In the beginning, Alice had planned for an entirely black kitchen but felt it may appear stark with the concrete flooring. To soften the concrete underfoot, Alice decided on a stained oak kitchen made by VEDUM, with a Silestone® Calypso benchtop; “a given choice”. Silestone® Calypso, consisting of more than 90 per cent natural quartz, was selected for its stain and scratch resistance, easy to clean and maintain.
With its subtle white veining, Silestone® Calypso marries exceptionally well with the stained oak and reflects a close connection with the home’s timber exterior and rocky surrounds. Black pendants, leather handle detailing and rustic kitchen accessories further add to the warm and tactile atmosphere.
While a chocolate brown palette may not have been the first choice in the kitchen, Alice says they couldn’t be happier with the result – ready to be shared with many a dinner party guests.