3 Ways To Incorporate Stone Moldings Into Your Home

When you first move into a home, whether it is a new build or an existing home, it can look incredibly bare and impersonal.  It is in both the small details and the statement decor that you can impart your personal taste and style and make your house into a home that you will be truly proud of and in which you will feel completely comfortable.  One unique and interesting way you can not only impart personal style but elegance, luxury and grandeur is with stone moulding.  Stone moulding can be used in a variety of ways to enhance your home and below we will discuss three applications that would spectacularly elevate the design aesthetic of any home.

1. Home Exterior

  • Just like icing on a cake, stone moulding stops the exterior of a home from being flat and boring and brings dimension and visual interest.  A drab exterior leaves much to be desired.  Curb appeal is important because it is the first thing anyone sees when they visit your home and it sets the tone for their overall experience.  Stone moulding can be used in a variety of ways on your home’s exterior to highlight architectural features.  Stone moulding can be used along the roof line, around windows, around doorframes, along balconies, around garages and so much more.  Your home has unique architectural features that should be highlighted and enhanced by stone moulding, and if your home is lacking, stone moulding can make all the difference.

2. Home Interior

  • In the same way that stone moulding can enhance your home’s exterior architectural features, it can also enhance a home’s interior features.  We have all seen crown moulding in a home and marveled at the way it transforms a space but stone moulding is the ultimate way to add elegance and visual interest.  There are a variety of styles to choose from with stone moulding to perfectly compliment your home’s unique design aesthetic and interior decor.  Stone moulding adds depth and draws focus so it is the perfect complement to things like doorframes, as a transition from ceiling to wall, as a chair rail, around windows, around fireplaces and more.

3. Landscape Design

  • There are a lot of ways to incorporate carved stone into landscape design.  Stone moulding can be used to accent architectural features in landscape design, along balconies or decks, or near landscape structural such as arbors, pergolas or more.  Additionally, it can be used to highlight features around a pool to create the ultimate feeling of luxury and class.

Why You Should Install a Stone Water Fountain

There are few things more relaxing than the sound of trickling water from a water fountain.    The slow and steady falling of water is not only soothing but beautiful as well.  When designing landscape it is important to incorporate softscape elements and hardscape elements to achieve a harmonious balance.  There are many ways to incorporate hardscape elements but one way to do so that not only serves the purpose of being visually appealing but has far more benefits is with a waterfall.

Water fountains, no matter where they are installed in landscape, create a pleasing aesthetic experience for all to enjoy.  The sound of water will sooth and relax you while you enjoy the great outdoors but the sound has additional benefits.  Whether we live very close to neighbors or have more distance between our homes, there is often some noises we would rather not here such as traffic noise, air noise, animal noise, neighborhood noise, or a variety of other noise sources.  Water fountains are a great way to reduce outside noises and create the serene setting you want in your landscape.  Water fountains help to foster a feeling of being secluded in your own personal resort-like setting.  And, no one can deny that water fountains are just beautiful.  But, all water fountains are not created equal.  Over time many water fountains tend to wear out, whether from the outside elements or the constant stream of water.  This is because many water fountains, while designed for outdoor use, are simply made of materials that are not designed to stand the test of time.  The best kind of water fountains for any landscape that will not only be visually stunning but long lasting is a stone water fountain.

Stone water fountains are beautiful and exude an air of high-end, quality craftsmanship.  Nothing is quite as stunning as a uniquely carved stone water fountain with water trickling down.  Stone fountains have been around since ancient times, and for good reason.  Stone fountains can last centuries because of the quality of craftsmanship and durability of materials.  A hand-carved artisanal stone water fountain will enhance and elevate any landscape and compliment any architectural style.  Place a water fountain in your landscape where you want to draw visual attention because it is sure to catch the eye of any guest.  Create a beautiful vignette in your yard with seating near your fountain for the ultimate relaxation or a stunning statement with a large fountain in the middle of your landscape to anchor surrounding elements.  Speak to your landscape architect about how to place a beautiful stone waterfall in your landscape and begin enjoying the tranquil sounds of falling water right in your own backyard!