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A Study in Textural Splendor: Exquisite Home Offices with Stone Walls

Few architectural features match the timeless beauty and transcendental charm of stone walls. A beautiful stone wall in a modern setting seems far more effective, thanks to the neutral, polished walls that surround it and the textural contrast that it brings. And with homeowners gravitating towards rustic design elements in the last few seasons, a stone wall seems as appropriate in a bedroom and bathroom as it does in the living room. With that in mind, we take this love for natural stone walls a step further today with home offices that turn to stone for both style and substance!

A stone wall in the home office is not constrained by either the size or style of the room, and you will surprised by how well it works with a wide range of themes. If a natural stone wall is simply not an option for you, then stone veneer is a smart way to replicate the look without too much fuss. Either way, if you love stone, these home offices will definitely leave you dazzled –

A Modern Blend

With stone walls, one often expects styles such as rustic and farmhouse to be the prominent ones on display. This is precisely why we have started off with a collection of modern and contemporary home offices that tap into the uniqueness of stone walls. Choosing a stone for the wall is the most essential part of it all. Limestone in softer, mellow hues or a stone in lighter hues is far more effective in modern settings. Combining an accent stone wall in the home office with glass and polished storage units and built-in cabinets can create a smart fusion that is both ergonomic and aesthetic.

Cool contemporary home office with Austin White Limestone wall [Design: LaRue Architects]
Cool contemporary home office with Austin White Limestone wall [Design: LaRue Architects]
Original stone wall foundation becomes a smart accent feature in the revamped home office [Design: Sellars Lathrop Architects]
Original stone wall foundation becomes a smart accent feature in the revamped home office [Design: Sellars Lathrop Architects]
Contemporary home office brings together a variety of textures [Design: kbc developments]
Contemporary home office brings together a variety of textures [Design: kbc developments]
Stacked travertine wall inside the modern home office [Design: DeCocco Design]
Stacked travertine wall inside the modern home office [Design: DeCocco Design]
Stylish tropical home office [Design: Nicole Hollis]
Stylish tropical home office [Design: Nicole Hollis]

Rustic and Ravishing

If the stone wall in a modern home office is a delightful surprise, finding one in the rustic workspace is almost the norm. Combined with timber and glass, this is the perfect work environment for those who enjoy leisure, comfort and seek a great setting that improves creativity. If you are a writer, that cozy fireplace surrounded by stone, a gorgeous view outside and loads of tranquility is the dream setting indeed! Lighting is an essential aspect of this ‘dreamy’ workspace, and sconces, classic chandeliers and ingenious LED accent lighting get the job done in an effective and attractive manner.

Stone wall with fireplace and TV becomes the showstopper in this home office [Design: Bess Jones Interiors]
Stone wall with fireplace and TV becomes the showstopper in this home office [Design: Bess Jones Interiors]
Cozy rustic home office idea [Design: Marie Meko]
Cozy rustic home office idea [Design: Marie Meko]
Low stone wall and large windows in the sweeping home office [Design: Christopher Homes]
Low stone wall and large windows in the sweeping home office [Design: Christopher Homes]
Smart way to separate the home office from the living area [Design: Big-D Signature]
Smart way to separate the home office from the living area [Design: Big-D Signature]
Traditional home office of country retreat is all about stone [Design: Rill Architects]
Traditional home office of country retreat is all about stone [Design: Rill Architects]

Finding Your Personal Style

If a full-fledged and dramatic stone wall is simply not possible, or even if such an extensive stone veneer makeover seems out of your budget range, then why not simply use some quirky wallpaper instead! Sure, it does not match the natural elegance of a lovely stone wall, but it is far cheaper and easier to install. Then there is the option of a stone veneer section that allows you to highlight specific architectural features without committing to the ‘style switch’ fully. From the extraordinary to the understated, there are plenty of ways that you can incorporate the splendor of stone without going overboard.

Use some wallpaper if you cannot use real stone! [Design: Carlyn And Company Interiors + Design]
Use some wallpaper if you cannot use real stone! [Design: Carlyn And Company Interiors + Design]
You do not need stone walls with a fireplace like this! [Design: Lohss Construction / Karl Neumann Photography]
You do not need stone walls with a fireplace like this! [Design: Lohss Construction / Karl Neumann Photography]
Stone wall architectural feature for the mezzanine level home office [Design: Begrand Fast Design]
Stone wall architectural feature for the mezzanine level home office [Design: Begrand Fast Design]
Stone accent wall for the small home workspace [Design: Anna Dhillon Design]
Stone accent wall for the small home workspace [Design: Anna Dhillon Design]
Spacious home studio with ample natural ventilation [Photography: Jeni Lee]
Spacious home studio with ample natural ventilation [Photography: Jeni Lee]

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  • Anne DeCocco

    Hi Decoist; This is a great article and I’m glad to see that you like my photo of a project I did–the stacked travertine wall inside a modern home office. While it’s nice that my name is on the photo, if you pulled it from Houzz, the Houzz link is supposed to be on it. If you pulled it from my website, you need to obtain written permission to use it. We all need to be very careful of how we use and credit the intellectual property of other designers.

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