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MAR 2019

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JAY YOUNG, CKD, OWNER/PRINCIPAL DESIGNER TOULMIN CABINETRY & DESIGN — TUSCALOOSA, AL Danby marble, honed (island, perimeter) When Young designed his own kitchen, he knew from the start that the countertops would be marble. "I just love marble," he says, "especially Danby marble, which is quarried in Vermont. Marbles from the U.S. have a softer vein and feel with less distinction in terms of color variations when compared to an Italian or Carrara marble. They perform the same, and are susceptible to etching and staining, but I embrace those qualities, and to me, they add character that gives the stone a lived in and aged look…something like what you might find in an old café in New Orleans." Marble's characteristics also fit well with the kitchen's design theme, where Young wanted to create a 'homey' environment within a traditional white kitchen. "With white kitchens, it's important to find materials that provide texture and warmth so they don't feel cold and sterile," he says. "The marble accomplishes that while provid- ing some interest that makes the space inviting." The designer finished the island's edge with a 6cm custom profile designed for a timeless appeal. A subway tile backsplash, laid in a herringbone pattern, completes the space and provides added texture that blends well with the various shades of white used throughout the rest of the kitchen. Photos: Jean Allsopp Photography Category: GRANITE, MARBLE 48 Kitchen & Bath Design News • March 2019 SURFACING PROFILES

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