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Notable Journalist, Anne Valery Selects Silestone® by Cosentino for Barn Conversion Project

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Notable French journalist, Anne Valery has selected the world leader in quartz surfaces, Silestone® by Cosentino for the redesign of her converted barn kitchen in Burgundy, France. With a keen eye for high quality materials and a deep-rooted background in design, it was important to Anne that her chosen surface brand would deliver on both aesthetics and practicality.  Also a passionate home cook, the kitchen was to serve as a relaxed space for cooking and entertaining.

Situated in the heart of the busy French town of Burgundy, the main aim behind restoring the 19th century barn was to transform the existing structure adjacent to the main house into a space that reflected the outstanding natural beauty of its surroundings.  The original walls were salvaged and remain as part of the building however the windows of the property were removed and replaced with large French doors to encourage natural light to flow freely throughout.

A statement waterfall effect island with Silestone® Charcoal Soapstone worktops from the Eternal Collection alter between two levels to create a cascade effect, which eventually extends into a relaxed breakfast bar area.  Also used for the outside perimeter of the island and for the remainder of the countertop space, Silestone® worktops in a suede finish were chosen due to its velvety smooth texture, which complements the kitchen’s relaxed yet earthy design.  Wood finish units and a green tiled splashback also feature to reflect the barn’s proximity to the lush, green outdoors.

Manufactured with revolutionary N-Boost technology, Silestone® Charcoal Soapstone’s unwavering beauty is met with industry-leading performance.  Patented by Cosentino, N-Boost alters the material’s surface to enhance its exceptional aesthetic and technical properties, including improved levels of water repellence. This revolutionary technology is present in all surfaces from the brand’s Eternal Collection, which make them ideal for use in both residential and professional kitchens.   Made from over 90 percent natural quartz, Silestone® is easy to maintain, has a high resistance to impact, stains and scratches and comes complete with an impressive 25-year warranty.


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