Make It Happen: Material Matters
Brighten your backsplash with rippled bronze Reveal tile (brown background) that's more than two-thirds recycled glass. Choose from 6x24 or 12x24 inches. From $60 per square foot. annsacks.comGet industrial edge in durable quartz surfacing with Raw Concrete (bottom left) and Fresh Concrete (bottom right). $25 per square foot. caesarstoneus.com
This midcentury modern-style pendant in brushed satin brass gives any kitchen a Midas touch; Cedar and Moss pendant available in three sizes. From $149. rejuvenation.com
The movement of water and sand inspired stunning swirls on the new Landon quartz countertop (top right). $80 per square foot. cambriausa.comOrganically formed Potato knobs (at left) mimic the tuber; available in 10 metallic finishes. $39. rockymountainhardware.comA hand-turned rolling pin by Wisconsin woodworker Joel Duncanson ($90, shop.thefoundryhomegoods.com) and porcelain mortar with walnut-handle pestle ($64, powderhornkitchen.com) complete the material balance.
Add shine with the versatile Constance metal barstool in antique-nickel finish. $319. ballarddesigns.com
Champagne bronze finish gives the Trinsic pull-down faucet glam status; available in a bar-prep (pictured) and full-size model. Add Touch20 technology to start or stop water flow with a touch. From $500. deltafaucet.comA weathered flooring (background) looks like aged wood, but it's easy-clean porcelain tile with a high-tech glaze. Blendart shown in gray with a natural finish. Available in 6x48-inch planks or 24x24-inch square tiles. From $9.50 per square foot. walkerzanger.comAshland gray finish puts a contemporary spin on old-world-style TundraBrick, a lightweight veneer cast in molds of salvaged bricks. It looks sophisticated on an accent wall. $7 to $9 per square foot. eldoradostone.com