An impressive limestone stove hood mimics the gothic style of the fireplace mantel and has a strong presence in this transitional kitchen. Natural light entering from both sides of the room prevent the stonework from weighing down the space. A dining area near the cooktop provides front-row seating for interested on-lookers during meal prep.
This living room's sitting area features patterned wing chairs and a fireplace framed by a Louis XVI carved-limestone surround. Traditional bookcases flank the fireplace, adding color and height to the living space.
A striking feature in this family room, the limestone walls wrap around the perimeter of the space for a cozy, rustic feel. High ceilings are lit by natural light from multiple transom windows, while matching surveyor's lamps provide soft lighting around the sitting area. Colorful artwork draws attention to the stone mantel and ties in colors used throughout the room.
A bird's eye view of the rear stone patio and steps shows us the details in the design. Built-in lighting along the steps helps to create guidance and a warm glow at night. The use of Acer palmatum, or Japanese Maple and Heuchera help to soften the edges of the textured and smooth stone.
Mismatched windows with black frames give this home a unique, contemporary look. Low-growing shrubs and minimal landscaping keep with the clean look of the exterior. A frosted glass garage door matches the windows to blend in with the rest of the exterior.
A solid Indiana limestone mantel is the perfect backdrop for a tightly grouped collection of Audubon prints, framed to hide a TV set. If you’re not a bird-lover, almost any series of artwork with repeating themes and colors can work just as well. (To replicate the look on a budget, you can buy an art book and carefully cut out your favorite pages.)
Classic design elements result in a fresh, modern look in this original concept by Pool Environments. The clay color scheme is achieved through the similarly toned porcelain tile, Leuder Limestone coping and the wok planters along the left edge. Four inch channels filled with Mexican beach pebbles subtly divide the surface area into large stepping pads for additional visual interest.