Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Enduring Elegance of Stone

Lindy Donnelly at Integrated Resources in Brisbane, CA

For millennia, the natural world labored, kneading Earth’s rocks into the exquisite designs that stock stores like the Bay Area’s Integrated Resources Group today. The lavish array of granite, marble, quartz, onyx, soapstone and travertine sits in waiting for its opportunity to ennoble the interiors of present-day homes. These pieces tell an incomparable story, quite literally as old as time; yet they supremely stand the test of it. Adorning the Great Pyramids of Egypt, embodying Michelangelo’s David and cladding the Empire State Building, natural stone has been a fundamental building and design tool since the start of civilization.

Azul Macauba Quartzite from Brazil

Moca Cream Onyx from Italy

Sodalite Esmerelda Quartzite from Brazil

Supernova Satin Finish Granite from Brazil

I used Daino Reale Marble from Integrated Resources
in the renovation of this Master Bathroom in San Francisco