Natural Stone Adds Flair to Contemporary Bay Area Homes

As a local, family-owned stone importer and distributor, IRG has been fulfilling the natural stone needs of homeowners and designers in the Bay Area since 1989. The styles and trends of residential design in the San Francisco Bay Area have undoubtedly changed in the years since IRG’s inception, but the use of natural stone has remained strong — as can be seen in these spaces by local interior designers. 

White Marble for Simple and Sensational Design

Today’s interior design artists have found a way to bring a contemporary look and feel to a home by using traditional stone surfaces in a whole new way. Calacatta and Carrara are two white marbles famed for their timeless and versatile palettes. Designers are using these materials to create clean, simple — and yet sensational — designs.

White oak cabinetry combined with IRG’s Calacatta Caldia marble creates effortless elegance in this Santa Rosa hillside home. Image: Peter Lyons Photography.
Gem Interiors developed a unified look in this kitchen with use of Carrara marble and complementary modern elements. Image: Margaret Austin Photography.

Evoking Expressive and Elegant Spaces with Paonazzo Marble

One of the most admired and sought-after properties of IRG’s Paonazzo marble is the touch of honey coloration that gives the material a fashionable, vintage feel. The slightly antique look becomes even more captivating in a modernly designed kitchen; it is elegant and never outdated. Paonazzo’s unique colorations and gold accents have become a designer’s dream for making captivating statements in chic, modern kitchens. 

Chic gold veining in Paonazzo marble turns this earth-toned statement kitchen into a San Francisco showplace by Chris Miniello. Image: Thomas Kuoh Photo + Creative.
Famed San Francisco designer Geoffrey De Sousa used IRG’s Calacatta Paonazzo marble to create a monolithic island and artfully book-matched nook in this sophisticated kitchen. Image: Jose Manuel Alorda.

Belvedere Quartzite: The Dramatic Choice

Striking and spectacular, IRG’s Belvedere Quartzite features an unfurling of gold and white waves. It is unusual and abundantly rich in color for maximum visual interest. This dramatic stone choice works in virtually any setting, whether classic or avant-garde, and can be used on walls, floors, powder rooms or in magnificent kitchens.

Glamorous-yet-fun was the direction of this totally redesigned kitchen by Ashley Canty. IRG’s bold Belvedere Quartzite was her lavish but natural choice. Image: Vivian Johnson Photography.

Delicious Dolomite!

Perfect for understated and sophisticated kitchen projects, IRG’s selection of Dolomite can create an elegant feel with its chic shades of gray and white. This high-performing stone choice is more durable than marble yet offers the same subtle sophistication in colors.

This striking waterfall effect on the kitchen island was created by two designers from Mansfield + O’Neil using IRG’s Donatello Dolomite. Image: Paul Dyer Photography.

Surfaces. Selection. Service. Over the decades, IRG has become THE stone destination for designers, architects and homeowners looking for the best surface selection possible. Today, IRG’s vast in-stock inventory is without rival. Unsurpassed quality and service have been the company’s hallmarks since inception. Come in today and select the stone for your particular design and lifestyle. It’s waiting for you at IRG!

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