Granite: Groups 3 & 4

Last week I showed you Eheart’s affordable and fabulous granite groups 1 and 2, so we are moving on to groups 3 and 4. So excited to show you – I just have to get straight to it!


Absolute Black, Kashmir White, Tropic Brown, Madura Gold, Giallo Ornamental, Giallo Veneziano are a few on the groups list.

Kashmir White is a fun favorite to design with. Pulling a cool modern look together with 12″ x 24″ light grey porcelain tile on the floor with dark grey contrasting cabinetry. White, light grey and dark grey multi sized glass bubble back splash tile is the perfect tie to pull this kitchen together. Red and Taupe striped fabric for window treatments will quickly pull the deep garnet out of the Kashmir White granite giving this kitchen a great WOW factor! Adding one more patterned fabric on your kitchen nook chairs and/or kitchen bar stools, help bring a little more fun, pattern and texture to the room.
Black Galaxy, Lapidus, Red Dragon, Blue Pearl, Tunas Green, Giallo Napolean will give you great versatilly in color and style.

Working together to create a warm and inviting kitchen you will love to entertain in, everything in this kitchen makes a statement of it own. Red Dragon Granite, the name says it all, dramatic and unique yet subtle enough you are able to still have other dramatic elements. Acacia hardwood floors (Eheart Direct Stock), paired with Antiqued Onyx Cherry cabinetry (Eheart Essentials) instantly gives warmth to this kitchen. Oceanside Glass tile which is a mix of iridescent glass and natural stone slate adds an element that your guests will just ohhh and awww over for your kitchen backsplash!! Massoud fabric will be the finishing touch as window treatments, or on your dining room chairs!

Just a reminder there are many more options in each group than I am showing and telling you about. So please don’t hesitate to stop by and take a look at what else we have to offer. I will be ending this series next week showing you group 5 and exotic stones!

Affordable can be Fabulous: Granite Groups 1 & 2

Continuing on my blog two weeks ago about our granite groups. I promised to show you some great designs at all price levels.

These granites have been some of the most commonly used granites for generations for a reason! Great for that person who wants earth tones on those items that aren’t so easily changable, yet allowing you to have fun with the other elements in the room; cabinets, backsplash tile, floor material, paint colors, window treatments, etc. These great neutral and affordable granites are perfect for house flips or that non-color commital person (!


Ubatuba Granite – One that is hard to go wrong with and has been a leading favorite for many years. I have paired it with our walnut stained natural alder cabinets from Eheart Essentials, Allenwood Series. Using a mix of natural travertine as the main backsplash tile with accents of california gold slate to pull in the greens from the granite. To add a little color, pattern and texture I used our new fabric line, Fabricut, ‘Eclair’ for upholstered bar stools for an island or peninsula.

Here are a few more colors in Group 1 – but not limited too!


Image: Crema Carmel Granite
Image: Santa Cecelia Granite

You will once again be impressed by the wide range of colors offered in Group 2! With great versatility, these granites can be used in many style of homes. Modern, French Country, Rustic and Classic Traditional, etc. Here are just a few options.

Image: Baltic Brown Granite
Image: Tan Brown Granite
Image: Turin Gold Granite

With Group 1 granites starting at $30-35sf installed and Group 2 starting at $40-45sf installed, affordable really can be fabulous! Come into Eheart’s and take a look at the other colors offered in groups 1 and 2. One is sure to work for you! Keep posted, I will be covering more groups next week!

Color Forecast 2011: “Bold Invention” Color Scheme

Concluding our color series…

Images Courtesy Walt Disney Pictures and 20th Century Fox.

Inspired by the bold, digitally enhanced hues we’ve seen in such popular media as Alice in Wonderland and Avatar, this palette is for the fearless colorist.  This palette draws from global influences, such as the Cynical Realism art movement of Urban China and the carnaval spirit of Rio de Janeiro.  It also takes cues from rebellious grafitti and digitally enhanced technology.  This palette celebrates shaking off what feels safe and familiar in favor of a bolder, more avant-garde scheme.

Our showroom’s modestly sized convenience kitchen has been redesigned in the Bold Invention palette and combines the bold colors of Sherwin Williams’ final forecasted palette.  Open shelving offers a clean, contemporary space to display shiny white ceramic against an active, multi colored glass subway tile splash.  High gloss, painted gray base cabinets with white laquer counter tops, stainless appliances and Platino Metalwood tile floors offer a neutral, welcome relief to this otherwise color saturated palette.  Unique materials made by 3-form bring new dimension to the space, with a polyester textile ceiling treatment in Green Apple and island panels reminicent of graffiti.  Brightly colored mid century Panton stacking chairs look decidedly modern against a chrome and glass table.  Flexible seating is offered by the bright mustard ottomans beneath the naked window.

Finishes Featuring: 3-form Parametre Hexa in Apple Green, Metalwood Tile in Platino, Eheart Essentials Leightonwood Cabinetry in Deep Caviar on Maple (Square Raised Panel with 3.5″ stile and rail), Glass Reflections subway tile in GR03, GR05, GR06, GR14, GR16, Hanstone Aurora Snow solid surface, 3 form Eco Resin VAria Connection in Passion, Julien Glassic 0201 Stainless Sink with integrated faucet.  Range by Richmond Stoves 1100 DFT Duel Fuel Range in Sushi.  Successi Cabinet Hardware in High Gloss White by Atlas Homewares

Furniture and Accessories Featuring: Panton Stacking Chairs, Flower Table by Global Views, Trapunto Ottoman in Mustard, 9002 Stratosphere Chandelier by Currey and Company, Pop Art Mirror in Blue, Orange, Yellow, and Red by Global Views.

Missed our other forecasted palettes?  Catch up with Gentle Medley, Restless Nomad and Purely Refined.

Color Forecast 2011: “Purely Refined” Color Scheme

Continuing our color forecast series from last week and the week before

Redefining luxury to reveal it’s pedigree through clean, classic lines, exquisite tailoring, and handcrafted heirloom quality, the Purely Refined palette proves that pared down is the new upscale.  Understated neutrals, layering, organic textures, and subtle detailing add to the natural elegance of this timeless look.

Our showroom’s modestly sized convenience kitchen has been redesigned in the Purely Refined palette. Handcrafted Leightonwood cabinets in a rich sage finish with a mocha glaze anchor the space with a splash of color that isn’t loud or pushy.  An island finished in deep gray tones down the colors of the room. Rustic hickory floors in a soft navy finish are an unexpected yet tasteful choice for flooring.  A handmade pedestal table with a multi-step glazing process and a driftwood bunching chest polish the room’s furnishings and offer texture.  The finishes are laid out in the showroom–come check it out this week! 

Finishes Featuring: Floorcraft Hickory in Carbine Bolero, Cabinetry by Eheart Essentials in Leightonwood Sage Green and Deep Caviar with Chocolate Glaze on Maple, Crossville Savoy Subway Tile in Sea Mist, Interceramic Glow Accent Tile, Countertops in Concrete Bespoke color 607 by Sonoma Cast Stone Company.

Furniture, Fabrics and Accessories Featuring: Rug by Kathy Ireland Home in Royal Shimmer by Shaw Flooring Company, Drapes in Borzoi Honey Sage by Fabricut, Chair Seat in Bakery Linen by Fabricut, Chair Back in Drakes Pearl by Fabricut, Twilight Bay Bunching Chest in Driftwood by Lexington Furniture, Serpentine Table in Blue Denim by Lorts Fine Furniture, Summerhill Upholstered Cameo Side Chair in Ivory by Universal Furniture, Vinatta Faucet in Stainless by Kohler, Olde World Appliance Pulls in Pewter by Atlas Homewares, Legacy Distressed 332-P by Atlas Homewares, Symposium 5-Pendant Light by Europhase Lighting Illuminations; Medium and Large Amethyst Fluted Vases by Bassett Furniture.

Color Forecast 2011: “Restless Nomad” Color Scheme

Continuing our four-week series for Sherwin Williams’ 2011 Color Forecast from last week

In a global society connected by fast-paced technology, everyone now has access to the vibrant, eclectic mix found throughout other cultures.  This pallette pulls especially from Morocco, Turkey, and Persia’s eclectic mix of earthy, vibrant and dark colors and includes ethnic patterns, exotic animal skins, aged leathers, patchwork and tapestries.

Our showroom’s modestly sized convenience kitchen has been transformed with this pallette and these influences in mind.  Rich, blackberry glazed cabinets anchor this kitchen and are contrasted by an amber stranded bamboo floor.  A wall tile with the texture of leather is complemented by a colorful collection of deco tiles which pop off of the espirito santo granite countertops.  A solid two-tone trestle table juxtaposes spindley alchemy green Ceylon chairs.  A leather sideboard studded with nailheads brings richness to the space.  Colorful draperies are reminiscent of tapestries, while a bamboo shade provides texture and light control.  We have all the finishes laid out in our showroom.  Come check it out this week!
Fixtures and Finishes Featuring: Espirito Santo granite; Bollywood Beauties cabinetry hardware by Atlas Homewares; Muirfield Meditteraean Faucet by Moen; Suede Walltile in Maronne; Mandalay Onyx bamboo blind by Hunter Douglas; Castilla, Cuna, Nueve, Reyes, Santos Deco Tiles by Seville, Stranded Bamboo in Java by Teragren.

Furniture, Fabrics and Accessories Featuring: Alhambra Pendant by Currey; Drapes by Lexington; Tortola Leather chest by Lexington Furniture; Couristan Orange Blossom rug in multi; Ceylon chair by Lexington Furniture in green (shown in red); Seat Fabric by Lexington; Great Continent Storage Boxes by Global Views; Trestle Table by Bassett Furniture.