Design Ideas for Decorative Concrete and Stone


Design Ideas for Decorative Concrete & Stone

Embellish your decorating scheme with rich details formed of concrete, granite, marble, travertine, or other various other strains of natural and ...

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Design Ideas for Decorative Concrete & Stone

Embellish your decorating scheme with rich details formed of concrete, granite, marble, travertine, or other various other strains of natural and engineered stone.


Make your home elegant and entirely original with creative stone applications.


Find out the different characteristics of various popular stones, then decide what ones are best for your projects


Rethink concrete. Find out how versatile and decorative this material can be.


Learn how to keep your new stone and concrete surfaces looking great—they’re easy to maintain. Also, check out today’s engineered stone.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580113120
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2006
  • Series: Design Ideas
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Frankel is President of ECPM, Inc., an editorial, marketing, and special projects firm in New York City specializing in home design. She is the former Editor-in-Chief of Home Ideas Magazine and her clients have included such magazines as Country Living, Victoria, and House Beautiful Specials as well as manufacturers and retailers such as
Kraftmaid and Home Depot.

Mervyn Kaufman, the former Editorial Director of House Beautiful magazine, is an author and editor who has contributed articles and features to Interiors, Interior Design,
Better Homes and Gardens, Great American Kitchens, and This Old House. He has also edited and contributed to a variety of home-related magazines published by Woman's Day Specials. Since l997, he has been project director of the Specials' annual Design
Idea Center project for the National Kitchen & Bath Association's Kitchen/Bath Industry Show. He resides in New York City, New York with his wife, Nancy.

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Table of Contents

Design Ideas for Decorative Concrete and Stone

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1

Where's the Concrete? 8

• Shapely Stunners

• Cool, Sleek, Utterly Modern

• Color It Concrete

• Outdoor Possibilities

Chapter 2

Got to Get Stone 58

• Rough and Smooth

• Earth Tones

• Walkways

• Kitchen Cavalcade

• Bath Bonanza

• Hearth Dreams

• Refinements

Chapter 3

Take It for Granite 96

• Beauty and Versatility

• Kitchen Options

• Bath Digs

Chapter 4

Marble Opportunity 116

• Glowing Beauty

• Kitchens with Caution

• Bath Gems

Chapter 5

Texture Terrain 134

• Surface Stunners

• Creative Kitchens

• Bathing Beauty

• Outdoor Splash

Chapter 6

Slate Happens 148

• Fireproof Functionality

• Countertop Variety

• Texture and Tone

• Under Foot

Chapter 7

The Soapstone Story 170

• Unique Kitchen Looks

• Wonder Baths

• A Colorful Heritage

Chapter 8

Engineered Hits 180

• Lively Colors

• Great Gains

• A Natural Look Outdoors

Resource Guide 194

Glossary 200

Index 202

Photo Credits 204

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