Entries by Samantha

Cozy Fireplace Ideas

This is the coziest time of the year between the hot-cocoa, festive films, and nights covered in blankets by the fireplace. With that in mind, here are a few of the fireplaces that will make your home feel warm, stylish, and unique.  The traditional: give your traditional fireplace a little flare with a granite in-lay: […]

Quartz: The Stone of 2018

As 2018 winds down, we’ve noticed a few trends, one of which being Quartz. The reason for the increased prevalence: durability, ease to clean, and extensive color options. Quartz is scratch resistant, stain resistant, nearly heat resistant, and can be fashioned in the same styles as granite and marble. If you’re not sold and still […]

Halloween Hues

In the spirit of Halloween, we’re highlighting stones with an orange and black tone! Despite he Halloween comparison, these stones are very versatile, great for all spaces, and some even have a little sparkle to them! Would you dare to go black and bold, or do you prefer the warm orange hue? -Is there a […]

Must Have Fireplace Locations

It may still be warm, but have you started thinking about the winter months? Now is the perfect time to start planning for that fireplace you’ve always wanted to ensure it’s ready for the holidays. Fireplaces not only add an element of warmth to the home, but they also are a stylistic element. Instead of […]

Outdoor Kitchen Stones

Outdoor kitchens are a great way to entertain guests and be a part of the party, but when considering building an outdoor kitchen, durability should be the utmost concern. Your outdoor kitchen, unless completely enclosed, will be to be able to withstand all of the elements. Therefore, manufactured stones may not be the best as […]

2018 Kitchen Trends Update

We’ve been seeing a few new trends as 2018 has unfolded and it can be summed up in one  word: mis-match! What do you think of this idea? One thing to keep in mind if you want to try out this new design trend is that there need to be some cohesive elements, so only […]

Seamless Kitchen Style

With the latest trends being colored cabinets, decorative pendants, and vintage rugs, the kitchen can become a bit busy very quickly. One way to combat this and have a more seamless, clean look is to have the same backsplash as your countertops. This look is achieved by using large slabs of the same stone. Not […]

Counter Edge Types

In the granite world, the edge design style is referred to as the edge profile, and is one of the necessary decisions as you’re having your granite cut. Below we detail the different styles: Squared: This style works in almost every design and is a classic. Corners are smoothed so they are not at a […]

Stone Elements

Did you know stone isn’t just for your countertops? Considering the strength of stones like granite, marble, and even engineered stones, there are inventive ways to use it. Below are some ways you can think about incorporating stone into your home, especially bathrooms! Sinks: This is a stunning option for powder rooms, as it is […]

Kitchen Details

Sometimes what makes a space beautiful are the little tiny details that work together. This month, we rounded up the components of a beautiful kitchen that is also useful. A vintage or statement runner: A good runner makes a statement and a vintage runner will last as long as your countertops. Functional pieces: Don’t be […]