Design Trends 2014: Rock On

One of our favourite design trends 2014 is a seismic shift in decorating is pushing onxy, malachite, agate, quartz and marble to the surface in all areas of design. Slabs made with semi-precious stones are being backlit for a dramatic countertop or accent wall in high end applications.

We recently went sourcing for a fireplace surround for our client and fell in love with this eramosa masterpiece from Owen Sound. We adore its raw form without even polishing it. Our client thought the organic patterns look like amoebae while we see an exotic topological map to hidden treasures. Don’t want the expense and labour of mounting a beautiful piece of bedrock, go trompe-l’œil with abstract wallpaper. Take it further with pebble-like textured wool rugs. But, you don’t have to move mountains to get on this trend.

Take a crack at it with furnishings, countertops, wallpaper or  accessories.  We guarantee you room will rock.

Caesarstone Blue Agate Countertop


Dresser available at West Elm 

stone1stone2stone3stone7stone8Wallpaper available from Osborne and Little stone9stone13stone14Bstone15


All items available through KENDALL & Co. unless otherwise noted.