Castle and Cathedral stone veneer
A new trend is evolving in the realm of interior design that aims to reject the modern and replace it with the rustic and aged. Whereas many furniture, appliance and home decor designers are pushing for sleek and contemporary minimalism a new visual style has recently emerged. This historic trend aims to recreate the aesthetic of old castles, chapels and churches. The romantic look has been gaining popularity in the past few years within the kitchens, libraries and studies of many homes.
This type of stone veneer project works best in a large dimly lit rooms. The aim here is to make the space resemble a castle or cathedral as much as possible. Low light, wooden furniture and large stone veneer patterns are required to achieve this look. In a kitchen the castle look can be achieved by using cast iron appliances/fixtures and wooden cabinetry. In this situation the stone veneer need not necessarily be used exclusively as an accent piece. The look of the castle and cathedral style is heavily dependent on a setting up large heavy stones that will surrounds the space. Whereas large stone veneers can sometimes overpower a room, in this instance they add to the authenticity of the castle style.
The best stone veneers for achieving this look are obviously the Castle Stone and Cathedral Stone Veneer but interesting results have also taken place with Ashlar Natural Stone Veneer. The trick to achieving this look really depends on having the stones dominate the space. Stone veneers are usually used as accent pieces within a space. Modern and minimalist designs use the texture of stone veneer to balance the mellowness of the walls or cabinetry.
To achieve the Castle or Cathedral look however one must utilize the stones in a way that allows them to surround the room in some way. With this particular project it is acceptable to cover an entire wall in stone veneer. Remember to use dim lighting by installing fader switches or for those who are more ambitious and authentic you can even use candles. There is truly no better way to add a touch of the rustic and romantic to your home.
For more information on our Castle Stone Veneer and Cathedral Stone Veneer visit our Stone Selex website. And if you’re in the area feel free to drop by our showroom in Mississauga.