Slab Yard to EB = Kid in Candy Shop.

EBI is currently working on two design/decoration projects which require hand-selected slabs.  One is a kitchen renovation on the Upper West Side, the other a Master Bath in Tribeca. For months I have been searching for an elusive marble that goes by many names.  Some call it Breccia Capraia Verde, others Calacatta Panouzza.  I've even heard it referred to as Breccia Carrera.  I love this stone because it's natural qualities mimic an abstract watercolor; it has a very white field with an almost Klimtian stroke.  Attached are some images I researched on the internet before finally locating a few slabs.  I feel like I have won the lottery!  This stone needs a real name.  Based on all the time/energy I have put into finding it... perhaps we'll just call it Capraia Elizabeta from now on. Soundtrack for today's Post: [soundcloud url="" params="" width=" 100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]

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I love how there is a natural outline in purple/black accententing the colorful streaks.  It's a nice alternative to Calcatta Gold or Statuary Marbles.

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Note how the designer of this table chose to place the colors on the sides, allowing the pure whiteness to play an equal role in the purity of the piece.  I wish I knew who made this to give credit where credit is due.

Here is the slab I selected yesterday.  I will focus on this linear pattern, running horiontally on the bias for the kitchen island.  There is just enough pattern to make a sophisticated statement, but will not overwhelm the kitchen by allowing the white to breathe on its own in form.  I will post photos once our construction begins!