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PaperCity Dallas September 2017

Aria Stone Gallery’s Port Black and Sahara Noir marble add a touch of masculinity and flair to this once-empty, white boxy house.

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PaperCity Houston April 2017

PaperCity Houston April 2017 features one of our favorite backlit stone projects, Aria Stone Gallery’s backlit Onyx Caramello bar, at The Grove Tyler. The lighting of the room is seen in the details, such as the built-in bookshelf near the entryway with individual lighting on each shelf.

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PaperCity Houston March 2017

PaperCity Houston March 2017 features this stunning L shaped marble bar at STIRR Dallas. A black field with white and gold veining make this unique and exotic piece of Aria’s Zebrino Black and Gold the focal point of this buzzing tourist attraction in Deep Ellum, TX.

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PaperCity Dallas March 2017

PaperCity Dallas March 2017 features this stunning L shaped marble bar at STIRR Dallas. A black field with white and gold veining make this unique and exotic piece of Aria’s Zebrino Black and Gold the focal point of this buzzing tourist attraction in Deep Ellum, TX.

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PaperCity Online January 2017

PaperCity Online January 2017’s Best Home, Decor and Antique Stores in Houston features only the best shops any style setter should know- including Aria Stone Gallery’s Houston Decorative Center Showroom. From tiles to tapestries to travertines, this article has it all.

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PaperCity Online October 2016

PaperCity Online October 2016 features an exclusive interview with Aria Stone Gallery VP, April Graves, regarding the company’s World Class Hand Selection Program. This program allows customers to travel to the marble quarries of Italy to personally select their own stone for their projects. Read more about this exciting experience below.

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Pastels Around the World

From the Paris runway to the streets of Milan, muted color schemes are not only taking the design world by storm as of late (view more here), but pastels are forever engrained in European history.  With its culturally rich capitals and colorful coastal towns, Europe is and always will be epicenter for pastels.  Aside from the charming Old-World streets, pastels are prominent within interior design, art, and architecture.

Recently, the Aria team had the pleasure of visiting Milan and the Tuscan regions of Italy and we are here to share our colorful collection of discoveries.

Stay tuned as we share additional stories and illustrations from our trip.

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Q & A with Stephen Viscusi, Author and Design Extraordinaire

Stephen Viscusi, best-selling author, TV personality, and industry headhunter, shares his expertise within the design industry at Decorative Center Houston’s Spring Market. Viscusi has been featured on a variety of TV networks and shows including: NPR, CNN, CBS, CNBCABC NewsFOX NewsAmerican MorningGood Morning AmericaThe Tyra Banks ShowSteve Harvey, and many more.

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As Viscusi gears up for his expose he talks to us about how to stay competitive, the tools you need to succeed, and his secret advice on what it takes to become the next TV celebrity design star.


Aria Stone Gallery (ASG): Stephen Viscusi, welcome to Houston.

Stephen Viscusi (SV): Thank you, I’ve never been.  I’ve been to Texas many times, The Viscusi Group has lots of clients here, but this is my first time in Houston.

ASG: So, let me get this right, you’re an author, TV Personality, and headhunter?

SV: Yes, that’s right. Viscusi Group is a search practice that specializes in the interior furnishings industry, residential and contract. We recruit from CEOs to Showroom Managers. I am also the author of two books, the latest one, Bulletproof Your Job (Harper Collins), and yes, I’m a frequent workplace guest expert on NBCUniversal’s “Steve Harvey.”  I’m known as “America’s Workplace Guru” from my days as the Workplace Expert on ABC’s Good Morning America.  Like many Americans, I’m obsessed with reality television.

ASG: What are you coming to Houston for, and what is your program about?

SV: Today, it seems that every interior designer wants to be the next HGTV star.  There was a time when it was enough to get your own spread in “Architectural Digest,” and that’s still great, but the truth is, everyone wants to be the designer recognized from television today. I’m coming to Houston to teach Houstonians my secrets on getting yourself on television.

ASG: So you’re going to teach the A&D community how to be the next Chip and Joanna Gaines?

SV: Well at least Houston’s version of that. Truth is, to get on television today, it’s all about personality, personality, personality. I’m going to explain to our audience how to create a Sizzle Reel, and how they can use their big Texas charm to cozy up to segment producers on the local news to get them on the air.

ASG: Wow! Sounds exciting!

SV: Well, it is.  It’s little baby steps to get yourself and your designs in front of the local TV audience first. Let’s face it, we have news starting at 5AM, 6AM, then all night long.  There’s local network, and cable. Too much airtime, not enough topics or talent. It’s not just about your design, it’s about saying interesting things that are telegenic, as well as looking different. Hey, if I could launch my own TV career, anybody can.  It’s sounding provocative, or it’s as simple as just having an unusual hair color, a certain flair about your style, something that makes you stand out and is interesting for people to watch.  I’m happy to be in Houston and I know that everyone who comes to the program will leave with some information that will get them on TV, and maybe even, eventually, their own show. I’m also going to give a lot of tips on increasing your social media and viral marketing presence. It’s many of the same tools you need to get on TV.



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Decorative Center Houston’s Spring Market unveils this Thursday, April 28th at the DCH from 9am to 6pm. Interior Designers, enthusiasts, and industry professionals will enjoy a variety of open house programs and keynote presentations, including Viscusis. To learn more about the Secrets to Becoming the Next TV Celebrity Designer, visit Decorative Center Houston’s Spring Market Itinerary.

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Stephen Viscusi Bio

Stephen Viscusi is the Bestselling author of Harper Collins’ Bulletproof Your Job, as well as the Random House book, On the Job. Viscusi currently appears on the CNBC series, “Make Me a Millionaire Inventor.” He is also the regular resident Workplace Expert on NBCUniversal’s “Steve Harvey.” Viscusi is the CEO of www.viscusigroup.com. The Viscusi Group is based in New York City, and is a global Executive Search firm that specializes in the Interior Furnishings industry. You can follow Stephen Viscusi on twitter @StephenViscusi, on Linkedin at Stephen Viscusi, and you can follow The Viscusi Group on Facebook.

Viscusi is globally recognized as a Workplace Expert, known here in the United States as “America’s Workplace Guru.” To reach Stephen by telephone call 212-979-5700, or email stephen@viscusigroup.com.

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PaperCity Houston | A Monumental Design Fete: Aria Stone Gallery Opening

PaperCity January 2016 celebrates the exciting grand opening of Aria Stone Gallery’s Houston showroom. Architects and interior designers, with clients in tow, filled this innovative natural stone boutique for an elegant night of drinks, inspiration, and of course beautiful stone.

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PaperCity Dallas May 2015

PaperCity Dallas May 2015 features Aria Stone Gallery’s gorgeous new collection of showroom bookmatches, including the bright and cheery Onyx Kilimanjaro, elegant Calacatta Gold and dynamic and colorful Corteccia. We prioritize displaying stone as works of art much like the experience and environment of visiting an art gallery so that you can experience the full beauty of each stone.

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