Outdoor Living Ideas

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28 February 2022

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Turning your backyard into a personal oasis can transform your home. Natural stone is a popular choice for gardens and landscaping projects and the selection will depend on your requirements and design style.
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Turning your backyard into a personal oasis can transform your home. Depending on your preferences and lifestyle, you can tailor your alfresco area to be a place to relax with family, entertain friends and wind down on warm summer nights. 

Natural stone is a popular choice for gardens and landscaping projects with many options available, including Limestone, Travertine, Sandstone, or Granite

The selection of stone will depend on your project requirements and design style. Our range of natural stone suitable for your alfresco area, are produced with an anti-slip finish suited to outdoor environments. 

Lighten Up Your Backyard with Calming Limestone 

Limestone is a popular choice for coastal locations and with its calming colours and non-slip alfresco finish, it can add a relaxing atmosphere and a sense of tranquillity into your outdoor area.

Tavira Limestone

Our lightly-coloured Tavira Limestone is popular for alfresco areas and pool surrounds because of its elegant and relaxing fresh look that resembles the sand at the beach. 

Its lightly textured finish and consistent colour scheme make it ideal for coastal locations as well as comfortable underfoot. 

In the Cobbittee Project in Mosman with Get Smart Landscaping, our Tavira Limestone was used in indoor and outdoor areas creating a seamless look inspired by Byron Bay and the iconic Raffles Hotel in Singapore. 

cobbittee project tavira limestone

Cathedral Limestone

Our Cathedral Limestone comes in a large format which with its sandy colours and lightly textured finish looks stunning in outdoor areas.

Reminiscent of European cathedral floors with a tumbled finish, it conveys a classic, sophisticated and ageless look that will suit modern and traditional designs.  

cathedral limestone alfresco

Luna Chiaro Limestone

The consistent light grey colours with soft, muted tones and subtle markings of the Luna Chiaro Limestone makes it an attractive choice for contemporary design. 

The colour notes of this Limestone look exceptionally beautiful when set against green colours of the surrounding landscape. Also available in a Honed finish, the combination of the two can create a seamless flow from the inside out.

luna chiaro limestone alfresco

Crema Vialle Limestone

An elegant cream-coloured Limestone that creates a calming atmosphere and soft undertones. 

The honed finish is available in the same large format, creating a smooth transition from your indoor to outdoor space.

In this project at Macmasters Beach, in collaboration with Balanced Building, our Crema Vialle Limestone was used both indoors and outdoors around the pool area, winning the “Concrete Pools” category at the MBA Awards in 2021.

crema vialle alfresco

Classic Look with Versatile Travertine

Travertine, a building material that has been used in Italy for centuries, is one of the most commonly used natural stones in contemporary architecture and design.

Naturally occurring in a variety of white, beige and cream colours, it is loved for its beautiful natural variation, classic look and design. 

First Choice Premium Classic Travertine 

Suited for any design vision, our Classic Travertine is a popular choice for residential projects because of the versatility of its neutral beige colour scheme.

This light and natural Travertine works well when complemented by blue, green, and peacock colours often present in pool areas and mosaics where they create an interesting contrast. 

travertine alfresco

At Sareen Stone, we only import first choice quality Travertine with minimal holes, colour consistency and free from unwanted inclusions. 

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travertine outdoor entertaining
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Silver Ash Premium Travertine

This mid-tone grey Travertine with soft patterns of brown and dark ash tones interwoven into its surface with a spectacular natural variation that can add a dominant backdrop to your design. 

In this project with Mallinger Contructions, our Silver Ash Travertine was used for the alfresco as well as indoor areas, creating a fresh contemporary design and completely transforming the space.

silver ash exteriors

Bring the Beach to Your Doorstep with Sandstone 

Perfect for the harsh Australian environment, the Himalayan Sandstone offers a warm, yet distinguished look with neutral colouring that can add a “beachy” feel to your outdoor area.

sandstone alfresco

Add Character with Sophisticated Granite

Being one of the strongest natural stones available, Granite is ideal for high traffic areas. The signature coarse-grained texture and slight sparkle due to its mineral composition make it a popular choice for alfresco areas, especially in industrial and urban designs. 

Silhouette Grey Granite Flamed

One of our trending Granites due to its consistent light grey colour notes offers a neutral palette and eye-catching contrast to blue, green and white colours within the alfresco design.

This Granite is low-maintenance and offers extreme durability in high traffic areas. 

Outside Indulgence selected our Silhouette Grey Granite for the transformation of the alfresco area in Project Lowry

silhouette granite alfresco
indoor outdoor granite

Get Creative with Our Custom Stone

Can’t find the natural stone that fits your unique landscape or design vision? We work closely with our quarries and can source natural stone in a different finish, custom-cut pieces for your landscape, or a product outside our range. 

Curved Custom-cut Silhouette Granite

In the Cove House project, originally designed by renowned architect Reuben Lane, the client paid respect to the original design with rich use of curves and we sourced our Silhouette Granite custom-cut to fit the curved landscape. 

cove house granite

In collaboration with Secret Gardens. Photography by Nick Watt.

Custom Sourced Azul Limestone

For the Grove project with Pacific Plus Constructions and Corben Architects, we’ve sourced Azul Limestone characterised by light grey tones with minimal variation and solid colour consistency, which makes it perfect for a contemporary architectural design.

The project was featured in multiple publications such as the Local Project and the House & Garden.

pool design limestone

Custom Sourced Concha Bonita Limestone  

For the project in Killara with Toki Constructions and Jorge Hrdina Architects, the client desired a natural stone reminiscent of a French Limestone with delicate textures. We’ve sourced the Concha Bonita in a unique “waterjet” finish. Photo by Anson Smart

concha bonita limestone

Custom Sourced Santa Fe Limestone  

In the beachside location of Byron Bay, the client had a vision of a calming Limestone reminiscent of the sand at the beach and we sourced Santa Fe Limestone outside of our range. 

Burch House project in collaboration with Those Architects and captured by Luc Remond

santa fe byron bay
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