Perry World House: How the University of Pennsylvania Used Natural Stone to Transform its Oldest Building

by | Feb 28, 2020 | Inspire

The 17,400 square foot academic building features limestone cladding inside and out. It received a Pinnacle Award in the Commercial Exterior category, “an amazing transformation of a declining historic house into a vibrant modern jewel of an office building.”

Living In Color: 2020 Colors Of the Year Channel Calm and Nature

by | Jan 16, 2020 | Inspire

Two decades ago, Pantone introduced their first color of the year. Since then, other companies have joined the fray. We asked several experts how the 2020 colors of the year will impact how homeowners design their homes and what types of natural stone choices they might make.

5 Ways to Use Natural Stone for a Show-Stopping Fireplace

by | Dec 23, 2019 | Inspire

Natural stone fireplace facades remain one of the most trendy styles of design no matter where you roam. Whether these clad fireplaces stem from the utilization of leftover stone material or the grand idea of a massive quadmatched feature wall, we can promise a cozy fireplace will never fail to pull together your home.

The Journey of V House: Creating a Contemporary Palladian Villa

by | Nov 20, 2019 | Inspire

Although 500 years have passed since the construction of the Palladian villas of Italy’s Veneto region, this architectural style is still a source of inspiration in the design world. The ‘V House’ features a contemporary Palladian style and is a stunning tribute to the use of natural stone.

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.

Italian Marble Shapes European-Inspired Cathedral in Tennessee

by | Sep 27, 2019 | Inspire

European churches are more than just places of worship—they are centers of design. The Sacred Hearth Cathedral features massive stone columns and ornate decorations crafted centuries ago, these spaces are a source of inspiration for much of today’s architecture, especially in the religious sector.

3 Steps to Create a Natural Stone Fireplace

by | Sep 20, 2019 | Inspire

A beautiful fireplace can become the hub of your home, where you gather with family and friends. Make sure to take time to choose the perfect design so you can enjoy your investment for decades to come.

Bending Marble at the Bent and Light Showroom

by | Aug 23, 2019 | Inspire

The design concept was fueled by the desire to dispel the perceptions that marble is unyielding and heavy. The Bent and Light showroom is meant to feature the bended marble technology as the latest innovation established by MM Galleri in Singapore.

The Timeless Quality of Natural Stone: Why I Use Natural Stone

by | Aug 13, 2019 | Inspire

Natural stone has the look and feel of luxury. The durability as well as its ability to be sculpted into functional art give it a time honored respect that is hard to come by in building materials.

Creativity Drives Sustainable Natural Stone Projects

by | Jul 12, 2019 | Inspire

Now that decision-makers can look for the Certified Genuine Stone™ label to identify sustainably produced natural stone, the possibilities for incorporating this product into environmentally-friendly projects are endless.

The DNA of Stone Design

by | Jun 21, 2019 | Inspire

Designers are always waiting for the rumor that something astonishing has been found, so passion can engineer gigantic ideas that will surpass our previous project. We seek to create a design that will pay great respect to the geological wonders.

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.

Create an Earthy Kitchen with Natural Stone and Real Wood

by | Jun 5, 2019 | Inspire

Read on to experience a few projects that feature this classic combination and to learn how you can achieve this style in your own project.

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.

Beyond Countertops: 3 Great Ways to Use All of Your Stone Slab

by | Apr 22, 2019 | Inspire

We’ve pulled together some of the best slab repurposing ideas we’ve seen in the field—some inspiring suggestions to maximize your investment, and to help you gain the maximum enjoyment possible from the slab that called your name

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.