How to Incorporate Stone Corbels In Your Home

When you think of architectural enhancements and interior design choices, the first thing that comes to mind is probably not stone corbels.  But, we would argue that it should be!  In homes or businesses in which you have been impressed or awed by the architecture or interior design, corbels were probably used in one way or another.  They can be subtle and understated, or opulent and elegant.  Stone corbels can be used to help display and support other heavy objects but they do not have to be purely functional, they can have great form as well.  Corbels can be made of many different materials but stone corbels add the timeless elegance and value that enhances a home in a way that no other corbel possibly can.

When displaying a heavy item, such as a stone fireplace mantel, sculpture, ceiling beams or a doorframe, a strong and sturdy stone corbel is the ideal piece to use to support your display.  Carved stone is heavier and more durable than other materials and therefore provides better support.  In their essence, corbels are support brackets, but stone corbels are much more beautiful than a metal bracket.  There is a reason that stone corbels that were used centuries ago are still standing today, they are beautiful and they can stand the test of time.  Everyone wants to put their own personal touches into their home’s architecture and design and stone corbels are an ideal way to do so.  There are stone corbel styles to coordinate with any home’s architectural design and decor.  There are more basic carved stone corbels that may coordinate better with a modern or transitional home and more intricately carved designs for traditional architecture styles.

You can incorporate stone corbels in a variety of ways into your home’s design and decor.  Stone corbels can be used in a purely decorative form, enhancing and highlighting architectural features both inside and outside.  Corbels often add balance and proportion, the detail that completes a look and enhances a home in just the right way.  Corbels can also be used to hold up shelves, any kind of shelf – stone, wood, glass or any other material and will add visual interest to any space.  Stone corbels can be used in door frames, archways, or under the ceiling to naturally draw the eye up and make a room feel bigger and more special. But, they do not have to just draw the eye up, they can be used under countertops or cabinetry as well.  For this reason, they are very popular for use in kitchens, which is great because the kitchen is often the room people spend most of their time in and entertain in.  Stone corbels provide beauty and distinction to an architectural feature, design feature or space in a room that might otherwise be simply ordinary.

Carved Stone Pottery and Planters Add Elegance & Functionality to Landscape

Stone pottery and planters are a timeless and elegant way to add both function and decor to your home.  Whether you want to start growing a small garden in a collection of assorted pottery and planters or you just need to add some additional decor and hardscaping to your landscape or garden area – carved stone pottery and planters are an ideal way to do so.

Carved stone has been used for centuries in a variety of ways for both architecture and decor.  Its beauty is timeless and its durability helps ensure that it not only performs but looks beautiful doing so for decades and even centuries.  Gardens are all the rage right now and you can start your own small garden in a single carved stone pot or planter, or create a small gathering of pots or planters to grow a variety of different plants, vegetables, herbs or more.  It is an easy, contained way to start the garden you have always dreamed of and it will look elegant in any setting.  Today’s carved pottery and planters come in a variety of different finishes and carving styles to coordinate with any home’s architecture seamlessly.

In addition to starting your own home garden with carved stone pottery and planters, you can also use them to house shrubs or other plants throughout your landscape.  In landscape, it is important to have a balance of both softscape and hardscape for optimal visual beauty and symmetry.  Without the added balance of hardscape, a landscape can feel too free-formed and unanchored.  Carved stone pottery adds needed structure and changes in elevation and style when implemented along pathways, on porches, along steps or staircases, around pools or decks or in any other application that may suit your landscape well.  Carved stone pottery and planters come in a variety of heights, widths and depths so that you can vary the appearance and use pottery that is sized appropriately for your home’s architecture.

While you can choose to use pottery or planters that are made of other materials such as resin, plastic, wood or something else – nothing is as durable and beautiful as carved stone.  Other planters will inevitably chip, crack or break altogether over time but carved stone is incredibly heavy and incredibly durable, uniquely designed to stand the test of time.  Carved stone pottery and planters add elegance to any home and enhance curb appeal for all who see it.  Enjoy the beauty of your own landscape or entertain in style when your landscape has been uniquely enhanced with carved stone pottery and planters at your home.