If you’re looking to create exquisite relaxing outdoor retreats while sustaining the environment, then keep on reading.
The below pictures showcase the defining elements of creative yet practical landscapes from outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, fountains, well heads, outdoor kitchen sinks and BBQs, flooring, columns, planters, troughs, pedestals, tables, benches and pools.
The focus of this blog is on going for the eco-friendly choice and having these elements recycled and hand carved from natural limestone as opposed to using other material that are chemically engineered and heavily processed.
The natural earth tones and finishes of this stone allow it to be easily incorporated in any modern or old world style while its durable nature as a sedimentary rock makes it low maintenance and long lasting under extreme weather climates.
Natural Stone Fire Features
Fire is humanity’s oldest primal attraction. Whether you visualize a quiet evening with a glass of wine and a view or entertaining guests, integrating a fire pit or outdoor fireplace is the way to go. It makes for a stunning focal point and destination luring your guests outside and keeping them entertained around it.
Limestone Fire pits
Bring a more practical elegant campfire into your very own backyard with a limestone fire pit. It can be used as a gorgeous spatial divider for large spaces providing the perfect intimate ambiance for family and friends’ gatherings. With thick surroundings, you’re able to place your drinks or put your feet up. Place a wood plank on top and it multi-functions as a gorgeous outdoor coffee table.
Outdoor Limestone Fireplaces
A limestone fireplace is the centerpiece of any room and when incorporated outdoors, it moves the warmth and social heart of a home’s living room to the garden and creates a room around itself.
Limestone Water Features
Wall and Pool Limestone Fountains
Nothing is more soothing than the sound of water and it’s a plus that it masks street noise! Pool and wall fountains come in so many styles allowing you to bring in the charm of different cities and eras into your garden whether Provincial, Tuscan, Arabesque or Rustic to name a few.
Who doesn’t love wishing wells especially when they come in the form of antique hand carved limestone! Going back to European folklore, wells were thought to grant you spoken wishes because water is the source of life and so it was believed it was a gift from the Gods. So go ahead and make a wish!
Outdoor Kitchen with Limestone Elements
Outdoor kitchens are the social hub of the backyard and are meant to be practical so you can enjoy spending time outdoors without dreading it. Add a limestone and brick pizza oven and you’ve got the perfect social instrument for your alfresco kitchen.
Don’t forget to invest in a sink! A reclaimed limestone sink is not only practical but adds an organic minimalist touch.
Reclaimed Limestone Flooring
Outdoor patios expand your home’s living space and increase its resale value and so you would want to incorporate durable and eye-catching material.
Reclaimed limestone flooring, stepping stones and stair steps are slip resistant, need minimal maintenance, withstand extreme climate and heavy use due to their hard molecular structure and are absolutely gorgeous. They are a work of art in themselves with their warm earth tones, striking veins, varying sizes and the possibility of installing them in running bond formation or random ‘Versailles’ patterns.
If you are looking for something more artistic and vibrant with enduring beauty, then consider antique French colored cement tiles. They are unique, alive with their patterns and color and cannot be replicated since they are salvaged and re-used from old pavers.
Columns are an integral part of a pergola and with limestone columns you can match your pergola to your home’s architecture, you can opt for a rustic look using reclaimed limestone or a more classic one using modern finishes.
Rustic limestone columns can even be used for aesthetic decorative purposes within the garden and don’t necessarily need to serve a functionality.
Limestone Planters, Troughs and Pedestals
Limestone Tables and Benches
What is an outdoor space without a proper and inviting seating area? When you opt for natural stone like limestone tables and limestone benches, you are liberating yourself from the hassle of maintenance while adding charisma and intimacy. Stone appeals to the gut and transfers you into nature making you forget you are still in a backyard.
Limestone Pool Coping and Surrounding
A swimming pool means you are going to spend a great deal of time outdoors so your pool’s style and personality are key. Using natural limestone coping and flooring for the poolscape spurs superiority and elegance while maintaining a much needed laid back relaxing atmosphere. Their slip-resistant features and earth tone patina are perfect for this setting.