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  • TRENDS

    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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    MATERIAL DESIGNER PARTNERSHIPS: LUXURIOUS KITCHEN INTERIORS

    Luxury kitchens can embody unparalleled functionality and design. When outfitting a kitchen, natural stone is a versatile design element.

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    MESMERIZING GLASS MOSAICS: A DESIGN ELEMENT REDEFINED

    While styles may come and go, certain decorative tile trends continue to dominate architectural design. Glass mosaics are a stunning display of creativity and artistic expression in interior and exterior spaces.

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    CLASSIC TO CONTEMPORARY: THE RESURGENCE OF MARBLE IN HOME DESIGN

    Marble is a statement of luxury and refinement that transforms any space into an elegant masterpiece. Its natural veining and patterns make it a top choice for interior designers and homeowners.

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    CASTLE HILLS RESIDENCE REVIVAL: EMBRACING TIMELESS NATURAL STONE

    This Castle Hills Residence is a remarkable and special project for MATERIAL Bespoke Stone + Tile. The final project maintained the home's original charm while incorporating contemporary design.

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    THE DESIGN EXPERT'S GUIDE: NATURAL STONE TRENDS THIS SUMMER

    Step into luxury with the vibrant beauty of natural stone. We asked the design community to share their tips and inspiration for the upcoming summer season’s interior design trends.

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    ELEVATE & ENHANCE: GROUTING FOR NATURAL STONE

    Natural stone has a unique ability to harmonize any room. As the seasons shift, interior designers are introducing captivating and dynamic natural stone tiles into the home, creating timeless, stunning focal points.

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  • COMPANY NEWS

    DONNA MONDI'S TIMELESS DESIGN AT THE KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOW HOUSE

    MATERIAL Bespoke Stone + Tile is honored to spotlight internationally acclaimed interior designer Donna Mondi for her brilliant work at the seventh-annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Palm Beach.

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    MATERIAL DESIGNER PARTNERSHIPS: LUXE LIMESTONE INTERIORS

    The warm, inviting hues of gray, beige, and brown create a truly captivating palette that immediately draws the eye. Limestone adds texture, color, and dimension, making it a top designer choice in 2024.

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    DISCOVER MATERIAL’s HANDCRAFTED ZELLIGE COLLECTION

    Zellige tiles are handmade by skilled artisans using traditional techniques passed down through generations. Emerging in Morocco during the 10th century, Zellige has maintained its charming appeal, adorning the walls of residential spaces and landmarks.

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    A HARMONY OF HUES: EXPLORING NATURAL STONE'S PEACH FUZZ PALETTE

    All eyes are on Pantone's highly awaited color of the year, Peach Fuzz. Emerging as a top trend in interior design, this soft peachy hue effortlessly blends youthful energy with timeless elegance.

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    DISCOVER THE NATURAL BEAUTY AND VERSATILITY OF TRAVERTINE STONE

    This natural stone is a contemporary favorite, from hand-carved fireplaces to mosaics and vein-cut floor tile. Travertine takes center stage for its stunning decorative surface and warm earth-tone palette.

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    STATEMENT-MAKING STONES IN 2023: BROWNS & BEIGES ARE BACK

    This year, all eyes are on natural stone in neutral earth tones.

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  • COMPANY NEWS

    EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION HONORS LEGACY OF ICONIC WEST COAST DESIGN

    For those who seek to elevate their interior or exterior spaces to a liveable work of art, MATERIAL has long been the respected industry leader. 

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    ANNOUNCING AN EXCLUSIVE COLLABORATION WITH JEFF TROTTER

    Natural stone tile is timeless. Its beauty, durability and versatility make it ideal for transforming almost any space, inside or out.

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    THE BENEFITS OF SEALING NATURAL STONE

    Exquisite stone selections can transform ordinary rooms into extraordinary spaces. To maintain its look and feel, stone sealants are highly recommended to ensure your projects stand the test of time for generations to come.

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    MAKE A STATEMENT: FIREPLACE MANTELS IN INTERIOR DESIGN

    A fireplace warms not just our bodies, but our souls; they are synonymous with the comforts of home, a place where friends and families gather, books are read, thoughts are collected, and naps are taken.

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    CHANNEL NATURAL BEAUTY WITH ADOQUIN STONE

    Adoquin, renowned for its neutral earth-tone hues, is a popular option that offers unparalleled functionality and easy customization. This exceptional stone has an elegant appeal to suit and transform any space.

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    EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY: THE DESIGN EXPERT'S GUIDE TO HOLIDAY HOSTING

    From memorable dinner parties to cocktail gatherings, the holiday hosting season is upon us. We asked the design community and the MATERIAL Team to share their tips and inspiration for throwing a flawless holiday event.

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    MATERIAL DESIGNER PARTNERSHIP: BATHROOMS THAT LEAVE AN IMPACT

    Designers like Erika Barczak, Melanie Lynn, Mary Beth Sullivan, and Devon Kolomyjec have reshaped contemporary style using MATERIAL's selections as a focal point in their bathroom designs.

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    CROWN MOULDING IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

    Crown moulding is an architectural classic that creates a balanced transition from wall to ceiling. With a history dating back to Ancient Greece and Rome, it’s no surprise that the decorative element is still in high demand.

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    MATERIAL DESIGNER PARTNERSHIP: INTERIOR FIREPLACE DESIGNS

    A natural stone fireplace can add magnificent character and warmth to your home.

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  • NEWS

    EMBRACING ELEGANCE: CONTEMPORARY COLUMN DESIGNS

    Bespoke columns of your selected material and color can be designed to fit any space. Both functional and decorative, MATERIAL reintroduces this architectural classic. 

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    HARMONIZING MODERN BATHROOM DESIGN WITH NATURE'S ELEMENTS

    For a contemporary and cohesive look, natural stone is an excellent choice for bathroom remodels in residential projects. The right backsplash pattern, finish, and color can add to the visual appeal of a space.

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    MATERIAL DESIGNER PARTNERSHIPS: DAZZLING RESIDENTIAL INTERIORS

    When form meets function, natural stone has the remarkable ability to elevate any space.

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  • COMPANY NEWS

    HONORING HERITAGE: SAN JOSÉ TILE AT THE WITTE MUSEUM

    Proudly residing in San Antonio, Texas, MATERIAL Bespoke Stone + Tile is honored to sponsor The Witte Museum's newest exhibition.

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    AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY FIREPLACE SURROUNDS

    A fireplace is not just a source of warmth and comfort during the colder months. It serves as a conversational piece, an architectural element, and can be the focal point of interior design.

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  • NEWS

    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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  • NEWS

    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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  • NEWS

    DALLAS SPANISH ESTATE

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

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  • NEWS

    SHOWROOM EVENT WITH LUXE MAGAZINE

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

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  • NEWS

    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.

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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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  • NEWS

    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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  • THE TRADE

    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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  • PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

    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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  • THE TRADE

    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

    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

    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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    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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  • NEWS

    HARMONIOUS KITCHEN SPACES: A GUIDE TO MIXING AND MATCHING STONES

    The kitchen holds a special place as the heart of every home. When it comes to designing the most important room of the house, it's essential to establish a strong connection with the layout and setup of your space.

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    COMPANY NEWS

    MATERIAL DESIGNER PARTNERSHIPS: MEET INTERIOR DESIGNER COURTNEY MCLEOD

    MATERIAL is thrilled to collaborate with award-winning New York City-based designer Courtney McLeod and her firm Right Meets Left Interior Design on HGTV.

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    THE LATEST IN OUTDOOR LIVING: THE OUTDOOR STONE FIREPLACE

    It's a classic image: a family gathers around a rustic stone fireplace, the flames brightening their faces.

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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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  • HOW TO

    BEST IDEAS FOR DECORATING YOUR FIREPLACE MANTEL

    The mantel is one of the most essential details of your fireplace. Much of the decision comes down to aesthetics, although there are some safety considerations as well.

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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 CHOOSE THE RIGHT MANTEL SIZE FOR YOUR FIREPLACE

    There are many details to consider when choosing a fireplace, from the material to the style to the functionality. The size of your mantel may be low on your priority list, but in fact, this component comes with several important considerations.

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  • HOW TO

    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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  • NEWS

    NATURAL STONE OR CAST STONE: KNOW THE DIFFERENCE

    When picking the right material for your stone-looking fireplace, you have two basic options: natural stone and cast stone.

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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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    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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    FIREPLACE TERMS 101: ULTIMATE GUIDE TO COMMONLY USED FIREPLACE TERMS

    With such a long existence in the human language, terminology has been borrowed from many sources and developed over time - often leading to confusion.

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  • COMPANY NEWS

    MATERIAL DESIGNER PARTNERSHIPS: INSPIRING NEW PROJECTS

    Natural stone evokes sophistication and elegance. Interior designers employ the vivid colors and textures of luxury stones like limestone and marble to create opulent interiors.

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    ELEVATING ELEGANCE: DISCOVER HOW MATERIAL CREATES BESPOKE ARCHITECTURAL STONE ELEMENTS

    Natural stone has long been captivating, offering a combination of strength, longevity, and beauty. Hand-carved elements are a beautiful addition to projects of any scale.

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  • COMPANY NEWS

    MATERIAL DESIGNER PARTNERSHIPS: MEET INTERIOR DESIGNER JENNIFER WAGNER SCHMIDT

    MATERIAL, in collaboration with JWS Interiors, announce the launch of a new collection of sophisticated marble accessories that are perfect for entertaining and adding luxury to your home.

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    DISCOVER MATERIAL'S PACIFIC RIM COLLECTION

    Inspired by the history and beauty of the Pacific Islands, MATERIAL's new Pacific Rim Collection gives exhilarating energy to any space.

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  • PRESS

    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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  • 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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    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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