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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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

Heritage and Homecoming at the Bell Works Adaptive Reuse Project

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What does home feel like? Roads you know by heart. A familiar landscape, the way the air smells at the beach. A personal connection to a building, where you went to visit your dad at work. A literal piece of the earth from where you were born.

Topics: American marble, Georgia marble, Restaurant kitchen

From the Waterfall Island to the Scullery, This One Room Challenge Home is all Sunshine and Glamour

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Holly Phillips is inspired by color. As an interior designer, and owner of The English Room in Charlotte, North Carolina, she is known for bold color, often through the use of layered accessories and contemporary art.

“Color makes me happy and I think it certainly can affect people’s moods. I

Topics: American marble, Waterfall islands, White Cherokee Marble, American black granite, Saint Henry Black, One Room Challenge

How Do You Fabricate a Neoclassical Stone Mansion? With Tools, Talent and a Whole Lot of Limestone.

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In their work in the Pacific Northwest, the craftsmen at Red Leaf Group are privileged to work on many architecturally inspired buildings, but few as special (and challenging) as a modern neoclassical mansion completely clad and ornamented in American limestone.

Topics: Limestone, Saint Clair, Exterior applications

Fly with Us to France for A Peek At Our Newest Limestone

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Artful, iconic, fashionable, sacred - the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower’s Trocadero, the Louis Vuitton building and Holy Trinity Cathedral are among the most notable architectural attractions in and around Paris. As varied in their styles as they are in their purposes, these landmarks are unified

Topics: Limestone

A Rustic Modern Retreat - Woodhouse Lodge

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Meet Megan Pflug. Designer. Decorator. Fine artist. DIY innovator, and now, owner of New York's hip new Catskills getaway, the Woodhouse Lodge.

Topics: Waxed soapstone, How to cut soapstone, Alberene Soapstone

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