Blog: From the Bedrock

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

An Architect Evolves His Home with Ancient Stone and Modern Mounting

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

 Go ahead and guess the year this home by architect Régis Côté was built. 1940? 1960? Last year?

Topics: Thin Stone, Marble and granite

5 Limestones to Add to Your Materials Library Today

Posted by Steven Schrenk

If your thoughts on limestone are sculptures and boulders in parks, think again.

Topics: Limestone, Wallace Creek, Saint Clair, Indiana Limestone, French limestone

Georgia Marble Keeps Tradition Alive With Modern Meets Sophisticated Southern Style

Posted by Steven Schrenk

When Charleston-based real estate professional, designer, and mother of three Krystine Edwards began planning her kitchen, one factor was top of mind: incorporating her trademark sophisticated Southern style.

Topics: Waterfall islands, White Cherokee Marble, Kitchen Design

A $375.5M Design Uses Indiana Limestone to Tell Alberta's Story

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

Museums, whether they intend to or not, show what’s worth learning about and honoring. The choices of artwork and historical material featured represent and reflect the energy and culture of the communities they serve. It’s this responsibility that led the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM), which

Topics: Museum, Limestone, Commercial Projects, Sustainable Design, Indiana Limestone

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