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New Year, New Renovation: 6 Marble Kitchens That Inspire

Carve out some time to update your space.
By D Partner Studio |

January is known as a time of renewal, which often includes setting goals for the year to come. If one of your resolutions for 2019 is to transform your home into a beautiful sanctuary, we’ve got some renovation inspiration to help your vision come to life. We asked Aria Stone Gallery to show readers how the right slab can turn a space into a show-stopping moment. And that doesn’t mean just countertops. Think: modern waterfall details and spaces that are covered head-to-toe in bookmatched stone. Plus, Aria Stone Gallery makes it easy on their customers—they hand-select each slab, ensuring the utmost premium quality of stone, so all you have to worry about is choosing the one that fits your aesthetic. Get ready to rock your reno!

So Extra

Aria Stone Gallery’s Calacatta Gold Borghini Extra Marble Kitchen || SHOP THE LOOK at || Designed by Studio Gild || Image courtesy of Aria Stone Gallery.

This breathtaking Chicago home features a rare, one-of-a-kind stone that is the crème de la crème of marbles. First used by Michelangelo, the Calacatta Gold Borghini Extra lives up to its name. Its distinctive look of smooth white field pairs with warming veins of gold. And the stone is a celebrity in its own right: The Kardashians fought over this marble to outfit their homes! You can see why the marble adds sophistication to this clean and modern space, which is a refreshing look to start off the new year. Lucky enough for us, Aria Stone Galley is one of the few stone boutiques to supply this rare and special type of material.

Good as Noir

Aria Stone Gallery’s Grigio Carnico Marble Kitchen || SHOP THE LOOK at || Designed by Angel Rivera || Image courtesy of Aria Stone Gallery.

Graphic and striking, Aria Stone Gallery’s Grigio Carnico marble makes a flashy statement in this modern kitchen. A black and grey foreground accompanied with white veins beautifully compliments the black cabinetry, gold accents, and small pops of color. This is truly a kitchen brimming with personality. So much so that the space won D Home’s Life in Color Reader’s Choice award this past fall.

The Future is Bright

Aria Stone Gallery’s Bianco Lasa Vena Oro Honed Marble Kitchen || SHOP THE LOOK at || Designed by Traci Connell Interiors || Image courtesy of Traci Connell Interiors.

The white kitchen trend still looks right and bright. This traditional space features Aria Stone Gallery’s Bianco Lasa Vena Oro honed marble, which is a smooth textured stone. It pairs well with the patterned wallpaper and cool green and blue hues. If brightening up your space is on your list of #goals, a honed white marble is a rock-solid choice. We love how this space incorporates bright tones that make it both classic and comfortable. This stone is truly a canvas for any color combination.

More Drama

Aria Stone Gallery’s Calacatta Viola Honed Marble Kitchen || SHOP THE LOOK at || Designed by Pierce Jordan Development || Image courtesy of Aria Stone Gallery.

Hailing from one of the oldest quarries in Italy, Aria Stone Gallery’s Calacatta Viola honed is one of the most sought-after types of Calacatta marble. Known for its rich cabernet veining and bright white backdrop, it is incredibly rare to find such a balanced and vibrant piece, especially with a soft finish. This dramatic stone is popular in New York and is growing more and more popular across the entire United States. And you can see why—an accent of unexpected color is in! Snap it up now for your remodel.

Two is Better than One

Aria Stone Gallery’s Statuarietto Marble Kitchen || SHOP THE LOOK at || Designed by Tiffany McKenzie || Image courtesy of Tiffany McKenzie.

Aria Stone Gallery’s dynamic duo of grey soapstone and Statuarietto marble adorns the surfaces of this bright and breathtaking country-inspired kitchen in Fort Worth. Don’t be afraid to mix and match stones to meet your needs. In this case, soapstone, which is heat and stain resistant, is used on the countertops near the stove and sink. But the client chose the sleek Statuarietto for the island, which adds a contrast to the black and gold details and serves as a beautiful centerpiece in the kitchen.

Mirror Image

Aria Stone Gallery’s Calacatta Extra Marble Kitchen || SHOP THE LOOK at || Designed by SHM Architects || Image courtesy of Aria Stone Gallery.

Sometimes it’s the smallest details that make the greatest impact. These incredible Calacatta extra marble bookmatches, hand-sourced by Aria Stone Gallery, create an eye-catching focal point in the space. Notice there are no upper cabinets or vent hood—the eye does not deter from the beauty in these pieces of stone. It’s like a natural piece of art displayed for all to see.

Want to kick your space up in 2019?!  Get started by shopping all of Aria Stone Gallery’s current collection of marble, quartzite, granite, soapstone, onyx, and so forth online by clicking the link below.



Aria Stone Gallery is a luxury stone supplier that provides hand-selected, rare stones from around the world.  With a belief that stone is a work of art, Aria displays slabs in a gallery-like environment to best showcase the full beauty of each one.  The owner, Vinny Tavares, frequently travels to the most exclusive quarries from Brazil to Italy to the Middle East, to source the perfect materials (first-quality only slabs/ the 9’s and 10’s out of a 10 scale) and they pride themselves on being one of the only suppliers to do so.  Instead of trying to fulfill a pre-determined stock list of standard materials, selections are made based on the uniqueness of each stone.  Unique to the industry, Aria sells both to the trade and direct to the public, offering a completely transparent model as they display the origin, size, and price on each of the slabs in the gallery and online.

With that being said, Aria has been pushing boundaries since their grand opening five years ago. Since then they have opened a second location in Houston and a third business line with an e-commerce division of the company. Their business is built on creating one-of-a-kind installations that can’t be replicated. That’s the real beauty in all of the design features—they aren’t just trends; they are timeless design applications using natural stone.

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