Full height stone slabs. There's something about the beauty of natural stone, in particular white marbles that just steal hearts. It's timeless and what's even more interesting is that is works equally as well in a modern kitchen as it does in a traditional one.
Tip: Make sure to visit the stoneyard or warehouse and pick your actual slabs. Not all stone is the same, even though the name might be. And each lot number can have different character, veining and color.