Blog: From the Bedrock

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

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

What This Real Estate Agent Learned About Soapstone Counters

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Building a home from scratch can seem daunting, overwhelming, impossible. It certainly seemed that way to Kelly Ladwig, a Nashville based real estate agent who is no stranger to the world of home renovations, having a couple of renovations under her belt, starting with a Milwaukee condo in the

Topics: Soapstone, Marble, Kitchen, American marble, Georgia marble, Soapstone sinks, White Cherokee Marble, Alberene Soapstone, Interior Design, interior

From the Chemistry Lab to the Kitchen: Soapstone Offers Much More Than a Passing Grade

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

When Stacy Garcia’s daughter and son-in-law decided to remodel their kitchen, they naturally chose her parents to design and build the project. Michael and Stacy Garcia are the owners of Garcia Cabinet Makers in Valley Center, California, a custom cabinetry business known for fine design and

Topics: Alberene Soapstone, buy local

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

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

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

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

A Rustic Modern Retreat - Woodhouse Lodge

Posted by Steven Schrenk

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

Calm and Consistent Soapstone Crowns This Soho Loft

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Growing up in sunny Southern California, Tommy Zung spent plenty of time in his formative years on a surfboard.

Topics: Soapstone, Islands, Alberene Soapstone, Natural Materials

5 Focal Point Worthy Fireplaces In Marble, Granite and Soapstone

Posted by Steven Schrenk

For interior designers, architects and their fabricators there’s never been a better time to create a fireplace in natural stone. 

Topics: Fireplaces, Alberene Soapstone, American black granite, Saint Henry Black, Solar Grey

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