Inspired by Stone

2019 Colors of the Year Channel Warmth, Renewal, and Soul

by | Jan 7, 2019 | Inspired by Stone

Color of the Year reveals are always a fun way to welcome the new year and new possibilities to imbue color and inspiration to our homes. We believe 2019 will be a renaissance of the 1970s—with a twist.

Preserving a Sandstone Heritage

by | Nov 2, 2018 | Inspired by Stone

Sandstone heritage lives on through the work of master stone carver Keith Phillips who uses traditional hand tools to carve stone at a modest workshop known as The Shed, he is passing on his skills to a new generation of Tenino stone carvers.

Why Retailers Are Embracing Natural Stone

by | Sep 27, 2018 | Inspired by Stone

Barney’s New York experiments with different ways to use marble—from curved staircases to cantilevered displays for handbags and jewelry. Savvy retailers and forward-thinking designers are embracing natural stone for more than its utilitarian purposes.

How to Use Natural Stone Remnants

by | Aug 17, 2018 | Inspired by Stone

When a natural stone installation project is complete, fabricators stockpile remnants that are too small for a full kitchen countertop. These scraps present an opportunity for creative applications throughout your home.

Using Natural Stone to Amp Up the Luxury Quotient

by | Aug 8, 2018 | Inspired by Stone

From installing large slabs of natural stone in a space to being mindful and using it as a unique detail, this luxury material will rarely go unnoticed in your interior design.

Recapturing the Lost Beauty of Stone at the Peninsula Paris

by | Jun 27, 2018 | Inspired by Stone

After an exhaustive 4-year renovation of The Peninsula Paris, the century-old building took a giant leap back to reclaim its rightful place among the city’s most impressive architectural structures.

Elks National Memorial: A Spectacular Showcase of Marble from Around the World

by | May 3, 2018 | Inspired by Stone

The stone monument incorporates 27 varieties of marble and has been considered “one of the finest marble installations in the United States” in a story published in Through the Ages trade magazine in 1926.

Natural Stone is Featured Prominently in Healthy Home Showcase

by | Apr 6, 2018 | Inspired by Stone

Read how one family built a healthier home with building materials that promote good indoor air quality.

Why Natural Stone is a Great Option for Millennials

by | Mar 27, 2018 | Inspired by Stone

Millennials see natural stone as a functional piece of art. They are very knowledgeable about what they want.

Backyard Goals: Creating an Outdoor Kitchen

by | Feb 27, 2018 | Inspired by Stone

Outdoor kitchens afford homeowners extended livable space. Experts agree that advanced planning helps families make the most of their investment. Get ideas for your backyard barbecue design.

A Cemetery’s Life-Affirming Stories in Stone

by | Jan 22, 2018 | Inspired by Stone

In Barre, Vermont, residents take the town’s unofficial designation as Granite Center of the World to heart. Learn about Hope Cemetery’s monuments and memorials.

Bringing Stone to Life: Why I Use Natural Stone

by | Dec 21, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

Soapstone comes in a wide range of color combinations—browns, greens, greys, yellows, black speckles. Each type of soapstone has specific qualities, and each individual piece of stone has its own character.

How to Use Natural Stone in Sustainable Ways

by | Dec 14, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

Some businesses, like Minnesota-based Coldspring, have an entire sustainability mindset and are working to be environmentally-responsible stone producers.

Versatile Bluestone: From Landscape Pavers to the Sidewalks of New York

by | Nov 29, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

Bluestone has become a popular choice across the nation for home patios, pavers, pool decks, and wall coping. Learn about natural bluestone colors and recommended applications.

These Natural Stone Houses Are Going to the Dogs

by | Oct 16, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

For many of us, our homes are our castles. Shouldn’t we want the same for our dogs?

Why I Use Natural Stone: A Conversation with Vinny Tavares

by | Sep 5, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

Read why Vinny Tavares, owner and founder of Aria Stone Gallery, uses natural stone over engineered quartz. Is quartz a natural stone or artificial?

Wall of Time: A Geologic Stone Wall Captures Earth’s History

by | Aug 18, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

Instead of just stacking the stones any which way they fit together, this geologist/home owner decided to create her wall using the stones in order of their geological ages.

Creating a Lasting Legacy with Natural Stone Memorials

by | Jul 27, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

How to design a cemetery memorial that commemorates your loved one’s legacy. Get ideas for your memorial, cemetery marker, headstone.

A Celebration of Natural Stone: Why I Love Stone Walls

by | Jul 1, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

An architect’s love of the history and artistry of homemade stone walls.

Got Lava? A Photographic Tour of Iceland’s Native Stone

by | Jun 2, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

Inspire to visit Iceland or consider ways to use your own native stone.

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