Interior Designer, Gregory Vaughn, sees the potential of a natural stone slab beyond its most common use as a kitchen benchtop, island or bathroom vanity. Gregory Vaughn is talking a natural stone feature wall.
After decades of specifying natural stone, he can truly appreciate a stone slab as a work of art from Mother Nature.
Challenging the common denominator of all types of natural stone in the home – its horizontal application, Gregory has called for more vertical application -in stone feature walls. We couldn’t agree more!
“Kitchens and bathrooms have been designed around natural stone for years but what’s really coming back into vogue now are feature walls where the stone slabs are applied vertically as an accent, sometimes being the design feature of the room.
Decor aficionados are taking note and filling their Instagram feeds and Pinterest boards with prime examples. It is literally one of the hottest trends right now in interior design.”
This trend is likened to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe‘s work on the iconic Barcelona Pavilion, dating back to 1929.
In this article, Gregory shares his work on a client’s home to create a similar zen-like atmosphere. Finding a slab of Red Onyx too beautiful to cut up, the duo agreed on using it as a wall panel in the bathroom.
With some absolutely unique and stunning stone slabs at Victoria Stone Gallery, we would love to see the natural stone feature wall trend continue. Here’s some inspo.
A coppery-gold Quartzite, characterised by its large rings in white, gold and blue tones.
A bright baby-blue Quartzite with smoky-coppery gold veining. Particularly stunning in its leathered finish.
A brown and green, heavily veined marble with blue-black undertones. If you like this, check out Rainforest Green.
A heavily contrasted black and white granite from Brazil. Characterised by its dramatic, chunky white veining.
A unique black granite, tightly packed with variously sized pebbles.