Terracotta Tiles: Part One

Terracotta Tiles and introduction Terracotta tiles inspire creative thoughts and engender romantic design notions. However, there is often a bit of confusion for the homeowner and even for the professional. Let's start with the name. Is it terracotta as one word or terra cotta as two words? [...]
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Color, Mood…. and Designing for Both, Part Two.

We covered six colors in our last post. Let’s recap where we were and then cover three more! There are very distinct human responses to color. I have always been drawn to saturated, emotional colors. But that is me. As we discussed previously, the respected Ms. Angela Wright, on her [...]
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The Diamond Shape

Naturally, “Diamonds Are Forever”, at least according to Ian Fleming and his alter ego, James Bond. So too does this shape keep its place in contemporary design. Recently, interior designer Gabrielle Di Stefano, contributing for Houzz, posted some very interesting comments on this timeless [...]
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Delft Tile Inspiration

Delft Tile Inspiration and Tile Production Delft tile inspiration come from the city of Delft, 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 significant cultural past. That wonderful past is [...]
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Color & Mood…. and Designing for Both, Part One.

oWe all recognize our sensitivity to color & mood. Does the blue of the ocean inspire you? What about fall foliage colors? Do you feel serene 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 eleven [...]
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Decorative tiles with Odyssey Tile collection

Decorative tiles like Odyssey tile collection gets its inspiration from Homer's epic poem The Odyssey. The Greek hero Odysseus is chronicled as he returns home to Ithaca following the Trojan War. Odysseus's ten-year journey back to his wife Penelope shrines pantheon of literature in Western [...]
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Fleur-de-Lis. Regal Tiles and French Style

Fleur-de-Lis tiles represent styles used in 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 flags over the centuries, it is particularly [...]
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