Tobi Fairley’s Little Rock Home featuring Dekton
News, Top Life
March 27, 2018
Tobi Fairley, an award-winning designer, created an incredibly functional and stylish home inspired by cheery hues, family traditions, and southern hospitality. Tobi chose Dekton Kairos for the fireplace surround and Dekton XGloss Halo for the kitchen, wetbar, master bath and her daughter’s bathroom. Read more to learn how Tobi brought her dream home to life.
The design of your space seems fit for entertaining especially your kitchen. How did that element influence the design / ambiance you created?
I love to cook, so of course, my kitchen is one of the hardest working rooms in my house and designing it was definitely a labor of love. Everything in my kitchen design is so relaxing, and better yet, functional. I changed from a U-shaped layout to an island layout that provides me with so much more workspace. Whether you are entertaining or cooking for one, having a functional space is always beneficial. Many of my design elements were influenced by functionality. From the super durable, sleek Dekton XGloss Halo countertops to the fabulous storage solutions, everything in my design creates an enjoyable work area.
Another strong focal point is the fireplace and hearth in the living room. What influenced the design you created?
Before redesigning, the previous living room was dark and heavy with no life or color. There were dark wood walls, floors and a brick fireplace with minimal light. I wanted the space to be bright and colorful. I started with a gray color palette and embellished with bright cobalt, deep plum and even leopard print. The fireplace certainly draws the eye! The surround and hearth are clad in Dekton Kairos. Its sleek finish adds to the modern, glamorous feel of the space, while providing the durability to heat and stains that a fireplace requires. I wanted this room to pop but also feel seamless. The color palette feels effortlessly chic and everyone can really spread out and take advantage of this large space.