3 Tips for Choosing the Location of Your Custom Stone Fountain

A beautiful stone fountain is a spectacular addition to a home.  Stone fountains can be placed in a myriad of locations both inside and outside of your home.  Running and trickling water has been shown to relax people and when you install a stone fountain you will immensely enhance your home’s tranquility.  Choosing where to place your fountain is very important because once it is installed, it is difficult to move it.  But, that is not the only reason to carefully choose your location.  The location you choose for your fountain can enhance your home and have multiple other benefits when chosen correctly.  Below are 3 tips for choosing the location of your custom stone fountain.

3 Tips for Choosing the Location of Your Custom Stone Fountain

  1. Consider Aesthetics
    • One of the firs things to consider when installing a custom stone fountain is where it will best enhance the surrounding architectural aesthetic. For example, even though a fountain may be more conveniently installed off to the side of an entryway or at a specific location in your landscape, it may not be the best location to enhance your home’s architectural aesthetic.  If you want to place a stone fountain near an entryway, you want to place it where it will be seen and appreciated by your guests.  Perhaps you want it in the center of a path or in your entryway or foyer.  If you areplacing it in your backyard, perhaps you want it near your pool for beauty or in a garden to balance soft landscape and hard landscape.
  2. Feng Shui
    • Fountains are known for activating the “water element” in fengshui. The Spruce elaborates on the use of fountains in fengshui and how to choose the ideal fengshui location for your fountain, “Fountains are very popular in fengshui because they bring the energy of the water fengshui element, and water is an ancient fengshui symbol of wealth and prosperity. The other good fengshui reason to use a fountain indoors is the fact that a working fountain will diffuse healthy negative ions into the air. Many indoor environments can greatly benefit from at least one fengshui fountain!.. Best fengshuibagua areas to place your fengshui fountain are the following:
      • East – Health & Family area
      • Southeast – Wealth & Money area
      • North – Career & Path in Life area”
  1. Maximum Tranquility
    • Stone fountains are great white noise and the sound of running water is incredibly tranquil. Because of this, choose your fountain location to maximize tranquility.  If you have a lot of street noise, place a fountain near that so that it can drown out the noise.  If you want to wake up to the tranquil sound of running water, place it near your bedroom.  If you love to garden, place a fountain in your garden where it’s beautiful running water will further relax you.

3 Ways to Use Stone Rosettes in Your Home Design

Stone rosettes are an ancient architectural design element that can be found in many historical buildings.  Stone rosettes have been around for centuries and used all over the world in a variety of architectural applications.  Stone rosettes come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and designs which gives homeowners a large selection from which to choose when incorporating them into their home’s architectural design.  When you want to set your home apart and make it look truly unique, stone rosettes are a great way to do so.  They accent other design elements and enhance the look of any room.

At Architectural Stone Elements, we have carved stone rosettes in stock and can also custom-design them for your needs.  These decorative trim items are carved from a variety of stones, including cantera, limestone, marble and travertine. This means that you can incorporate rosettes in a variety of stone colors and patterns.  And, while there are many traditional and ornate stone rosettes, there are also more modern and linear designs to accommodate your architectural style.  Reflect your unique personality and implement stone rosettes into your home’s architectural design.  Below are 3 great ways to use stone rosettes in your home.

3 Ways to Use Stone Rosettes in Your Home Design

  1. Cabinetry
    • Stone rosettes can be used on or around cabinetry. For example, stone rosettes make a beautiful accent on custom cabinetry in a home.  Or, if you would prefer to leave your cabinetry alone but still want the look of a stone rosette, you can incorporate it into the stone backsplash or range hood design.  Rosettes are a beautiful juxtaposition of style and beauty against wood cabinetry.
  2. Fireplace Mantels
    • Stone fireplace mantels make a beautiful centerpiece for any room. They add luxury and elegance that cannot be achieved any other way.  But, if you really want to set them apart and make them look like no other stone fireplace mantel you have ever seen, incorporate stone rosettes into the design.  Stone rosettes will add beauty and uniqueness to your fireplace design.
  3. Fountains
    • Stone fountains are timeless and incredibly beautiful. The ambient sound of trickling water is relaxing and soothing and stone fountains can be used in interior or exterior décor.  Use them in your foyer to greet guests in an elegant way or in your garden to enhance the tranquil setting.