Caesarstone 5121 Layalite brings organic texture to modern kitchen inspired by the outdoors.
When home & lifestyle influencer Roxanne (AKA @vincent_the_house on Instagram), and her husband Chris first viewed their Edwardian London home, one of the biggest selling points was the south-facing garden. It was a little overgrown when they purchased the property, but after years of planting and pruning, it became Roxanne’s favourite view.
She explains: “I love it so much that it was my main inspiration when creating our bistro-style galley kitchen. We opted for huge crittall-style bifold doors framing the garden and chose a glossy, deep-green tiled splashback early on. We wanted a countertop that was natural-looking, with warmer tones and a softly honed surface which would offset and harmonise with the tiles.” She fell in love with Caesarstone 5121 Layalite with its pure white base, like fresh snow melting away in broad streaks to softly expose the rough greys and ochres of underlying metamorphic rock.
Roxanne continues, “It’s a beautiful, high-quality addition to our kitchen. We love cooking, especially together, but in our old kitchen we were always bumping into each other. We gained some space in the new design by taking out a huge chimney breast and prioritising over 2 metres of Caesarstone counter space. This created a preparation area that is long enough for us to stand side by side. Our washing machine and tumble dryer are also under the counter, so we use our worktop to sort and fold laundry as well.”
Roxanne and Chris made a built-in dresser unit with open shelves which has become home to their favourite recipe books and prized objects. She says, “the shelves are actually the same Caesarstone surface as the worktops. We had them cut from leftover bits of the slab.” As a result, 5121 Layalite is a thread that runs throughout the space, tying the material palette together and bringing increased organic texture to the scheme. This is complemented by mosaic tiled floors, stone-coloured Howdens cabinets, an aged copper sink and brass taps, reclaimed wood furniture, and natural linen banquette upholstery. Shelves with plants and foliage-patterned wallpaper draw the outdoors in even further. The result is a natural light-flooded, garden-inspired hub for cooking, entertaining, and gathering as a family.
Looking for more inspiration? Why not browse the Caesarstone catalogue to discover the latest in kitchen surfaces. By combining creativity and quality materials with Caesarstone, you can curate an eye-catching and highly functional kitchen space that you'll adore spending time in. Request a free sample from Caesarstone today and start creating your dream kitchen.
Photography by @chrispughphoto