Inspired by Stone

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 space 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.

A Cemetery’s Life-Affirming Stories in Stone

by | Jan 22, 2018 | Inspired by Stone

In Barre, Vermont, less than 10 miles from the state capital of Montpelier, residents take the town’s unofficial designation as Granite Center of the World to heart.

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

Once hewn by East Coast pioneers to build stone fences on their land, and later used for sidewalks and curbs, bluestone has now become a popular choice across the nation for home patios, pavers, pool decks, and wall coping.

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.

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.

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.

Use Natural Stone in Living and Work Spaces to Increase Well-Being

by | May 11, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

How Using Natural Stone in Living and Work Spaces Increases Well-Being.

How Natural Stone Helps Create Balance in Spas

by | Mar 2, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

A case study on Chicago’s River North featuring a natural stone focal point.

Discovering New Forms of Art in Natural Stone

by | Feb 23, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

Natural Stone creates art that becomes the focal point of any interior living space.

Natural Stone Is Going Big and Bold in Interiors

by | Feb 9, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

How designers are using natural stone to make bold design statements.

Natural Stone and 2017 Color Trends

by | Feb 9, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

Designers use natural stone to compliment interesting color trends.

Building Off the Land: A Look at Historic Natural Stone Farmhouses

by | Jan 10, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

Many 18th century homes still exist because of the durability of natural stone.

Playing Hide and Seek with Granite

by | Dec 19, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

The entrance of Boston Children’s Hospital created a “hide and seek” style wall made of Mesabi Black® granite.

Research for Healing at the National Cancer Institute

by | Nov 2, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

A case study featuring stone cladding in a hospital building.

How Does Your Stone Garden Grow?

by | Oct 17, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

How to use natural stone in your garden landscape.

The Healing Elements of Natural Stone

by | Sep 26, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

Why one landscape designer uses natural stone in hospital healing gardens.

Rock On!: Why I Use Natural Stone

by | Sep 13, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

Why one interior designer chooses natural stone for many projects.

What’s Your Stone Personality?

by | Aug 16, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

Take this quiz to determine if marble is the right choice for your home.

Top 3 Reasons Why Landscape Architects Love Natural Stone

by | Jul 26, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

Find out why landscape architects prefer natural stone vs faux.

Forging a Path Using Natural Stone

by | Jul 18, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

A natural stone pathway forms an eloquent bridge between a home and its surroundings.

Technology Makes Natural Stone More Attractive and Affordable

by | Jun 28, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

How technological advancements help homeowners with landscape projects.

Going Green with Granite

by | Jun 13, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

Greens go with just about everything: with black, stainless steel, and maple or cherry cabinets.

The Creek Came First

by | Mar 28, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

23-acre project uses natural stone to replicate historic City Creek in Utah.

The Pull of Tiny Homes Made of Stone

by | Mar 22, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

How natural stone has become a popular building material for tiny homes.

A Monumental Stone Tribute

by | Mar 21, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

A four-acre memorial featuring thousands of tons of Mount Airy granite.