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stone houses and a weekend in the southern highlands

Deirdre Brennan - Monday, June 11, 2012


Yes another wet weekend in the highlands but it doesn't seem to have deterred the holiday makers and visitors ..... people everywhere .... impossible to even get a seat in a cafe.  

Out of town, however, it is all very atmospheric .... misty rain and wintry landscape .... this is why people come to the highlands !!! 


Driving through the countryside the many dry stone walls that this area is known for, are now more visible .... and seem to go on for miles. 

I have always been drawn to houses made of stone .... and there are quite a few in the highlands. They just seem to nestle into the landscape.


On the inside, exposed stone works best with a soft neutral palette of creams, caramel and greys.

The use of timber whether it be natural, limed or painted ..... compliments or can contrast with the stone beautifully.


Apart from its beautiful texture, exposed stone has a warmth that brings an interior to life. If a whole house made of stone isn't possible .... maybe a stone fireplace and hearth is !!


images: at home 


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