The not-so-secret secret of creating many of today’s most stylish spaces is, in two words, natural stone. We’re not talking your run-of-the-mill granite countertop or limestone hearth. These days, design pros are choosing special varieties of natural stone to transform surfaces and features in surprising and spectacular ways. Once considered unthinkable, today’s innovative stone applications and details prove that design possibilities are limited only by the imagination. For proof, we present five jaw-dropping features showcasing how natural stone can, dare we say, make any space rock.

Natural Art

The beauty of stone comes from its unique and natural variations of color, pattern and veining. That’s why many designers choose it to create functional works of art, from furnishings to lighting, worktops to walls. But some also literally view stone as pieces of art. That’s what interior designer Soma Pradhan did when she teamed with the pros at European Marble and Granite to create a triptych from large Red Dragon quartzite slabs that hang in the light-filled hallway of an Emigration Canyon home.

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Brad Mee
Brad Mee is the Editor-in-Chief of Utah Style & Design Magazine.