24 Mar Smartstone Amara Perfect Look
Smartstone Amara Kitchen Benchtop creates the perfect look in white-on-white kitchen by Adore Home Magazine
“The biggest decision you’ll make for your kitchen is the stone for your kitchen benchtops (if you decide to go with a stone that is). It’s a decision you don’t want to mess up,” said designer Loni Parker of Adore Home Magazine.
For her own kitchen benchtops, Loni had chosen Smartstone Amara from the Smartstone Santorini Collection, a dazzlingly beautiful and versatile range of pure, perfect whites quartz surfaces inspired by idyllic white-washed houses in the Greek islands.
Initially, Loni visualised a more heavily veined surface but after a visit to Smartstone’s showroom. She picked out a different engineered stone her new kitchen benchtop. She said a visit to a Smartstone Showroom is worth the time as a small sample is very different from seeing full size slabs of Smartstone. The way to best appreciate the beauty of quartz surfaces is in person at Smartstone’s viewing gallery located in different states Smartstones Sydney Showroom is located 29 Henderson St, Turrella NSW 2205 Phone 1300 888607
“I went with Smartstone’s ‘Amara’ and I am thrilled with my choice. It’s got a really soft subtle marble vein that isn’t overpowering. I think it’s one of their more whiter looking stones too and that’s exactly the look I wanted for this very white-on-white kitchen,” she added. From a classic range representing beauty, quality and value, Smartstone Amara is a soft, beautiful quartz surface with a subtle, random grey vein on a white background.
Now in the centre of the open space, the new Smartstone Amara kitchen island features a beautiful waterfall edge, a two-seat casual dining bar and a front panel with Tasmanian oak, a recurring theme that created warmth throughout the entire home. The Kitchen island front neatly matches the custom-made open shelves and flooring as well as fixtures in the bathroom, laundry and study nook.
One of the major alterations done in the reno was the removal of a non-structural wall that separated the kitchen from the living room to create an open-plan area with a kitchen island, making it feel more contemporary.
Also in Smartstone Amara, the back bench has a sufficient work area for cooking prep with an integrated induction cooktop and perfectly laid kit kat mosaic tile splashback, the same one used in the laundry room.