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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.

Beauty & Durability of Natural Stone: A Conversation with Loretta Willis

by | Nov 29, 2018 | Inspire

Natural stone is an easy choice for designers, its beauty and durability are limitless when it comes to personalizing and designing your home.

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.

Preserving a Sandstone Heritage

by | Nov 2, 2018 | Inspire

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 | 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.

How to Use Natural Stone Remnants

by | Aug 17, 2018 | Inspire

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 | 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.

Recapturing the Lost Beauty of Stone at the Peninsula Paris

by | Jun 27, 2018 | Inspire

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.

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.

5 Reasons to Choose Real Marble for Your Countertops

by | May 29, 2018 | Educate, Inspire

You’re facing the same conundrum that so many marble-loving home owners have wrestled with: you love real marble, but is it really worth the care and maintenance? Read this before you choose artificial or fake marble for your home.

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.

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.

Why Natural Stone is a Great Option for Millennials

by | Mar 27, 2018 | Inspire

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 | 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.

A Cemetery’s Life-Affirming Stories in Stone

by | Jan 22, 2018 | Inspire

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 | Inspire

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 | Educate, Inspire

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