Whether natural or facing, stone remains the rustic material par excellence, endowed with the memory of places when it is of origin. A raw material in the construction of housing for centuries, that which was gradually replaced by cinder block and brick is giving itself a second life, even a second youth. Indeed, the search for authenticity pushes the owners to put old elements such as wood or stone back on the front of the stage, in order to give or restore character to an architecture that has become too smooth and homogeneous, making interior stone wall a temporal link between tradition and modernity.
The return of decorative stone is also linked to developments in the real estate market. In fact, most of the big cities, experiencing an increasing increase in the price of their goods, tend to see certain classes of their population move away and prefer to invest in areas further out of the metropolises, preferring the calm of rurality to the tumults of city life. Consequently, the carcasses of farms and other old buildings are seeing their coast up. Usually made of stone, these accommodations play on their old-world charm, highlighting the natural and traditional materials from which they come.
Light colored interior stone wall
Preserved as a priority, the interior stone wall becomes the starting point for a renovation that will now put the modern component at the service of its rustic ancestor. The stone, its imperfections and irregularities will thus become the central axis of a cozy decoration combining warmth and authenticity.
Large interior stone wall for rustic architecture
A mark of foolproof solidity, the stone wall therefore also serves as decoration and interior design, articulating these around it in order to enhance it. That said, like any natural material, stone stands the test of time and is not maintenance-free, in order to retain properties and adapt them to current comfort standards. Thus, the original mortar will be reinforced or even replaced by lime with recognized qualities in terms of moisture management. The condition of the wall and the original stones will also depend on reinforcing it with a cement extract, in order to ensure long-term stability, but also on the choice of leaving them completely visible, if their condition allows it.
House with a designer interior combining different natural materials
Since there is now a solution for every desire in terms of decoration, facing stone will meet the needs of those without a traditional stone wall. The facing stone is indeed intended to imitate the authentic appearance of the stone wall, with the advantage of being able to be laid on a classic flat wall. Appearing in a rectangular plate, the facing stone is actually made of real reconstituted stone or its fictitious version in resin. We will simply put these plates of real or fake stones specially designed for decoration on a wall previously covered with a simple plaster, like a splashback or wall tiles. Something to offer the interior stone wall look to everyone.
Living room with section of stone wall, high ceiling with exposed beams and parquet floor
Rustic bedroom with large stone wall and wooden ceiling lamp
Old restored farmhouse with stone wall, preserved wooden floor and ceiling
Open rustic kitchen with stone walls and vintage woodwork
The stone testifies to time but also to the place from which it is extracted. Because each landscape is sculpted differently by the elements that make it up, the stone is the direct result and is therefore intended to have a different appearance, color and composition depending on the region from which it is extracted..
Wooden extension organized around stone walls
Loft built around old stone and brick walls
Period interior with stone wall and wooden posts
Facing stone interior wall
Interior wall in exposed stone
Old interior made of stones and wood
Attic living room with wooden frame and stone wall
Renovated interior with exposed beams and decorative stones
Bathroom with stone wall
Living room wall in cladding panel
Stone and wooden beam for this living room in the mountains
Cladding panel model
Ground floor articulated around light stone walls
Bar and wall made of stones
Bathroom with stone wall of different colors
Living room wall with natural stone facing
Facing stone living room wall
Natural stone bathroom wall with incorporated fountain
Stone flue and room divider
Large renovated house with stone walls and wooden framework
Facing stone fireplace frame
Reception room with stone wall and wooden beams
Interior exposed stone wall
Large fireplace frame in stone facing wafer
Large modern bathroom and design in colored wall tiles
Rustic bathroom made of stones and wood
Renovated attic bedroom with stone wall and window frame