When designers as famous as Hilary Farr share a glimpse inside their homes, it is natural to take note. The star of HGTV's Tough Love With Hilary Farr and the co-host of Love It or List It knows exactly how to design a space with a powerful finish – whether through the shine on your countertop – or the perfect book on your coffee table.
In the process of designing a kitchen, it is tempting to let the 'finishes' come naturally. After all, these things are usually the last things to consider – and tend to fall into place effortlessly. However, the Toronto-based designer explains that your finishes are among the most impactful things to consider. And their power extends beyond their good looks.
'I’ve had lots of questions about the finishes in my home,' Hilary says on Instagram – before sharing information about her kitchen.
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'I wanted elegance, durability, and Sustainability. The pattern is Statuaria quartz by Silestone®. It’s manufactured using a sustainable manufacturing process that uses 99% reused water, 100% renewable electric energy, zero water waste, and a minimum of 20% recycled raw materials,' Hilary says.
There is no denying that this material knows how to start a conversation, but it is more than aesthetic. This Statuaria quartz is a sustainable kitchen idea that is designed for life. The versatile surface has a high resistance to scratches and impacts – meaning its glistening finish will continue to impress for as long as it sits in your kitchen. 'It can be done – a commitment to beauty and our earth,' Hilary says.
Beyond her kitchen (on the same photo carousel), the designer documents more 'finishes' around her home – exhibited through the books, candlesticks, and a vase atop the wooden dresser in her dining room.
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'The Heartbeat of my home is The Dining Room. Friends and Family enjoying fabulous food, great conversation, and loads of laughter and love gathered around my beautiful table by David, owner of Life Happens at the Table,' Hilary adds.
Just as sustainability plays into her kitchen design, the TV host suggests that it feeds into her dining room ideas, too. 'When I fell in love with this table, made of reclaimed wood, I knew it would be the anchor for everything else in the room,' she says.
Whether you invest in life-long countertops or style your spaces with recycled or renovated goods, there is an abundance of eco-friendly tips to replicate from Hilary Farr's home.
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Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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