What is it about zinc counters and tables? Maybe its the juxtaposition of a material that should be cold yet exudes such a warmth and tactile feel. Handcrafted Metal
Above is a kitchen I adore! Perhaps its also the white cabinetry and soapstone which you all know I am so partial to, but also I love the worn look of the center island. It is a material you just want to touch. It looks like an actual family lives here!

Metallo Arts
Here is a lovely countertop that my friend, Paul Anater of Kitchen and Residential Design just posted last week. Paul is very talented kitchen designer and writes a wonderful blog. Be sure to check out his work and his excellent eye for design at http://paulanater.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-01-31T06%3A18%3A00-05%3A00&max-results=5
St Clair
What a wonderful time worn look in this kitchen - but its brand new! Isn't it wonderful? I love the edge detailing on the zinc. Here is a great example of excellent craftsmanship.

Rachiele
Here is another example of an edge style. These details really add to finished feeling of the room.
Brookswood
Here is a more simple edge style but the results are beautiful. The patina of the zinc really adds to this rooms farmhouse feel.
Brookswood
Another simple edge with great results. Not sure if the perimeter is soapstone or zinc, but either way the results are lovely. It is also a surface that can be mixed easily with other materials. Metallo Arts
If the plain edge seems too rustic for you, here are some beautiful edge details which can be incorporated into your design. With so many design options, this is a surface which can be used in many different styles of homes.
Brookswood
Not sure about zinc in the kitchen? The bar and pantry above serve as a great way to add in the patina and texture with out the huge commitment of having it as your center island surface.
Groundworks
Of course zinc is not limited to counters. There are many styles of tables available too. I love this Gatehouse base!



I love all three of these tables from Pennsylvania - Any one of them would perfect in my new breakfast room - how to decide?


Or perhaps I should stop by Avant Garden in New York? More beautiful examples!

Finally, of course, we could stop by Treillage, Bunny Williams store in NYC , and pick up one of these fabulous finds. Adding zinc to your home, how could you go wrong?

 
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