Blog: From the Bedrock

This Scavolini Dealer’s Home Kitchen Will Have You Craving Matte Black

Posted by Annie Roy

 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

The Original Green Building Material, Just How Sustainable Is Natural Stone?

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

We’ve all seen our fair share of Discovery Channel shows that analyze ancient temples, classical cathedrals and other feats of historic architecture. Aside from their fascinating stories and designs, there are other impressive details that hold our attention besides our musings of being inside

Topics: Material Selection, Environment, Corporate Responsabilities & Ethic, Architecture & Design Trends, stone sourcing

When Quarries Close, Marble Restoration Requires Historic Sources

Posted by Steven Schrenk

We take for granted that our country’s landmarks – government buildings, monuments, cathedrals – will endure across the ages, their symbols of freedom and faith always relevant. Built with durable materials the public also takes for granted that these historic pieces of architecture will hold up

Topics: stone sourcing, Historic restoration

Can You Get Samples of Marble or Granite? Answers for Designers

Posted by Steven Schrenk

You’ve got samples for paint, cabinets, floors, even wallpaper, why not stone? If you’ve been shopping for materials for a design job you know how difficult it is to cast a vision for your client (or get them to make a decision) without samples. So why is it that the dealers for the most costly

Topics: Thin Stone, stone sourcing, stone samples

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