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Cosentino Sponsors the 2019 Hampton Designer Showhouse, Presented by Traditional Home

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Cosentino is a proud sponsor of the 2019 Hampton Designer Showhouse, presented by Traditional Home. Dekton and Silestone surfaces are present throughout the space in a variety of applications. Countertops and a backsplash comprised of Dekton Sogne are showcased in the laundry room, designed by Courtney Sempliner of Courtney Sempliner Designs Ltd. Designer Gary Ciuffo incorporated Silestone Pearl Jasmine with a Suede finish in the kitchen space. The showhouse will be open from July 21 to September 2, 2019 in Southampton, New York.

The beneficiary of this year’s Hampton Designer Showhouse is Stonybrook Southampton Hospital, an organization that provides care for the local community through its award-winning facilities and dedicated staff. All proceeds are dedicated to serving the lives of children, families, residents, and visitors through vital programs and critical care.

This showhouse will feature work from 26 nationally-acclaimed designers–three of which (Courtney Sempliner of Courtney Sempliner Designs Ltd., Gary Ciuffo of Ciuffo Cabinetry, Keith Baltimore of Baltimore Design Group, and Erik R. Smith of Erik R. Smith Inc.), spoke with us about their designs, expertise, and inspiration.

Courtney Sempliner

Courtney Sempliner Designs Ltd.

Room Assignment(s): Laundry Room

Cosentino Material Used / Applications: Dekton Sogne for the countertops and backsplash

Why did you decide to participate in this showhouse?

CS: We were excited to participate in this year’s showhouse. Rather than when you work with a client, this is something we have creative reign over. We were able to really come up with a concept and design and run with it! Additionally, we love that the showhouse is benefitting the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital; nothing better than design for a great cause!

Describe the overall aesthetic of your space. What inspired your vision?

CS: Our design is directly inspired by the location of the Hamptons, which is where we pulled our color scheme from a classic Hamptons beach palette. We wanted to take something mundane, such as doing laundry, and turn this ‘chore space’ into an over-the-top place where you actually wanted to spend your time. We had (added) playful hand-painted murals to the entrance vestibule to lead you into the laundry room, wallpapered the ceiling, added a glamorous chandelier, and so much more.

Who do you envision living in this space? From both a design and functionality standpoint, how did that inspire the materials you specified?

CS: This laundry room–while over the top–is extremely functional, with double washers/dryers, tiled walls and extensive cabinetry. We envision this (as) a perfect space for a young family.

From a design and aesthetic standpoint, why did you select the Cosentino surface and color that you did?

CS: We love the neutral tone and the depth that the texture has, we thought it really complemented the palette of the space.

How did its durability and functionality influence your selection? What sets it apart from other surfaces on the market?

CS: When designing a functional space for a client, especially a young family, the durability is always paramount in the decision making process. We want something that exudes luxe, but will stand up to daily wear and tear. The color and texture selection of this product makes it a unique option in a saturated market.

What are the top 3 design tips you’d like fellow design pros and homeowners to take away from your space?

CS:

  1. Sometimes small spaces have the most potential to create a memorable space!
  2. A curated palette that truly ties in all materials, from wall finishes to countertops to decor, can really set a space apart.
  3. Just because a space is functional doesn’t mean it can’t be fun.

(Courtesy of Traditional Home; Photography by Tria Giovan; Space Designed by Courtney Sempliner)

 

Gary Ciuffo

Ciuffo Cabinetry

Room Assignments: Kitchen. Also designed and built the bathroom vanities, laundry room, wet bar, and first and second floor his-and-hers master closets.

Cosentino Material Used: Silestone Eternal Pearl Jasmine, Suede finish

Why did you decide to participate in this showhouse?

GC: It is an honor to participate in the Hampton Designer Showhouse as it is always such an incredible display of design and artistic vision. It is an exciting opportunity to share our work and designs with others and a chance to collaborate with truly talented designers and industry professionals. We are also very proud to be part of an event that gives back, as proceeds from the Showhouse are donated to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital each year.

Describe the overall aesthetic of your space. What inspired your vision?

GC: Our kitchen space is a contemporary one. We were inspired by the design of a suburban loft, and echoed this style throughout our kitchen with white slab doors, hammered steel details, reclaimed oak, and black matte hardware to pay homage to the black iron windows often found in loft spaces.

Who do you envision living in this space? From both a design and functionality standpoint, how did that inspire the materials you specified?

GC: The beauty of this kitchen is that it is designed for anyone to live in, whether that is a family of several or a young couple. The space is contemporary, fresh, and unique, with ample appliances and cabinetry. The materials that we specified were selected not only to convey our vision of a suburban loft style kitchen, but to create a kitchen space that is both beautiful and functional. To accomplish this, we utilized high quality, durable materials and finishes.

From a design and aesthetic standpoint, why did you select the Cosentino surface and color that you did?

GC: (Silestone’s) Pearl Jasmine gray veined stone is light and elegant, and draws from our kitchen palette with its soft white and gray tones. It adds a sophisticated and luxurious feel to our kitchen space.

How did its durability and functionality influence your selection? What sets it apart from other surfaces on the market?

GC: We chose Silestone over other surfaces for its durability and functionality. Being that it is more stain, heat, and scratch resistant than many other surfaces, it helps to make our kitchen space an efficient, functional one without sacrificing style.

What are the top 3 design tips you’d like fellow design pros and homeowners to take away from your space?

GC: 1. The functional layout of our kitchen space, which allows for easy entertaining and cooking.

  1. The quality and durability of our cabinetry and selected materials: our cabinetry is custom built with cutting-edge technology and only the finest quality materials to ensure a lasting, timeless product. From hardware to appliances, we chose high-quality materials that reflect our design vision and will stand the test of time. To maintain the efficiency of the kitchen, we chose Silestone to accommodate plenty of entertaining and cooking with minimal maintenance.
  2. Mixed textures and finishes: We chose to draw from opposites when designing this kitchen. You have black and white, matte and glossy finishes, hard and soft textures, and casual and sophisticated styles all coming together in this space to complement and contrast each other wonderfully.

(Courtesy of Traditional Home; Photography by Tria Giovan; Space Designed by Gary Ciuffo)

(Courtesy of Traditional Home; Photography by Tria Giovan; Space Designed by Gary Ciuffo)

Erik R. Smith

Erik R. Smith Inc.

Room Assignment: Powder Room

Cosentino Material Used / Applications: Dekton Arga

Why did you decide to participate in this showhouse?

ES: I have always wanted to participate in one, and this worked out with my schedule and other work.

Describe the overall aesthetic of your space. What inspired your vision?

ES: The room’s design was inspired by the space itself: the positives within the space, the Dekton (material), the plumbing fixtures, and the challenges within the space. I wanted to create someplace interesting and special, as I often think of Powder Rooms as ‘left-over’ space, often times small and dark (with no natural light). I wanted to give the room architectural distinction and order, and to ‘decorate’ it using various fabrics and wallpapers to make it distinctive. The design has an exotic feel about it–as Powder Rooms should be special places to visit, and you will not be spending a great deal of time within them, so they need to have a distinctive design.

Who do you envision living in this space? From both a design and functionality standpoint, how did that inspire the materials you specified?

ES: Many clients are turning to (ultra-compact surfaces) that have the look and feel of real stone. It offers so many advantages–much less maintenance, less concern as to use, consistency of quality (no matching of slabs), availability of material, and easy-install.

From a design and aesthetic standpoint, why did you select the Cosentino surface and color that you did?

ES: The color, design, and style of the material perfectly matched the design color direction; the material’s color and pattern complement and (enhance) my design.

How did its durability and functionality influence your selection? What sets it apart from other surfaces on the market?

ES: I have your Silestone material in my kitchen, so I’m very well acquainted with the quality of the material; it’s durable, cleans easily, looks great, and is extremely low maintenance. 

(Courtesy of Traditional Home; Photography by Tria Giovan; Space Designed by Erik R. Smith)

Keith Baltimore

Baltimore Design Group

Room Assignment: Junior Master Bathroom

Cosentino Material Used /Applications: Dekton Trillium frame and countertop

Why did you decide to participate in this Showhouse?

KB: Showhouses present a cool dilemma for me. I love them. It is a canvas, a laboratory, to showcase creative solutions. I can explore fantasy or the purely artistic expression of interior design.

Describe the overall aesthetic of your space. What inspired your vision?

KB: I have a prolific following out here, designing many homes in the Hamptons. Usually the inspiration for my Hampton Designer Showhouse is the concept of being taken to another place where it is all about the Hamptons lifestyle – fun, playground, relaxing, zen, vineyards and rosé wine, the beach.

Who do you envision living in this space? From both a design and functionality standpoint, how did that space inspire the materials you specified?

KB: A well-travelled Hamptonite would live here. It is a summer home where one wants a clean and simple, no-fuss home to maintain, with materials that still speak to a luxurious life surrounded by lavish materials.

What are the top 3 design tips you’d like fellow design pros and homeowners to take away from your space?

KB: Be daring. Be inventive. Be practical.

(Courtesy of Traditional Home; Photography by Tria Giovan; Space Designed by Keith Baltimore)

Cosentino, known for the company’s highly durable surfaces, is a natural fit as a sponsor of this year’s Hampton Designer Showhouse. Silestone by Cosentino offers extreme durability in kitchens, bathrooms, and other high-traffic spaces. Its advantages include low maintenance, high resistance to stains and scratches, and a low liquid absorption rate. Silestone is manufactured in more than 100 colors, three textures, and various formats, making it highly versatile. Dekton by Cosentino is a sophisticated mixture of the prime materials used to manufacture glass, modern porcelain, and quartz surfaces. The manufacturing technology behind Dekton allows for many indoor and/or outdoor applications–including pools and fireplaces–in varying colors and textures.


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