Megy Karydes

A Textile Designer Turns to Natural Stone

by | Nov 11, 2019 | Inspire

“We knew Lori would appreciate the challenge of creating her signature textural effect in natural stone, and that she would help us deliver a fresh design carved in classic favorites like Bianco Carrara and Bardiglio marble,” says Nancy Epstein, founder and CEO of Artistic Tile. The resulting collections are organic, nature-inspired, super tactile, and very dimensional, either in actuality or visually.

How Natural Stone Is Elevating Universal Design and Aging in Place Spaces

by | Oct 11, 2019 | Inspire

Interior designers and architects are beginning to incorporate the concept of ‘aging in place’ into their plans and many are finding natural stone is a great way to soften the look of the space while creating accessible environments for everyone.

How Artists Use Natural Stone to Create Timeless Sculptures

by | Jun 13, 2019 | Inspire

The beauty and versatility of natural stone are among the many reasons homeowners and builders gravitate to the material for their projects. Artists often are drawn to stone for similar reasons.

Creating a Spa in Your Home Using Natural Stone

by | May 6, 2019 | Inspire

People are looking for refuge and spaces to retreat from the chaos of daily life. Interior designers are responding by creating visually open spaces in the bath area to replicate the spaces one finds in a more traditional spa. Natural stone can help create that calm feeling.

Designing Stunning Outdoor Kitchens with Natural Stone

by | Apr 12, 2019 | Inspire

Homeowners get inspired by stunning outdoor kitchens they see on social media sites like Pinterest or in print magazines.

Using Natural Stone in Small and Unique Spaces

by | Mar 16, 2019 | Inspire

From shower curbs and shelving to adding natural stone in laundry rooms and closets, designers and homeowners are finding more ways to bring Mother Nature indoors in unique and interesting ways.

Designing Baths with Personalities: What’s Popular Right Now

by | Feb 18, 2019 | Inspire

Today’s homeowners are making a greater commitment to bold bathrooms that are making a statement and leaving behind the sparse and monolithic look of recent years.

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

by | Jan 7, 2019 | Inspire

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.

Designing Kitchens with Personalities: What’s Popular Right Now

by | Dec 17, 2018 | Inspire

Kitchens are one of the most popular rooms of the home to renovate and an opportunity to really let a family’s personality shine through their choices of cabinetry, floors, and paint, among other things.

Making a Splash in the Kitchen with Natural Stone Backsplashes

by | Nov 9, 2018 | Inspire

Using natural stone for a kitchen backsplash is not only functional, it adds an element of elegance and architectural detail. Read about backsplash trends for your kitchen design.

Why Retailers Are Embracing Natural Stone

by | Sep 27, 2018 | Inspire

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 | Inspire

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 | Inspire

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.

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

by | Jun 21, 2018 | Educate, Inspire

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 with these inexpensive interior design ideas.

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

by | May 3, 2018 | Inspire

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.

Pros and Cons of Installing a Slate Roof

by | Apr 30, 2018 | Educate

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 before choosing a roofing material.

Natural Stone is Featured Prominently in Healthy Home Showcase

by | Apr 6, 2018 | Inspire

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 | Inspire

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.

How to Use Natural Stone in Sustainable Ways

by | Dec 14, 2017 | Educate, Inspire

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 | Inspire

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