Beauty of Stone: Timeless, classic design using stone

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Jeff Sellen
Jeff Sellen

When I was in my 30s, I designed and started transforming my home into my Shangri-La. I love my home. I’ve raised five children in it and now my son, daughter-in-law, and my one year old granddaughter live with me. I designed my home so that it wouldn’t date or go out of style. It is timeless and classic. I use stone throughout to set a higher standard for the house, making it a piece of artwork in itself. I want to share some of the features of my home with you. Enjoy the photos and I hope you are inspired to make your home your Shangri-La, too.

The master bath.    Purple Vermont slate floor.  Verde San Olevo’ marble.  Fiore’ de Pasco Classico marble.
The master bath. Purple Vermont slate floor. Verde San Olevo’ marble. Fiore’ de Pasco Classico marble.
The master bath.  Sheet flow spout.  Roman tub drain.
The master bath. Sheet flow spout. Roman tub drain.
The master bath.  Sheet flow spout.  Roman tub drain.
The master bath. Sheet flow spout. Roman tub drain.
The living room.  Four-inch-wide maple floor boards.  Scorpio marble fireplace.  Galaxy black granite hearth.  Entertainment centers on both sides of the fireplace -- capped with a 24-foot long mantle. Light over fireplace.
The living room. Four-inch-wide maple floor boards. Scorpio marble fireplace. Galaxy black granite hearth. Entertainment centers on both sides of the fireplace — capped with a 24-foot long mantle. Light over fireplace.
The living room fireplace.  Scorpio marble and galaxy black granite hearth.  Mitered columns with bevel on front of hearth.
The living room fireplace. Scorpio marble and galaxy black granite hearth. Mitered columns with bevel on front of hearth.
The entry.  Brazilian black slate with Galaxy black granite accents.
The entry. Brazilian black slate with Galaxy black granite accents.
Entry floor to kitchen floor.
Entry floor to kitchen floor.
Kitchen facing dining room.  Lila Jurais granite for kitchen countertops and back splashes.  Brazilian black slate floor with real copper accents.
Kitchen facing dining room. Lila Jurais granite for kitchen countertops and back splashes. Brazilian black slate floor with real copper accents.
Kitchen floor close up.  16 inch by 16 inch Brazilian black slate floor with 2-inch-by-2- inch copper drops on corners.
Kitchen floor close up. 16 inch by 16 inch Brazilian black slate floor with 2-inch-by-2- inch copper drops on corners.
Kitchen facing family room.
Kitchen facing family room.
Family room.
Family room.
Family room fireplace and floor. Lila Jurais granite fireplace with miterd columns and bevel on the Galaxy black granite hearth. Brazilian black slate floor 16 inch by 16 inch with 2-inch-by-2-inch Galaxy black granite drops on corners.
Family room fireplace and floor. Lila Jurais granite fireplace with miterd columns and bevel on the Galaxy black granite hearth. Brazilian black slate floor 16-inch-by-16-inch with 2-inch-by-2-inch Galaxy black granite drops on corners.
Upstairs bath.  Purple Vermont slate floor 12 inches by 12 inches with 2 inch by 2 inch Absolute black granite drops on corners.  Fiore’ de Pesco Carnico marble tiles on walls, vein matched with slab Fiore’ de Pesco Carnico vanity counter top.
Upstairs bath. Purple Vermont slate floor 12 inches by 12 inches with 2-inch-by-2-inch Absolute black granite drops on corners. Fiore’ de Pesco Carnico marble tiles on walls, vein matched with slab Fiore’ de Pesco Carnico vanity counter top.
Upstairs bath.  Signature border.  Absolute black granite Fiore’ de Pesco Carnico vein matched walls.  Crown molding touching the ceiling around the entire room.
Upstairs bath. Signature border. Absolute black granite Fiore’ de Pesco Carnico vein matched walls. Crown molding touching the ceiling around the entire room.
Tub enclosure.  Fiore’ de Pesco Carnico vein matched marble tiles from tub to ceiling crown molding.  Absolute black granite signature border around the room.
Tub enclosure. Fiore’ de Pesco Carnico vein matched marble tiles from tub to ceiling crown molding. Absolute black granite signature border around the room.

— By Jeff Sellen

Jeff Sellen is an artist, designer and a master stone mason. His website is here. You can reach him at his website jeffsellendesigns.com, at [email protected] or at 425-444-5754.

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