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

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

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