Make Your Bathroom Stand Out With A Forest Brown Marble Vanity Top!

In this blog, I wanted to share a few photo’s of a beautiful bathroom we had the opportunity to fabricate and install some Forest Brown marble  countertops for. I don’t know about you, but I just love Forest Brown marble. It is so pretty and contains warm tones of brown and rust and also some gray and black. Forest Brown marble has a unique look with a distinct veining pattern that makes it stand out in any room.

Let’s take a look at the project…

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Forest Brown Marble
Contractor: White Crane Construction; Photographer: Jill Greer

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Forest Brown Marble
Contractor: White Crane Construction; Photographer: Jill Greer

I just love the multi-colored stone wall behind the tub! It goes great with the Forest Brown marble.

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Forest Brown Marble
Contractor: White Crane Construction; Photographer: Jill Greer

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Forest Brown Marble
Contractor: White Crane Construction; Photographer: Jill Greer

If you need help with your material selections including marble, make sure you visit our showroom.

Thanks for reading!



Posted in Marble on April 30th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Granite Countertops—Spotlight On Green Dragon

In this blog, I wanted to spotlight the color, Green Dragon, which is quarried in Brazil.

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Green Dragon Granite

Green Dragon is a beautiful, rich, green color with black veining that can be seen throughout the slabs. The veining is unique and almost reminds me of a spiders web. Although the overall look of this color is a dark green, various other tones of green can also be seen. Some areas of quartz can also be seen throughout the stone, giving it some depth and character. Green Dragon would make a gorgeous center island in a kitchen, and also would work well for countertops. It would also make a stunning bar top, or fireplace surround. If you like the color green and are looking for something that stands out, you might want to take a look at Green Dragon. Make sure you stop by our showroom today!

Let’s take a look at our current stock:

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Green Dragon Granite

Thanks for reading!



Posted in Spotlight Colors on April 29th, 2014 by Barb | | 2 Comments

Recipe: Coconut Ganache Macaroons

In this blog, I wanted to share a recipe I came across for Coconut Ganache Macaroons. I made some for Easter, and they were so good! They are easy to make and if you like coconut, you should like this recipe.

Coconut Ganache Macaroons

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1 pkg.  (14 oz.) Flaked Coconut (5-1/3 cups)
1/3 cup  sugar
1/4 tsp.  salt
4 egg whites
1 tsp.  almond extract
2 oz.  Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1 cup  thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, or Redi Wip
1/4 cup walnuts, or almonds

Heat oven to 325ºF. Combine the coconut, sugar and salt in large bowl. Add egg whites and extract; mix well. Drop the coconut mixture into mounds on parchment-covered baking sheet, using about 1 Tbsp. coconut mixture for each mound. Press indentation into center of each. Bake for 20 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely on baking sheet. Meanwhile, microwave chocolate and whipped topping in microwaveable bowl on high for 1 minute, or until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring every 30 seconds. Cool. Spoon the melted chocolate into resealable plastic bag; snip small piece off one bottom corner of bag. Use to fill centers of macaroons; top with nuts.



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Posted in Cooking in your kitchen on April 25th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Out With The Old, In With The New…

When it comes to colors, they are always changing—that is when it comes to what’s hot in decorating. Pantone, is the world-renowned authority on color and color systems for a variety of industries and picked the color, Radiant Orchid, as the 2014 color of the year, but recently changed their mind. They recently announced a new seasonal color schedule, and will start choosing their color picks four times a year which will correspond to each season.

So what is the new Pantone color for spring? Good question!

Let’s take a look…

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Radiant Okra
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Radiant Okra—Now that is a spring green and a color we have all been waiting to see!

According to Pantone, “Radiant Okra is a medium-intensity, yellow-tinged green that recalls all things spring: newly-awakening plant life, sunshine and beautiful brightness.”¹ I like it!

If you like this color and are doing some decorating, or remodeling and will be adding some new countertops, why not stop by and take a look at our color selections. We have a number of products to choose from including granite and other natural stones, as well as carry a number of “quartz” products such as  Caesarstone, Silestone, Hanstone, Difiniti, and Dupont Zodiaq. I am sure you will find something to go along with your refreshing, spring green!

Thanks for reading and Happy Spring!


Source: ¹Pantone Announces Seasonal Color Schedule And New Color For Spring 2014.




Posted in Decorating, Granite, Quartz on April 24th, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments

Alternative Options For White Carrara Marble Countertops…

White Carrara marble is one of those materials that has been popular over the years. It has an elegant look that many consumers like, but does have a few drawbacks when it comes to care and maintenance, depending on the application and environment it is used for. Marble is especially popular for bathroom vanities and fireplace surrounds, but care must be taken when used in the kitchen, as it can be susceptible to staining, scratching and etching if not properly cared for. While some consumers don’t mind being cautious and wiping up spills right away, others may opt for another material to avoid these issues. While White Carrara has a unique look that has been hard to replicate, there are a few material options that have similar look on the market today.

Let’s take a look at some material options that have a similar look to White Carrara marble:


Eclectic Kitchen by Dallas Photographers Lindsay von Hagel
This picture shows a kitchen with some Arctic Cream /Alaska White granite. It does have the same color tones, but the swirling pattern is more dense.
Contemporary Kitchen by Cherry Hill Tile, Stone & Countertops Stoneshop
This photo shows some White Macaubas Quartzite, which does look very similar to white carrara marble. Quartzites’s have become popular over the last several years and are quite durable.
Traditional Kitchen by Danvers Kitchen & Bath Designers Heartwood Kitchens
This photo features some Supreme White granite, which is very pretty and elegant. It is also quite durable.
Traditional Kitchen by Upper Marlboro Kitchen & Bath Designers Granite Grannies
This kitchen also features some Super White Quartzite. It has a similar look of White Carrara, but has the no-hassle care and durability of a granite.
Traditional Kitchen by San Mateo Interior Designers & Decorators Alexandra Luhrs Interior Design
This photo shows another alternative granite that could be used (possibly Kahmir White). It has similar color tones, but maybe not as much as veining but would still be a good choice.
If you are interested in White carrara marble for your kitchen, or maybe something that looks similar, make sure you stop by our showroom for some options. We are happy to help.
Thanks for reading!

Posted in Granite, Marble, Quartzite on April 22nd, 2014 by Barb | | 0 Comments

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