Although of a rustic texture, stone and rock can add dimension to decor from rustic to modern, cottage to contemporary and traditional decor. 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. 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.
I really like stone, and have used it mixed with antique brick. It adds so much interest to a home, and its appeal is increasing due to the introduction of brick and stone veneers. In many applications it can be a do it yourself project as well.
It has been cooler here most of the week, with lower than normal temperatures, and it has been enjoyed. It is lightly raining, this first day of August, and will continue through the weekend. We need the rain, so am using the time to catch up inside. I hope you are enjoying your Saturday. Thanks for stopping by. Laters, charisse