Materials have been evolving to meet the growing demands of a savvy modern market, inspired by European aesthetics, and thin countertops have been making their mark. With changing demographics and some US homes downsizing, a ½” thick natural stone countertop can make a smaller kitchen appear
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.)
When Pam Sessions and Don Donnelly, the husband and wife team behind Hedgewood Homes, decided to downsize their nest, they brought with them a pedigree for building smart spaces, a love of southern architecture and a commitment to local talent and materials.
When Chef Arnaud Marchand set out to build a home kitchen for his young family, I knew he had a clear vision for his design. His kitchen - from the ceiling beams to the floor tiles – needed to be warm, functional, dynamic and beautiful – and resonate with the scenic environment – and be great
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
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
You know the look. Wide eyed amazement over your array of stone slabs dissolves to consternation then confusion. There are a LOT of choices in the yard, in the studio, in the showroom and the customer is overwhelmed.
How do you help them choose a slab of granite? How do you pair their need for a
Is there any more classical material than marble?
From large blocks used in historical buildings to slabs for kitchen islands, American marble is THE material for traditionalists. But can it do modern? And what about granite? Can it climb out of the builder-grade kitchen to edgy modern designs
Our love affairs with design materials come and go, some for good. (We’re talking to you Linoleum.) But the stone countertop is a classic that has outlived the fads of Formica and stainless steel tops. Instead of being replaced by newer materials, natural stone is actually breaking out of its