Living with Stone celebrates the appeal and experience of natural stone materials for the home. It fosters a desire for organic surroundings that are the embodiment of textures, colors and durable finishes derived from only the finest quality materials. There are imitators, but no substitute for the authenticity and distinction of natural stone and no reason to settle for anything less. Living with Stone provides awareness, knowledge and inspiration for making natural stone attainable for any home. From lifestyle examples to product selection to care and maintenance, Living with Stone helps you research, plan, design, and build your dream home using natural stone!

Living with Stone celebrates the appeal and experience of natural stone materials for the home. It fosters a desire for organic surroundings that are the embodiment of textures, colors and durable finishes derived from only the finest quality materials. There are imitators, but no substitute for the authenticity and distinction of natural stone and no reason to settle for anything less. Living with Stone provides awareness, knowledge and inspiration for making natural stone attainable for any home. From lifestyle examples to product selection to care and maintenance, Living with Stone helps you research, plan, design, and build your dream home using natural stone!

Fireplace Facelift: Remodel Your Fireplace in Natural Stone

Remodeling your old fireplace with natural thin stone veneers (stones sawn typically to between 1 ½” down to ¾ of an inch) or full bodied natural stones provides an updated, modern look and adds natural beauty to your space while also creating an excellent return on investment (ROI) for your home.

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How I Learned Not to Be Intimidated by My Marble Floors

I wasn’t sure how to clean marble, so I did a little internet research. What I found scared the heck out of me. For months, I just vacuumed and spot-cleaned with a moist paper towel. I was afraid to mop, since water can stain marble and I didn’t know how much was too much. Since then, I’ve boosted my confidence about caring for marble. It’s actually simple once you know the basics.

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When Natural Stone Moves (With) You

Gone are the days when a homeowner or entertainer would have to abandon the creature comforts of home when on the road. Today’s nomads and their interior designers are cleverly incorporating natural stone elements into motorhomes and RVs to surprisingly successful and luxurious results.

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Singing the Praises of Natural Stone in the Shower

When it comes to beauty, few building materials can compete with natural stone. One-of-a-kind markings, dramatic colors, and rich finishes make it a popular choice, especially in bathrooms where it can transform a utilitarian space into a spa-like retreat.

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Two-Tone Solution: Mixing Natural Stone in the Kitchen

Using contrasting colors and two different types of stone in the same kitchen may seem unconventional, but it’s actually an attractive trend that is growing in popularity. Ellen Forte, a homeowner in Washington DC, saw the idea in a magazine and liked the idea of using different types of stones as accents.

read more
Fireplace Facelift: Remodel Your Fireplace in Natural Stone

Fireplace Facelift: Remodel Your Fireplace in Natural Stone

Remodeling your old fireplace with natural thin stone veneers (stones sawn typically to between 1 ½” down to ¾ of an inch) or full bodied natural stones provides an updated, modern look and adds natural beauty to your space while also creating an excellent return on investment (ROI) for your home.

read more
How I Learned Not to Be Intimidated by My Marble Floors

How I Learned Not to Be Intimidated by My Marble Floors

I wasn’t sure how to clean marble, so I did a little internet research. What I found scared the heck out of me. For months, I just vacuumed and spot-cleaned with a moist paper towel. I was afraid to mop, since water can stain marble and I didn’t know how much was too much. Since then, I’ve boosted my confidence about caring for marble. It’s actually simple once you know the basics.

read more
When Natural Stone Moves (With) You

When Natural Stone Moves (With) You

Gone are the days when a homeowner or entertainer would have to abandon the creature comforts of home when on the road. Today’s nomads and their interior designers are cleverly incorporating natural stone elements into motorhomes and RVs to surprisingly successful and luxurious results.

read more
Singing the Praises of Natural Stone in the Shower

Singing the Praises of Natural Stone in the Shower

When it comes to beauty, few building materials can compete with natural stone. One-of-a-kind markings, dramatic colors, and rich finishes make it a popular choice, especially in bathrooms where it can transform a utilitarian space into a spa-like retreat.

read more
Two-Tone Solution: Mixing Natural Stone in the Kitchen

Two-Tone Solution: Mixing Natural Stone in the Kitchen

Using contrasting colors and two different types of stone in the same kitchen may seem unconventional, but it’s actually an attractive trend that is growing in popularity. Ellen Forte, a homeowner in Washington DC, saw the idea in a magazine and liked the idea of using different types of stones as accents.

read more