Natural stone steps can be a way to call attention to your landscape or to allow it to nestle into the backdrop of a more naturalistic style. They also emphasize the journey, causing visitors to slow down and take their time while exploring this peaceful backyard.
A stone retaining wall surrounds the backyard and swimming pool of this home adding a beautiful texture contrast against the lush green grass. Planted shrubbery creates a decorative topper to the wall and helps blend it with the natural surroundings.
As seen on Vacation House for Free, the beautiful natural stone fireplace in this neutral living room helps to add some texture to the space, as well as adding function during the winter months keeping the room warm.
This comfy cottage has a fantastic front porch with natural branches for spindles and a natural stone walkway that leads around the garden and up the hill to the driveway. The lush forest surrounding the cottage accents the gorgeous stonework and matches the green painted shutters.
Natural stone in a classic L shape is a stylish and functional base for this hardworking outdoor kitchen. Designer Scott Cohen incorporated all the entertaining essentials, including a gas grill, cooktop, ice drawer and wine refrigerator.
This spacious master bathroom renovation includes a double sink vanity complete with three mirrors and a separate area for applying makeup. A natural stone accent wall is positioned behind the drop-in bathtub, while dark brown wooden cabinetry is paired with neutral granite countertops.
This kitchen's designer chose to install glass and stone tile vertically rather than horizontally for a unique backsplash in neutral tones. The stainless steel range hood and appliances blend well with the schema, and the natural wood cabinetry pulls the brown color from the tiles for a lovely fusion of shades.
The next time you go to a yard sale or thrift shop, look for a mirror that you can clean up and use as your budget-friendly focal point above the fireplace. Keep your eye out for unexpected accessories, such as a horse or animal sculpture. You also can layer the mantel with another smaller mirror, like designer Rachel Greathouse did in an Atlanta home.
These floating shelves create the perfect platforms to show off awards and special belongings. The stone accent wall serves as a beautiful textured backdrop for the smooth, polished trophies. Recessed lighting in the alcove ensures the display is highlighted.