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Trending: 10 Gorgeous, Unexpected Ways to Use Stone in Your Home


Admit it: part of the allure of Property is the insider look into locals’ homes. Drool-worthy kitchens! Super-luxe living rooms! Game rooms fit for a crowd! One scroll through the blog roll, and before you know it, you’re knee-deep in renovation research. So for this week’s foray into Philly’s slickest pads, we’re highlighting the most style-forward ways to incorporate stone into your home. 

And if you suddenly feel the urge to revamp every surface in your house, well, don’t say we didn’t warn you. Colonial Marble and Granite will have you covered.


1. Though the traditional fireplace is certainly popular, there’s no denying the instant appeal of a glossy horizontal fireplace, which makes the perfect centerpiece for any living room.


2. Opt for an eased edge the next time you replace your countertops. The wraparound-style stone is artful and reminiscent of the stone’s natural form.


3. Can’t get enough of your dream tile? Extend it to your backsplash by coupling it with a similar stone. In the image above, Zeus Gold looks positively divine surrounding Dark Emperador.


4. For those with spacious kitchens and an abundance of surfaces to cover, try using more than one tile to complete your space. This kitchen uses a polished white for the center island, while the surrounding countertops are outfitted with Titanium Black Leather.


5. Give a pattern a go. The classic kitchen pictured looks decidedly fresh thanks to a striped tile backsplash, white cabinets and geometric light fixtures.


6. It’s easy to defer to neutral hues when selecting stone (especially when it looks so darn great), but if the rest of your space is short on color, consider using an eye-catching tone like the canary blue backsplash pictured above.


7. Keep your home looking modern with sleek, minimalist surfaces. When paired with a light-filled room, countertops pop and provide a clean, bright focal point.


8. Statement-making stones can be intimidating in larger rooms, so give ‘em a try in smaller spaces like bathrooms. Tip: it’s also a smart, big-impact project to tackle first. You can try out a variety of stones using Colonial Marble and Granite’s bathroom visualizer tool.


9. Renovate your bathroom using a bevy of textures within the same color palette. The bathroom above utilizes pearly white and silver stone on the countertops, floor and shower for a spa-like feel. (A wash of blue paint doesn’t hurt, either!)


10. When selecting stone for an outdoor kitchen, take cues from the space’s surroundings. The kitchen uses complementary shades to create a warm, inviting area adjacent to the pool.

For more information about finding the right tile and stone for your home at Colonial Marble and Granite, click here.