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Quaker Bluff Residence

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What Houzz contributors are saying:

We start with one of the most well documented projects on Houzz — the Quaker Bluff Residence in Vermont — and a backlit stone wall. The effect is certainly dramatic, but it is not something that can pulled off with any stone. For light to transmit through some stones — marble, for example — the material has to be cut so thin it loses its capacity to support itself. Onyx, on the other hand, is ideal for such an application, yielding its unique yellow-orange glow.
Natalie Myers added this to Great Material: Illuminated Onyx
Designers have been using backlit onyx for some time to create a high-end contemporary look in commercial applications, especially in the hospitality industry. After seeing it used with reception desks in lobbies and incorporated into bathroom sinks and vanities throughout hotels and other commercial spaces, clients have taken note and started to request similar applications in residential projects.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Rob Kurpisz added this to rob_kurpisz's ideas
15 hours ago
This is a sample of the product that Premium Stone carries.
ivylynnlarson added this to Exterior Ideas
March 25, 2014
Love the Onyx
Svelte Architecture + Design LTD added this to materials
January 23, 2014
Onyx
tetto added this to Light N Mirror
November 23, 2013
Mmm
anadrev added this to bar
October 19, 2013
onyx wall
yrskoba added this to Barn renovation
October 13, 2013
мои камни с подсветкой...
Alyson Wasilawski added this to 1111
October 11, 2013
warm color palette
eok_83 added this to Design
September 11, 2013
Backlit stone
blakeian added this to cabana remodel
August 25, 2013
Backlit quartz for counter
megconway added this to megconway's ideas
June 30, 2013
backlit onyx in the quaker bluff residence in vermont
Presidio added this to jsmith42's Ideas
June 22, 2013
Interesting material
randortega added this to randortega's ideas
June 15, 2013
color
Jane Davies added this to shower door
June 7, 2013
backlit stone
italianimport added this to great room
June 1, 2013
backlit onyx (acrilico e cristallo)
italianimport added this to open floor plan
June 1, 2013
Divider color
kathmre added this to Living Room
May 20, 2013
illuminatied onyx
lauriefree added this to Hollywood regency
April 19, 2013
Onyx and wood
kbuckner69 added this to Kitchen Ideas
March 28, 2013
translucent very cool
alkvir added this to alkvir's ideas
March 17, 2013
lights for stairs
marlenerupp added this to bedroom
March 4, 2013
Illuminated onyx
chellebuffone added this to chellebuffone's ideas
February 27, 2013
Glow
jammercoalcreek added this to jammercoalcreek's ideas
February 27, 2013
red/gold tile
buddylee79 added this to buddylee79's ideas
February 25, 2013
sweet
trishmosconi added this to trishmosconi's ideas
January 20, 2013
Backlit onyx
Lynn Montgomery added this to lynn_montgomery57's ideas
January 14, 2013
backlit onyx table for porch or for use in "sunset bar"
vinitama added this to Misc
December 29, 2012
Onyx! Back light
gkropp added this to gkropp's ideas
December 5, 2012
Onyx
rigoberto100 added this to rigoberto100's ideas
December 5, 2012
quaker bluff
mmelew added this to Fireplace
December 2, 2012
onyx
hjonjh added this to hjonjh's ideas
November 24, 2012
Onyx
realestatepage added this to realestatepage's ideas
October 29, 2012
amber look stone with light thru
caryntrick added this to caryntrick's ideas
October 23, 2012
Love the color
bell interiors added this to loung
September 17, 2012
fireplace
Dania Srour added this to dania_srour's ideas
August 4, 2012
mat
Susan Soltani added this to susansoltan's ideas
July 15, 2012
wow
libbybecklin added this to bathroom
June 2, 2012
onyx
KAKAdesign added this to BEAUTIFUL BACKDROPS - COLORFUL WALL CANVAS
May 29, 2012
UP CLOSE - BACKLIT NATURAL STONE - Wall Deco
petrabor added this to petrabor's Favorites
May 9, 2012
Onyx
buhler added this to buhler's ideas
April 24, 2012
onyx stone
rosiejohar added this to rosiejohar's ideas
April 14, 2012
Excellent idea of having backlit island wall / stone used is 3-5 mm Onyx stone ..0nly onyx can withstand this thin size. And light can actually pass through it.. wet BAr in basement.
domecginpull added this to domecginpull's Favorites
April 13, 2012
Stone
slinky122 added this to slinky122's Favorites
February 12, 2012
Love the idea of onyx being lit up
Brian Hulsey added this to Lighting
February 8, 2012
Love this idea.
barbnjo added this to ART
January 13, 2012
Materials
wabisabihome added this to wabisabihome's ideas
January 8, 2012
Onyx...cork...nice combo
brenda2244 added this to brenda2244's ideas
January 2, 2012
Onyx stone backlight,powder counter top?
daisyduke added this to daisyduke's ideas
December 13, 2011
transparent
nishasmani added this to nishasmani's Favorites
December 4, 2011
Backlit onyx
Olia Tsekova added this to olia_tsekova's ideas
November 18, 2011
onyx
pospischil added this to pospischil's ideas
November 17, 2011
onyx wall bathroom back lit
sahar_nt added this to sahar's other
November 13, 2011
Onyx is the best stone for backlighting
allene added this to allene's Favorites
November 9, 2011
It glows
simonwang added this to simonwang's ideas
November 9, 2011
Onyx stone can be backlit. Using as an accent wall maybe?
wesa412 added this to wesa412's Favorites
October 26, 2011
Onyx stone allows light through. Might be good for fireplace?
megoerner added this to Bathroom
October 24, 2011
somewhere, please!
chmcgowen added this to kitchens
October 21, 2011
Backlit onyx
berlon added this to berlon's ideas
October 20, 2011
back-lit stone wall
Linda Centomo added this to lindacentomo's ideas
October 20, 2011
illuminated onyx
krysti added this to krysti's Favorites
October 19, 2011
Backlit onyx cut 3-5 mm thick
kmks added this to kmks's ideas
October 19, 2011
Everything
Annie Oxler added this to annie_oxler's ideas
October 19, 2011
onyx
springleaf added this to springleaf's ideas
October 19, 2011
l love theonyx 3-5mm
rositamoro added this to rositamoro's Favorites
October 19, 2011
onix iluminado
marvels added this to marvels's ideas
September 13, 2011
Acrílico en cristal
samthe1dog added this to samthe1dog's ideas
August 29, 2011
onyx
danieladro added this to Hotel
August 29, 2011
Bar
niroppama added this to niroppama's ideas
August 28, 2011
onyx, backlite wall
landb added this to Materials
August 28, 2011
backlit Onyx- idea for bar counter
kathytwright added this to kathytwright's ideas
August 28, 2011
back lit onyx Quaker Bluff residence Shelburne, VT
mmonts added this to mmonts's ideas
August 28, 2011
reflective light
shari4 added this to shari4's ideas
August 28, 2011
We are redesigning our fireplace, and I have had a hard time conceptualizing what I want for the wall surround, I think this would be great! How do I inquire?
mgranskou added this to mgranskou's ideas
August 28, 2011
Put in bedroom somewhere
Katherine Boschetto added this to kathbos's ideas
August 28, 2011
KITCHEN ISLAND We start with one of the most well documented projects on Houzz — the Quaker Bluff Residence in Vermont — and a backlit stone wall. The effect is certainly dramatic, but it is not something that can pulled off with any stone. For light to transmit through some stones — marble, for example — the material has to be cut so thin it loses its capacity to support itself. Onyx, on the other hand, is ideal for such an application, yielding its unique yellow-orange glow.
judygardner added this to judygardner's ideas
August 28, 2011
love the warm color
rjwatson1 added this to rjwatson1's Favorites
August 28, 2011
The colors and textures of this material is beautiful
beckyhermanson added this to beckyhermanson's ideas
August 28, 2011
instead of a waterfall how about something like this???
aliceerfe added this to aliceerfe's Favorites
August 27, 2011
Stone onyx
stephsalame added this to Colors
August 25, 2011
Onyx
vmarin added this to vmarin's ideas
August 24, 2011
Quaker Bluff Residence. onyx backlit stone wall. yellow-orange glow
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