Above: I fell in love with this concrete-topped dining room table on a solid wood base. It’s the perfect addition to my dining room! Accents for Living

We take it for granted. Concrete is literally the foundation of our everyday life! We drive on it, we walk on it, ¬†we build our houses on it, we build skyscapers out of it and so much more. Today, this unassuming medium has taken the design industry by storm and is showing up in ways and places we never expected to see it. It’s a chic design and decor element that’s not surprisingly is being embraced by the design industry in looks that make us wonder why we didn’t see the extent of concrete’s design potential long before now!

I brought my Cityline viewers a small taste of how designers – local and around the world- have opened their eyes to the creative potential of concrete and are producing the most amazing home accents suitable for any style of home decor, inside and out!

Here are a few of my favourite concrete finds as featured on Cityline January 31, 2019. We sourced these fabulous concrete and concrete looks at HomeSense, Crate & Barrel, Elte Market, Ciot, Lalaya and BLANCO. Be sure to keep an eye out for a resurgence of new products and ideas in stores and through your designer, builder and contractor in the months and years to come.

Above: Crate & Barrel Norris concrete and burlap table lamp. This lamp will look wonderful in a modern rustic decor on a dining table, sofa table or front hall entrance.

Above: Elte Market Zenith console with concrete top and metal legs. Delicate yet durable, this unique console can be used as a serving table, sofa table or hall table.

Above: The new BLANCO Canada Silgranit 27-inch IKON apron-front sink in soft Concrete Gray in one of 8 available colours.

Above: Stunning sophisticated concrete looks can be created with porcelain tiles for floors and walls by Porcelanosa.

Above: Ceragres offers concrete porcelain tiles for floors and walls.

Above: Mags Concrete Works creates custom countertops, shelving, fireplace surrounds, sinks and more. They ship thought Canada and the USA.