Collection by Diana Budds

Romancing the Stone


From the warm tone of travertine to the pitch black of Indian granite to the industrial edge of gabions, natural stone products lend a lot to the tactility and mood of a structure.

The kids gather around the Heywood-Wakefield dining set, which Terry purchased from Mainly Art in Cincinnati.
Locally sourced Italian slate covers the ground floor rooms; the coat rack near the entrance is from Zanotta.
A modular shelf system by Alu provides a more sculptural take on the classic bathroom vanity in this Toronto home.
Inside the sleeping cabin, a fireplace built of local granite marks the midpoint between two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Only glass separates Farmer and Kozely from their backyard (and Celtic cross reproduction) when they shower.
Stainless steel appliances, including the Sub-Zero refrigerator, Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, and Viking oven and...
The tiny budget still allowed room for some strategic splurges, such as the vivid green Verde Ming marble in the...
Schenk discovered native flagstone in the basement of Large when they tore away the old wood wall lining, and fell in...
A large rectangular cut in the back wall of the house creates views from the entrance through a courtyard to the trees...
The Herbsts designed the home with a covered terrace to encourage outdoor living in the island’s temperate climate.
A striated concrete wall designed by Pollen Architecture & Design contrasts with the rough limestone rock of the home’s...