Saturday, February 5, 2011


I haven't had much to post about lately, having spent most of January in Florida.

I arrived home, and was surprised to see the counters, and tub deck had been installed. I chose a new material from CaesarStone. Concetto Semi Precious surfaces are both beautiful and durable and when I saw a sample of the pink quartz 'Rosado', I couldn't resist it.

I named our pink house in Florida, 'Castillo el Rosado'.  Rosado for both the colour and the first two letters in my husband's, son's, and my name.

I love the crystal sparkle and depth of this quartz. It's not easy to photograph.
It's not easy to fabricate either, so I had to be content with a very simple edge profile.

My remaining cabinetry, and plumbing should be installed next week. I can't wait to take the protective film off of the cabinetry. I tore a bit away to see how the pearlised finish turned out. It was hard to photograph; but it looks good from what little I saw. photo below taken from the CaesarStone Concetto web page.


hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I've never visited Florida but the colour of your home looks like the images that I have seen.
Counter top materials available have certainly come a long way in the past few years...yours looks very durable as well as being attractive.
Hope that you had a lovely holiday!

LPC said...

I hope you had a wonderful vacation. I bet that pink does create a nice glow for the complexion.

theduchessofH said...

I did have a good time in Florida Leslie, and it sure was hard to come back to the cold and snowy, great white north!

LPC, I'll try anything that might help, and can't hurt!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

GREAT choice! I was lusting after it myself when helping a client choose finishes. Unfortunately they were a bit bland with their choice. So sorry to have missed you while down in Florida! I just returned from Miami last night but I guess you had already returned home. Hopefully soon, Cherry Blossoms here in DC!!

theduchessofH said...

AD, I'm sorry we didn't get a chance to meet up this time; but one of these days...

The pink quartz is really beautiful; but not for the faint of heart. The cost could kill a person!!!! I made myself scarce and ran off to Florida before my husband got the invoice. lol.

The Devoted Classicist said...

I think you'll enjoy the Rosado quartz. The coloring is easy to live with.