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Recently I have been thinking through some major possible change in a clients’ home. A couple nights ago I spent some time going though a few of my books and was inspired by these uses of stone.

Stone is a wonderful on the exterior because it looks great, it is a strong material, and it doesn’t need to be repainted. I also love it indoors for these same properties. Stone  in the kitchen can be quite a hard surface to stand on for long periods of time, so I always suggest area rugs or runners with a rug pad to help keep it comfortable.

Stone kitchens also give a warm feel and a sense of time, like the kitchen has been used for generations.

I like the above stone fireplace made a bit more modern on a white wall,

and I’m eyeing that clock at the same time.

Photo Credits: Stone & Marble Designer Mimi O’Connell, Photographer Fritz von der Schulenburg (1) Designer Tom Calloway, Photographer Tim Street-Porter (2) Designer Henrietta Spencer-Churchill with Woodstock Designs, Photographer Andreas V. Einsiedel, Elizabeth Whiting & Associates (3) Photographer Michael Dunn, Elizabeth Whiting & Associates (4) Photographer Nider, Franca Speranza (5) Designer Tom Calloway, Photographer Tim Street-Porter (6) Joe Nahem (7) Julie Greenwood (8) Steven Gambrel & Chris Connor (9) Paul Ludick (10)  William Waldron (11)

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