Delft Inspiration

Situated between Rotterdam and The Hague, the Dutch city of Delft has a long political history through its association with the House of Orange and a significant cultural past .That wonderful past is amply evidenced by the great painter, Johannes Vermeer, noted for “Girl with a Pearl Earring” [...]
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Color & Mood…. and Designing for Both, Part One.

We all recognize our personal sensitivity to color & mood. Does the blue of the ocean inspire you? What about fall foliage colors? Do you feel serene with green? Let’s learn a little bit more. The very well respected, Ms. Angela Wright, on her website Colour Affects tells us that there are [...]
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Summer Style with The Odyssey Collection

In Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, the Greek hero Odysseus is chronicled as he returns home to Ithaca following the Trojan War. His ten year journey back to his wife Penelope is justifiably enshrined in the pantheon of literature in Western Civilization. So begins our post on Summer [...]
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Fleur-de-Lis. Regal Tiles and French Style

The style that Fleur-de-Lis tiles represent in 2013 design is permanently anchored in the European and notably French portion of the American design character. Long a symbol of monarchal society, according to Wikipedia "the fleur-de-lis has appeared on countless European coats of arms and [...]
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