Photo courtesy of MSI
Something I’ve always loved about design is the use of natural stone. Over the next few weeks I am going to dive into various stone types. Today I’m focusing on granite, which happens to be one of my favorites types of stone to incorporate into designs!
Granite is a stone we normally see in high-style kitchens and bathrooms, but I like to use this particular stone throughout the house. It adds a sense of beauty, energy and balance to any room. The other thing I love is that it will take normal wear and tear very well, since granite is an incredibly durable stone and is not susceptible to scratches. Granite is one of the strongest and most durable stones in the market. If you must set down a hot pan fast, granite can take the heat without being damaged. Honestly, where can you find a material as durable and gorgeous at the same time?
Seeing a kitchen or bathroom that has granite countertops, floors, and backsplashes blows my mind. However, one trend I’m seeing is the use of exotic granite in fireplaces. The application is spectacular and stands out from other more traditional and monochromatic stone fireplaces. Granite’s natural veining allows the fireplace to act as another art piece in the living room. This natural stone star has beauty and durability combined. Two thumbs up in my book!
If you’re taking the time to create the perfect room, why not choose natural stone? Using this natural building material evokes an earthy feeling that exudes luxury and high-design. Working with top designers has made me aware why natural stone is the perfect choice for a new build or renovation project.
So, if you’re an interior designer or hospitality designer, consider incorporating granite in your next project. The result will be pure magic. If you are looking for a stone professional look no further than UseNaturalStone.com. Before finding this rockstar association, I had no idea there was such a thing as a stone professional. Working with stone is an art form so make sure you choose to work with someone who is an expert in the field. The result will surely be worth the investment.
This post is in collaboration with MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute. For more information, please visit their website.