AD: Creating a Kitchen with the Corian Moodboard Maker

Corian Moodboard MakerThis is a paid advertorial with Corian® Design

It has been a few years since we have undertaken a kitchen design project. But, when a great friend wouldn’t take no for an answer asked us to redo his kitchen, it was an opportunity we couldn’t turn down. He wanted to channel the feel of the coast, something clean, elegant and just a little bit casual. Instantly, we knew it was a project we couldn’t resist–and we knew the first place we would turn to for help planning was the Corian Moodboard Maker

Studio McGee

 

The Corian Moodboard Maker is a totally unique concept that makes stunning moodboards to channel the feel that you or the client are looking for instantly. Our first choice for this moodboard? The countertops, of course! For cooking and eating, entertaining and enjoying, nothing is as durable as Corian(R) Quartz. It’s hard to pick a favorite color, but Corian Calacatta Natura seemed like the perfect fit for this kitchen. It embodied that clean, crisp coastal look our client was wanting to embrace in a way that is totally low-maintenance. 

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Lisa Berman via Dering Hall

 

So many cabinet colors look fabulous with  Corian Quartz Calacatta Natura, but gray accents the beautiful veining in this quartz so well that we couldn’t resist the combination. 

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Martha Stewart’s Kitchen – Eric Piasecki Photography

 

We don’t know about you, but we are loving gray and brass right now. These latches and pulls give a distinctive look to the cabinetry that is truly classic. 

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Alison Kayne’s Kitchen via One Kings Lane

 

The countertops are so elegant that we love the juxtaposition of a simple subway tile backsplash–with gray grout, of course. Gray grout is a simple, inexpensive upgrade to a low maintenance kitchen choice. 

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Corian(R) Quartz Calacatta Natura

 

We love that we were able to incorporate all these elements that we love so much into our Corian Moodboard to show our client and give him a feel for what his new space will look like in a single glance. 

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Nest Studio Facet Knob

 

An elegant splash of gold…

Stark Carpet Chinese Seagrass Runner

 

The casual touch of seagrass…

 

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Regina Andrew Clamshell

 

A pretty clamshell for a coastal touch…

Gray Shaker Doors

 

Gray shaker doors for a casual yet chic look…

Herringbone Floors

 

And herringbone hardwoods for a unique twist on an old favorite all combine together in one moodboard to create the perfect feel. If you haven’t tried the Corian Moodboard Maker yet, what are you waiting for? We know you’ll love it as much as we do!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love it when you stop by!

For more chic inspiration, make sure to follow Corian on Instagram: @CorianDesign

 

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Butcher Block Countertops Add Warmth to a Kitchen

butcher block countertops
Artichoke, Ltd.

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you had the most wonderful weekend. I got to spend an incredible weekend in beautiful Hoover, Alabama with some of my favorite authors and a few hundred of the best readers around. It was a great trip!

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Brooks and Falotico Associates

 

But, of course, there’s nothing like getting back home. 

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BHG

 

When it comes to the heart of the home, counters play such an important part in the overall look. 

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BHG

 

Marble is beautiful, granite is great, quartz is fabulous…

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Tracery Interiors

 

But for the ultimate in food prep, nothing beats butcher block.

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Alisberg Parker Architects

 

We love the the look of the butcher block but its versatility is the real kitchen star.

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Bakes and Kropp

 

We don’t know about you, but we need functionality in the kitchen.

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Bakes and Kropp

 

Even a small section of butcher block can make food prep quick and simple. 

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BHG

 

What a fabulous entertaining space! 

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Terra Cotta Properties

 

Wood makes a kitchen feel warm and cozy.

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Kitchens by Deane

 

We love how a touch of wood grounds a room.

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Studio MRS

 

Are you a fan of butcher block countertops?

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Lonny

 

Thank you so much for stopping by today. We hope you have a terrific week! 

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