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It’s time to bring back the love: We are starting the new year with a renewed sense of gratitude and adoration for our homes! During an unpredictable 2020, our homes kept our families and loved ones safe while reminding us of our favorite rooms and features. For many, the time indoors inspired remodel projects or new additions that will certainly help to maximize the space on the property. Maybe you have started exploring online for images and products that will inspire your design vision! The love for our homes is certainly in the air and we are head over heels for our favorite stone projects: 

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Pecan Paradise – We have nothing but utter affection for this gorgeous exterior that uses Olde World Pecan stone veneer (above) for natural yet elevated curb appeal. The organic mix of brown stone shades creates ample visual interest and pairs seamlessly with the brown brick variety shown here. The grout color of the brick also plays off the lighter tones within the stone veneer for a perfect match that doesn’t try too hard. A thoughtful pairing of brick and stone creates timeless luxury and style.  

Craftsman Charisma – Highlighting natural texture from stones derived in the Ozark Mountains, this charming exterior uses Craftsman Cottage Stonehenge veneer (below) for rustic beauty. We can’t get enough of the appropriate contrast when combined with dark red brick, using the grout color as well as darker stone shades as unifying tones.

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This winning look uses natural materials, provides a hand-worked artisanal feel, highlights organic texture, and showcases patterned brickwork to make the over-extended entrance roof a design focal point. We love this modern Craftsmen approach! 

Warm Earthy Tones – Harkening back to the era of colonial architecture, the 19th Century Series Shenandoah stone veneer (below) used in this captivating exterior emphasizes timeless durability and strength. Again, the mix of brick and natural stone is effortless and appropriate, with the stone helping to draw out the architectural element and entrance way while providing multiple tones for pairing.

We are also falling for the use of stone extending to the front stairway for enhanced curb appeal and craftsmanship. These stunning stairs can be easily achieved by using Horizon Stone bull-nose step treads available in six striking options.  You can use stone pavers and bull-nose step treads to craft a statement entrance for a fantastic, value-adding update to your gorgeous property. 

Fantastic Fireplace – We can’t forget about the way that stone fireplaces have completely captured our hearts! This breathtaking fireplace was created with popular Ledgestone Series Mossy Oak (below) that offers a “stacked” look with multiple stone sizes. This rustic yet elegant design focal point is easy to enhance with mantel shelves, brackets, and keystones for added character. In fact, Horizon Stone mantel shelves come in two sizes and six colors for exceptional, personal design capability. This beautiful fireplace helps create an undeniable intimacy that will certainly keep your crowd cozy and warm: 

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It’s time to show your home some love: When you’re ready to begin your next fantastic project with stone, locate your nearest Horizon Stone distributor and begin crafting the design you adore!