According to Loretta J. Willis ASID, designers have a way of spotting an object of beauty and its application for a design project. And many agree, natural stone is no exception. When it’s time to decide on surfaces, Willis believes that partnering with a stone professional creates an exciting opportunity to showcase the benefits of choosing a natural stone that not only reflects your personality but also complements your style.

Natural products such as granite, marble, quartzite, limestone, slate, travertine, or sandstone are unique, whether choosing a slab or tiles, regardless of the application (interior or exterior) and this uniqueness and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Fitting for today’s trend of personalizing your home, it will bring personality to your interior space with each slab chosen. For instance, we are seeing more color coming back into the design elements used in kitchens according to the third annual Kitchen and Bath Design Awards and natural stone is an easy way to make this happen.

Through its natural look and rhythmic motion in the veining, coloring and texture you can have an instant statement maker in your choice of stone. Due to its durability and sustainability, natural stone continues to be a popular choice for new home construction and renovation projects.

Its enduring life cycle makes the investment a great design element for both the home and nature by supporting the world’s Green efforts of using recyclable and sustainable materials that don’t omit VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and is considered a clean product.

Natural stone is an easy choice for designers, its beauty and durability are limitless when it comes to personalizing and designing your home.

Reprinted from Use Natural Stone.Loretta J. Willis is an interior designer who blogs at A Light Reflection