Blog: From the Bedrock

How Do You Care For Marble? Just a Little Soap and Water

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Melinda McCoy is what you call the everyday home decorator.

Topics: Marble, White Cherokee Marble, American marble, Kitchen, honed finish, Countertops

Move Over Marble. Your Cousin Wants a Seat at the Kitchen Island (and dibs on the guest bath too)

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

Luxury. Elegance. To achieve these in a kitchen or bath design has always meant choosing marble. It's classical provenance and touchable texture are unmatched. And yet, it's cousin is getting a lot of attention from designers who want both the classic look and feel of marble and a fresh take

Topics: Limestone, Saint Clair, Masculine bathroom, Kitchen, Islands

Sleek, Sexy and Sophisticated: Introducing The Black Box Kitchen

Posted by Steven Schrenk

For the edgiest of designers the white kitchen is on its way out.

Topics: Saint Henry Black, Granite, Kitchen

Soft on Color, Hard on Density, This Grey Limestone Acts Like a Marble

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Cut it linear or on the rift, rough it up or make it shine. No matter how you slice it, this American limestone is the versatile, durable answer to all your soothing grey dreams.

Topics: Limestone, Saint Clair, Exterior applications, Kitchen

Dark Kitchen, Light Kitchen? Make it Two Tone With Marble and Soapstone Countertops

Posted by Steven Schrenk

White cabinets and black countertops. Dark cabinets and light countertops. They’re classic combos, but today we’re seeing designers moving more to two tone kitchens. And who can blame them when you get to have two of everything you love?

Topics: Soapstone, Waxed soapstone, Inspiration Gallery, Natural Materials, Alberene Soapstone, Countertops, Kitchen

Kirsten Grove Unveils Her Waxed Soapstone Kitchen Reno (and it is dreamy)

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Interior stylist and blogger Kirsten Grove, recently set out on a total renovation of a mid-century Idaho home that was stuck in the 90s. (Think crystal chandeliers and brown countertops.) She and her husband do most of the work themselves adding character, ingenuity and style to every room

Topics: Black, Waxed soapstone, Soapstone, Kitchen

The Fashion Kitchen: Scavolini and Diesel Meld Rustic and Luxury

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Because you can never go wrong with a great pair of jeans, two Italian creative companies have joined forces to create a luxury kitchen collection that's sleek and modern with a distinctive vintage vibe.

Topics: Black, Granite, Cambrian Black, Rustic modern, Islands, Kitchen, Scavolini

How Durable Are Soapstone Counters? Enough For This Busy Nashville Restaurant

Posted by Steven Schrenk

No one questions the beauty of soapstone counters. But it's the material’s durability that gets people talking.

We’ve covered how soapstone holds up in a home kitchen. But how does it perform as a commercial bar top in a busy restaurant? Can it stand the onslaught of pint glasses and spilled red

Topics: Soapstone, Restaurant kitchen, Kitchen

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

Georgia On My Mind: Designer Celebrates Southern Tradition with US Marble

Posted by Steven Schrenk

When Pam Sessions and Don Donnelly, the husband and wife team behind Hedgewood Homes, decided to downsize their nest, they brought with them a pedigree for building smart spaces, a love of southern architecture and a commitment to local talent and materials.

Topics: Home Design, Kitchen, American marble, Islands, Georgia marble, Pearl Grey Marble

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