May was an exciting month for All Natural Stone as their products were featured in two of the Bay Area’s prominent designer showcases. We not only collaborated with Z Dimension’s design to create a marble fireplace in the San Francisco Decorator Showcase (as seen in last week’s blog), we also collaborated with designers Leslie Emlay and Teri Pollard in their rooms at Gentry Home’s Designer Showhouse in Woodside, California. The two were among twenty-three Bay Area designers we’re invited to put their own unique touch in each of the rooms in the 1930’s Monterey Colonial property.

The event, hosted by Gentry Home Magazine, aimed not only to display the unsurpassed talent of local designers, but also to support the Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. For the past 65 years the organization has been dedicated to serve and better the lives of elderly citizens within the Peninsula. The funds raised from the show house will go towards Peninsula Volunteers’ programs aimed to enhance and enrich older adults, including, Meals on Wheels, adult day/life-assistng services, activity centers, and affordable housing.

All Natural Stone is proud to contribute to such an amazing cause, donating material to the following rooms:

The Jewel Box

Designer Leslie Emlay of Leslie Emlay Interiors from San Mateo, California, designed the powder room off the estate’s entryway, which feature stone tiles and an intricate custom mosaic medallion. She describes the space as a point “…where traditional, contemporary, and modern designs meld together as one.”

Mosaic Tile Medallion Sketch Paredon Travertine Sahara Gold Marble Burlingame The sketch of what later materialized as an intricate mosaic tile medallion.

Mosaic Tile Medallion Paredon Travertine Sahara Gold Marble BurlingameThe team focuses on steadying their fingers, while setting the pieces in their place. Each mosaic tile is custom cut right then and there. True precision is required for this kind of task.

Mosaic Tile Medallion Paredon Travertine Sahara Gold Marble Burlingame DetailYou can see the intricate detailing in this small section of the mosaic tile medallion.

Completed Mosaic Tile Medallion Paredon Travertine Sahara Gold Marble Burlingame The finished masterpiece pulled everyone’s sight down to the floor as they walked in.

Paredon Travertine Rhomboid Floor BurlingameThe rest of the floor was comprised of Paredon Travertine Rhomboid stone tiles.

Pedestal Sink Paredon Travertine Burlingame A mirrored wall served as the backdrop for the beautiful pedestal sink. You won’t forget to check yourself out before returning to the party with this feature.

Powder room sahara gold marble paredon travertine Burlingame Who wouldn’t want to freshen up in this glamorously designed corner?

 Girl’s Bedroom & Bath

When designing the girl’s bedroom and bath, designer Teri Pollard of Designworks Morgan Hill envisioned it to be occupied by a teenage girl with a passion for horses and blogging. She wanted to create a space that energetically depicted both her equestrian and tech-savvy, social lifestyle. The room featured brightly hued textiles, custom and contemporary furnishings, and décor.

Equestrian Room Dressing Table Halila LimesoneInterior design: Teresa R. Pollard, ASID, IIDA, CID at DWMH Interiors Photography by:  Marco Zecchin, Image Center, Inc.

 The dressing room area features a window that overlooks the enigmatic trees in the backyard, providing for a soothing view while getting ready, and a jewelry holder made from an authentic antler. The sophisticated Halila Limestone countertop provided by All Natural Stone complements the wooden cabinets.

Equestrian Bathroom Equestrian Room Dressing Table Halila Limesone Gentry Home Show house Interior design: Teresa R. Pollard, ASID, IIDA, CID at DWMH Interiors Photography by:  Marco Zecchin, Image Center, Inc.

The wooden cabinetry and flooring continues through to the bathroom, which also features the same Halila Limestone slab from the dressing counter. Vibrant colors from the painting above the toilet and towels placed around the bathroom, give the space a fun and lively vibe.

Just as thousands of guests walked through the front door of this exquisite Woodside estate, thousands of lives were also improved through Gentry Magazine’s collaboration with the Peninsula Volunteers. We here at All Natural Stone feel honored to contribute to this philanthropic cause and will continue to serve and provide the Bay Area with widest selection of fine tile and stone slab. If interested in the donated tile and stone products featured above, please visit one of our showrooms all conveniently located in San Jose, Pleasanton, and Burlingame!

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