The new fireplace surround features the same travertine that was used in the kitchen. The mantel was fashioned from an 80-year-old Douglas fir beam that purchased for $25 at the local salvaged building center.
A two-story travertine fireplace draws you into this yellow living room. Adorned with a geometric screen and a large painting, the fireplace is flanked by glass shelves, accent lighting and glass-blown sculptures.
Travertine continues from the fireplace onto the wall in this serene, contemporary living room. A quirky play on a traditional painting hangs above the mantel as a focal point, and a pair of nubby ottomans add texture and soften the stone's hard edges.
This renovated kitchen features a neutral travertine stone backsplash, providing a visual tie-in with the living room with its natural stone fireplace. A stained shiplap backsplash and custom wood range hood add warmth to the space. White cabinets and stone countertops add a bright touch.
Ornately carved wood makes this Mexican mantelpiece (found at a salvage store in Dallas) the focal point of a colorful room. Simple travertine tile and hearth keep the focus on the fireplace, and candles in one dramatic shade of red echo accents around the room.
A tile fireplace surround wall shimmers in the light of decorative pendant lights in this moroccan style lounge. Large floor pillows bring bold, vibrant color to the room and create an cozy atmosphere. The “wood” flooring is actually of noce travertine, chosen for its ability to better withstand the Florida humidity and social traffic.
This modern outdoor entertaining area features an outdoor fireplace constructed of three curved planes and an outdoor kitchen and dining area under an arched pavilion lined with cedar planks. The black brick circle in the travertine defines the seating area adjacent to the fire place.
A cedar pergola creates a shaded spot on the travertine patio and leads to a beautiful outdoor fireplace for gathering on cool nights. Travertine is also used around the spa, while an all-natural veneer and wall stone helps define the outdoor space.
An open pavilion houses a comfortable outdoor living space complete with stacked stone fireplace and flatscreen TV. The contemporary pool and hot tub is surrounded by a travertine patio and palm trees.
Texas pool designers Pool Environments gut the pool and replace the aggregate concrete with travertine paver in a Versailles pattern. They build a raised spa, one-foot wall and sheer descent waterfalls. The space is opened up by removing a portion of the driveway and adding an outdoor fireplace and seating area.