A pioneer in the world of multiuse communities, Pam Sessions, designer and president of award-winning Atlanta homebuilder, Hedgewood Homes, builds new homes and creates neighborhoods made for modern everyday living. Since starting the company in 1985, Sessions, alongside her business partner and
Topics: American marble, Georgia marble, Pearl Grey Marble
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
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
If there's anything we love more than quarrying and hewing blocks of stone into unique products for our projects, it's seeing how designers and architects roll up their sleeves and get creative with them in their designs.
Topics: Material Selection, stone samples, Georgia marble, Inspiration, Saint Clair
In Washington D.C., modern and historic live side-by-side, sometimes in the same building.
Topics: Fabrication, Historic restoration, American marble, Georgia marble, White Cherokee Marble, Stone Facades
It’s a dangerous situation. An architect who specializes in restaurant design let loose to design his own kitchen. There’s no end to the resources and ideas at his disposal. But if you’re Kellen Minor of Decatur, GA you take a cue from the classics and give it a modern update.
Topics: Marble and granite, American marble, Georgia marble, White Cherokee Marble
In New York’s Flatiron district there is an apartment where marble floats, wood anchors and light hovers.
Topics: Thin Stone, American marble, Islands, Georgia marble, Pearl Grey Marble, Marble vs Quartz, Waterfall islands, Thin countertops, Marble furniture
Materials have been evolving to meet the growing demands of a savvy modern market, inspired by European aesthetics, and thin countertops have been making their mark. With changing demographics and some US homes downsizing, a ½” thick natural stone countertop can make a smaller kitchen appear larger.
Topics: Home Design, Technical Advices, Thin Stone, Cambrian Black, Black, Marble and granite, American marble, Georgia marble, Waterfall islands, Thin countertops
Each year Polycor invites a group of design professionals to journey with us into the woodlands outside Atlanta to visit our historic Tate, Georgia marble quarry.
This year our designers came from Chicago, Ill. Salt Lake City, Utah, Columbus, Ohio, and just down the road in Atlanta. Designers were
Topics: History and Heritage, Marble, Georgia marble, Pearl Grey Marble, Origin, White Cherokee Marble
Misunderstood Marble, Overqualified Quartz: How Clients Get Misinformed on Material Selection [Infographic]
It’s time to spec the counters and flooring.
You’ve got a library of materials in every color, texture and variety and the client says, “Oh, no marble. I hear marble stains.” Or “Soapstone? Doesn’t that scratch?”
You sigh and get out the quartz samples.
Topics: Material Selection, Marble and granite, American marble, Georgia marble, Pearl Grey Marble, Marble vs Quartz