are seeing this surface, and other strong veined Smartstone marble styles, frequently chosen as the surface in black kitchen designs and it’s clear why. The vein is bold enough to visually hold its own against black cabinetry, while Statuario Venato’s luminous white background makes a beautiful and contrast to lift dark features. (pictured left)

The White Kitchen

The beauty of Statuario Venato is how it adapts to diverse interior styles, from classic to contemporary and minimal and maximal while always packing a ‘wow’ factor. It has become a popular choice for predominantly white kitchen designs as its strong, striking vein to a clean design. Here, it brings a rich textural layer to this stunning kitchen by Churpat Building in a luxurious family home in Bardon, Qld.  (pictured right)

Smartstone’s marble-inspired surfaces are widely considered by many leading interior designers, architects and builders to be the most natural looking veined surface available in quartz. View the collection and find more interior inspiration at smartstone.com.au/inspiration

The Minimal Kitchen

Cabinetry: Corben Kitchens @corbenkitchens
Builder: Timilty Construction @timilty_constructions
Plumbing: J. Gillette Plumbing @jgilletteplumbing
Photography: Tom Lotter @boy_named_tom
Paint work: Shark Coatings @sharkcoatings

The Black Kitchen

Architecture & Design: Paul Tilse Architects @paul_tilse_architects
Joinery: Braithwaite Innovative Joinery @braithwaitebuilding
Builder: Preferred Builders @preferredbuilders_canberra
Interior Design: Vanessa Hawes @vanessahawes_designer @paul_tilse_architects
Photographer: Rodrigo Vargas @rodrigo.vargas.photography

The White Kitchen

Builder: Churpat Building @churpatbuilding

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