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Transitional Calacatta Rhino Marble Kitchen

This transitional kitchen was designed by the homeowner. With a focus on quality above all, the homeowner chose a Calacatta Rhino marble with a honed finish for the island and countertops. If ever anything looked like a snowy mountain top, it would be Calacatta Rhino. With its soft sparkle, pure white and soft waves of very light grey and taupe, it feels as if you are in the Alps.


Honed marble countertops are a wonderful option if you are worried about reflections and scratches that occur in high traffic areas. Rather than a glossy, polished marble, honed marble has more of a smooth matte finish. Because of this matte finish, scratches are far less likely to be noticed, making honed marble a wonderful option for a busy and family-friendly kitchen.


In order to add one more dimension of visual interest, the homeowner used a diamond pattern tile backsplash from Artistic Tile. This classic pattern neatly ties together the white shaker cabinets with the marble countertops.


One way transition the look from one room to the next is to find a creative way to incorporate the natural stone or tile remnants in another room of the house. In this case, the owner used the Calacatta Rhino marble remnants from the kitchen for the countertops of a spare bathroom.


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Dallas is mostly known for their mini mansions, homes with acreage, huge footprints and tons of amenities. Something that people don’t immediately know is that there is a thriving downtown community with beautiful, stately condos.

Featured in the heart of turtle creek, this condo was gutted and completely reconfigured. The kitchen was designed around the White Ice granite. It is a granite that is a little more common, but Aria found this beautiful specimen, boasting full of fields of white with soft wafts of baby blue throughout.  This stone paired beautifully with custom medium toned wooden cabinetry that lined the walls from floor to ceiling.

The guest bathroom was the next space renovated and it incorporated a simple yet inviting warm oatmeal color palette. Aria’s Daino Reale marble complements this space exquisitely with its warm, sandy hue, bringing an air of sophistication and interest to the room.  The marble pairs perfectly with the taupe mosaic Artistic Tile shower surround.

The master bath took on a beautiful transformation with a spilt level countertop in the Daino Reale marble, more custom cabinetry, and luxurious hardware finishes.

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