By Francisco Floressantos-Surfaces USA
Did you know that Surfaces USA designs and installs their gorgeous materials on both interior and exterior living spaces? With a team of experienced designers, Surfaces USA can help you design that signature look that your home or inspirational space is yearning for. Whether your style is contemporary and urban, or traditional and elegant, Surfaces USA’s distinctive products and services will allow you to bring your concept to life. Yes, it will still be there when you open your eyes!
With designers that are passionate about architecture, interior design, remodeling, and cutting edge trends and ideas, the results can be breathtakingly refreshing. For Stephanie Laney, every house is a cherished story and she feels blessed to be part of it. With exquisite taste and an eye for spatial balance, Stephanie blends delightful materials, colors, textures, and patterns into her customers’ dream homes and favorite personal spots.
One recent example was the Hillside home, a Transitional Mediterranean house which is nestled in the exclusive Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles. From inception to delivery, Stephanie thoroughly enjoyed the challenges just as much as she relished on the beautiful results from this exciting project.
One of my favorite designs is the master bathroom which features 12×36″ Equator Marble set in a clean and methodic herringbone pattern. The contemporary slick white glass counter top is brilliantly simple yet refined and pairs rather well with the 12×32″ micro crystal glass walls on the shower and bathroom. This design is astoundingly modern, clean, and sophisticated, subtly brought together by the marble floor’s comforting earthy shades of brown.
Speaking of comforting earthy shades of brown, no other color is as welcoming and warm. It can be a defining element in your kitchen. In the Hillside home, Stephanie invokes these homey feelings beautifully with these calm brownish tones. At the center of her design is a dramatically gorgeous main counter made of brushed Natural Sequoia Brown Quartzite which sits atop a contemporary but still natural-looking Timberline Porcelain Plank floor. The Color Quartz backsplash in a soothing Newport color both complements and balances these shades and creates another focal point for this delightful kitchen.
Stephanie Laney began her career studying at the Pasadena Design School for Interior Design in Pasadena, California. In her own words, “To be a successful designer in the 21st century, an idea is simply not enough. A designer must take that idea and enhance it with an intuitive understanding of the end-user, the marketplace, modern décor and the potential of materials and processes.”
As Lead Designer at Surfaces USA, she is heavily involved in planning for all types of projects that include private homes, public buildings, and multifamily units. Her technical knowledge of natural stone combined with her innate creative abilities result in an effortless and timeless look for your home.
For Stephanie, the Hillside project was an elaborate expression of who the owners are and what they love. Bringing that expression to life is what she does best. There’s a lot more to say about Stephanie’s latest designs and the elaborate transformation to the Hillside home. See the impressive results for yourself in the gallery below.