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Behind-the-Scenes: Tour of Italy

The Aria team recently traveled to the beautiful land of Italy, and we are here to share our journey with you. Italy, also known as the “culinary epicenter, fashion capital and cultural haven” is richly abundant in historic architecture and art. Its unique beauty and serenity is so stunning that it is hard to describe in words.  From its priceless cultural riches in Florence home to Michelangelo’s David to its historic monuments in Rome such as the Colosseum; stone and Italy have, for a long time, been synonymous.

Besides the historic attractions, Italy is also known for its beautiful marble. Ranging from Bianco Carrara, Goiai, Venatino, Statuarietto, Staturio, to the famous Calacatta, Italian marble remains in high demand.  Our founder, Vinny Tavares, has been traveling to the Carrara region of Tuscany, also known as the land of the Calacatta, for the past decade.  This Spring he was joined by the rest of our team.

Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look as we share the beautiful sights of Milan, Florence, and Carrara, from the beautiful mountaintops in the Apuan Alps to the charming Tuscan countrysides.

Come along with us as we take you on a truly one of a kind journey and share with you Italy through Aria’s eyes. We are certain you will experience the true meaning of ‘la dolce vita.’



“Do not follow where a path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Dallas is mostly known for their mini mansions, homes with acreage, huge footprints and tons of amenities. Something that people don’t immediately know is that there is a thriving downtown community with beautiful, stately condos.

Featured in the heart of turtle creek, this condo was gutted and completely reconfigured. The kitchen was designed around the White Ice granite. It is a granite that is a little more common, but Aria found this beautiful specimen, boasting full of fields of white with soft wafts of baby blue throughout.  This stone paired beautifully with custom medium toned wooden cabinetry that lined the walls from floor to ceiling.

The guest bathroom was the next space renovated and it incorporated a simple yet inviting warm oatmeal color palette. Aria’s Daino Reale marble complements this space exquisitely with its warm, sandy hue, bringing an air of sophistication and interest to the room.  The marble pairs perfectly with the taupe mosaic Artistic Tile shower surround.

The master bath took on a beautiful transformation with a spilt level countertop in the Daino Reale marble, more custom cabinetry, and luxurious hardware finishes.

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