Blog: From the Bedrock

How Do You Fabricate a Neoclassical Stone Mansion? With Tools, Talent and a Whole Lot of Limestone.

Posted by Steven Schrenk

In their work in the Pacific Northwest, the craftsmen at Red Leaf Group are privileged to work on many architecturally inspired buildings, but few as special (and challenging) as a modern neoclassical mansion completely clad and ornamented in American limestone.

Topics: Saint Clair, Limestone, Exterior applications

Fly with Us to France for A Peek At Our Newest Limestone

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

Artful, iconic, fashionable, sacred - the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower’s Trocadero, the Louis Vuitton building and Holy Trinity Cathedral are among the most notable architectural attractions in and around Paris. As varied in their styles as they are in their purposes, these landmarks are unified

Topics: Limestone

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

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

Wallace Creek Marble Makes Moody, Masculine Spaces

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Not everyone wants a light, bright and airy space.

Topics: American marble, Limestone, Masculine bathroom, Commercial flooring, Wallace Creek

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

Try and Keep Your Hands Off This Countertop

Posted by Steven Schrenk

If you love leather you know it isn’t just about the look.

Yes it can be edgy, classic, sophisticated. But it’s the feel that keeps us coming back to leather for our wardrobes, upholstery and home decor. And now it’s inspiring our stone surfaces.

Called by other names – antiqued, brushed –

Topics: Soapstone, Leathered finish, Nordic Black, St. Henry, Antiqued finish, Limestone, Marble and granite, Brushed finish

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