St Charles of New York – marble sink and counter

So many things are better when they’re natural. Stone is no exception, as our friends at Use Natural Stone, a site dedicated to the natural stone advantage, can attest.

brass hardware and natural stone countertops D2 Interiors
D2 Interieurs

From the garden to the kitchen, stone is, to us, not only one of the most beautiful substances to use in a space but is also incredibly functional, readily available, and, best of all, green, green, green! We’re always thinking about making the air in our homes cleaner and purer. Stone is always a go-to surface for us because it’s completely natural and doesn’t off gas. Isn’t this marble vent hood fabulous?

abstract-art with granite stone fireplace Mcgill Design Group

McGill Design Group

As the weather starts to get cooler, it’s time for fires! A granite fireplace surround is not only stunning but also durable, as it won’t crack with high heat exposure. 

glass cabinets from Huestis Tucker

Huestis Tucker Architects

We love, love natural stone no matter how it comes, but, for a unique look, we think honing is simply stunning. It gives granite counters a slightly more subdued look that is so sophisticated.

kitchen with soapstone countertops from Susan Click interiors
Susan Glick Interiors 

And honing marble, like we did in our own homes, makes etching that can naturally occur much less noticeable. But, if you’re like us, one of your favorite things about natural stone is that it only gets better with time!

kitchen with limestone countertops by Studio Dearborn
Studio Dearborn

While we admit that we can be partial to marble, limestone is another luscious favorite. It’s heat resistant as well, making it a fabulous choice for the kitchen!

plants stone countertops in kitchen Papyrus Home Design
Papyrus Home Design 

One of our forever favorites is a slate floor. In symmetrical bricks or a custom design in all shapes and sizes, slate can lend so many different personalities to an indoor or outdoor space.

porch stone fireplace
Beth Webb Interior Design

Nothing says winter quite like a stone fireplace. Combine that with the slate floors and this is patio heaven–especially as the temperatures begin to drop. This is the perfect space for entertaining all year long!

We are so, so, so excited because MONDAY we are unveiling our brand new site! It is not only beautiful but also perfectly functional, so if you’ve been having any trouble please bear with us for a couple more days! We can’t wait to share our new look with all of our wonderful readers!