Countertop Primer: Natural Stone

People often come in curious about different materials being used on countertops these days. Sometimes, I don’t think the answer is as quick and easy as expected! The world of Interior Design, continually gets more creative and adds products and styles daily. Exciting? Yes! Overwhelming? It can be, but that is where the Eheart Design Team comes into play!


– Granite is the most common natural stone in which people are familiar. Being the least porous and seeming to have over 100 different varieties, this natural stone is a great place to start to see if it works with your style.

– Soapstones style versatility allows your imagination to go almost anywhere! Contemporary, yes. Colorado, definitely. Traditional, absolutely! And anything else in between. Soapstone definitely offers a uniqueness that is hard to find.

– Marble makes my heart sing. While it seems to be a classic traditional element it can easily be used in a timeless modern home. Its characteristic to stay cold make marble every bakers dream kitchen countertop! Many people being a little more cautious of marbles characteristics you often find marble being used a littler traffic areas, such as the bathroom.

– Limestone and Travertine are great countertops primarily for bathrooms. Being on the softer side of all natural stones, it is definitely more temperamental than granite. You can’t beat the look with just an all around soft, calmness. Try it out in that powder bathroom you have been wanting to spruce up!

Join me Thursday as I continue priming you on the world of countertop materials!

Timeless Styles…Damask and Stripes

Tile, Fabric, Lamps…you name it and you have seen Damask and Stripe Patterns on all different elements of design for, well, centuries. Both of with are on my list of timeless favorites.


With the style of tile changing so dramatically in the last 5-7 years, manufactures had to come out with those timeless pattens that we all love! 12″ x 24″ Damask Tile from Interceramic will provide you with that timeless bathroom wall you have been dreaming about; or what about the wall behind your headboard?! Get creative and have fun with some vivid color stripes in your kids bathroom or brighten up your laundry room with Aquarelle also from Interceramic.


Traditional, Contemporary, Transitional….you name it and Damask and/or Stripes normally works with any of them! Take a look at this mix of Massoud Furniture and Fabric in Damask and Stripes on different styles of furniture.


Another design element that has changed dramatically from what most of us remember. Using different materials, textures and designs wallpaper is the perfect way to finish any room. Once again in our timeless styles that we just can’t get enough of!

Now that I have you thinking, do you have a wall for tile or wallpaper or a piece of furniture that needs some timeless Damask or Stripes?