Stone Style

Stone Style

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Explore one of the oldest decorating materials known to man-stone! Whether you are looking for a rustic-mountain style or searching for an elegant streamlined look, Stone Houses has the answer. Authors Michael Reis and Jennifer Adams delve into a variety of stone styles, including Tuscan, Old World, and Southwestern. Stone Houses examines the depth and range of stone materials-limestone, marble, granite, slate, and fieldstone-in both indoor and outdoor applications. The authors include professional advice on choosing the right type of stone for the project, installing, using man-made versus natural stone, finding the best contractors, and more. Whether used as an accent or motif, the simple beauty of stone will inspire you to discover the unconventional, timeless qualities that stone can add to your home. Michael Reis has been writing for ten years about architecture and design, with an emphasis on the use of natural stone. His work has appeared in a variety of architectural trade magazines, and he is the editorial director of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, a quarterly publication for the design community. He lives in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. Jennifer Adams has covered interior design for much of her career, with articles appearing in a range of consumer and trade magazines. She has interviewed some of the country's leading designers, and is the editor of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design. She lives in Hawthorne, New Jersey.show more

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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 213.36 x 274.32 x 25.4mm | 1,065.94g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • illus
  • 1586851179
  • 9781586851170

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If you're thinking about remodeling your home and using natural stone, you'll want this show-and-tell book about marble, granite, limestone, slate and fieldstone. The beautiful photographs are accompanied by information on how and where natural stone works best. While the images will feed your imagination, the stories behind the projects will help to keep your expectations real. Early on, we learn that "just like finishes, different types of natural stone lend themselves to specific looks." For example, some stones work better indoors than outdoors, some lend themselves to the rustic look, others work well in kitchen spaces.show more

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Whether you are considering an elegant streamlined look or a rustic mountain style, Stone Style has the answer. Discover the depth and range of uses for stone materials such as limestone, marble, granite, slate, and fieldstone in both indoor and outdoor decorating. Uses of natural stone have increased in recent years, and with this has come a broadening of the design palette. Natural stone is finding its way into design plans for everyday residences as homeowners take notice of not only the aesthetic benefits but also the practical adantages of the material. A panoply of stones and surface finishes--including polished, honed, sandblasted, tumbled, bushhammered, and flamed--are introduced, showing that the considered selection of both stone type and finish are keys to setting one's home apart and above. Reis and Adams introduce advice from design professionals about choosing from and incorporating stone, as well as suggestions for maintaining the beauty of the stone indoors and outdoors.show more

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