Designers’ Favorites – What’s Your Favorite Countertop?

Whitney from Cambria

“I have a few favorites, but the one I love the most and have used in my own bathroom as well as for clients is Whitney from Cambria. It’s made from engineered stone, is low maintenance and doesn’t require sealing. Approximately 98% of the countertops I source are engineered stone. Tiny, reflective silver-and-gray speckles in a white background add subtle sparkle and a quiet touch of glam.”

Tracey Stephens | Tracey Stephens Interior Design Inc. | Montclair, New Jersey | 973-202-8130 | | Photo by Beth Keiser



Najarin from Stone Surfaces

“My favorite countertop is a real granite called Najarin from Stone Surfaces Inc. in East Rutherford. I prefer natural materials for my projects. This stone in a leathered finish is both beautiful and functional. You don’t have to worry about heat damaging the top, and the leathered finish is very durable when sealed properly. It is also resistant to acidic foods and works with a variety of styles, which makes it the perfect countertop.”

Sharon Sherman | Thyme & Place Design LLC | Wyckoff, New Jersey | 201-847-1400 | | Photo by Peek Photography

Image courtesy of PMI International Stone Importers, Marlboro

Italian Marble by Calacatta Macchia Vecchia

“I love classic Italian white marbles such as Calacatta and Statuario, which are excellent quality and a great kitchen idea. They create a really lovely natural pattern that you just can’t get with artificial materials. The best way to live with marble countertops may simply be to accept that they will patina over time.”

Ginny Padula | Town & Country Kitchen and Bath | Red Bank, New Jersey | 732-345-1441 | | Photo by Danny Sanchez