October 1, 2019
Written by Simon Fenton and Michael Mastro, Natural Stone Specialists, Sareen Stone
In this week’s blog, we compare natural granite to porcelain granite lookalikes. You might be surprised to find out that all is not what it may seem!
July 9, 2019
Project Image: Master Builders Association 2018 Award Winning Freestyle Pools in Longueville. Pool Coping and Pavers - Charcoal Grey Granite Flamed
While Winter can be the time when most of us pack away the Speedos, it is a very busy time for pool builders. This month we talk to Rob Hitchcock from FreeStyle Pools, Sydney. An award-winning pool building company, FreeStyle Pools was established in 1992 by Rob’s parents, Bruce and Anne. Almost 30 years on, Rob and his brother Ben continue the strong tradition of building quality swimming pools and providing customer service excellence to their clients.
May 14, 2019
A recent renovation of this tired outdoor space has been refreshed and modernised with beautiful Tavira Alfresco Limestone. The new limestone tiles have brought the outdoor area of this gorgeous home in Sydney’s leafy north into the 21st century.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 31, 2018
Photography by Katherine Lu
Once a traditional and tired terrace, award winning architects, Niven Choi, have transformed it into a versatile, modern-day home suitable for a growing family.
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.
June 5, 2018
May 30, 2018
Interior Design: Stillone Design; Photography credit: Maree Homer
May 8, 2018
Outdoor Escape Landscaping lived up to its name and made this gorgeous garden an outdoor escape for their client in Sydney’s north.
April 10, 2018
Sareen Stone’s range of Alfresco outdoor tiles, pavers and step treads takes life outside. As the name suggests, it epitomizes everything that is the outdoors.
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.
March 13, 2018
Architect Maddalena Vienna of Vienna Design, recently completed the beautiful interior design of a home in Sydney’s Darlinghurst, cleverly incorporating an exterior feature wall of Noce Travertine French Pattern tiles directly off the dining area, and selected Carrara Bianco C Marble and Silver Ocean Marble to use in the bathrooms.
February 27, 2018
This week we take a virtual visit to Matcham House, designed by Michael and Beth of zias building design. We decided to also take the opportunity to ask Beth a few questions about zias building design’s philosophy and what they love most about what they do.
February 13, 2018
Lavish, luxe and loved. Three words to describe French provincial style which originated in the 1700’s. Originating as the style of the wealthy, think French country manor, it was emulated by the not so wealthy. The result is where the luxe and ornate intersects with organic, rustic charm.
January 30, 2018
This week on the blog we interview Landscape Designer and Horticulturist Judy Dolin of South House Gardens.
January 16, 2018
Sareen Stone’s Noce Travertine Tumbled has walnut tones that offer an alternative to the lighter Classic Travertine. The slightly deeper tones provide a richness in colour and adds warmth to a space.
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.
August 2, 2017
Image credit: Beechwood Homes NY
Escape to the Hamptons, Long Island, New York where cool, sophisticated beach style is common place.
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.
April 26, 2017
For over 34 years, Gary Dibley of Creative Renovations, has been trusted for his craftsmanship and attention to detail by a loyal following on Sydney’s North Shore, Sydney’s Eastern and Northern suburbs. This has allowed him to work in some amazing locations on some impressive properties, while keeping it local.
March 8, 2017
Granite tiles and pavers continue to be the darlings of the outdoor flooring arena and with this in mind, Sareen Stone has added a new product to the mix. Meet Silhouette Grey Granite Alfresco!
November 21, 2016
Natural stone is right at home in resort style designs. As wall cladding it adds texture, as flooring it offers softness underfoot and outdoors it creates a practical yet beautiful space for family or guests. This week we revisit 3 stunning resorts and show how they have incorporated natural stone within each property.
September 19, 2016
Now that we’ve turned the corner into Spring here in Australia for most that means planning to spend much more time outdoors. In fact, outdoor rooms are the new must have! Think outdoor kitchen, outdoor fireplace and of course the outdoor lounge & dining area. Ultimately this translates to a well-designed and beautifully finished outdoor space is a must have whether you’re building, renovating or simply updating! From stately and regal to casual and informal, whatever your design aspirations are for your outdoors, natural stone can help you achieve the look you’re after.