Texture has been forecasted to be a huge trend in 2015. The physical feel of the room can transform a normal delicate palette in to a space with depth and interest. When it comes to texture on stone you want to incorporate leathered and brushed finishes. The finish is the way a quarry seals a slab.
The leathered finish is more of a matte look that has deep graining. Slabs that features a leathered finish can compliment a rustic or transitional design or provide contrast and warmth to a mid-century modern aesthetic. A brushed finish has less ridging than a leathered finish wood.
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c+c wohnmanufaktur of Germany created this rustic but minimalist bathroom with what looks like a soapstone.
San Fransisco mid-century modern remodel done by Jones|Haydu. Uses a leathered countertop to contrast the sleek modern and minimalist cabinets and accessories.
This Seattle cottage, created by Habitations Interior Design uses a white leathered material to complete it’s rustic modern look.
This bar area brings added interest to these traditional cherry cabinets. created by Borrelli.