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Everything You Need to Know About Soapstone

Everything You Need to Know About Soapstone Countertops - I’ve been planning this post ever since I decided to have soapstone countertops installed in our kitchen. I visited the Polycor quarry last year in Georgia¬†(read more about that in this post) to pick out the marble for my fireplace and was instantly smitten (aka sidetracked) with the velvety, rich black stone I noticed in the slab yard… soapstone. I knew I had to have it, but thought I should probably do more research on the durability, cleanability, and maintenance- just to be safe. Luckily, I discovered it was a great fit for our family and thought it might be helpful to answer questions, share my discoveries, have a pro weigh in, and put some soapstone myths to rest. It’s one of my very favorite natural stones that has been a staple throughout history, and I’m absolutely certain we can expect to see more of it as it resurfaces and increases in popularity this year. Click through to learn all about soapstone, why I selected it, and how it looks in terms of upkeep. Continue Reading

interiors & styling

Designing Our Custom Fireplace

I thought the fireplace deserved it’s own post, aside from the living room reveal. There was SO much that went into designing and building it, and I didn’t want to leave out any details. Click through for a look…