The Blue Ivy HouseModern Kitchen

Shannon McGrath

Photo of a mid-sized modern l-shaped eat-in kitchen with an undermount sink, flat-panel cabinets, blue cabinets, marble benchtops, white splashback, marble splashback, stainless steel appliances, light hardwood floors, with island and white benchtop. —  Houzz
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marie6104Hannah Fawkes wrote:28January,2019
  • Hannah Fawkes
    3 years ago
    is it easy to look after??
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    Mcmahon and Nerlich
    3 years ago
    • Marble does require a little love and maintenance - namely a good quality sealer when its installed and then ideally a seal each year (which some clients do, some clients don't). A little care needs to be taken to not stain or cut the marble, however it rewards with a beauitful character and liveliness and takes on the personality of the owners/ its use over time (particularly clients who love to cook!). This is not for everyone, and some people prefer a more predictable surface over time. However the marble's natural beauty and character is why we love specifying and using it. I think it's summed up pretty perfectly in this article by Rebecca Judd; http://www.rebeccajuddloves.com/2014/01/21/ask-bec-calacatta-marble-on-benchtops/


What Houzz contributors are saying:

georgia4321
Georgia Madden added this to 10 Great Ways With Marble16 February 2020

Lining the shelves in the adjoining dining space in the same marble is a lovely touch and creates a sense of consistency between the two zones.

vanessalwalker
Vanessa Walker added this to Room of the Week: Deep Blue and Veined Marble Forge a Wow Kitchen29 April 2018

Key pieces of furniture/fittingsThe Arne Jacobsen for Louis Poulsen AJ Royal pendant light above the dining table is from Cult. The feature kitchen pendant and spotlights are from Darkon. The timber table is by Mark Tuckey, while the dining chairs are from Danish Red in Armadale. The black steel planter boxes are from Redfox & Wilcox.Thinking behind the arrangement of furniture/fixtures: Everything is organised around the generous island bench, the kitchen is complemented by the adjacent timber dining table to provide a place for the family to eat, read, study, relax and converse. Open timber shelves increase the practicality of the high overhead cupboards and allow for display of glassware and objet d’art. A significant part of the brief was to house the clients’ enormous book collection. The dining room wall is fully lined with the cantilevered timber shelves, which work with the Mark Tuckey timber table. The marble is also used as shelving, with the cabinets dividing the kitchen and living room fashioned into a full-height bookshelf, and a hybrid marble-timber bookshelf in the end of the kitchen island itself.Vertical elements such as the integrated refrigerator and pantry are located together opposite the French doors, and appliances and sink arranged along a long bench to the rear. A frameless, flush range hood is perfectly concealed behind the overheads. The pantry doors open to reveal hidden additional bench space, complete with sensor lights and marble. Deep overhead cupboards imply a continuous surface, elegantly resolve the junction with the pantry, and create a recessed appliance area.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

lsmullis
Leilani Mullis added this to Kitchen11 March 2022

Blue and clean and gap between slabs

jharna_agarwal
Jharna Agarwal added this to new house23 September 2021

love the background use of marble for bookshelf

webuser_406413963
Ann Jane added this to Kitchen6 September 2020

extending the marble to shelving

charli_hall57
Charmaine Black added this to kitchen5 September 2020

Natural wood and marble with greenery ?

carobee
carobee added this to Colours16 February 2020

Key pieces of furniture/fittings The Arne Jacobsen for Louis Poulsen AJ Royal pendant light above the dining table is from Cult. The feature kitchen pendant and spotlights are from Darkon. The timber table is by Mark Tuckey, while the dining chairs are from Danish Red in Armadale. The black steel planter boxes are from Redfox & Wilcox. Thinking behind the arrangement of furniture/fixtures: Everything is organised around the generous island bench, the kitchen is complemented by the adjacent timber dining table to provide a place for the family to eat, read, study, relax and converse. Open timber shelves increase the practicality of the high overhead cupboards and allow for display of glassware and objet d’art. A significant part of the brief was to house the clients’ enormous book collection. The dining room wall is fully lined with the cantilevered timber shelves, which work with the Mark Tuckey timber table. The marble is also used as shelving, with the cabinets dividing the kitchen and living room fashioned into a full-height bookshelf, and a hybrid marble-timber bookshelf in the end of the kitchen island itself. Vertical elements such as the integrated refrigerator and pantry are located together opposite the French doors, and appliances and sink arranged along a long bench to the rear. A frameless, flush range hood is perfectly concealed behind the overheads. The pantry doors open to reveal hidden additional bench space, complete with sensor lights and marble. Deep overhead cupboards imply a continuous surface, elegantly resolve the junction with the pantry, and create a recessed appliance area.

alexeirus
alexeirus added this to 801 | bathrooms18 December 2019

backsplash for shelving. an idea for living room