Decorating appropriately

So, this renovation that I've been snailing my way through is finally on the home stretch.

Decorating appropriately

Decorating appropriately

Stone brings nature inside providing a natural, organic and eco friendly presence. There are colors and textures to match almost any setting and decor, while still allowing one to remain true to their personal style.

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Rocks are more appropriate in a rustic or country setting, while stone is suitable for most decor styles. Just keep in mind that the best choice is to use a stone that is locally or regionally quarried.

For example, using a easily recognizable stone native to Texas may not be suitable for a New England farmhouse, particularly on the outside.

The newer thin or stone veneers make all regional stone types more easily available, but make choices appropriate to the style of your home as well as what you are personally attracted to.

Below are examples of stone and rock used in the interiors of a home. I will do a post on using rock and stone on the exterior in another post, as well as in kitchens.

In this farmhouse stone covers the floor and a door surround, providing a warm and textural contrast to the bright whet walls. What a bright contemporary pre-entry and foyer, despite the black steel door and the stone walls.

I so love the sky window and plan on incorporating it in another home. You can also see the same sky window in the covered pre-entry. Art work takes on additional prominence against this wall.

The chandelier and the mantel are appropriately sized for the room, something that is so often not done in the best way. The angled fireplace in this eclectic bedroom adds visual relief between the two black transomed french doors on either side.


The balck headboard is perfect in this room. Creating niches is a good way to incorporate stone into a modern or rustic bedroom. I would love to style the niche for the TV area. With the lights above, it could be lovely at night.

I like it when you cannot tell whether this stone wall in this contemporary kitchen was added or whether it was found behind a plastered wall during a restoration.

Here the stone is muted with a light grout, which gives it a softer appearance.

Decorating appropriately

This is one of those spaces that you just have to fall in love with. It is raining here today, a light soft rain, and I can imagine opening the window to the sound of this light rain and enjoying a book.

This is a beautiful application of stone in a great room. There is a lot of stone in here, but because they left the transom space above the plethora of french doors bright and white, and by using board and batten, it is balanced and inviting.

What an inviting and cozy eating space! Baskets, like the ones in this room, add additional texture and interest. The choice of a light stones and grout keeps this small monochromatic bathroom bright.

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A delightful smaller bathroom. In this bathroom we see stone used in a smooth application, bone walls and floor, tieing in with the vanity color to create a soothing and elegant bath.

The brushed brass fixtures are a wonderful choice for the sconces, even though the remaining fixtures are bright chrome.

This cozy space calls for a snowy winter day! The stonework in here is terrific. Looks like it is done without mortar. In this case, a rock fireplace works well in this modern setting. The room is monochromatic, which gives it a light, airy feel.

The tall windows framed by the drapery panels adds additional elegance and softness. A simple but sophisticated use of stone. What a delight to walk into dinner in this Asian inspired dining room, with the candles on the stone walls creating shadows and interest and romance.

In this setting we see stone columns that carry into the interior from the fireplace viewed just outside, tiring the inside to the outside. What a terrific room for conversation! The choice of the large and very square cornered chaises mimics the linear look of the tall fireplace.Underground Interiors: Decorating for Alternate Life Styles [Norma Skurka, Oberto Gili] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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