Megy Karydes

Making a Splash in the Kitchen with Natural Stone Backsplashes

by | Nov 9, 2018 | Living With Stone

Using natural stone for a kitchen backsplash is not only functional, it adds an element of elegance and architectural detail in the space just above the kitchen sink or stove.

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.

Zaha Hadid’s Stunning Feature Wall Showcases Masterful Craftsmanship

by | Sep 6, 2018 | Working With Stone

Envisioned and designed by late renowned architect Zaha Hadid, residential condominium building in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood features a stunning piece of wall art carved from Grigio Brasile marble that expands 34 feet.

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.

How to Use Natural Stone to Achieve a Luxury Look On a Budget

by | Jun 21, 2018 | Living With Stone

Going top to bottom in high-end natural stone may not be within reach for some, but that doesn’t mean they can’t add high-end touches to their designs and give their rooms a touch of luxe.

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.

Pros and Cons of Installing a Slate Roof

by | Apr 30, 2018 | Living With Stone

Slate roofs are elegant and unique. They can also be costly and difficult to install. Not always, though. Here are some of the pros and cons for homeowners to consider.

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.

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.

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.

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?

How to Use Natural Stone to Prepare Your Home for Autumn and Winter

by | Sep 26, 2017 | Living With Stone

Fall beckons and with the new season comes another opportunity to refresh your home design.

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.

Matching Your Countertops With Your Personality

by | Jun 14, 2017 | Living With Stone

Experts agree that countertops should reflect your personality and style.

7 Ways to Use Natural Stone to Increase Your Home’s Value

by | Apr 25, 2017 | Living With Stone

Read how upgrades featuring natural stone can increase real estate value.

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.

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.

How Natural Stone Helped Bring a Wedding to Life during a Hurricane

by | Nov 23, 2016 | Working With Stone

One couple’s struggle to find a last minute wedding venue during hurricane.

Cash Crop: Fresh Stones, Ripe for the Picking

by | Nov 14, 2016 | Working With Stone

A story about making use of glacial stone picked from a local farm.

When Natural Stone Moves (With) You

by | Oct 18, 2016 | Living With Stone

Ideas for incorporating natural stone into your RV’s interior design.

The Healing Elements of Natural Stone

by | Sep 26, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

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

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.

Technology Makes Natural Stone More Attractive and Affordable

by | Jun 28, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

How technological advancements help homeowners with landscape projects.

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.