The Honeycomb Pattern in Tile and Stone

The honeycomb pattern in tile and stone is a decidedly powerful trend. In fact, honeycomb patterns are everywhere in design and perhaps rightfully so given the innate versatility of the shape. Wallpaper patterns, shelving, light fixtures, cabinets, rugs, pillows, fabrics and more all are [...]
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Four Tips for Renovating the Luxury Bath in 2014!

While the kitchen is generally considered to be the focal point of the American home, the bathroom is #1 in terms of renovations and the budgets they command. The National Association of Home Builders will consistently report on  the primacy of the bathroom in remodeling in the many [...]
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Fall/Winter 2013 – Four Design Ideas for Right Now!

Recently, while thinking about what Fall/Winter design has brought us, I found a very interesting post by Jo Ridout that inspired a few thoughts. So, here are four design ideas for right now!  Say Hello to Shapes. We have already discussed in this space the diamond shape. Of course, [...]
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Pantone Color of the Year – 2014

We just saw the Pantone Color of the Year - 2014 and it is Radiant Orchid. The announcement was released yesterday from Carlstadt, N.J. and it is somewhat surprising in its boldness. The renowned color and style organization says "spruce up interior spaces by incorporating this eye-catching [...]
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Grout Tips for the Homeowner

Our friends at Wikipedia define grout as “a construction material used to embed rebar in masonry walls, connect sections of pre-cast concrete, fill voids, and seal joints (like those between tiles). Grout is generally composed of a mixture of water, cement, sand, often color tint, and [...]
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Terracotta Tiles: Part Two…..Antiqued Terracotta

 The second part of this post will focus on antiqued terracotta. In Part One we discussed a few of the mysteries that seem to surround terracotta in general. Firstly, some clients think of the word terracotta as being synonymous with a Mexican produced tile or pot that appears to be [...]
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The Warm Kitchen : Trends in Tile and Stone

At this time of year, many of us turn to remembrances of Thanksgiving past while in the next breath hoping for the chance to give thanks again later this month. Not incidental to those memories and hopes are images in our heads of warm kitchens that contain the most wonderful smells and [...]
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Kitchen Trends Fall 2013: Via Houzz

It is safe to say that calling social media a "phenomenon" is really no longer accurate.It is now a simple fact of life and not just for the young. Rather, if you look carefully you will discover that various social media sites have segmented themselves by targeting particular user interests. [...]
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