Stacked stone, or cultured stone, is becoming a hugely popular architectural and interior design trend. It's not hard to understand why either: complex, uneven, each one individual and always a prominent feature; staked stone is always a charming and unique addition to any home- inside and out.
If your thinking of incorporating a stacked stone design into your home then it's your luck day; we've got a great selection of ideas for you from our professionals- enjoy!
A stacked stone wall design, from AR Design, showing us how we can bring the rustic charm of an exterior wall into the house. A flowing, architectural design whose vision is easily viewable from all angles; from the kitchen one can see the stone wall of the garden come effortlessly into the house. To add to that the interior wall offers a great place to display some artwork (as we see above).
A lavish piece of architecture here, from The Myers Touch: a boundary wall and even a moat surrounding this striking house design. Open plan and airy with an integrated indoor-outdoor living area in the kitchen- what better way to frame a picture, such as this, with a very individual instalation that takes the form of the stacked stone wall?
More and more businesses are incorporating this architectural phenomenon into their interiors too nowadays. Think of the amount of cafes and bars you've been to that have a wall like this, giving an interesting backdrop to the daily specialities board and bar area.
When it comes to lighting, stacked stone means business! Because the stones stand uneven and untrue as the surface of a wall or installation, this means that it can trap light and highlight the seams- also the slight colour variation of each stone piece contributes greatly in helping you admire the wall in its entirety.
The stone of walls and pillars, like this, is often unfinished and natural, giving each block individuality. Even though we know full well that this design is the result of careful planning and hours of work, the feel of nature is strong: the running water, bare faced stone and green of the trees outside all contribute to this; allowing for a very calming mood and a dull, but attractive, natural lighting situation.
Look at how the complexity of this wall design from Gunitec Concept Pools, the vast amount of individual stone pieces used creates a completely singular effect next to the pool; the water highlighting different areas throughout the day and the overhead natural light intake reflected off the ceiling helps to make every nook and granny be completely visible! What a stunner!