soapstone! . . .

countertop with pink 2

 

octagonal soapstone countertop left  side . . .

octagonal soapstone countertop left side . . .

octagonal countertop right side . . .

octagonal countertop right side . . .

After dreaming about having a soapstone countertop for years and not thinking it would ever happen, here it is! I have an affinity for soapstone because it feels like a throwback to a simpler, New England time. It is not jazzy like granite, doesn’t stain like marble and has a mysterious shadowy darkness with veins of contrasting color that G. and I like. By pure happenstance, we ended up with a graceful, smaller stainless sink with a brushed nickel faucet that is almost Shaker in its simplicity.

We’re happy with the result. Have a look!

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And here’s a photo of the raw slab of Pinheiros Altos soapstone from Brazil that was used for the countertop:

"pinhieros altos" soapstone slab from Brazil . . .

“pinhieros altos” soapstone slab from Brazil . . .