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    Tips for Incorporating Stone & Brick into Your Home’s Interior and Exterior

    As a Design Partner for Eldorado Stone, I’ve seen stone and brick have the incredible power to infuse both rustic charm and elegant sophistication into living spaces.

    Let’s explore how you can harness the timeless beauty of stone and brick to create spaces that resonate with warmth, character, and a touch of nature’s embrace.

    Exterior Elegance

    When it comes to the exterior of your home, stone can instantly elevate curb appeal. By adding a charming stone veneer to your façade, you can to create a striking blend of textures, creating a welcoming entryway inviting guests to step into a world of beauty. For a more dramatic effect, stone or brick columns and pillars can frame your entry, exuding a sense of grandeur.


    Pictured: Casa Blanca | RoughCut by Eldorado Stone


    Interior Tranquility

    Bringing stone or brick indoors creates an atmosphere of grounded tranquility. A stone accent wall in your living room or brick wall in your bedroom serves as a captivating focal point, evoking a sense of connection to the earth.

    Smooth river stones can be artfully integrated into bathroom design, transforming your shower into a luxurious haven reminiscent of a spa retreat. Incorporating brick elements into your fireplace mantel or hearth adds coziness and a touch of rustic sophistication.

    2-Oct-03-2023-03-38-22-0005-PMPictured: Montecito | Cliffstone by Eldorado Stone


    Kitchen Allure

    The kitchen is another area where stone truly shines. Granite or marble countertops not only offer practical durability but also bring a touch of opulence.

    A brick backsplash with its varied colors and textures can effortlessly tie together the elements in your kitchen design, creating harmonious visual appeal.

    3-2Pictured: Latigo | TundraBrick by Eldorado Stone


    Outdoor Oasis

    Stone and brick profiles can transform your outdoor spaces into inviting oases. A stone or brick patio with a fire pit serves as the perfect gathering spot for family and friends, fostering an atmosphere of relaxation and camaraderie.

    A stone-clad outdoor kitchen offers a functional space for culinary adventures while immersing you in the beauty of nature.

    4-1Pictured: Sea Cliff | European Ledge by Eldorado Stone

    Remember, the key to successful stone and brick incorporation is balance. Mix textures and materials to create a dynamic interplay between stone, wood, metal, and fabrics. This balance adds layers of depth to your design and keeps your space from feeling overly heavy or austere.

    See how I achieve balanced beauty with Eldorado Stone:


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    Kerrie Kelly, Design Partner for Eldorado Stone

    Kerrie Kelly knows that Everyone Deserves Great Design™. With that vision, Kerrie founded her California-based Kerrie Kelly Design Lab (KKDL) in 1995 to make great design more accessible. As CEO + Creative Director of KKDL, she leads a team of exceptional designers and has built long-term relationships with her brand partners. Kerrie is a Fellow, Design Luminary Award recipient and Past-Chair to the National Board for American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and a Global Connect Advisor for the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). Her insights on the latest design trends and new products have been featured in The Washington Post, Real Simple, Houzz, and other national and regional publications.

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