Most of us are used to seeing stone masonry on the outside of homes—in columns, pillars and outdoor rooms. But, what about stone masonry used inside a home? While exposed brick walls can add charm and a rustic appeal to the interior of a home, stone masonry can be designed to look rustic, elegant, or even clean and modern. Here is how to successfully incorporate masonry into the interior design of your home in Glen Cove, NY:
A Focal Living Room Wall
A masonry focal wall in your living room can add interest to your interior décor without you having to worry about how high to hang pictures or what paint color to use! A beautiful neutral gray stacked stone wall for your big screen TV eliminates the need for a mantel, and the gray color matches most furniture. Instead of bookshelves flanking your TV, you could add stone wall on either side, add shelves to each and display family pictures, travel souvenirs and special trinkets. If you enjoy a gas fireplace, a masonry wall for your fireplace insert can add to the warm and cozy atmosphere of snuggling up with loved ones to watch a family movie by the fire.
In the Bathroom
Tile is typically the finish of choice for a bathroom, but stone masonry can be just as durable and beautiful. Paired with a complementary tile, a masonry accent wall in a free-standing shower area brings the “Wow!” factor to your bathroom. Or, perhaps a stone masonry accent wall for behind the vanity would be the most appealing to you. With a gold or silver mirror and decorative sconces, this would be a bathroom to amaze your guests.
For The Dining Room
Choosing a sleek, modern stone veneer for the lower half of the wall in your dining area could certainly bring some drama to your gatherings. With ambient lighting from a unique chandelier and furniture to blend with your contemporary look, your home would be in demand for dinner parties and family gatherings.
For a Bar Area
A bar wall of natural stone masonry containing a variety of earthy colors says “Welcome and enjoy yourselves!” to friends and family. Adding shelves to hold glasses and special spirits makes the bar a gathering spot for parties and informal get-togethers. Go even further with a free-standing bar of stacked stone masonry with metal bar stools for watching your favorite teams play as you enjoy snacks and drinks with friends.
In the Kitchen
Using stone masonry in the kitchen can have a big impact. A stone wall behind your stove can be an interesting contrast to the cabinet color. Add stone masonry to the lower portion of a counter extension to add textural interest to your wall color. Above a desk nook in the kitchen, a stone masonry wall with backlighting can create a spot to check email or jot down the grocery list.
Whether your preference is for large stone, stacked stone or a smooth contemporary appearance, there is a stone masonry feature to complement your home and style. Stone masonry can be used in virtually any room to add interest, texture and unexpected charm.
The team of artisan masons at Above All Masonry can help bring your interior stone masonry vision to life. They guarantee expert craftsmanship, dedication to perfection, and personalized customer service with 100% guaranteed satisfaction.