• On Friday, April 15th, Materials Marketing CEO and President Timothy Roberts will be featured in Handcrafted Hotels.

  • Breeze blocks surged in popularity as architects and landowners discovered more about their use as an architectural element.

  • With so many options for outdoor materials, selecting the right option can be overwhelming but our design team has outlined some helpful details.

  • Founder and president Donna Mondi started the firm based on a love for design and a determination to cultivate a different, thoughtfully personalized client experience.

  • When you want to find the best stone design for your project, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself. The first, of...

  • 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...

  • As fall begins and winter shimmers in the horizon, the image of flickering firelight and the sound of crackling flames may be dancing in your...

  • Tilework can be chosen to upgrade any number of areas in the home—the bathroom, kitchen, entryway tile flooring, to name a few. However, the versatility...

  • Say you want an intricate design element for your home and you’re convinced stone is the perfect material. Before technological advancements of the last decade,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fireplaces have long been an integral element of interior design. From cozy hearths in wood or natural stone to a modern or minimalist design that...

  • Navy blue is often considered traditional when it comes to interior design. However, tradition usually implies that the element is more rigid and less versatile....

  • Few architectural elements testify to humankind’s appreciation for beauty and impeccable detail than the art of tiling. Tile—and its relative, mosaic—can be found in buildings...

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

  • 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...

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

  • The kitchen is the heart of your home. You want your kitchen space to be functional, welcoming, and attractive. If your kitchen isn’t living up...

  • 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. However,...

  • 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...

  • Over half a century later, we’re still fascinated by the geometry and simplicity of mid century modern style. From Mad Men fans to vintage shoppers,...

  • An outdoor water fountain is a luxurious and inviting decoration. It’s a feature and design focal point that enhances your home’s aesthetic, providing both beauty...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Range hoods are a functional and eye-catching focal point for the central room in your home: the kitchen. From geometrically complex patterns to sleek modern...

  • From the simplest bathroom to the large, modern kitchen, every piece of a finished project obviously needs to be made of something. In an eco-conscious...

  • The aesthetic appeal of hardscaping will bring vibrant beauty back to your outdoor space. Successfully blending plants and stone, various textures, and greens and grays...

  • Architect Louis Sullivan famously said that “form ever follows function.” And for Chicago stone industry veteran Katie Pomroy, that statement still rings true.  Materials Marketing...

  • In the not too distant past, the world of home design limited the use of natural stone to a few materials—namely marble, limestone, or travertine...

  • When natural stone comes up in design discussions, it’s often all about the interior. Marble counters, limestone fireplace surrounds, and worn stone flooring are among...

  • Art and architecture are all about inspiration. And who better to take inspiration from than Mother Nature? Natural elements like stone and metal are the...

  • Creating a pattern with floor tiles can be as vast and varied as the entire selection of products in our MML showrooms. To that end,...

  • Remodeling a bathroom has become as all-American as spring training, summer road trips, fall football weekends, and the winter blues.  The kitchen may still be...

  • When it comes to modern design, there are numerous stone materials and metal finishes to choose from. Despite the synthetic and manufactured options, we are...

  • Bathroom remodels can be a dream come true — or your worst nightmare. A well designed and executed remodel, whether consisting of small-scale upgrades or a complete gutting of the space, will leave yo