Our feature this month pays tribute to the excellent creative sense of the designer of this project in recognizing when too much of a good thing is in fact too much.
The front façade of this home is clearly expansive and is overwhelmingly dominated by grey, horizontal shiplap. This is currently a highly popular building material. So far so good, particularly with the support of contemporary style, black framed windows and door. The oval window contributes an attractive and compelling contrast to the otherwise square dimensions.
This is where things get interesting. You can almost see the designer standing back and imagining how this home would look if the shiplap was continued to the ground. The conclusion was that it would be too much. It would so dominate the space that the other positive aspects of this design would be lost or at the very least seriously diminished. But how to save the day?
Enter our hero, Fusion Stone. Installing Fusion Stone Dry-Stack Caramel, wainscot-style not only reduces the overwhelming impact of the grey shiplap but introduces both a material and colour differential. This crucial addition beautifully breaks the flow of grey, allows the windows to optimize their contribution to the design and flows seamlessly and naturally into the rustic landscaping. Perfecto.
So, kudos to the creative spirit that not only conceived and executed this beauty but had the good sense to recognize how a seemingly small refinement would contribute to such a significant and dramatic outcome.
Don’t forget, Fusion Stone is available in three distinct profiles and comes in multiple colours. It is also available at over 1,500 locations across Canada. Ask your building supply retailer about Fusion Stone and visit fusionstone.ca.
Watch for our next feature project in September.