Stone of the Season: Tempest Crystal Quartzite
Exotic, luxurious, and unique is the Tempest Crystal Quartzite, with a great range and flow of designs, from soft ripples of earthy greens and blues and cool grays to golden rays surrounded by stunning translucent crystals. Showcasing a mid-tone palette and possessing cool and warm qualities, this stone is perfect with an array of cabinetry colors; from the luxurious espresso to the bright whites and rich wood tones - the tonality allows it to go whichever way you please! This neutral yet bold surface option is perfect for a kitchen waterfall island as a stunning centerpiece or creates an impressive focal point on a floor to the ceiling fireplace surround.
Colors of the Year for 2022
The 2022 colors of the year have officially been announced by prominent paint brands Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams. Design, art, fashion, environment, and culture are the aspects taken into consideration when selecting the color of the year. Inspiration from across the globe is collected to curate not only the one stand-out color but the entire color palette as well. October Mist 1495 is the Benjamin Moore upcoming color of the year which is a “gently shaded sage encouraging individual expression through color.” It is fresh and timeless but distinct enough to make an impression while pairing well with so many other shades. “Soothing, subtle, and a perfect shade to freshen up any space” is the Sherwin Williams color of the year for 2022: Evergreen Fog. It is a versatile and calming mix of gray and green that pairs well with the other nature-inspired hues. If you’re painting your new space one of these shades, you may want to consider a natural stone option to pair with it. Our stone of the season, Tempest Crystal, makes a great choice because of its earthy brown and white tones. Other surface options available at Pacific Shore Stones such as Oceano, Paramount, Explosion Blue and Via Veneto quartzites will perfectly complement the paint of the year options as well.
Now Trending: The Chic Home Bar
What’s more relaxing than having the freedom to have a nightcap in your own home? Lately, it hasn’t always been possible to go out to your favorite cocktail lounges. Maybe you want the option to entertain guests with your own bar. Whether you want to build out a home bar or just turn part of your kitchen counter into one, there are plenty of designs to inspire you. If you're bisecting one room into separate areas, create an actual dividing line with a counter (plus, it gives you a place to sit). Set the tone of the space using a natural stone or quartz countertop as the focal point.
Go with a white marble or quartz surface paired with light-colored accents to create a bright white space or the opposite with a dark natural stone option for a moody ambiance
Designer Trip to Dallas
At the end of October, our staff from Tulsa, OKC, San Antonio, and Springdale hosted a trip to the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Dallas, TX. In collaboration with Cambria, our staff had the pleasure of bringing along designers that they work closely with, such as Julia Kirkendall of Kirkendall Design, Amber Scott with Melange Designs, and Lee Anne Stelte of White Line Designs. The weekend consisted of checking out the best in design at the show house along with a tour of the Cambria (USA quartz manufacturer) DC. Some trends that stood out at the Kips Bay Show House were bold colors and textures, dark countertops with unique edge finishing, and the eclectic use of natural stone and quartz in a way that shows how to combine luxury stone options with quartz surfaces cohesively.
New Location: Reno
Elements Room San Antonio: 1st Anniversary
Reno - Ali Sue Duesing, Scott Winchester, Allen Wright
Springdale - Alejandro Santillan
Bakersfield - Lisset Espinoza
Tulsa - Jamie Miller
Elements Room N. Hollywood - Noah Monreal, Ricardo Cabrera
OKC - Samantha Maxwell, John Kelley
North Hollywood - Gumercindo Sanchez
Oxnard - Adriana Chirico
Modesto - Ranulfo Perez