Blog: From the Bedrock

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

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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

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

Not Quite By The Book: HASTINGS Architecture Revives Abandoned Library for New HQ

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For several years, Nashville’s thriving economy has led to an endless reshaping of the city’s skyline. High-rise residential towers and 25-story office buildings dot the sky—alongside omnipresent construction cranes. While many of these new builds went up in parking lots, that was not always

Topics: Architecture & Design Trends, Historic restoration, Renovation, Georgia marble, White Cherokee Marble, White Georgia Marble, Sustainable Design, adaptive reuse

A Charming Historic Home Restored With Classic American Marble

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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

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 Do Leading Firms Use American Marble? An Interview with MdeAS’ Architect Partner Dan Shannon

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Courtesy of MdeAS Architects

MdeAS is a prominent New York City based architecture firm that has created modern and progressive design solutions responsible for some of the most prestigious buildings in the Big Apple. A growing list of MdeAS NYC projects include the General Motors Building,

Topics: Architecture & Design Trends, Cambrian Black, Pearl Grey Marble, White Cherokee Marble, Exterior applications, Solar Grey, Laurentian Green Granite

Take a Walking Tour of the Windy City’s Architectural Wonders

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An architecture tour of Chicago is on every visitor’s must-do list. It’s not surprising, given the city’s collection of incredible buildings. In fact, Chicago claims to have invented the skyscraper. Any Windy City architecture tour allows visitors to marvel at the feats of engineering and

Topics: History and Heritage, Architecture & Design Trends, Historic restoration, Limestone, White Cherokee Marble, Bethel white, Exterior applications, Indiana Limestone

Take a Walking Tour of Washington DC, Where History is Carved in Stone

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With outstanding monuments, some of the world’s best museums and other cultural institutions, Washington, D.C. is a must-do destination. While the sheer number of sites may seem overwhelming, Washington is an easily navigable city. The nation’s capital is rather compact in size and easy to

Topics: History and Heritage, Notable Installations, Architecture & Design Trends, Historic restoration, Cambrian Black, White Cherokee Marble, Bethel white, White Georgia Marble, Indiana Limestone

Adding Modern to a Mid-Century Kitchen Means Ditch the Kitsch and Bring in the Retro Glam

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Ariel Garneau of home décor and DIY blogPMQ for Two began her designer adventure as part of an always-on-the-move military family when she married her husband Dan in 2013. She’s built a blog and business around how to personalize Private Military/Married Quarters (PMQs), housing provided to

Topics: White Cherokee Marble, Kitchen Design, One Room Challenge

GEORGIA MARBLE™ Keeps Tradition Alive With Modern Meets Sophisticated Southern Style

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When Charleston-based real estate professional, designer, and mother of three Krystine Edwards began planning her kitchen, one factor was top of mind: incorporating her trademark sophisticated Southern style.

Topics: Waterfall islands, White Cherokee Marble, Kitchen Design

New York City's iconic skyline is grounded in Polycor stone

Posted by Steven Schrenk

No city’s skyline conjures as much American energy and ingenuity, creativity and bravado as New York City. It inspires the whole world. You may not have noticed on your last visit that the spires of its cathedrals, the plazas of its museums and the cladding on its centers of commerce are in many

Topics: Historic restoration, Pearl Grey Marble, White Cherokee Marble, American natural stone, Solar Grey, Indiana Limestone

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