Blog: From the Bedrock

Steven Schrenk

Coming to the stone industry via studies in art and design at SCAD where I first fell in love with this material, I approach stone design with an artistic eye developed from years working in museums and galleries curating and installing exhibitions. I carve sculptures in marble and granite which continues to deepen my connection with natural stone. Cutting and fabricating slabs and blocks, working with architects and designers and managing complex installations are an extension of my hands-on skills in the industry and the studio. I enjoy expressing the beauty, and telling the story, of natural stone to convey its timeless message, ranging from the quarry to your finished design and everywhere in between.

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

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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

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 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

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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

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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

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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

A Modern Limestone Kitchen With Long Linear Veins and a Thin Edge

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Brooklyn-based architect Christopher Lee works for firms known for innovations with material; He once collaborated on a project called Heavy Rocker, Light Rocker, which consisted of a singular form with multiple quasi-functional uses rendered in two materials; one of perforated metal and the

Topics: Limestone, Saint Clair, Kitchen Design

Together, we build landmarks for humanity

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Famous French author, Antoine De Saint-Exupéry, said that “by laying down a stone, one feels that they contribute to building the world.”

Topics: Environment, Corporate Responsabilities & Ethic, Cambrian Black, Sustainable Design, Indiana Limestone, The Living Memorials Project

Repositioned and Revitalized for the Future of Work, NYC Building Gets LEED Cert and a Gracious Marble Entrance

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How do you get to 2 Rector Street? You head to Greenwich Street and look for the well appointed 26 story building shaped like a U.

Topics: Architecture & Design Trends, American marble, Pearl Grey Marble

New York City's iconic skyline is grounded in Polycor stone

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No city’s skyline conjures as much American energy and ingenuity, creativity and bravado as New York City. It inspires the whole world. You may not have noticed on your last visit that the spires of its cathedrals, the plazas of its museums and the cladding on its centers of commerce are in many

Topics: Historic restoration, Pearl Grey Marble, White Cherokee Marble, American natural stone, Solar Grey, Indiana Limestone

Tailored. Classic. There's Nothing Rustic About This Soapstone Kitchen

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When interior designer Sarah Gibson remodeled her most recent home, her living room fireplace was high on her list for a redesign. But specing marble from a sample kit wasn’t hands on enough for Gibson. She wanted to go to the source.

Topics: Soapstone, Waxed soapstone, Alberene Soapstone

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