Like this strong, thick fireplace hearth. The wood underneath is more practical than the tall thin stores. In the tall ones, you can only ever choose the next few logs, what if you only want a small one? This system is more useful but would close in sides. And maybe coloured polished concrete?
Rich walnut cabinets by Robert Bakes lend a warm, inviting atmosphere to the kitchen of a modern house by designer Alexandra Fazio of Cecil Baker & Partners. The backsplash is hand-troweled plaster, made to look like an old concrete wall.