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Beth Ervin Design via Atlanta Homes Magazine

 

The days are shorter, the weather is cooler and there is oh so much to celebrate! If the colder temperatures have you stuck indoors, now is the perfect time to start thinking about creating that gorgeous outdoor space you’ve been dreaming of–complete with an outdoor fireplace, of course! 

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Beth Webb Interiors

 

The perfect place to start? Our friends at The Natural Stone Institute! Their beautiful site is an information-filled resource for anyone looking to incorporate more natural stone into his or her home. From tips on which material works best in which space to help finding a competent installer in your area, The Natural Stone Institute is filled with ideas to get you well on your way to that slate patio or stone fireplace of your dreams!

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Elizabeth Kimberly

 

We love natural stone indoors, of course, but there’s nothing like nature’s finest to create an outdoor space fit for entertaining all year long! 

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Bunnny Williams

 

Swimming pools are one of our favorite outdoor features that make backyards so much more fun! The addition of a stone border allows this one to blend in with the nature around it and keeps it from feeling out of place in the environment.

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Billy Cunningham Photography

 

For a fireplace, stone is the perfect choice, of course! Not only does it withstand heat and elements, but it also complements the beauty of the surroundings.

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Meg Braff Design

 

When looking for a more cost-effective solution for implementing a stone motif in your outdoor space, choosing something that can be sourced locally is always a great place to start. This redstone creates a unique look that makes this kitchen a perfect gathering spot for a good meal.

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William Waldron Photography via Architectural Digest

 

This fireplace almost looks like it has always been in this yard. Beautiful!

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Architectural Digest

 

When choosing stone for an outdoor area, you don’t have to stick with just one. Mixing and matching creates a totally custom look.

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Bjorn Wallander Photography via Architectural Digest

 

Travertine is a luxe and singularly fabulous look in an outdoor space. We’re drooling! Travertine is extremely durable, but isn’t the best pick for sub-freezing temperatures.

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Bjorn Wallander Phototgraphy via Architectural Digest

 

Limestone has similar qualities–but in this island paradise, we’re pretty sure that sub-freezing temperatures won’t be a problem! Don’t forget to visit Use Natural Stone before that patio–or kitchen–redesign. 

Will you be utilizing your outdoor space this holiday season? Warm or cold, indoors or out, we’re hope you’re preparing for a wonderful Thanksgiving!