Blog: From the Bedrock

The Hottest Homes in Atlanta Feature Cool American Marble

Posted by Steven Schrenk

A pioneer in the world of multiuse communities, Pam Sessions, designer and president of award-winning Atlanta homebuilder, Hedgewood Homes, builds new homes and creates neighborhoods made for modern everyday living. Since starting the company in 1985, Sessions, alongside her business partner and

Topics: American marble, Georgia marble, Pearl Grey Marble

A World Class Couple Takes on Europe for a World Class Stone Company

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

Would you uproot your family from a comfortable life in Canada to settle in a new country, with two new jobs? To lead a new company division?

You would if you are Bryan Thorburn and Valerie Bergeron.

The two transferred from Quebec City to Paris this year to lead the burgeoning European and

Topics: History and Heritage, Environment, Corporate Responsabilities & Ethic, Historic restoration, French limestone

An Indiana Limestone Restoration Revives A Gold Rush Building in Vancouver

Posted by Steven Schrenk
 

The Flack Block building is one of the most impressive examples of Vancouver's turn-of the-century architecture. The four-story Romanesque Revival-style structure, with its expressive stone facade, was built by noted architect William Blackmore between 1898 and 1900. This was the era of the

Topics: History and Heritage, Historic restoration, Indiana Limestone

Take a Walking Tour of Washington DC, Where History is Carved in Stone

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

 

With outstanding monuments, some of the world’s best museums and other cultural institutions, Washington, D.C. is a must-do destination. While the sheer number of sites may seem overwhelming, Washington is an easily navigable city. The nation’s capital is rather compact in size and easy to

Topics: History and Heritage, Notable Installations, Architecture & Design Trends, Historic restoration, Cambrian Black, White Cherokee Marble, Bethel white, White Georgia Marble, Indiana Limestone

Philly Chef Prefers Patina over Polish for His Soapstone Kitchen

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

When Loïc Barnieu moved to his new home last year, he knew a complete kitchen renovation was high on the list of home projects. It’s on the wish list for a lot of homeowners, but the urgency makes perfect sense when you realize that Barnieu is an award-winning CEO and executive chef of four

Topics: Soapstone, Restaurant kitchen, Alberene Soapstone

Boston’s New Tower Soars with a Distinctly American Stone and a Heritage Feel

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

 

Boston and heritage go together. Massachusetts’ great city has so much history. But it’s also a university town, home to some of the world’s great centers of learning. So Boston is also synonymous with innovation. That’s reflected in its architecture, an array of both historic and modern

Topics: History and Heritage, Indiana Limestone

Grab Your Passport For A Tour of France

Posted by Steven Schrenk

There are many ways to delve into the beauty and elegance of French culture: You can focus on the food or art. But why not take a tour of France through natural stone? A feature of many of France’s famed monuments and buildings - whether 19th century designs or bold modern ones - is prized

Topics: History and Heritage, Bethel white, French limestone

The Secret To A Glamorous Backyard? Just Add American Marble

Posted by Steven Schrenk
 

Many dream of hosting glamorous al fresco dinner parties — relaxing on the patio while savoring the night breeze and good company, a glass of wine waving in hand. This is the stuff of daydreams and vacations, but for Ontario interior designer Sarah Walker, it’s also home sweet home. Walker,

Topics: American marble, Pearl Grey Marble, Outdoor spaces

9 Reasons Why Natural Stone is Sustainable

Posted by Steven Schrenk

There are many sustainable practices that manufacturers of building materials can adopt, but there is only one building material that is inherently good for the earth and good for your health: natural stone.

Topics: Cambrian Black, Georgia marble, Bethel white, Sustainable Design, Indiana Limestone, French limestone

Adding Modern to a Mid-Century Kitchen Means Ditch the Kitsch and Bring in the Retro Glam

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

Ariel Garneau of home décor and DIY blogPMQ for Two began her designer adventure as part of an always-on-the-move military family when she married her husband Dan in 2013. She’s built a blog and business around how to personalize Private Military/Married Quarters (PMQs), housing provided to

Topics: White Cherokee Marble, Kitchen Design, One Room Challenge

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