Hamptons Style Luxe

August 22, 2019

The challenge to seamlessly integrate a new addition to an existing home as part of a total refurbishment was one that was presented to Brindabella Renovations recently. Accepting the challenge, Brindabella has created a clever space that seems as though it has always been there.

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Celebration of Collaboration

June 18, 2019

This beautiful Sydney home in the harbourside suburb of Mosman, is testament to the successful collaboration of a highly professional team.

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A Trio of Timeless Quality

April 23, 2019

Three custom-built homes by Sydney builder Meadowbank Homes, showcase a range of Sareen Stone’s natural stone throughout. Quality natural stone just like a quality built custom home, offers style that is timeless.

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Understanding Stone Series: Handling Stone Around Pools

April 9, 2019

Each piece of natural stone displays the markings of its formation history so no two pieces will be the same. This is the first thing to understand when selecting natural stone for any project including stone around pools.

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China Stone Fair, Xiamen

March 26, 2019

Natural stone continues to evolve offering the industry new technology, new finishes and new products and this was evident at the Xiamen Stone Fair in China earlier this month. With exhibitors from across the globe, there was much to see and take on board.

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Burch House, Byron Bay, Those Architects

February 26, 2019

Reinventing a 1980’s bungalow into a modern family home for the 21st century was the brief for the renovation of a home in Byron Bay. This week on the blog, we talk to Simon Addinall, Co-Director and Founder of Those Architects, about the project, Burch House.

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Alfresco Range Grows

February 22, 2019

Project: Beecraft; Photo: Maree Homer

The outdoor room has come of age and with this new status greater demand for well designed, high spec outdoor spaces has been on the up. In response to this demand, Sareen Stone’s Alfresco range of natural stone has grown to include 6 products across the granite, limestone and sandstone ranges.

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The Terraced House

February 12, 2019

The Terraced House, designed by Darren Campbell Architects, showcases natural stone both inside and out. We spoke to Darren about this project located in the beautiful harbourside suburb of Northbridge.

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Pantone Colour of the Year, Living Coral

January 29, 2019

Each year it’s always fun to wait and see which Pantone colour will take the ‘gong’ for Colour of the Year.

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Understanding Stone Series: 6. Filling the Holes in Tumbled Travertine

January 22, 2019

Image:  Classic Travertine Tumbled poolside - project by zias building design

To fill or not to fill, when it comes to travertine - that is the question!   Our outdoor stone specialist, Gary Bazzana, explains why our customers usually fill in the holes in the travertine when using travertine outdoors.

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Bathroom & Kitchen Trend Forecast

November 13, 2018

The inclusion of fireplaces in bathrooms was a stand out trend

Earlier this year architect and designer Maddalena Vienna visited the Salone del Mobile in Milano, along with thousands of others from the design industry, to see what trends we can expect on the horizon. The exhibition showcases excellence, quality and innovation.

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Classic Travertine for Branch Out Landscape Design

October 16, 2018

Branch Out Landscape Design in Sydney provides landscape design and project management services across a range of projects. Director, Catherine Gard, made the change from a career in optometry to landscape design and has never looked back! We talk to Catherine about some of the beautiful gardens she and her team have created.

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Understanding Stone: 5. How do we select our stone?

September 25, 2018

As importers and suppliers of natural stone our team regularly visits stone quarries throughout the world. But, how do we choose the right block from a quarry, how is it processed and how does that block of stone find its way to our warehouse?

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Design Series: 9. Hygge

August 28, 2018

image credit - decotour

Hygge, pronounced ‘hue-gah’ is a way of life in Denmark. In essence Hygge brings focus to the simple things such as your daily well being and living in the present.

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The Quiet House

August 14, 2018

Designed by MacCormick & Associates Architects and built by FS Hough Builders, The Quiet House in Sydney’s harbourside suburb of Mosman does our Noce Travertine proud.

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Living it up

July 24, 2018

Stone & Living Landscapes has recently renewed and revived two Sydney backyards – one in Erskineville and one in Botany – and in the process has added value, improved safety and achieved a touch of contemporary style to both.

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A Natural Fusion

July 3, 2018

The versatility of Classic Travertine is evident throughout this home in Sydney’s north, renovated by FS Hough Builders. As the flooring for the living, kitchen and dining space; the bathroom; the outdoor area and pool coping, Classic Travertine is utilised in its various finishes and provides a timeless elegance throughout.

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Of Cathedral Proportions

June 5, 2018

On a recent project in Sydney’s leafy north shore, Beecraft used Sareen Stone’s stylish Cathedral Limestone for the terrace, the pool area and surrounds.

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The greys have it!

May 30, 2018

Interior Design: Stillone Design; Photography credit: Maree Homer 

Two of our favourite greys have just arrived back in the warehouse – Pietra Grey Marble with its bold and darker tones and striking veining and the more subtle and soothing Atlantic Grey Granite.

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Xiamen Stone Fair 2018, China

April 17, 2018

Last month Sareen Stone’s MD, Duncan Blyth and Sales and Product Manager, Angie Squires, visited the Xiamen Stone Fair in China. We reveal their synopsis of the show and how the future of the stone industry was presented at the stone fair.

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Trend alert: Beige on beige for 2018

March 29, 2018

Beige and neutrals are no longer relegated to ‘wallflower’ status but are preparing for their time in the sun if this trend prediction is realised.

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Understanding Stone: 1. Tumbled Stone

March 20, 2018

At Sareen Stone our team has more than 80 years combined experience in the stone industry. As a result, we felt we could share with you their knowledge and expertise. This week we begin our first blog in a series, ‘Understanding Stone’ and explain the what, how, where and why of tumbled stone.

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PANTONE Colour of the Year 2018

February 6, 2018

This year we welcome the new PANTONE Colour of the Year, 18-3838 Ultra Violet into our realm of colour for all things design with the expectation it will trend throughout 2018 and beyond.

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Meet the Team: Duncan Blyth

November 21, 2017

Sareen Stone’s Managing Director, Duncan Blyth, knows a thing or two about landscaping. In fact its just on 30 years since he started working for a local Sydney landscaper and the rest as they say is history!

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Taking Limestone Outside

November 14, 2017

Tavira Alfresco Limestone, as the name suggests, is Sareen Stone’s newest limestone for outdoors. With neutral tones, reminiscent of the sandy shoreline, Tavira Alfresco Limestone will complement your choice of colour in outdoor furniture, soft furnishings and accessories.

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Sareen Stone Goes to Marmomac 2017

October 11, 2017

The stone industry comes together each year at Marmomac, Verona, Italy to discover new directions in the fabrication of natural stone and to discover new and innovative ways it can now be used in design and construction.

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New Manhattan Limestone Arrives this Week

September 28, 2017

Sareen Stone’s new Manhattan Limestone is a little like a martini with lemon, it comes with a twist!

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Brand New Limestone Tile Arrives

September 25, 2017

We are very excited to introduce two new limestone tiles to our ever-expanding range of limestone tiles and pavers. We have just had a sneak peak in the warehouse and both new limestones look gorgeous.

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Design Series: 3. Modern Style

September 6, 2017

As opposed to contemporary, modern style encompasses design that has its focus squarely on function and innovation.

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Meet the Team: Angie Squires

August 23, 2017

Sareen Stone’s Sales and Product Development Manager, Angie Squires, has experienced the adventure, the dramas and the sheer delights of the stone industry.

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Meet the Team: Mark Novacan

July 25, 2017

Fresh from design school and armed with his Diploma in Interior Design from KVB Design School in the early ‘90s, Mark Novacan embarked on his career in the stone and tile industry.

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Meet the Team: Gary Bazzana

May 31, 2017

This week we introduce Sareen Stone’s Outdoor Specialist, Gary Bazzana who has worked with us at Sareen Stone for more than 8 years.

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Porcelain Lookalikes Fit the Bill

April 12, 2017

There is no substitute for the feel, beauty and timelessness of natural stone. However, when your client desires the aesthetic and durability of natural stone but the budget falls short, Sareen Stone’s lookalike porcelain range may be just the ticket.

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End of Summer Sale Starts Now!

March 27, 2017

Sareen Stone is saying goodbye summer with their “End of Summer Sale” starting today for 2 weeks. There are amazing savings on a large selection of stock for inside and out. Save 20 - 80% on selected pavers, tiles and more. We need to make way for a large shipment of new stock arriving in May. 

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Transform your Stone

March 15, 2017

What is STONTECH® Enhancer Pro?

STONTECH Enhancer Pro is a sealer for natural stone with a textured, tumbled, honed or flamed finish. It can be used on limestone, slate, travertine, granite, marble, basalt/bluestone, sandstone and cobblestones. StoneTech Enhancer Pro can also be used on grout, masonry and concrete. It is perfect for high traffic areas in both commercial and residential projects.

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Take Five of our Favourite Rooms

February 13, 2017

Image credit: Meadowbank Homes

We have featured many beautiful rooms within our Blog over the years. This week we visit 5 of our favourite rooms and hope they offer inspiration for you in 2017.
 

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Commercial Projects Part 2: Restaurants & Function Centres

November 14, 2016

Natural stone provides unique character and a distinctive style. It can add an ambience of warmth, of sophistication, a casual elegance or an earthiness that shouts welcome for your dinner guests and patrons! We explore how natural stone has contributed immensely to the atmosphere in the following restaurants and function centre and share their inspiring designs.

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Commercial Projects Part 1: Retail

November 7, 2016

For true character and a warm welcome, just add natural stone.  With the growth of online shopfronts, bricks and mortar stores are under increasing pressure to offer customers so much more than a basic shopping experience. Retail stores need to provide an inviting welcome; succeed in exciting the senses; offer a beautiful and tactile environment and ensure the experience entices the customer to enter through their front doors again and again!

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Customised Natural Stone: Transform the everyday to brilliant

October 10, 2016

In addition to Sareen Stone’s extensive range of stocked materials we also offer a customised design and sourcing service.  Unique, individually cut pieces of natural stone, in various sizes and finishes, to cater for your client’s specific design needs. Natural stone in a specific finish or a customised size such as larger format tiles, to transform the everyday into a brilliant space.

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Full Circle

August 29, 2016

Angie joins our experienced sales team at Sareen Stone.

After leaving Sareen Stone in 2008 to pursue her career goals where she was employed for several years working for high profile retail businesses in key roles within the stone and tile industry, Angie Squires has recently returned to take on her latest role as Sales and Product Development Manager.

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STONETECH® PROFESSIONAL - when you need that competitive edge

July 20, 2015

While the StoneTech® Professional Range offers stone care solutions for all projects regardless of their size, over the coming weeks we highlight commercial properties that have realised the benefits of utilising the StoneTech® Professional Range.

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Lavarosa Limestone – stand out from the Travertine crowd

July 7, 2015

At Sareen Stone it would be an understatement to say we are just a little excited to announce our new Lavarosa Limestone Alfresco will be arriving shortly to our warehouse. Not only will it be a stunning addition to any outdoor area, it will make sure you stand out from the Travertine crowd.

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Pool Smarts Part 4 – Common pool pitfalls and how to avoid them

June 29, 2015

Arm yourself with the knowledge to get it right the first time and avoid those common mistakes that can not only be time consuming but more importantly, very costly.

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Pool Smarts Part 2 – Create Maximum Design Appeal

June 15, 2015

You’ve seen those gorgeous pools in the pages of the glossy magazines and on television shows about the rich and famous but now it’s your turn. How will you get just what you want and make it absolutely perfect?

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