Material Designer Partnerships: Dazzling Residential Interiors

Material Designer Partnerships: Dazzling Residential Interiors

When form meets function, natural stone has the remarkable ability to elevate any space. Patterned marble and bold limestone hues have become increasingly popular among modern interior designers. Natural stone’s striking colors and textures complement its classic appearance, making it excellent for custom fireplace surrounds, backsplashes, flooring, staircases, and other unique features.

The works of Karen Ferguson, Nadia Palacios, and Katie Davis explore some of the most exquisite classic stone and tile designs. Whether you're seeking inspiration or a unique design for your space, MATERIAL Bespoke Stone + Tile offers a beautiful selection to fulfill your vision.


Katie Davis - @katiedavisdesign
Renovation of Georgian-Style Residence in Houston, Texas

Katie Davis Design is a renowned Houston based interior design firm specializing in all aspects of residential design. 

Katie Davis's design philosophy centers on the belief that a home should be "truly lived in above all else." Her portfolio features stylish spaces that nod to a new-traditional aesthetic while still incorporating modern elements and current design trends.

Her interest in design started from a young age. She observed her mom and an interior designer work together to develop, coordinate, and implement a shared vision for her family's home. This imaginative and collaborative process still resonates with her today-and so began her love affair with beautiful spaces and quality furniture, fabrics, and materials.

Project Highlight - What inspired the design?

Katie renovated the powder room of a very traditional Georgian-style abode into a vibrant space while preserving the architecture and timeless design. 

"We chose tile for the flooring, and this classic black and white marble played well to the home's architectural history," she said. "We sourced an antique vanity to coordinate, and the wallpaper from The Mural Source is meant to nod to an antique wall mural."

Stone Featured:  Nero Honed Marble and Carrara Honed Marble

Nadia Palacios @nadiapalaciosrd
Fireplace Surrounds That Transcend  

Nadia Palacios Residential Design is an award-winning studio using timeless architectural language in creating homes, new construction and remodeling.

Nadia Palacios approaches each project with a unique perspective, tailoring her designs to the specific needs and desires of her clients. Traveling throughout Europe and Latin America have inspired her residential designs. 

Nadia firmly believes that architecture should withstand the test of time and trends, that all spaces must be livable and human in scale, and that everything built must be beautiful. 

Project Highlight - What inspired the design?

Nadia works with MATERIAL to fabricate stunning surrounds.  She utilized fireplace-facing materials like Danby Honed Marble to add a perfect touch to the living space.

"I was inspired by Greek Revival, Regency, French Neoclassical, and Art Deco architecture," she said. "So many influences in a single space! You can see the influence in the Greek key carving of the plaster walls that gets repeated on the detailing of the fireplace."

Stone Featured: Danby Honed Marble

Karen Ferguson - @harrisondesign
Exquisite Floor Redesign 

Karen Ferguson of Harrison Design is an Atlanta-based interior designer with over 20 years of experience. 

Harrison Design specializes in high-end residential architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture for clients throughout the U.S. and abroad. Their work represents the full spectrum of scale and style. They have a reputation for excellence in design, responsiveness to clients, and unparalleled project execution. Their network of skilled artisans, builders, and suppliers ensures that the caliber of the material and quality align with the design.

Project Highlight - What inspired the design?

"For me, it's always important to design for the style of the home. For this project, I knew a classic checkerboard pattern would be the perfect complement to the architecture," Karen said. "Because traditional black-and-white polished marble was too formal for our client's taste, I decided to use gray-and-ivory limestone." The natural stone color created a softer, more welcoming entrance. 

Stone Featured: Limestone

Bespoke Tile and Stone

Since 1965, MATERIAL Bespoke Stone + Tile has been delivering the very best in world-class stone, glass, and ceramic tile. We aim to create your vision, from the perfect fireplace to a personalized bath or exterior. Schedule a virtual appointment online or contact us by phone to learn more about MATERIAL showrooms across the U.S.


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