Friday, March 22, 2013 of nature's most colorful displays!

I visited one of my favorite stone yards this week for a project I needed to source stone slabs for.  It is always such a treat and welcomed distraction to walk the yards at Fox Marble.  I needed a subtle white marble, not too much veining....soft.  But of course what always catches my eye are the bright and/or busy slabs, ones that are swirling with patterns and abstract shapes.  The closer and longer you look at them the more surprises surface.....some of my favorite slabs are the ones with so much color and depth to's crazy to me that these are sliced from the earth and can then be installed and enjoyed in interiors for years to come.  The illusion of texture and movement is amazing.

Some beautiful slab details I saw the other day:

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Kelly Wearstler and Stephen Gambrel are two of my favorite designers who use bolder full slabs in many of their projects.  The end result is like this jewel box of a room...bursting with character:

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this little marble encased bar by Jonathan Adler at The Parker, Palm Springs is one of my fav places to sip a chic!

All stone images by janel holiday interior design - all interior images from each respective's designers website.....except the Parker Bar shot by moi.....xo janel !

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