design

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.

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.

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.

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.

5 Ways to Use Natural Stone Veneer

by | Jul 10, 2018 | Educate

Natural stone accents are effortlessly dramatic and always gorgeous. Here are 5 of our favorite ways to use natural stone veneer accents that you can draw from to add the elemental elegance of stone to your home.

LEED the Way with Natural Stone

by | Apr 10, 2018 | Educate

Learn more about green building for homes. Find out what LEED credits are achievable with natural stone.

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.

Natural Stone Featured on Lifetime Network’s Designing Spaces

by | Nov 6, 2017 | Videos

Home renovations reach a new summit with genuine, durable, sustainable natural stone. Learn how to make your granite dreams a reality with eco-friendly, low-impact, choices from Mother Nature, and get insider knowledge from an industry leader to create inspirational spaces that can last a lifetime.

Take Advantage of the Latest Technology When Designing with Natural Stone

by | Oct 24, 2017 | Educate

Technology has become extremely prevalent in today’s society and the natural stone industry is not immune. In fact, we are opening up a world of possibilities for your projects that save time, money, and resources.

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

by | Sep 26, 2017 | Inspire

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

Five Questions to Ask When Choosing Natural Stone Kitchen Countertops

by | Sep 12, 2017 | Educate

When you head to the showroom to choose your natural stone, use these five questions to ensure you choose your best option.

Why I Use Natural Stone: A Conversation with Vinny Tavares

by | Sep 5, 2017 | Inspire

Read why Vinny Tavares, owner and founder of Aria Stone Gallery, uses natural stone over engineered quartz. Is quartz a natural stone or artificial?

Matching Your Countertops With Your Personality

by | Jun 14, 2017 | Inspire

Experts agree that countertops should reflect your personality and style.

Resources for Design Professionals

by | May 30, 2017 | Educate, Resources

Architects and designers can find all they need to know on this resource page from Natural Stone Institute.

Rise of the Natural Stone Countertop Video

by | May 23, 2017 | Videos

Perspectives on why natural stone is the top choice for kitchen countertops.

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

by | May 11, 2017 | Inspire

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

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

by | Apr 25, 2017 | Educate

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