An exciting new chapter unfolds for Cultured Stone® as Kerrie Kelly joins the team as their first ever Official Design Partner. Kerrie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience as she has specified Cultured Stone® in countless residential projects over her 27-year career! Get ready to dive into Kerrie’s exciting expertise while getting a new perspective at Cultured Stone® and the people, process and passion behind the product.
Meet Kerrie Kelly
Kerrie founded the Kerrie Kelly Design Lab in 1995 with the goal of making great design more accessible. As CEO and Creative Director, she leads a team of passionate, innovative designers to bring considered design into everyday life. Working with Kerrie, we gain a trusted, industry-savvy partner who bridges the gap between design principles and a life well lived. With years of involvement in the industry, Kerrie has long-term partnerships with several leading industry brands, including Cosentino, Sherwin Williams, and Hestan.
Kerrie is a Fellow, Design Luminary Award recipient and Past-Chair to the National Board for American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and a Global Connect Advisor for the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). Her insights on the latest design trends and new products have been featured in Martha Stewart, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Real Simple, Houzz, Forbes, The New York Times, USA Today, and more.
Explore the Cultured Stone® Partnership
As the official Design Partner, Kerrie gives us a new perspective on Cultured Stone®. For the first time ever, Kerrie takes us behind the scenes at the Cultured Stone® manufacturing facility to show the people, process and passion behind the product. Follow along as Sarah Lograsso and Kerrie show us how exactly how Cultured Stone® is made.
Looking for expert advice on how to incorporate Cultured Stone® into your next design? Here are some notable quotables from Kerrie Kelly:
Start with a Focal Point
When incorporating stone veneer into your interior design, it’s important to start with a focal point. This could be a fireplace, accent wall, or even a backsplash in the kitchen. Once you have identified your focal point, create a mood board that includes samples of the stone veneer, along with other materials and colors that will complement it.
Keep It Natural
Stone veneer is a beautiful, natural material that can help bring the outdoors in. To really make it shine, try to keep your overall design scheme natural and organic. Incorporate wood, plants, and other natural materials that will complement the stone veneer and create a cohesive vibe. When creating your mood board, look for colors and textures that mimic those found in nature, such as earthy browns, greens, and blues.
Mix & Match Textures
Stone veneer is a great way to add texture and depth to your interior design. To really make it pop, consider mixing and matching textures throughout the space. For example, pair rough-cut stone veneer with sleek, smooth surfaces like polished concrete. This will create contrast that adds visual interest to the space.
Kerrie’s eye for design will act as a resource for your upcoming projects and inspire you to use manufactured stone veneer on your residential interior or exterior. Whether you are a homeowner, skilled mason, contractor, designer, or builder, CSI – All Things Stone is here to be your source and resource for all things stone and more! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or if you need help in finding where to buy stone in your area. If you would like to use our online dealer search to find a store near you, please click here to find a store in Canada, or click here to find a store in the United States.