Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone Color of the Year

The Pantone Color of the Year was just announced and we find this color to be light, bright, and strong. All seemingly at the same time. “Living Coral” is here and let’s chat about that for a minute. One thing we can clearly see. This a not a shy and retiring color value. The folks at […]

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Cellini Stone Mosaics

Our Cellini Stone Mosaics pay a degree of artistic homage to the great Italian artist Benvenuto Cellini. The Florentine master is very closely associated with “Mannerism”, a style that emerged in Europe around 1520 and lasted until the end of that century. The National Gallery of Art tells us this about “Mannerism.” “The term mannerism…is derived […]

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Color of the Year 2019

Color of the Year 2019

Opening our feed from Architectural Digest today, there was a cool take on the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2019. Immediately we saw this color to be a marked return to serene as opposed to  the color of the year selections from last year. So let’s chat about ”Metropolition”, from Benjamin Moore, as shown […]

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Majolica Glazed Ceramic Tiles

Majolica Glazed Ceramic Tiles are a distinct and unique genre living inside the category of ceramic tile in general.It is a confusing idea since it is can also be spelled: Maiolica. Regardless the spelling, the material is typically thought of as having its origin in the Renaissance Period in Italy. Merriam-Webster says that it is: “earthenware covered […]

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Arts and Crafts Ceramic Tiles

The subject of Arts and Crafts Ceramic Tiles is always one that Country Floors is eager to chat about. Why not? Since 1964 we have have been a fashion-forward supplier of materials, like these, to our long list of architects, designers, and savvy homeowners. Let’s talk about the movement that inspired the tiles and where we […]

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Dutch Country Tiles

Dutch Country Tiles

The summer of 2018 begins to wind down in the inexorable manner that is seasonal change. That said, there is one trend/style that has always, and we think will always, transcend the seasons. Dutch Country Tiles, with their pastoral but poignant elegance, are always there; ready to be drawn into your design plans. Country Floors has […]

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Sand the New Neutral

Sand the New Neutral. Did we really say that? Yes I think we did.  Gray, white, black and maybe navy. It seems that we’ve seen a lot of them come and go. Now, our good friends at Apartment Therapy have offered this up:”White and grey kitchens have dominated the scene for quite some time now. […]

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Natural Design Part Two

There is a typical point in the design process where your angst begins to overly influence things. The open questions continue to outnumber the answers. Previously in this space we discussed a potential solution. That is to consider Natural Design Part Two.  There is cool website, www.freshome.com, that we read and try to absorb on a regular basis. […]

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