Caesarstone® Australia congratulates Darren James of “Interiors by Darren James” who recently took away top honours from a strong field of kitchen and bathroom designers to win the prestigious title of ‘Australian Certified Designer of the Year’ at the 2010 KBDI Kitchen and Bathroom Design Awards. This award is judged by a panel of industry professionals and is a tremendous accolade for Darren.

The two award winning designs that earnt him the prestigious title both featured Caesarstone® benchtops. The first is a galley style kitchen with an interesting combination of features. The strong elegant colour palette features 20mm ‘Whisper’ benchtops and offsets the décor of the room perfectly.

The second project that sealed the deal reflected what the judges referred to as ‘simple elegance’. A modern European element of split level 20mm ‘mink’ benchtops with a 10mm shadow line was incorporated into the design. Accentuated by the textural finishes and earthy colour scheme, this kitchen delivers a timeless elegance that is sympathetic to the era of the home.

“Both style and durability are important considerations when selecting products and finishes in my projects. As a designer, CaesarStone’s timeless aesthetic, wide choice of colours and finishes and design flexibility make it a great product to work with. As a worktop surface CaesarStone's durability, stain, scratch and heat resistant properties appeal to my clients and make it the perfect choice for carefree kitchen benchtops. The Caesarstone® brand and quality reputation is well known with my clients which makes my job even easier.” Says Darren James, Director.

KBDi is the only national organisation exclusively for kitchen and bathroom designers. The KBDi Awards acknowledges the excellence in design, innovation, talent and professionalism of kitchen and bathroom designers in Australia.