It has been a while since I showed you my
I first got introduced to Cosentino six years ago in New York, they were sponsor of the first blog tour I was ever invited to. Many blog and press trips later we teamed up again and I got to meet the team in Madrid and visiteded several of the best restaurants where Cosentino is used in the kitchen, read the story here:
For the base of my new workspace I will be using some cabinets from our Swedish friend as they give me the opportunity to update the fronts easily in the future. I will also have two cabinets adjusted for my kitchen to perfectly fit my needs, more about that later! Holidays took off in the Netherlands and I have good hope I found a carpenter who has some time left to help me with the last bits next week, but I thought I’d give you a little update already of what is going on and what I did so far including a moodboard I made for the kitchen.
Even though I wish I would have everything finished by now, I am actually happy it took a bit longer than expected. Because meanwhile I refined my style, changed products and I love to see that my first ideas and colour preferences come really close to the hopefully final result to be, but in another and unexpected way, thanks to my friend Anouk.
Studio AnoukB & A Moodboard for a new Kitchen
Minimalism, sober warm colours, natural materials next to black, and a kitchen I feel more connected with at the moment are some of the terms that come to mind when thinking about my ideal home. Making decisions and finding the perfect balance in materials is something I find really difficult in general as you might know. After taking out all floors and the complete kitchen I realized I needed someone who could help me with the total look and could bring the atmosphere I am after to live.
I first got in touch with Anouk some years ago after discovering one of the homes she designed online. I admire her style and love her as a person and feel blessed to have her in my life. Being a real bad decision maker, I am so happy she is helping me and will redesign my kitchen for me bringing my ideas to life.
Choosing the right countertop with Cosentino
I must admit I am overwhelmed by the many choices Cosentino offers, one even more beautiful than another. During the press event I got introduced to some great new collections, one rawer than another. What I really loved were the different options within the loft series, dark and industrial next to light, soft and elegant.
Pictured above my first choices for the countertop, selected from the Silestone Loft series and (in the middle) a black one from the Dekton Industrial collection. As you maybe would not have expected a light-colour worktop was also an option that I seriously considered after getting a first impression from the small samples that were handed out during the press event.
At the Dutch Cosentino headquarters and showroom in Deurne, large slabs of the complete Cosentino collection are on display! At first I was not sure if it would be a good idea for me to see even more options, but I was gently guided along both the Dekton as well as the Silestone collections.
I don’t even know where to start as I have seen so many amazing pieces, including the Natural stone collection with unique patterns and colours. Rather difficult to take good pictures in the huge space though, I managed to snap a few, and some small IPhone video’s I made to give you an impression of the huge space, can be found at my
When it really came to making choices ‘black’ won after all, I was actually surprised how well the people at Cosentino Netherlands seem to know me! The fun thing was that at arrival I was told that even if I talked about choosing a light coloured countertop with them at first, some beautiful black slabs were waiting for me as well.
We choose a beautiful countertop from the Dekton
Pictures used in the moodboards in this post are from my 2019
Eternal collection inspired by natural stone
Another collection I got introduced to is the
Eternal represents the endless beauty and elegance in time, presenting the exclusivity and originality of nature itself. For this reason each slab includes a personal variation of veins and colour to turn every slab into a unique piece. Colours from this collection are softer and my favourite from what I saw so far must be ‘Desert Silver’ inspired by the classic marble trend with an icy surface. Silestone Suede finish posses a soft velvety and natural touch.
Recently I joined another post Milan event with Cosentino, where I got to see the new Dekton XGloss