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The use of effective lighting to highlight and enhance natural stones

contemporary-exteriorsNatural stones come in an almost infinite variety of shapes, colours, sizes and textures. With a palette of natural stone materials so vast and beautiful, there are unlimited possibilities for the architect and interior designer. Overlaying creative lighting effects can then add a whole new dimension. Mix of lightings at different intensities enables you to control the ambience in the room. When it comes to lighting, less if more. You need lights in order to make your outdoor or indoor living space functional but you don’t want it to be lit up like a vegas strip. What it comes down to is less; less glare, less energy usage and on the opposite end of the spectrum, more; more usefulness, more function. Your lighting should enhance the beauty subtly. For example, you have a retaining wall made of natural stone, in the right lighting, you can see the many shades and colours that make the stone look beautiful. In the wrong or no lighting, all that you see is a muddled flat surface. If you notice most of the historical monuments across the world, the architects have used various lighting techniques to enhance the beauty effects. In our next blog, we will share with you which type of lighting is best recommended for the different areas in and around your home. 


Pebbles, pebbles & pebbles

Pebbles are smaller stones used in decorating the fountains and pathways in the garden. Natural stone pebbles have the ability to blend into its enviornment thereby fitting any design or styleconcept. Because of this they make for the best landscaping material to use for swimming pools, gardens, etc.

These are used at a large scale for various interior-designing purposes due to their fireproof nature and low maintenance cost. Pebble stone is available in natural and polished finishes.

Pebbles give added shape, texture and color to your indoor and outdoor living spaces. They are extremely versatile and can be used to enhance hard surfaces and decor in your home or garden along with solving your various drainage issues. They bring a natural earthy feel and a beauty that can’t be beat. Not only that but because of their wide range of colors and uses they are becoming extremely popular for use in landscaping and outdoor living.

Pebbles offer many advantages, including:
*Paths and drives can become virtually maintenance free when they are covered with small natural pebbles. Size of the pebble may vary depending upon usage.
*they are a natural, environmentally-friendly product
*they have Instant appeal; providing a modern, stylish garden appearance with least effort
*Placing some pebbles around the top of a potted plant can make your table top garden even more attractive.
*they can be used for a myriad of applications only limited by your imagination