Modern Marble Renovation in a Trendy Brooklyn Home

Calacatta Marble by M Teixeira Soapstone
Photography by Max Burkhalter

One of our favorite marble renovation projects we worked on with New York-based fashion stylist Katie Mossman. The finished remodel of her stunning Brooklyn home was featured in Architectural Digest. She wanted to invoke the essence of sunny Baja, California, and it’s safe to say she succeeded. The bright and airy space features many mid-century modern pieces, which are elevated by high ceilings, smooth and modern stone, and a delightful neutral-white color palette.

We had the pleasure of fabricating and installing several marble pieces in this magazine-worthy home, each one competing for the title of pièce de résistance. Read about the work we completed—including a marble kitchen island, fireplace mantel, and bathroom remodel—and explore ideas and inspiration for how to incorporate these stone elements in your own home build or remodel.

Cozy, Custom Marble Fireplace Surround

In Katie Mossman’s renovated living space, the marble fireplace installation provides a gentle focal point and anchor for the seating area, which features her most-loved chair collection. The breathtaking white Arabescato marble fireplace was fabricated with just the right touch of gray veining to add movement and visual interest to the space. Though modern in design, this fireplace installation suggests coziness and comfort.

Incorporate this look in your home: For your remodel, consider using soapstone firebrick to improve the heat efficiency, and complete your design with a fireplace mantel as the installation’s centerpiece.

Modern Marble Kitchen Island & Countertop

A modern kitchen isn’t complete without an island, and with the right marble countertop installation, you can infuse a space with just-right energy. For example, Katie’s Calacatta Gold marble island just begs you to serve a California cocktail: The straight lines and edges of this island are at home in this space that pays homage to the past while staying very current and trendy. The gray veining in this particular stone is more open and free-flowing, which plays very nicely with its straight edges.

In your own home remodel, consider how your kitchen island choice will communicate your own style. Whether you prefer a darker-hued natural stone for a cozier feel, a bright carrera marble for a classic, clean look, or wish to convey a breezy, carefree vibe using a low-maintenance, stately soapstone countertop for your island, a fabricated natural stone has the power to show off your style and personality. Create layers of dimension: Stone pairs wonderfully with natural wood elements to accent your cabinets and floor tiles.

Custom-Fabricated Marble Fixtures for a Bathroom Remodel

The most impressive stone installation in Katie Mossman’s renovation was the marble bathroom remodel. We used the same Arabescato marble in the bathroom as we did on the fireplace, and with a stone floor, counters, and bathtub, the room feels luxurious. Our custom fabrication created a seamless look.

A marble bathroom renovation—whether in floor-to-ceiling installations or small, decorative touches—puts your own personal stamp on the space. Choose a modern marble bathroom countertop or soapstone sink for an upscale, timeless look in any bathroom remodel. Our experience with fabrication and installation for tile floors, countertops, and fixtures means we can work with you to make your custom design and installation shine.

View more photos of Katie’s beautiful renovation in the full Architectural Digest article to see what a stunning marble renovation can do in any space. If you have an idea for your own soapstone or marble renovation, get in touch with our experienced designers or request a quote today and get started on your journey to create your dream home.

We’d love to help you learn more about soapstone and marble custom remodel options. See more of our successful stone fabrication and installations for renovation projects on our blog or our Commercial Portfolio.