Blog: From the Bedrock

What This Real Estate Agent Learned About Soapstone Counters

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

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

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

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 on the

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

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: Granite, Kitchen, Saint Henry Black

Soft on Color, Hard on Density, Meet SAINT CLAIR™ 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 marble is the versatile, durable answer to all your soothing grey dreams.

Topics: Kitchen, Saint Clair, Exterior applications

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, Kitchen, Inspiration Gallery, Alberene Soapstone, Natural Materials, Countertops

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 with

Topics: Soapstone, Waxed soapstone, Kitchen, Black

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: Granite, Cambrian Black, Kitchen, Black, Islands, Rustic modern, 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, Kitchen, Restaurant 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

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