Blog: From the Bedrock

Our Top 5 Anti-Trends for 2023

Posted by Steve Schrenk

Topics: Home Design, Notable Installations, News from the Trade, Architecture & Design Trends, Soapstone, Marble, Kitchen, Islands, Georgia marble, Inspiration, Alberene Soapstone, Natural Materials, Countertops, Interior Design, Kitchen Design, Sustainable Design, Notable Project

Natural stone creates modern luxury and Minimalism at this oceanfront Hamptons home

Posted by Steve Schrenk

 

The Hamptons are known to be both luxurious and restorative — a peaceful beach escape with a sophisticated vibe. Amagansett, located in the town of East Hampton, offers a more down-to-earth spin on the upscale charm of The Hamptons. Think miles of white beaches, a lively arts community, and an

Topics: Home Design, American marble, Fireplaces, American natural stone, Natural Materials, American black granite, designer, Bathroom Design

How 5 Design Influencers Style Their Natural Stone For The Holidays

Posted by Steven Schrenk

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And one of the best parts is getting to see how everyone decorates their homes for holidays.

Topics: Georgia marble, Pearl Grey Marble, White Cherokee Marble, Alberene Soapstone

Grey Soapstone Countertops keep this LA kitchen light and bright

Posted by Steve Schrenk

 

Award-winning lifestyle host Laurie March has home improvement in her DNA. A third-generation remodeler (her great grandparents started a roofing company), the host and creative force behind HGTV’s The House Counselor first discovered her passion for taking on a diverse range of design challenges

Topics: Soapstone, Kitchen, Soapstone sinks, Backsplashes, Alberene Soapstone, Natural Materials, Countertops, designer, Interior Design, Kitchen Design, Sustainable Design, interior

Creating Flat Mountain Farm, a Micro-Resort with Maximum Luxury

Posted by Steve Schrenk

 

 

Christopher and Margaret Shutze, the husband-and-wife duo of Shutze Studio who were recently featured in Southern Living Magazine, have spent their careers creating award-winning bespoke furniture and interiors for clients around the world. They also ran a side business, hosting the occasional

Topics: Home Design, Material Selection, Soapstone, Renovation, Marble, Kitchen, Islands, Rustic modern, White Cherokee Marble, Luxury brands, American natural stone, Alberene Soapstone, Countertops, designer, Interior Design, Kitchen Design, Bathroom Design, interior

​​Facades Systems: Characteristics and Performance of Cast Stone Vs Natural Stone

Posted by Steve Schrenk

It’s essential for architects to know how the material chosen for a project will perform under a variety of conditions and circumstances. Architects are faced with many building material options, but for designs or applications that call for cladding stone, there are fundamentally two options:

Topics: Granite, Marble, Limestone, Marble and granite, American natural stone, Exterior applications, Sustainable Design, exterior, Indiana Limestone, French limestone, Stone Facades, Natural stone cladding

A Sustainable Modern Homestead Takes Shape With Alberene Soapstone

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

Sustainability starts at home for Jason DeSalvo, or more accurately, at the homestead. Together with his wife Deborah, the DeSalvos wanted to build a home in New Jersey guided by their worldview and focused on principles of sustainability, energy-efficiency, and the home’s integration with the

Topics: Home Design, Material Selection, Soapstone, Kitchen, Alberene Soapstone, Natural Materials, Countertops, Interior Design, Kitchen Design, Sustainable Design, Bathroom Design

Black Countertop Kitchen Grounds A Classic Seaside Maine Home

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Topics: Home Design, Material Selection, Soapstone, Renovation, Kitchen, Soapstone sinks, Alberene Soapstone, Natural Materials, honed finish, Interior Design, New England, coastal, coastal living, interior, Maine

HGTV Luxury Home Rocks the Block with Timeless GEORGIA Marble SURFACES

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

Builder and carpenter Evan Thomas and his partner designer Keith Bynum are known for transforming run-down properties in Detroit into stylish starter homes for first-time homebuyers on their hit HGTV show “Bargain Block.

Topics: Marble, American marble, Islands, Georgia marble, White Cherokee Marble, Countertops, Made in America, Neutrals, Kitchen Design, Locally Quarried, buy local

Marble Vs Quartz - Umbra CoFounder Shares His Love Of Natural Stone for Interior Designs

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

When it comes to materials and design, it’s hard to find someone with a more innovative approach than Paul Rowan. The co-founder of groundbreaking home accessories design company Umbra has built a career and life based on a vision of innovation and design-driven solutions.

Topics: Home Design, Georgia marble, Pearl Grey Marble

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