Sydne Summer's Kitchen Reveal

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After living in my condo for ten years, it was time for a refresh. My goal for the renovation was to create a serene space where I could live and shoot for my blog, Sydne Style, and YouTube channel.

I knew I wanted my kitchen to be all white and marble. What I didn't know was how difficult marble is to clean! My friend told me about quartz and I knew it was the perfect solution. I went with my designer, Jean Luxe, to look at different quartz options and we both fell in love with Caesarstone Statuario Maximus. It was the crisp, white feel I was looking for with just the right amount of soft gray veining. I originally wanted a tile or stone pattern backsplash in the kitchen but the quartz was so gorgeous that we decided to bring it all the way up from the countertops to the cabinetry.

The biggest change, aside from changing my black and brown kitchen to all white, was leveling out the kitchen island. Previously it had a small raised area that didn't fit much more than a glass of wine. My designer had the brilliant idea of creating one level for a totally open space. I didn't want anything to distract from the clean white countertop so I made, what I was told was an interesting choice, with my stove top: white! It's not very common but I'm so happy with the way it looks.

My entire apartment has a white and mixed metals theme with a touch of blush. So to contrast the silver appliances, I added rose gold and copper accents around the kitchen. It's now become my favorite place to entertain. My friends come over and we sit on my lucite stools, having a glass of wine on the countertops. The best part? I don't have to worry if they spill. I just wipe off the quartz and it's as good as new.

You can see my whole apartment reveal over on my blog!

Photos by Michelle Kyle

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Sydne Summer is a lifestyle blogger, YouTuber and style expert. She is known for translating the latest red carpet and runway trends for the everyday woman. Through her blog, Sydne Style, she connects with her readers through her aspirational yet achievable style.