• 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • Travertine, marble, and limestone are all very similar in physical and chemical composition, so cleaning and care procedures are practically the same for all three types of stone. Less dense than gran

  • When a design plan calls for rustic or antique décor elements,very few things replicate the concept better than reclaimed stone flooring. Whether the creative inspiration comes from a European structu

  • For the purposes of this post, let’s go through a few quick definitions. Natural stone is millions of years old. It is quarried from the earth and has gone through many natural changes over time. Cast

  • Shading in Natural Stone is an inherent and desired characteristic. Let’s get that point across very early in this post. Like snowflakes and people, it is safe to say that no two pieces of stone are e

  • When a design plan calls for rustic or antique décor elements,very few things replicate the concept better than reclaimed stone flooring. Whether the creative inspiration comes from a European structu

  • A swimming pool at home creates an additional gathering place for family and friends, adds an inviting and beautiful feature to the landscape (or interior), and offers a private area to relax, unwind

  • Therefore, let’s discuss the use of marble and granite, and in the interest of “blog brevity”, we will focus on residential applications and set aside commercial uses for another day. We can begin wit

  • 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

  • In the vernacular of the construction process, there are very few terms more important for the design team and the homeowner to understand than “value engineering”.

  • The following are a few things you may want to consider with Architectural Stone in the production of your deck and/or patio. This is largely based on current trends that I’ve noticed in home design a

  • The process of customization typically begins with a designer or client coming to an MML showroom with magazine clippings or even a napkin drawing of their vision. That is the beginning.

  • As a design trend, the use of reclaimed natural stone and/or antique stone is certainly not new. It was over twenty-five years ago that a good friend and mentor of mine began to import stone pavers th