Roomhints interviewed interior designer Brianne Bishop about her favorite pieces to use in the kitchen, including these oversized light pendants for kitchen islands that we love.
What are some of your favorite kitchen materials to use?
Brianne: “I love to use over-scaled pendants. It is a fun way to create something very unexpected. Also quartzite stone has been my recent go to. It’s a natural material from South America and very resilient but beautiful too. I prefer to use the same stone as the backsplash as well.”
How would you recommend pairing different kitchen materials together?
Brianne: “I like to introduce some contrast in a kitchen. Whether it’s between the color of the cabinet or the stone top or a trend as of recently; contrasting the cabinets by painting the island a darker color such as navy.”
What are some of your design hints on durable and cost-efficient kitchen materials?
Brianne: “Man-made quartz is a great material because not only does it come with a residential warranty but it is very durable and comes in extra large slabs for better yield on material. Hardware is the jewelry of the home however I love a hardware-free kitchen and it certainly helps keep costs down as nice cabinet pulls can add up in a large kitchen!”
For more information on Brianne Bishop, visit www.briannebishopdesign.com.