The Many Faces of Concrete
Concrete can take on many personalities as seen on this bathroom vanity wall, designed by Quezada Architecture. Most people’s vision of concrete is grey and industrial looking, but this post just might change peoples perception.
I love visiting artisan studios in search of unique finishes to bring to my client’s projects. I like to take it out of the box with my material selections to keep each of my jobs fresh and unique. Recently I stopped by Coulter Designs studio for the latest in concrete applications.
Did you know concrete can resemble wood floors? It’s true and Rich Coulter explained how he achieves this through his artistry in concrete work.
It amazes me how concrete can look like wood and how he can match it to existing wood to match perfectly. Concrete finishes have come a long way in durability and Rich seems to have figured it all out. I am always interested in materials that are liveable and concrete if done the proper way can be extremely durable!
I am always wanting to find materials that are seamless for my shower wall applications because they are usually a focal point to any bathroom. Seams are always difficult in a shower due to mildew collecting there, making them even more visible. Another thing I try to avoid when I am doing slabs of stone is the ugly seam that interrupts the flow of the stone pattern. After interviewing Rich, I realised I could have any stone look I want on my shower wall without a seam by using concrete.
I was blown away with how Rich could do graphic inlays into the concrete. My mind started to run away with commercial and outdoor applications in design. Living on the coast of Florida, I have many of my clients that reside on the Intercoastal Waterway who would love a map of the area inlaid into a patio floor or outdoor table top.
Introducing innovated ways to design spaces is what I love to share with the readers of my blog. As a designer, I love fresh new approaches in design. If you have an exciting material or a different way to do design and would like for me to blog about it, just contact me for an interview.
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