Just as a French, Italian or British speaking accent makes an impression on the ear, design accents make an impression on the eye. It’s very easy to draw a conclusion or be strikingly taken by these initial sensory responses. These accents can make the difference between the ho-hum of everyday and the captivating allure that a bit of flair can bring to a design.
Our feature project this month could have been a standard, ho-hum pool house. However, the clever and tasteful additions of several accessories and accents have had the effect of transforming that little pool house into a design focus that can be neither ignored or under appreciated.
The scene is set with the stark contrast between the slate blue siding and white door and framing. The Fusion Stone skirting confirms the positive impression with a totally different, yet complementary building material. The Fusion Stone Great Lakes style in the Fawn colour provides striking material differentiation from the siding while contributing hints of both matching and contrasting colours. The overall impression is one of style, grace and both tradition and modernity.
Obvious elements that help to securely bind this design picture together include the two lantern-style lighting fixtures, the large, multi-segmented, vertical oval window and the antique table and chairs. Even the decking material flows smoothly and naturally from the Fusion Stone style and colour.
So, the work has been done and the result is a triumph. Cannonballs anyone?
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 July.