possibly too gray?
I know these are natural stones, but I'm still not crazy about the contrast on the left.
When we got there the cute sales rep/designer said, "Hi, I'm Hadley." I said, "I'm Hadley!" We had so much in common it was beginning to get weird. She was so helpful and said we possibly could avoid the dark gray area and make a large "run" on the island from the section I like. The fabricator is coming out today to do an official template of the kitchen, so we shall see...
Carrara marble has rich history. It has been used in construction and sculptures for centuries. The Pantheon and Trajan's Column in Rome are constructed out of it. Michelangelo's David, was carved from Carrara marble. For Michelangelo, Carrara marble was valued above all other stone.
Above is a picture of the Carrara quarry in Italy.
And since marble is softer than granite, it will scratch and stain easier. I know I want my marble honed and it is essential to SEAL your marble.
Thankfully while we were there I picked out my white subway tile and grout. One more thing checked off the list. I also picked out our sink and faucet, so now I need to figure out this marble slab. Wish me luck!
Oh, and in case you want to learn more about marble, I found this blog post and this blog post very helpful.