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Classic Stone in Modern Applications

What comes to mind when you hear the word stone? Classic? Timeless? Natural? Stone stands the test of time – it’s been used in architecture and design for years. While its true stone is a classic choice, it doesn’t mean it’s only for classic style. Let’s get inspired by some of our favorite stone applications in a modern twist.


Pictured: Bianco Carrara Thassos Parquet, Artisan Frost Ceramic Tile

Marble meets a geometric design in this transitional bathroom. The floor catches your eye, but a soft color palette carried throughout the room helps balance the playful floor pattern.

Pictured: Harbor Gray Quartzite Panel Ledger

Bring your fireplace to new heights with stone ledger from floor to ceiling. Light walls and simple hardwood floors allow for the depth and texture in this Harbor Gray quartzite panel ledger to take center stage.

Pictured: Sahara Carrara Marble Tile, Artisan Frost Ceramic Tile, White Hexagon Marble Mosaic

Intricate details aren’t something to forget about – a marble hexagon mosaic in the shower niche adds a personalized touch to an area that’s often overlooked.


Pictured: Ocean Honed Marble

Finally, we see marble in the ever-popular herringbone installation in this bright and airy bathroom. A non-traditional installation pattern is an easy way to modernize a style. Paired with regal accessories like a freestanding tub and a basket bead chandelier – the room gives off a Zen-like vibe for the perfect retreat.

Let the stone you choose enhance the style you’re trying to achieve – not limit it.

Feeling inspired? If you’re thinking about using stone in your next project, we can help. Schedule a Free Design Services appointment with one of our expert designers and turn your vision into a reality.