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SHOWROOM EVENT WITH LUXE MAGAZINE

MATERIAL Bespoke Stone + Tile is proud to announce the grand reopening of our Dallas Showroom. Our kick-off event, in conjunction with Luxe Magazine, showcased our...

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DALLAS SPANISH ESTATE

For this Dallas home, MATERIAL Bespoke Stone and Tile infused a contemporary Spanish style exterior with European-influenced natural stone elements...

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ARCHITECTURAL STONE MOULDINGS

From ancient Greece and the Roman Empire to today’s modern Architecture, mouldings have been used for centuries to enhance both the structural and aesthetic elements of walls, doorways, windows, cabinets...

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VISUAL ELEMENTS OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

Earth's most stunning building material takes center stage in modern architecture. Limestone delivers a touch of luxury and sophistication to any home, inside or out.

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SPOTLIGHT ON MATERIAL'S SAN ANTONIO SHOWROOM

Ready to expand, the MATERIAL Team was up for the challenge of preserving and celebrating the building's historic charm.

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TRAVERTINE VS. MARBLE

Travertine and Marble are two of the most popular choices for any interior or exterior space. Whether you opt for a neutral travertine tile or a marble with colorful veining, both will add a touch of...

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SPANISH RENAISSANCE MEETS CONTEMPORARY DESIGN AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO

MATERIAL is honored to have worked with The University of San Diego (USD) on the renovation of their new 120,000-square-foot Knauss Center for Business Education.

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EYE-CATCHING TILE PATTERNS

Natural stone tile is timeless. Its beauty, durability and versatility make it ideal for transforming almost any space, inside or out. With our advanced production capabilities and our decades of experience...

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COMPANY NEWS

ARTISAN STONE CARVERS IN CENTRAL MEXICO

For centuries, Central Mexico has been the epicenter of the architectural tradition of stone carving and produces gifted artisans who have spent decades honing their skills...

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ARCHITECTURAL THIN STONE VENEER

Are you considering thin stone veneer to add a visual appeal to your space? This versatile building material is often used for decorative interior and exterior design applications...

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A FIREPLACE HEARTHSIDE YOU'LL COZY UP TO YEAR ROUND

Fireplaces are considered the centerpiece of a residence. Whether indoors or outdoors, you can warm up any space with the right design and striking material...

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THE ART OF THE SWIMMING POOL

Summer is in full swing, and that means more time poolside. The area around your swimming pool, primarily the design of the pool deck, plays a key role in defining your residence’s architectural beauty and functionality...

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PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

NATURAL STONE: A TIMELESS MATERIAL

Nothing compares to the appearance, durability, and versatility of natural stone as a design element. Since the earliest signs of civilization, people have utilized the medium without the technology or industrial development we have today...

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A HISTORY OF CERAMIC TILE IN THE WESTERN WORLD

Ceramic tiles have an enriching history. It continues to be the most popular and fundamental material for practical and decorative purposes. This blog examines how it has changed through the centuries...

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MATERIAL CEO TIM ROBERTS TO BE FEATURED IN HANDCRAFTED HOTELS

Roberts is among the creative partners set to make a guest appearance in the Graduate New Haven episode. Design & Direct Source was first contacted by the developer’s design team of the Graduate Hotels...

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SELECTING THE RIGHT STONE FOR OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS

Location matters when it comes to picking stone for outdoor spaces. With so many options for outdoor materials, selecting the right option can be overwhelming...

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INTRODUCING AN EXCLUSIVE FIREPLACE & FURNITURE COLLECTION

Donna Mondi Interior Design, one of the “Top 20 Interior Designers in Chicago”, and recently named one of the world’s Top 100 designers in the world...

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VEIN CUT STONE

What stone cut will work best for your design project? Whether you’re looking for your kitchen, bathroom, fireplace, or backsplash, we’ve got you covered...

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FIREPLACE MATERIALS: BEST STONE FOR FIREPLACE

A beautifully designed fireplace not only offers utility, but it also creates a cozy ambiance perfect for any home, any time of the year. And in a contest of the best design materials to create that luxurious atmosphere, we’d pick natural stone for its timeless look, strength, and durability...

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LIMESTONE VS. TRAVERTINE

Natural stone is a gorgeous addition to any home. Not only is it durable and sustainable, but the natural elegance imbued in this type of stone offers a unique, timeless look...

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HOW TO

HOW TO EMBRACE NAVY BLUE DESIGN

A use of navy covering a feature wall can be a statement and add drama, but we’re also seeing navy considered as a “new neutral” that can be used in a variety of style choices and moods...

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FIREPLACES IN TIME: ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT

An enduring and influential design era, the Arts and Crafts movement had a large effect on fireplace design. The reverberations of that movement can be seen in subsequent design eras from Craftsman and Mission styles to the Prairie School of Frank Lloyd Wright...

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WHAT IS CRAFTSMAN STYLE?

The Craftsman style is a uniquely American architectural and design movement that arose in the early 20th century. It was inspired by the Arts and Crafts Movement of England, which emphasized simple, handmade objects made from natural materials...

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TEXTURE IN TILE & STONE

In nature, texture is one of the great storytellers. From the finely delineated cuts in a stone quarry to the intricate design of a honeycomb or spider’s web, nature’s many innate textures and patterns speak of the lush complexity of the natural world...

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COMPANY NEWS

CNC STONE CUTTING 101

A CNC stone cutting machine is often used for architectural and artistic purposes, such as creating sculptures and engravings, and it provides endless options in customizing your home stone design...

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TILE INSTALLATION PATTERNS FOR THE BEDROOM

Tilework can be chosen to upgrade any number of areas in the home however, the versatility of any tile pattern allows it to be used almost anywhere to craft a unique and glamorous look...

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DIMENSIONAL TILE: A COMPLETE GUIDE

Three-dimensional tiling found in modern homes adds another design element that expands design options. Now, your tile’s height can offer a whole new range of aesthetic options and versatility, conferring beauty and complexity to any home...

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HOW TO CHOOSE CROWN MOULDING: TIPS AND CONSIDERATIONS

The right crown moldings can add elegance and depth to your home. However, much like any interior design element, there’s a fine line...

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HOW TO MAKE A KITCHEN LOOK MORE MODERN

The kitchen is the vibrant center of a home, serving as both a functional space and gathering place. The aesthetic a homeowner chooses for a kitchen often sets the tone for the rest of the house, too...

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DESIGN TIPS FOR CREATING AN OUTDOOR YOGA SPACE

The backyard is often a home’s private space for refuge and relaxation. Of course, this means something different for every homeowner...

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SMALL KITCHEN UPGRADES FOR A BIG IMPACT

You want your kitchen space to be functional, welcoming, and attractive. If your kitchen isn’t living up to your expectations, you’ve probably dreamed of updating it to better meet your needs...

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BATHROOM BACKSPLASH INSPIRATION

When constructing or remodeling your home, the bathroom typically doesn’t generate as much excitement as knocking down walls for a more open floor plan....

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DANBY MARBLE: A STONE WITH HISTORY

A literal building block of American architecture, Danby Marble has a storied past. This unique stone can be found in some of the country’s most iconic buildings...

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WHAT IS MID CENTURY STYLE

Over half a century later, we’re still fascinated by the geometry and simplicity of mid century modern style...

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PROFESSIONAL TILE GROUTING TIPS THAT EVERY HOMEOWNER NEEDS TO KNOW

When you enter your bathroom, grout is probably not the first thing you notice. You might not have even known the name for that stuff in-between the tile or stone...

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HOW TO BUILD A STONE WALL: A DIY GUIDE

Stone walls are a timeless addition to any home. While constructing them can be tough DIY work, the reward is a beautiful feature for your yard that can last centuries...

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GUIDE TO MOULDING TYPES

Most designers agree that nothing completes a design vision like architectural moldings. You can choose ornate cornice moldings that evoke Victorian grandiosity or simple surrounds that offer sleek, clean contemporary lines...

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