Now that my heartmate and I have finally bought our own home it means we can make more fundamental design updates vs. the rentals we have decorated in the past. As such, I’ve been enjoying researching ways in which we can inject our personality into our home beyond the more transient decorating decisions I’ve only been able to make in our previous properties. One such design element I’m excited about exploring is natural stone. I’ve partnered with Use Natural Stone to bring you today’s blog post that shares four inspiring ways to decorate with natural stone.
Let’s kick things off with this beautiful kitchen from designer Pam Sessions’ home. It features Pearl Gray marble that has been paired with high gloss navy cabinetry to produce a stunning effect. I love the contrast between the richness of the navy and the freshness of the gray marble because it creates a sense of balance in the kitchen. I also like how the gray marble only has a gentle contrast with the navy cabinetry. Click through after the jump to see the other three natural stone design ideas!
Next up is another striking kitchen, this time from a Bethesda, MD home that used Calacatta Gold marble to create a design statement. I love how the natural stone was used here to make a feature out of the oven and hood in the space. By framing the panel behind the hood and extending the Calacatta Gold marble seamlessly down to the worktop it helps to visually blend the appliance and hood into space, while also making a dramatic yet timeless design statement.Switching up the vibe for this third example of decorating with natural stone by turning the focus onto this loft kitchen in a SoHo, NYC apartment. Here, we see how Alberene soapstone was used for the worktops to create color contrast in the design. The industrial look and feel that a darker natural stone like the Alberene soapstone used here is perfect for a rustic loft space. I love this kitchen, especially with that pop of #MakeYouSmileStyle yellow in the pendant light.Finally, I wanted to share inspiration for how you can add pattern into your home by decorating with natural stone. The elliptical foyer of Rockin’teriors in Raleigh, NC used a marble floor to create a spherical chevron which not only injects graphic pattern but also an air of sophistication and luxury to the room. Have you decorated with natural stone at home? Which of these natural stone decorating ideas do you like best?
// Photo 1 by Polycor/Lauren Rubinstein | Photo 2 by Marblex Design International | Photo 3 by Polycor/Ryan Struck Photography | Photo 4 by Rockin’teriors/Nick Pironio. All images used with permission. | Posted in partnership with Use Natural Stone; all views my own.