Decorating The Stone Home



Some of my very favorite homes are stone. Even the most rugged or rustic have an elegance about them. I love them all, whether they are European or from Pennsylvania (where there are some gorgeous old stone homes). There is such a charm about them and I love the color. Stone grey is such a pretty backdrop for flowers, bushes and trees. Every color looks great against stone, it's so natural. And stone interiors also add refinement, texture and dimension to a room. 

 Well-built stone structures will often stand for centuries. While there are relatively  few around, their long and successful history assures them a general respectability. Today there are some lovely new stone homes being built and contractors are very successful at making them have that aged and weathered appeal. I hope you enjoy this post about the timeless charm of stone homes.



French blue shutters on a stone house......so lovely!!


There is a beauty associated with the elegant antique French chairs set against the backdrop of crumbling stone walls that is hard to describe.


What a fabulous entrance. You simply can't beat stone and exposed beams!!


The simplicity of white furnishings and stone walls is stunning. Baskets are good accessories for the French style.



This is a gorgeous kitchen. I like the color of this stone and the blonde wood cabinets. I can't tell if they are birch or poplar.


Arches.....an element that all stone homes are the lovlier for.




This entrance of this newer home has a contemporary castle like appearance.

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There are so many wonderful things about this image. It is a treasure trove of ideas from the galvanized tabletop to the chandelier, arched door and window.


The kitchen of Ruth Gay, proprietor of Chateau Domingue, designed by Pamela Pierce.


A beautiful French stone home.


English stone country houses are hard to beat on the gorgeous meter.

Arched windows and a French door add lots of light to this stone room.


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There are many wonderful Italian stone homes.




Pennsylvania stone farmhouse

Stone rooms demand crystal chandeliers!

The beams are the piece de' resistance of this French Country stone dining room.


A new home that certainly has Old World charm partly because of the stone walls and ceiling.


The weathered, grey timbers are perfection in this stone room.

While I am not crazy about the hard case furniture in this room, I do like the bed and chaise. The window and the stone ceiling and  walls are so pretty.

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Elegant French Country !


This stone kitchen has an Old World quality about it. Who wouldn't love that fireplace!!

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This beautiful area has the feeling of  ancient Roman ruins.


I did a faux limestone wall treatment in my hall just to give myself  a "bit of stone". This was taken last Christmas.




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