Here is an interview with an interior designer Catherine Mikulska-S?kalsk? Arrange the architectural studio, which is responsible for home decor from the article “Interior inspired by nature.”
Why is the project that you gave up your home with traditional tile to stone?
Well-impregnated stone is very functional. Moreover, this material is more elegant than ceramic tile or tiles. Created by nature and unique. Much more expensive, but good material is worth investing. Glass and steel give the effect of cold and the stone fireplace or on the wall even warmer interior and ennobles them very much.
How to choose your type of stone?
Very carefully. I do not like a typical, polished marble, I prefer shelled. Travertine with a nice figure always looks attractive. Sandstone is also very nice, but only if it is new. After a year, no longer looks good, fade, and often appear on the spots, which can not be removed.
It is also difficult to find a place for it, is not suited to the kitchen or the fireplace, and on the floor gets dirty too quickly. Interior designer can not think only of the beauty of your home. That, as proposed, it must be practical.
Is the stone in the bathroom is always a good idea?
Stone should not be too much. You can combine it with wood or stone with another, for example, smooth stones combined with po?upanym or large planes with smaller pieces. To diversify and enliven the interior. It should also be highlighted an interesting stone, placing it on some background. The base of the travertine may be, for example polished white tiles. This allows the stone figure becomes clearer. But most important is the variety of materials.
Italian travertine joined the Lady of boulders from a Polish meadow …
I admit that it was a brave idea, but remember that the boulders have been bleached. The colorful, straight from the field, probably would not fit. Biel ennobled them, ceased to be something familiar, and become a decoration. Suitable for the rest of the bathroom and green palm trees, which represent their background is really cool.