Have you ever been so in love with a piece of furniture that you designed the whole room around it? For two French Canadian homeowners, it just happened to be their countertops.
The trend is clear, designers are moving to larger format surface installations. And as a result the custom building products market is following suit.
We saw the design trend clearly at KBIS this year where larger format designs broke out of the 24" X 36" box into the world of full
Because you can never go wrong with a great pair of jeans, two Italian creative companies have joined forces to create a luxury kitchen collection that's sleek and modern with a distinctive vintage vibe.
Maybe it's the change of seasons but we've had new combinations on our minds lately. Cool mornings and hot afternoons, rustic wood and high polish lacquer, deep black granite and subtle grey marble. (You know, things stone people think about.)
Move around a St. Henry granite kitchen and you’ll do a double take as you round the corner of the island to put your coffee cup in the sink.
What looked like straight black from far off turns out to be black and grey opalescent mega crystals nestled within. This is a natural stone that doesn’t
Niki Serras and her husband in their Detroit home kitchen.
Like a Delta One touching down at JFK from a weekend fling in Milan, black is back and it’s bringing matte with it. And I couldn’t love it more.
With European influence black is coming home to our kitchens and living rooms (even the
Topics: Home Design, Material Selection, Notable Installations, Architecture & Design Trends, stone sourcing, Granite, Renovation, Cambrian Black, Leathered finish, Antiqued finish, Kitchen, Black, Brushed finish
Navy is nice and white is classic. But there is staying power in black. Always chic. Forever sophisticated. (Enjoy your 15 minutes grey, but there will never be a new black.)
What we love about black, however, does change. For years we loved the high shine of a powdered coated finish. We lusted
Designers, including Tamara Eaton (at left) and Toni Sabatino (at right), at a tour of Polycor's Georgia Marble quarry in 2015.
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You know the thrill of installation day when that full slab
There are two reasons the Little Black Dress has earned itself the universal acronym LBD: versatility and longevity.
Chic for the charity event, sexy for a date, appropriate for the boardroom – it’s all things to all people, a true wardrobe staple. The LBD dresses up with jewelry and down with
This year we introduced the strongest ultra-thin natural stone slab on the market. We knew it would be a win for designers creating full slab wall installations and giant islands. And we knew fabricators would love that it’s a third of the weight of traditional slabs.
What we didn’t anticipate