Inspired by Stone

Versatile Bluestone: From Landscape Pavers to the Sidewalks of New York

by | Nov 29, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

Once hewn by East Coast pioneers to build stone fences on their land, and later used for sidewalks and curbs, bluestone has now become a popular choice across the nation for home patios, pavers, pool decks, and wall coping.

These Natural Stone Houses Are Going to the Dogs

by | Oct 16, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

For many of us, our homes are our castles. Shouldn’t we want the same for our dogs?

Why I Use Natural Stone: A Conversation with Vinny Tavares

by | Sep 5, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

Read why Vinny Tavares, owner and founder of Aria Stone Gallery, uses natural stone over engineered quartz.

Wall of Time: A Geologic Stone Wall Captures Earth’s History

by | Aug 18, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

Instead of just stacking the stones any which way they fit together, this geologist/home owner decided to create her wall using the stones in order of their geological ages.

Creating a Lasting Legacy with Natural Stone Memorials

by | Jul 27, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

How to design a cemetery memorial that commemorates your loved one’s legacy.

A Celebration of Natural Stone: Why I Love Stone Walls

by | Jul 1, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

An architect’s love of the history and artistry of homemade stone walls.

Got Lava? A Photographic Tour of Iceland’s Native Stone

by | Jun 2, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

Inspire to visit Iceland or consider ways to use your own native stone.

Use Natural Stone in Living and Work Spaces to Increase Well-Being

by | May 11, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

How Using Natural Stone in Living and Work Spaces Increases Well-Being.

How Natural Stone Helps Create Balance in Spas

by | Mar 2, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

A case study on Chicago’s River North featuring a natural stone focal point.

Discovering New Forms of Art in Natural Stone

by | Feb 23, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

Natural Stone creates art that becomes the focal point of any interior living space.

Natural Stone Is Going Big and Bold in Interiors

by | Feb 9, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

How designers are using natural stone to make bold design statements.

Natural Stone and 2017 Color Trends

by | Feb 9, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

Designers use natural stone to compliment interesting color trends.

Building Off the Land: A Look at Historic Natural Stone Farmhouses

by | Jan 10, 2017 | Inspired by Stone

Many 18th century homes still exist because of the durability of natural stone.

Playing Hide and Seek with Granite

by | Dec 19, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

The entrance of Boston Children’s Hospital created a “hide and seek” style wall made of Mesabi Black® granite.

Research for Healing at the National Cancer Institute

by | Nov 2, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

A case study featuring stone cladding in a hospital building.

How Does Your Stone Garden Grow?

by | Oct 17, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

How to use natural stone in your garden landscape.

The Healing Elements of Natural Stone

by | Sep 26, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

Why one landscape designer uses natural stone in hospital healing gardens.

Rock On!: Why I Use Natural Stone

by | Sep 13, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

Why one interior designer chooses natural stone for many projects.

What’s Your Stone Personality?

by | Aug 16, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

Take this quiz to determine if marble is the right choice for your home.

Top 3 Reasons Why Landscape Architects Love Natural Stone

by | Jul 26, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

Find out why landscape architects prefer natural stone vs faux.

Forging a Path Using Natural Stone

by | Jul 18, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

A natural stone pathway forms an eloquent bridge between a home and its surroundings.

Technology Makes Natural Stone More Attractive and Affordable

by | Jun 28, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

How technological advancements help homeowners with landscape projects.

Going Green with Granite

by | Jun 13, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

Greens go with just about everything: with black, stainless steel, and maple or cherry cabinets.

The Creek Came First

by | Mar 28, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

23-acre project uses natural stone to replicate historic City Creek in Utah.

The Pull of Tiny Homes Made of Stone

by | Mar 22, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

How natural stone has become a popular building material for tiny homes.

A Monumental Stone Tribute

by | Mar 21, 2016 | Inspired by Stone

A four-acre memorial featuring thousands of tons of Mount Airy granite.