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Stone Cold Awesome

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Have I ever told you that Matty and I used to live in Colorado?  Just for a little under a year, but we stayed out there for a full ski season and I learned to ski, he honed his pretty amazing skills and we both just soaked in the lifestyle that living out west could offer.  It seems silly, but one of the things that sticks with me the most was the natural materials used in the ski homes and how warm and luxe it all felt.  Every time I come back out west (particularly to a ski town) I can’t help but ogle over the possibilities in my home (out east).

I really want to incorporate some stone into our house, but a full-scale stone makeover is not quite feasible in our current home – unless you go the veneer route.  I discovered that you can do some pretty awesome natural stone veneers on existing drywall in your home and get a similar look, and guess what?  It’s a pretty easy DIY (about as easy as tile).

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Now, I’ve gone a bit overboard with my inspiration photos, but the stone veneer panels I’m thinking could be a great solution to a smaller space – maybe a fireplace or mantle?  I think I’m going to have to give it a try, at least in a small way.

There are just a couple big brands out there who do this type of veneer, but the Ivory color at Norstone is calling my name, and looks like it would be pretty easy for Matt to install (wink!).

 

What are your thoughts on stone accents?  Love it?  Stone Cold Awesome?

p.s. I was laughing out loud when crafting the title to this post.  I just kept thinking about boys in middle school who used to wear stone cold steve austin shirts.  I don’t even know who that guy is, but it cracks me up.

 

photo credit from top: 1 – The Brooklyn Home Company | 2 – Vik Hotels | 3 – Alemanys 5

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9 Comments on “Stone Cold Awesome”

  1. Milynn January 24, 2013 at 8:40 am #

    Beautiful! Stone is definitely a lovely element to add in a home.

  2. Nikki Rappaport January 24, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    That first space is gorgeous! Just as long as it’s warm in there, I love it!

  3. Elizabeth January 24, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    Loove those inspiration pics – go for it!
    xoxo -e (modern24seven)

  4. Cindi January 24, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    LOVE the kitchen!

  5. Ciel January 24, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    Love today’s post, and hope you are having fun at your conference! I love the natural materials such as stone. I went to one of my favorite restaurants tonight, which uses natural materials throughout. The pictures don’t do it justice, but I thought I’d share for your, and everyone else’s, enjoyment. http://www.moorea-seal.com/2011/03/guest-post-katie-from-i-go-by-katie.html?m=1

  6. Tiffany January 25, 2013 at 10:52 am #

    That tree stump coffee table…I need it!!!

  7. Ali January 28, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    I have been looking everywhere for a tree stump coffee table! Love that picture! It was so great meeting you this past week- stay in touch! xox- Ali

  8. Sarah {Raving Fashionista} January 29, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

    I also officially want our new home to have a wall of rough stones.. at least one wall.

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