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

Marble Vs Quartz - Umbra CoFounder Shares His Love Of Natural Stone for Interior Designs

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When it comes to materials and design, it’s hard to find someone with a more innovative approach than Paul Rowan. The co-founder of groundbreaking home accessories design company Umbra has built a career and life based on a vision of innovation and design-driven solutions.

Topics: Home Design, Georgia marble, Pearl Grey Marble

Texas Designer Claire Brody Tells The Story of Design (and Stone) in This Spanish Revival Home Renovation

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

Old meets new, inside meets outside – the  magic is in the mix for interior designer Claire Brody. Her signature aesthetic, which gained attention when she and her husband Parker renovated their 1960's ranch home in Austin, TX, has a thoughtful, colorful, collected feel.

Topics: Home Design, Renovation, Georgia marble, White Cherokee Marble, Saint Clair

Designer Ma Allen's Labor of Love Is a Modern Family Home Rich in Maximalist Style and Classic Stone

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Raleigh, North Carolina–based interior designer MA Allen might not be a household name just yet, but she’s definitely on her way. She started 2020 by being included in House Beautiful’s class of Next Wave designers, one of 14 of the most promising up-and-comers in the design industry. She founded

Topics: Home Design, White Cherokee Marble, American black granite, Homeowners, buy local

Veteran and  Photojournalist Pours Her Heart and American Stone Into Her Forever Home

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Retired Air Force Staff Sergeant and aerial combat photojournalist Stacy Pearsall has spent most of her adult life focused on two passions: photography and the military. Pearsall, whose family’s legacy of military service can be traced to the Revolutionary War, enlisted in the Air Force at age 17.

Topics: Home Design, Renovation, Homeowners, buy local

A Charming Historic Home Restored With Classic American Marble

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Eva Amurri, the multi-faceted (entrepreneur, actress, and mom) lifestyle blogger behind Happily Eva After has garnered her engaged following due to her open approach of sharing her life. She’s shared details on her pregnancies, the challenges and triumphs of parenthood, and her family’s move from

Topics: Home Design, Architecture & Design Trends, Marble and granite, Pearl Grey Marble, White Cherokee Marble, Countertops, Saint Henry Black, Interior Design, Kitchen Design, Bathroom Design, interior

Why Thin Stone Countertops Are More Than A Look

Posted by Steven Schrenk

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

From Modern Rustic to Mid-century, Marble and Granite, Designs That Mix It Up from The Kitchen to The Backyard

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Maybe it's the change of seasons but we've had new combinations on our minds lately.  Cool mornings and hot afternoons, rustic wood and high polish lacquer, deep black granite and subtle grey marble. (You know, things stone people think about.)

Topics: Home Design, Material Selection, Architecture & Design Trends, Thin Stone, Soapstone, Granite, Marble, Limestone, Kitchen

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