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Color Scheme Series: How to Pair a Gray and White Bathroom Flawlessly

how to pair a gray and white bathroomOver time, the design pendulum swings between the popularity of warm and cool color palettes. 

As of late, gray has been the go-to neutral and is continuing to stay an on-trend color choice for all areas of the home. If you’re looking to experiment with a cool, white and gray palette, you might want to start with a smaller space, like a bathroom. There are plenty of cool options in natural stone to explore, from stark, white marbles to dappled, gray granites and more. 

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Vermont Danby Marble vs. Carrara and Calacatta Marble

Vermont Danby Marble vs. Carrara and Calacatta MarbleWhen it comes to transforming your kitchen, bathroom or other utility rooms in the home, a popular option is to create bright, open spaces with natural stone, like marble. Among the most popular marbles are those that feature a combination of white and gray for a modern neutral that goes great with both light and dark cabinetry and colorful accessories.

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Fantasy Brown Marble vs. Fantasy Brown Quartzite

Fantasy Brown Marble vs. Fantasy Brown QuartziteThere have been many great debates in the course of history…including the great debate among stone fabricators, designers and builders: is Fantasy Brown a marble stone or a quartzite stone? Although these two types of natural stones are similar in nature, they have their distinctive qualities. So, why is it so hard to easily categorize Fantasy Brown?  

Here’s what you need to know about this interior design debate. May the best stone win!

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Stunning Contemporary Fireplace Surrounds to Keep You Warm this Fall

Fireplace surroundsFireplaces may be a traditional way to add warmth to your living spaces, but in your home, you have fireplace design options that are anything but traditional. While wooden mantles, intricate scrollwork, and stone or brick hearths and surrounds have played major roles in fireplace design for centuries, there are plenty of ways to update this timeless addition in your home.

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How to Care for Quartz Countertops: Easy Tips & Tricks for Homeowners to Follow

How to Care for Quartz CountertopsEngineered quartz countertops have quickly become a popular countertop option for homeowners and professionals alike because of the many desirable qualities this material possesses. Not only is it considered an eco-friendly countertop surface, but it offers affordable pricing and delivers incredible function for the home.  It’s durable, non-porous, and resistant to etching, staining, and more.

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The Difference Between Prefabricated vs. Slab Natural Stone Countertops

The Difference Between Prefabricated vs. Slab Natural Stone CountertopsWhen it comes to creating your dream kitchen or master bath with a renovation that not only upgrades the look of your interior space, but adds value to your home, natural stone countertops are an ideal option. Whether you choose marble, granite, or quartzite, there’s nothing quite like the dimension and drama natural stone can add to your kitchen, not to mention the functional and durable work surfaces you’ll enjoy. 

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