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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.

Caring For Quartzite Countertops

by | Apr 4, 2019 | Educate

Quartzite has been gaining in popularity as a countertop material in the past few years. With a look similar to marble and a durability comparable to granite, this natural stone seems to have it all.

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.

Bookmatching: Geology Meets Geometry

by | Dec 21, 2018 | Educate, Inspire

Bookmatched slabs sometimes look like butterflies, or Rorschach (inkblot) tests, or many other fanciful shapes. Bar none, bookmatched slabs are one of the most dramatic and impressive ways to use natural stone.

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.

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.

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?

Striking Patterns: What Stripes Tell You about Your Stone

by | Aug 7, 2017 | Educate

Find out how your stone got its stripes. Much of Earth’s history is recorded in layer upon layer of sediment.

Natural Stone and 2017 Color Trends

by | Feb 9, 2017 | Inspire

Designers use natural stone to compliment interesting color trends.

When Natural Stone Moves (With) You

by | Oct 18, 2016 | Inspire

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

The Pull of Tiny Homes Made of Stone

by | Mar 22, 2016 | Inspire

How natural stone has become a popular building material for tiny homes.

Meet Macaubas: Harder Than Marble but Just as Gorgeous

by | Mar 22, 2016 | Educate

A case study featuring Macaubas Quartzite in a residential kitchen.