Marrying a mixture of textile and design, Aria Stone Gallery (ariastonegallery.com) has always had its finger on the pulse. We caught up with partner and COO April Graves to learn more about the brand and what’s on tap for the future.
Graves earned a Master’s Degree in design from Central Saint Martins in London.
What have you found the most interesting as you’ve watched the company’s footprint evolve and expand over time? Apart from some trends that come and go, I’ve found that it all comes back around to having a curated catalog with no compromises. We have always paved our own path and our consistency has been vital to our success and sustainability.
What have you seen trending in terms of kitchens and bathrooms? The integration of natural stone into kitchens and bathrooms continues to be a prominent trend, with clients increasingly looking for ways to bring the timeless elegance of stone into their living spaces. We’re seeing more and more playful use of color which we are really excited about. We’ve always tried to present interesting palettes of color in our showrooms so we welcome this change and are very comfortable in this arena.
This year marks your 10-year milestone of Aria Stone Gallery’s Dallas Design Center location. What do the next 10 years hold for the brand? We’re keeping our successful formula in place: best of the best materials, a transparent sales process, and top-notch customer service.