Cottage Country Living with stone veneer.
Recently there has been a resurgence of classic decor styles. The modern and contemporary are ever changing, yet the traditional textures of wood, metals and stone stand the test of time. What really highlights this phenomenon is the popularization of the cottage look. This trend among home owners infuses the feel of the country getaway home with the practicality of an urban or sub urban location.
There are many examples of how this is used, from the modest wooden patio in the backyard to the complete wooden paneled homes of some cottage enthusiasts. The possibilities are vast and we’ve seen a multitude of different cottage country home styles. Here are some tips to remember when using stone veneer to enhance this type of project.
Plan first, apply the mortar later. It’s always important to map out your projects no matter how small or large they appear in the conceptual stage. We recommend visiting the Stone Selex website and looking for the most suitable stone veneer. Each of our stone veneer products are designed to create a different look and feel within a space. It is important to understand the function of each particular stone and how it should be applied to the given project.
Choose your stone veneer wisely. The most usable stone veneers will be greatly dependent on the feel and aura of the room they will inhabit.
For a more classic and organic cottage feel stone veneer like the Canyon Ledge and Country Ledge patterns are ideal. Their organic shape and colour produce some truly authentic textures. Experiment with areas that would work best with a stone veneer accent. The Canyon and Country Ledge line is suitable for creating believable fireplace structure, stone support columns and even textured walls.
Take a look at our website for further inspiration and ideas. The cottage country look has become very popular in the last few years. Make sure to ask one of our sales representatives about how to create this look when you visit our showroom in Mississauga. And don’t forget to bring some pictures of your home decor project.