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Best of 2022 Projects Featuring Stone Ambassador and Vasari Italian Porcelain Surfaces

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Best of 2022 Projects Featuring Stone Ambassador and Vasari Italian Porcelain Surfaces

Best of 2022 Projects Featuring Stone Ambassador and Vasari Italian Porcelain Surfaces

Zephyr and Stone

Australian design duo Ania and Kasia from Zephyr and Stone once again chose to partner with Stone Ambassador, this time on this incredible contemporary Hampton’s project, featuring our Enchanted White throughout.

 A master touch using a matte finish stone in this space to aid in diffusing the ample natural light and allow all elements of the space to effortlessly compliment one another. 

See more of this gorgeous space by clicking here

Stoke Fireplace Studio Adelaide

Renowned international fireplace company Stoke Fireplace Studio chose Vasari Italian Porcelain surfaces for their latest architecturally inspired studio space in Adeliade, South Australia. Creating the ultimate luxe fireplace selection gallery for their incredible range.

Thanks to the exceptional heat rating and lightweight of our 12mm and 6mm Vasari porcelain range, it was the obvious choice for these design inspired fireplace creations.

Grant & Chez Denyer Bathurst Home

Gold Logie winner and television royalty, Grant Denyer, chose Stone Ambassador to for their inspired full house Bathurst renovation. As a busy father, entrepreneur and media personality, choosing the right stone for this family home was key. 

Stone Ambassador’s easy to maintain and beautiful surfaces look right at home in this gorgeous project and the Denyer’s could not be happier with the result.

See more from the Domain.com.au article here

Bang & Olufsen – Ft Vasari Italian Porcelain Surfaces

International audio/visual powerhouse Bang & Olufsen chose Vasari Surfaces for their all new and immersive sound experience showroom in Richmond Victoria. The result, an incredibly unique Vasari Porcelain feature that needs to be seen to be believed.

Colour Featured: Vasari Italian Surface Ceppo Di Gre

Luke Gaffney Builders Ft Vasari Grand Paradiso

Melbourne builder Luke Gaffney and stonemason team KD Stoneworks collaborated to produce arguably, one of the most stunning Vasari Porcelain projects seen to date, with this warm, inviting and absolutely stunning project featuring Vasari Surfaces Grand Paradiso. 

Click here to see videos of this project

Sophie Cachia Vasari Superwhite Project

Social media personality, successful entrepreneur, mother and best selling Australian author Sophie Cachia, featured Vasari Italian Surfaces Superwhite throughout her stunning Melbourne home, with this project designed by 13 Interiors.

See more of the final project here

Arpaci Interiors Ft Vasari Sub Zero

This incredible Melbourne home by the team at Arpaci Interiors is the pinnacle of Vasari Porcelain design, with a modern and contemporary feel and look, featuring our Vasari Porcelain Sub Zero throughout. 

Utilising the same finish through the butler’s pantry, benchtops, bathrooms and splashbacks kept a consistency in style flowing across all areas of the home.

See more here

Colour Featured: Stone Ambassador Elysian White

Todd Gillard Homes Ft Zayan

This Ballarat home features a classic style, with warm features, bright tones and incredibly style featuring our Stone Ambassador Zayan across benchtops and splashbacks to create a place we’d love to come home to.

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Gold Coast Home Ft Elysian White

Modern features, beautiful tones and a whole lot of style, this Gold Coast home featuring Elysian White is the ultimate beach side relaxay with a whole lot of serious #kitcheninspiration.

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HIA Award Winning Design – Artesa Homes

An incredible design by Stefan Vignogna that deserves recognition for bringing this beautiful project to life. A style that will truly stand the test of time with warm, inviting and classic tones that makes this space one you’d love to come home to.

HIA Award Winner (750k – $1M) Ft Stone Ambassador Enchanted White

Project Of the Month - Koda Design Ft Ottoman Grey

Project Of the Month – Koda Design Ft Ottoman Grey

Project Of the Month – Koda Design Ft Ottoman Grey

Project Of the Month - Koda Design Ft Ottoman Grey

A Beautiful and Practical Kitchen Space That Ticks all the Right Boxes

Project Of the Month - Koda Design Ft Ottoman Grey
Design by Koda Design | Fabricated by Batstones | Home Built by HNT Builders

Since the release of our Ottoman Grey almost three years ago, we have seen countless incredible spaces created with this beautiful stone. From the Gold Coast, to Perth it has made its way into some of the most stunning designs we have seen in our eleven year history, however this one is truly something special. 

Brought to life by the talented team at Koda Design and Rebecca Power, this epic kitchen space features all the modern luxuries of high end design, with all the heart and soul of a beautiful family home.

Koda design offer simple and complex projects whilst always maintaining a personal and hands on approach, evolving rapidly to the latest design thinking, digital technology and market intelligence to deliver a high level of human experience… and through this project it shows. 

“Stone Ambassadors Ottoman grey was chosen to add to the traditional interior design of AKala Kitchen, the perfectly balanced cool grey and white tones along with the light polished finish add a wonderful element of Luxury to this kitchen. We were able to flow this sophistication into the living room Fireplace and cabinetry along with the master Walk In Robe by using ottoman grey.”

Designer Rebecca Power
Project Of the Month - Koda Design Ft Ottoman Grey
All elements on this beautiful space work in harmony to create something truly special.

This isn’t the first time that Koda have used our Ottoman Grey to create truly incredible spaces, this project from 2022 was another masterclass in design using Ottoman Grey from Stone Ambassador. 

What we Love About This Project

What we love is how effortlessly all elements of this space complement each other, through tonal similarities (fixtures and lighting / Stone, cooktop and window frames) and the warmth of the surrounding space in flooring and cabinets bring together a truly homely feel, that’s calm and inviting to create a space we know we’d love to come home to, wouldn’t you?

Project Of the Month - Koda Design Ft Ottoman Grey
Project Of the Month - Koda Design Ft Ottoman Grey

The warmth of the surrounding space creates a real sense of home.

Start Your Ottoman Grey Project Today.

Simply click here to explore Ottoman Grey for yourself, or discover the entire Stone Ambassador Vitrified Surfaces Samples (VCS) range below. To order your very own complimentary stone sample set, click on the sample button and start your journey today. 

Project Of the Month - Koda Design Ft Ottoman Grey

With Thanks to Koda Design www.kodadesign.com.au

Choosing Your Perfect Kitchen Splashback : A Buyers Design Guide

Choosing Your Perfect Kitchen Splashback: A Buyers Design Guide

Choosing Your Perfect Kitchen Splashback: A Buyers Design Guide

Choosing Your Perfect Kitchen Splashback : A Buyers Design Guide
Image: Stone Ambassador Elysian White

Kitchen splashbacks are a great way to add color and personality to your kitchen space, below we outline the most common splashback material pros and cons.

We reveal the seven major considerations to ensure you choose the right kitchen splashback for you home.

The purpose of your new splashback

Do you look at your current kitchen splashback and love what you see? Once upon a time a basic tile, loads of grout and little care given to style were the norm, but not anymore. 

Fast forward to today, the kitchen splashback has become a true focal point of not only the kitchen, but the home as a whole. With an array of styles, materials and designs taking center stage, commanding attention and provoking conversation with a huge array of styles, designs and materials to choose from.. but not all splashback materials are created equal. 

What makes a great splashback?

Here at Stone Ambassador it’s all about provideing true style, functionality and practicality all at a great price. Finding a design that compliments your surrounding space and works well with existing, or new kitchen benchtop selections to create the ultimate kitchen space that you and your family will love. 

We are seeing trends rapidly change from hero island benchtops, to hero splashbacks and the focus on horizontal surfaces over vertical ones. 

Continue reading below to find out all you need to know about choosing then right splashback material for your first, or next project. 

Note: Remember that your splashback will be the immediate focal point of your new kitchen, so make it count!

Common splashback materials and benefits

There are a wide range of materials available for kitchen splashbacks. Solid materials like tiles, glass, and event stainless steel are all commonplace, however as trends and technologies adapt, we are seeing more suitable splashback materials enter the market that tick all the boxes at a great price.

Marble Splashbacks

Choosing Your Perfect Kitchen Splashback : A Buyers Design Guide

Whilst it makes for a stunning centerpeice in any home, natural marble as a splashback has more limitations thank upsides, in a number of way, let us explain.

One is the cost:
If you’re looking at a low cost kitchen splashback solutions, 9/10 natural stone is not the answer. 

Two is the practicality
Natural marble by nature is very soft, porous and lends itself to becoming marked and stained very easily. Not good for those who love to cook with spices, sauces and oils. While it can be maintained somewhat with a strict cleaning regime, the thought of having to constantly monitor any spatter or spills is not something most people want in a social space such as a kitchen.

Marble as a splashback rating: 4/10

Traditional tile splashacks

Choosing Your Perfect Kitchen Splashback : A Buyers Design Guide

The common splashback staple for homes all around the globe, the humble tile is a cost effective and easy solution for those looking at creating something a little less wow factor. 

But it has its drawbacks…

One is the look – it’s been done.
If you’re looking for true wow factor in your kitchen spash, tiles may not be the best option for you. Creating something amazing means thinking outside of the norm and looking at materials that not only look amazing, but are easy to maintain and unique to your space. 

Two is the issue of grout and grout lines
To create the ultimate care free kitchen splashback, constantly cleaning oil, spatter and stains out of grout is not an ideal solution. The trade off between cost and functionality comes into play when consider tiles for your splashback.

Tile as a splashack rating : 6/10

Glass Splashbacks

Choosing Your Perfect Kitchen Splashback : A Buyers Design Guide

A common splashback option is recent years is glass, which offers a wide array of colours and styles, offering personalised and unique designs to suit your project style. 

However, with an ever increasing price point and difficulty of installation plus extended install turn around times (Often 10 days or more), savvy home owners are turning towards more suitable alternatives. 

Another drawback of glass splashbacks are the highly polished finish, which creates issues for brightly lit spaces and while some new matte styles are available on the market, designs are limited. 

Glass as a splashback rating: 6/10

Porcelain Splashbacks

Once upon a time, porcelain was thought to be a brittle, hard to fabricate and install surface material that was too expensive and out of budget. 

As technology evolves, so do the use cases, benefits and price points of porcelain splashback that now make them an incredibly appealing option for anyone who wants a beautiful, extremely low maintenance splashback that will never go out of style.

With our Vasari Italian Surfaces 6mm porcelain range, the game has changed. With twenty sophisticated and on-trend surface designs, Vasari is revolutionising the Australian splashback industry with advanced production techology, that dramatically increases quality and practicality. 

This durable and beautiful material is the ultimate splashback companion, with a heat, stain, scratch and spill free surface that makes cleaning a breeze. 

Perfect for use behind gas cooktops, thanks to its heat resistant technology that allows you to maintain benchtop width size, removing the need for costly amendments after cabinetry has been installed. 

Porcelain as a splashback rating: 9/10

Click here to take a virtual tour of our Vasari Italian Porcelain range here

Quartz Splashbacks

Quartz is a great material to use for kitchen splashbacks due to its durability and ease of maintenance. Vitrified Surfaces Samples (VCS) by its very nature is extremely low porosity, meaning it won’t absorb liquids or bacteria, making it easy to keep clean.

It’s also very heat resistant and scratch resistant so any spills can be wiped away without worry of staining or damage. In addition, quartz comes in many different colors and styles which makes it perfect for creating an eye-catching feature in your kitchen that will last for years to come.

However, unlike porcelain splashbacks, it does need to adhere to a minimum distance of 200mm from the edge of the gas burner when being used behind a gas cooktop.

Choosing Your Perfect Kitchen Splashback : A Buyers Design Guide
Bang & Olufsen Partners with Vasari Italian Porcelain Surfaces

Bang & Olufsen Partners with Vasari Italian Porcelain Surfaces

Bang & Olufsen Partners with Vasari Italian Porcelain Surfaces

Bang & Olufsen Partners with Vasari Italian Porcelain Surfaces

Global audio giant Bang & Olufsen recently opened their brand new audio experience flagship store in Richmond, Victoria and Vasari Italian Surfaces were the ideal choice for this incredible new space.

Feauting Vasari “Ceppo Di Gre”, B&O design and incredible visual audible experiences anywhere in Australia to create what has arguable become, their most impressive showroom anywhere in the world.

It was crucial that B&O have a product that was unique, practical, suitable for a high traffic and while maintaining an asthetic look that complimented the surrounding space.

… and the results speak for themselves.

Band & Olufsen VASARI
Bang & Olufsen Partners with Vasari Italian Porcelain Surfaces

The pairing of the warmer terrazzo style that Ceppo Di Gre offers, along with the surrounding B&O which space was the ideal compliement to create a truly immersive and enjoyable experience for clients of the newly created showroom experience.

Vasari Italian Porcelain Surfaces offers a durable, beautiful and completely practical surface solution for their in-store coffee bar, which sees a high volume of daily traffice and hundreds of coffees made per week where a completely non-porous surface was needed to avoid staining and spills over time.

Take a look for yourself at this incredible must-see space featuring Vasari Surfaces.

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