Natural stone coverings as an evolution of wallpaper
From wallpaper to the eternity of natural stone
Interior design thrives on personality, aesthetics and functionality, and the walls are its inevitable support. They are the casings that embrace our everyday life, revealing our personality to those we welcome into our homes. For a long time, the main alternative to wall paint was wallpaper, capable of providing an infinite number of aesthetic proposals. Nowadays there is no shortage of alternatives and the main evolution of wall paper is represented by a reality that sees us come into play: natural stone coverings.
In fact, for years, we have been developing innovative natural stone processes that allow us to achieve completely different looks that can be adapted to an incredible variety of styles, even using the same stone. I’ve never doubted the incredible and eternal qualities of stone, the essence of the earth.
Let’s explore and discover the advantages that natural stone coverings bring, and some ideas to use them in a unique and original way.
Natural stone tiles have long been synonymous with class and elegance, but today they play a role in modern interior design that goes beyond the traditional view of them as a classic, neutral design element. Instead, they introduce a bold, contemporary and dynamic touch to décors.
We have been creating innovative ways to work with natural stone for many years, developing techniques that transform it into elegant textures that lend themselves to a host of different styles and looks. The more we work with it, the more we understand the extraordinary properties of this wonderful natural material.
Today we wanted to take a look at the many advantages of natural stones and how they can be used to create unique and original modern interiors.
With so many advantages offered by stone tiles, it is little surprise that they are becoming an increasingly popular choice with interior designers.
We are always happy to talk and talk about natural stone, but in the interests of space, we wanted to look at the 3 most important benefits it never fails to deliver, all of which make them an ideal solution for interior walls.
The first aspect is its incredible durability. Because natural stone is so hardwearing, it can withstand almost any type of force without suffering irreparable damage. That means it lasts for decades, if not centuries, remaining as elegant as the day it was installed, and this makes it a fascinating alternative to wallpaper.
Natural stone i also highly efficient when it comes to energy savings as it is blessed with excellent insulation properties, meaning it retains the heat in winter and is wonderfully fresh and cool during the hotter months. The bottom line is, literally, that it delivers good news to your own bottom line, with reduced energy bills.
Last, but most certainly not least, is something we never tire of pointing out, and that is that natural stone is simply beautiful. It never fails to add an elegant aesthetic to any space it graces, creating a stylish atmosphere of restrained luxury.
Now that it is clear just why natural stone is such an ideal solution for walls, let’s see how it can be used in original and stylish ways.
The options are infinite, especially when you combine technique, imagination and innovative design to develop distinctive, often surprising textures. From bold geometries and crisp pleats to patterns inspired by nature and classic motifs such as the Chevron, natural stone textures transform a wall into a work of art that interacts with the light to create a fascinating, ever-changing spectacle.
Natural stone is never boring or cliché. It is fascinating and contains extraordinary stories within it, providing plenty of inspiration for designers. All we need to do is think about a texture such as our Lost Stones, a homage to the Japanese tradition of Kintsugi, used throughout the centuries to repair broken ceramics with golden seams. In a twenty-first century interpretation of these beautiful technique, we give new life to old and unforgotten slabs of stone, many of which are left over from prestigious buildings such as the Notre Dame cathedral or the Barcelona Pavilion. The result is a wall that is a bespoke “stone wallpaper” streaked with elegant lines of gold, encapsulating history, tradition and the fascination of the Far East culture.
We wanted to inspire interior design lovers, so we have put together a selection of our most loved textures, showing how they can be used in any room of the house, but with a focus today on the kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom.