USA Today Home recently interviewed Peddler Interiors in-house designer Jerome Farris about the trend of quartz counters in kitchen design. Cleaner, neutral palettes are driving choices today and Farris offered several reasons.
“Engineered materials, like a Caesarstone quartz countertops, are allowing more control over the final look than the heavily veined granite. Even in one granite slab you could have inconsistency,” says Farris. “I like the cleaner look of quartz. It is not as busy and it gives you a greater durability which you don’t see in marble.”
Recently named Greater House & Home Magazine’s Readers’ Favorite Interior Designer, Farris was one of the first designers in the market to use Cambria, a quartz product, in the 2005 Legends Ridge Parade of Homes in Franklin where he earned numerous design awards.
“Personally, I like the simplicity of a quartz and recently used a “White Macaubas” in my own kitchen remodel,” Farris said.
When assisting Peddler Interiors co-owner Mary Ann Richardson with her kitchen remodel two years ago, clean and bright were the design objectives.
“Located in the center of her home and flanked by the dining room and den, it was important to create a bright, welcoming environment. The foundation of using a Caesarstone counter helped us achieve that look. “
Honed, leathered or antique finishes for granite are perfect for a covered porch or poolside kitchen. Farris said a great spectrum of options is important in creating the perfect custom home project.
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