SOURCE: Stone Mart

November 24, 2008 08:00 ET

Stone Mart Embraces Retro-Inspired Marble Slabs for Luxury Design Trends in 2009

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA--(Marketwire - November 24, 2008) - While modern home trends continue to be decorated with marble slabs and granite countertops, many luxury homeowners and designers are shifting gears towards the 'Retro Modernism' trend that calls for light and simpler colors drawn from the '50s era. Stone Mart, one of the country's leading purveyors of imported tile and natural stone products, is experiencing a significant increase in demand for subtle, light colors of stone that create a feeling of peace and prosperity. In today's turbulent economic times, this flashback to the '50s is leading one of the top trends in design for 2009.

Representatives from Stone Mart explain that, "Calacatta Gold is particularly reminiscent of the past as well as Bianco Venatino and Thassos White. They are all the color white which was extremely popular during the 50's; it has remained consistently popular recently and will continue into 2009."

The stone experts at Stone Mart also suggest that fresh trends for 2009 will embrace the rebirth of retro design and style, and that we are 'revisiting mid-century colors' with an influx of color palettes that include more neutral, soothing and lighter colors than previous seasons.

Calacatta Gold marble slabs, tile and décor are a soft white in color and contain grey 'veining' details with specks of gold. This type of marble is imported by Stone Mart from their partners in Italy to provide a premium quality, polished stone slab that can be used for a variety of home design projects.

Luxury home designers, architects and homeowners interested in exploring the collection of unique marble flooring, granite countertops and tile at Stone Mart can visit an exclusive designer showcase of premium-grade cuts of stone on display in a state-of-the-art showroom in California. Stone Mart offers consultations and recommendations to customers, project managers and anyone interested in using natural and exotic stone for a construction project.

About Stone Mart

Stone Mart ( has grown to become a premiere destination for designers, architects, and luxury homeowners searching for only the world's finest selections in natural stones. From granite countertops to marble flooring, Stone Mart has become a leader in importing quality stone from around the world. All products are now showcased in the Designer Collection Showroom in California.

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