How to Enrich Your Living Space with Quartz Surfaces


Designer Jillian Sarkis of Emerald Design Studio stole the show at last month’s Alleanza Quartz 2020 Design Competition with this modern book matched bathroom, but that wasn’t the only eye-catching design she submitted. Let’s learn how she used quartz countertops to highlight the stylistic charm of different rooms as we analyze some of her other renderings.

This rustic mountain getaway has a warm, inviting layout. There’s tons of storage for dishware and family hiking snacks inside the Forest Green cabinets, and natural, open-shelving display space on the walls and under the island. Gotham Grey countertops play off of the grey finish on the appliances, fireplace, backsplash hues, and stool seating. A split-stone backsplash lining the entirety of the kitchen walls and fireplace stonework, as well as gorgeous woods, from the dark, multi-toned floors to the light and airy ceiling beams, bring some of Mother Nature’s best qualities indoors and make this home feel like it’s truly a part of the mountains.

This former factory was converted into loft apartments. “While honoring the history of the building, the space has been updated with modern amenities and a modern aesthetic,” said Jillian. “As soon as you walk into the home you see this high-impact kitchen. The island wrapped in Alleanza Quartz Statuary Vena looks like another piece of art hanging on the walls…”

The sleek waterfall island, iron bar railing, split layer floorplan, hanging geometrical light fixtures, and massive window give a smooth flow of modern art throughout the loft and out into the city skyline in an almost museum-like fashion. The white background of the quartz flows down into the flooring, while its dark veins bounce gently off the black cabinetry. Modern wall art and an area rug in the dining room deliver subtle hints of color and movement.

This historic home’s detailed character is beautifully displayed in its traditional kitchen. To accommodate the customer’s need for seating, Jillian added “…a built-in banquet wrapped on three sides by cabinetry and counter space. This allows for multiple cooks in the kitchen while also aesthetically mimicking the shape of the coffered ceiling.” It also picks up on the frames and linearity of the glass doors, shaker cabinets, and crown molding. Plentiful natural light shines in to illuminate the Bianco Venatino countertops which further enhance the room’s spacious structure.

“This Scandinavian style kitchen has very simple, clean lines with a nice, light, warm cabinetry finish. The grain of the oak cabinetry provides texture and the Alleanza Quartz Calacatta Oro book matched backsplash and waterfall-edge island provide a bit of pattern in this otherwise simple space,” said Jillian. Alleanza Quartz Tuscan Beige lines the perimeter to provide a touch of contrast.

“This bathroom is not only inspired by art deco style, but also maximalism,” said Jillian. “Incorporating subway tile, chevron tile, square tile, and Alleanza Quartz Statuary Vena…” on the tub, it blends together many different cohesive patterns via a black and white color scheme. Green paint on the walls creates another cool accent point.

Seeking a design that’s as creative and tailored to your style needs as these fantastic renderings? Alleanza Quartz can help you imagine and build your Life in Style.