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Leave No Stone Unturned: Utilise Stone With Style for Your Interiors

20/01/2017 09:43:13

Utilising stones dates back to the Stone Age. Only difference is, back then stone was used as tools but today we have discovered varieties of stones and we use it in our daily lives, especially in our indoor and outdoor living spaces to build, beautify and enhance the style statement around us.

Looking to use stone in your interior projects? Then you must know what’s out there and where you can use it!

Natural Stones
These stones are a result of Mother Nature and the process of heat, pressure and minerals. These stones range from limestone, marble, granite, slate, sandstone, soapstone, etc., and are used extensively to create luxury furniture.

USES: Due to its timeless elegance and durability natural stones can be used as bathroom surfaces, indoor and outdoor flooring, centre tables, side tables, centre tables, garden tables, ceiling tiles or even sculptures.

Quartz Ceramics Crystal Stone Tile
Quartz Ceramics
Crystal Stone Tile, QUARTZ
Enne Stone Table
Idee Coffee Table, MARBLE
Stone Leaf Goa Panel
Stone Leaf
Goa Panel, MICA
Mercado Da Pedra Natural Stone Panel, GRANITE
Mercado Da Pedra
Natural Stone Panel, GRANITE

Precious & Semi Precious Stones

Gemstones are pieces of mineral crystals or rare rocks, used in their natural form are cut and polished to suit the requirement of interior products to create luxury surfaces, unique sculptures and more. These stones range from agate, amethyst, lapis lazuli, quartz, ammonite, aquamarine, bloodstone, etc.

USES: The extreme natural beauty and rarity of the precious and semi-precious stones adds to the charm when used in any type of interiors. Most common uses for these stones are sculptures, table lamps, door handle/knobs, extracts of the same are often seen used on table tops, furniture carvings and so on.

Cario Black Quartz
Brenda Houston
Cairo Table Lamp, BLACK QUARTZ
Matthew McCormick Studio
Matthew McCormick Studio
Freya Front Pull, AMETHYST
AURA Crystal Sculpture
Oslo Crystal Sculpture, AMETHYST
Hurley Marble
Hurley Marble
Small Ammonite Table, AMMONITE

Man-made Stones
As opposed to natural stones, gemstones and rocks, man-made stones are the products of synthetic creation of the same chemical composition in laboratories. Though these stones don’t have natural history their primary advantage is affordability and colour uniformity. Cubic Zirconia, Swarovski, Synthetic Ruby, etc. are a few examples.

USES: These manmade gems have their own charm due to the flexibility they give in terms of colours, textures & usability. On one hand where swarovski crystals are used extensively to make jewellery it is also favoured to create some stunning home decor and sculptures. As the same time crystals and modified stones are used to create lighting, embellishment on table tops, doors and more.

Anvi Lifestyle Vase
Swarovski Crystals Vase, SWAROVSKI
Il Paralume
Il Paralume Marina
Roseate Chandelier, CRYSTAL
El Baia Counter
Alma De Luce
El Ba'ia Cabinet, CRYSTAL
Isaac Light Taylor Geometric Candel, CRYSTAL
Isaac Light
Taylor Geometric Candel, CRYSTAL

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