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I had the pleasure of joining the Kitchen and Bath Tribe Chat hosted by Marble Institute the other day. The topic; Designing with Natural Materials. These chats are fun, but also very educational and informative for remodeling and home design. For example a maintenance tip when using natural stone; avoid the 3 As – acid, ammonia and alcohol. I would have never known these three are not good for natural stone.

Another tip is what’s trending! A popular choice these days is a full slab of natural stone for a backsplash instead of tile. Gorgeous and smart, because a solid piece for a backsplash is a lot easier to clean than tile. Am I right or am I right?! Look at this seamless look from Discover Marble – I am in love.

Discover marble

More ideas include American Stonecraft transforming reclaimed fieldstone into a line of slabs for serving, cooking and tabletop accessories. Brilliant and functional!


Then there was this by Brasigran. It’s called Blue Agata – mesmerizing and I would sleep in this kitchen. Seriously, come on… Why must you torture me like this?


There is so much more to see and learn in these chats. Scrolling through the hashtag #KBTribeChat is like looking through a catalog, but with tips and tricks of the best and what’s best for you. Go on – See for yourself!