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Hottest 2018 Home Trends, According to Pinterest

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Pinterest recently released a report about the top 100 trends based on Pinning activity. And the home and interior design category is blowing up. There’s currently more than 14 billion home looks on Pinterest and the category continues to grow, with a 75% increase in Pins compared to last year.

Metro Tile Layouts

The London Tile Co.

Metro, subway, brick, or whatever you call them, these small ceramic tiles never seem to go out of style. They take their name from the coloured brick tiles traditionally used in underground stations but have become a staple in both kitchens and bathrooms over the last few years.

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Home Staging: Adding value to the home with ceramic tile

Tile of Spain USA

Originally developed in Europe, the strategy of home staging is generally used to make the property more attractive, improving its looks to call the attention of future buyers or renters. The use of ceramic tile is one of the sought after additions when it comes to renovating or improving a home.

Erin Adams Cement Tiles At Kimpton Rowan, Palm Springs

Granada Tile

Spotted in the wild, Stockholm cement tiles from our Erin Adams Collection at Juniper Table , a Mediterranean flavored anytime of day cafe from Chef Stephen Wambachs, one of the eateries at the newest Kimpton Hotel, Rowan Palm Springs.

Collaboration Corner: Decorative Materials & Mountain Living 2017 Home of the Year

As The Tile Turns

Every year, acclaimed magazine Mountain Living asks architects, designers and homeowners to share their latest accomplishments in pursuit of the coveted Home of the Year Award. The magazine receives a myriad of impressive entries, which include photographs of several rooms and special features. Finalists often receive walk-through evaluations from the judging committee, which may express curiosity surrounding the home's in-person atmosphere. Project Highlights luxury tiles

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Serengeti And Santander Cement Tiles Are A Mod Pairing In A Bathroom By Barbara Bestor

Granada Tile

As seen on Dwell , a black and white striped floor of Granada Tile’s Santander cement tile and backsplash of Granada Tile’s Serengeti cement tile, haphazardly laid, creates a vivid bathroom.

Three New Valverdi Indoor-Out Ranges Coming Soon

The London Tile Co.

We can’t get enough of open plan living; from clever ways to create zones within spaces, to floor to ceiling windows and bi-fold doors, it seems there are countless ways to make this trend work for you.


Modern vs. Contemporary Design: What’s the Difference?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Many people think modern and contemporary design are the same. But there’s a world of difference. They may be synonyms when describing many things, but in design, modern vs. contemporary are quite different.

Rustic Farmhouse Porch DéCor

Trendir Magazine

Timeless, elegant, unpretentious, and chic are a few ways to describe rustic farmhouse décor. Rustic décor seems to make every space of a home feel cozy, and that includes your porch. Why not give your porch a welcoming effect by adding rustic farmhouse décor?

New Trends In Bathrooms, "More Marble?"

How to Floor Tile

I have noticed a lot more Marble and Travertine in showrooms across the metroplex showcasing these two Natural Stones. I have some very strong opinions about these types of material and their use. My opinion is they do not belong in abundance in a shower or wet area.

5 Stylish Ways to Warm Up Your Ice-Cold Bathroom in No Time

Apartment Therapy

As if braving the winter cold to get to work wasn't tough enough, most of us have chilly apartments to deal with before ever stepping foot outside.

Granada Tile’s Fez Cement Tiles Is The Welcome Mat In A Colorado Home

Granada Tile

When editor in Chief Kate Meyers of Colorado Homes and Lifestyle moved into her best friend’s home, she chose Granada Tile’s Fez cement tile to delineate the front foyer and put her own spin on the house. In her new modern, cozy decor (and given the state’s variable weather) it’s the perfect welcome mat for guests. Through wet boots, muddy shoes, flip flops and dog prints, it will retain its bright beauty for years to come.


Here Are 4 Totally Affordable 2018 Interior Design Resolutions Worth Trying This Year

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Try out some of these 2018 interior design resolutions in your home. Image: Peter Eskuche, AIA “New year, new you” doesn’t only have to pertain to gym memberships and budgeting resolutions. It can also extend to your interiors.

Top Taupe Paints for Your Kitchen Cabinets

Trendir Magazine

The color you select for your cabinetry sets the tone for the décor you will be using in your kitchen space. We’ve written articles on tips and color options that will best suit your kitchen space.

On-Site Architectural Photography

Life of an Architect

Last week I spent a frigid couple of days in the far northern part of Wisconsin with Poul Ober , an architectural photographer, so that we could get professional images captured of the modern cabin I wrapped up in this area earlier this year.

Smart Window for Enhancing Building Energy Efficiency

The A to Z of Building

Some of the top global development goals have been the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and climate protection. Consequently, research and development schemes have been carried out nationally as

Now's Your Chance to Rehab This Remote Italian Fortress

Apartment Therapy

In what is in fact an actual competition and not the treatment for a sort of art house rom-com, the Young Architects Competition announced Art Prison, a once in a lifetime opportunity to turn an old Italian fortress into a contemporary art space. READ MORE ». Italy. Architecture


Everything You Need to Know About Saturated Colors, the New Year’s Trend

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Get ready to see saturated colors popping up everywhere. Image: Kati Curtis Design If you’ve been following our reporting on 2018 interior design trends, you know that stark, minimalist spaces are a thing of the past.

Unique Ways to Use Christmas Lights All Year Round

Trendir Magazine

Christmas lights are essentially one of the best parts of the holiday season. Many will argue that having Christmas lights as part of your décor is a must. However, once the holiday season is over, it is essentially time to take them down and put them away until next year.

Remodeling Magazine’s 2018 Cost Vs. Value Report

Burgin Construction

One of the most asked questions when we provide a project quote is “will I get a return on my investment” The answer is always… “it depends.” ” When comparing the cost of a remodeling project to the value of that project there are hundreds of things to take into account.

Building Insulation Could be Enhanced with Bricks Filled with Aerogel

The A to Z of Building

Improved thermal insulation means lesser heating costs – but this should not be at the cost of sensational architecture. A new type of brick filled with aerogel could make thin and highly

Rental Red Flags: What to Look at When You Tour a Potential New Home

Apartment Therapy

Picture this: you're facing yet another problem in your brand new apartment but — lucky duck — you have roughly 11 months left on your lease. Don't you wish you could go back in time and save yourself tons of time, money and headaches by identifying these potential problems before you sign?


4 Frank Lloyd Wright Homes for Sale (and They’re Awesome)

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

It’s the 150th birthday anniversary of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright and some of his architectural pieces of history are up for sale. We get to do a virtual open house and peak inside four Frank Lloyd Wright homes for sale.

Twin Cities Tile Spotlight on Italian Wall Tile Series by AlysEdwards

Rubble Tile

There is something so calming about a clean, modern space. When all of the noise from the outside world becomes overwhelming, we can seek refuge in a quiet, peaceful, well-designed room. The Shape wall tile series from AlysEdwards goes a long way in creating gorgeous, Commercial Inspiration Love the Look New Product


These Winter Maintenance Tips Can keep your Home Warmer


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by American Home Shield, all opinions are strictly my own. Now that the holidays are behind us, and the New Year upon us, it’s time to get refocused on winter maintenance for our homes.

New System Installed in Buildings Allows Collecting Data on Energy Usage

The A to Z of Building

Researchers in the School of Engineering's Electronics Laboratory are developing an energy concept, which refers to a smart grid capable of deciding how best to distribute energy based on cost

5 Bathroom Problems We See Over and Over and Over Again

Apartment Therapy

Bathrooms are tricky little devils. They're highly used spaces, must function very well, and require extensive cleaning. Unfortunately, there's lots of room for error: either poor design to begin with, or wear and tear that rears its ugly head over time.


Narrow Apartment in Tel Aviv Designed in White

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

This narrow, 42 square-meter (462 square-foot) apartment in Tel Aviv, Israel, was envisioned and designed for a family who enjoys entertaining. Recently renovated by interior designer Yael Perry , it features a practical layout and plenty of natural light.

Upgraded 1950s Ranch Takes in Sweeping Creek Vistas

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

New York based BFDO Architects completed Deep Point Road House , a renovation and extension of a 1950s ranch located in Montross, Virginia, USA. According to the architects, the updated house needed to take advantage of its beautiful surroundings, defined mainly by two converging creeks.

Design 101: 5 Home Decorating Problems and How to Fix Them

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

No home is perfect, no matter how big or new it is. You may find issues with the layout, or storage or lighting. It can be a bigger challenge when you rent, since you usually can’t do much about the space you’re living in.


Triangular Cabin Opens Up to Lake Views in Canada

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

This captivating A-frame cabin located in the woodlands of St Adolfe d’Howard, in Canada, was rehabilitated by Jean Verville Architecte to meet the living needs of their clients, a family with a passion for the outdoors. “The cottage was built in the 1960s on an enchanting site of the Laurentians,” the architects said.


Complex Music Studio in Canada Triggers Artistic Inspiration

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Newsam Construction and MXMA Architecture & Design recently announced the rebirth of “La Hacienda Creative,” a music studio in Montreal, Canada. The designers succeeded in paying homage to the center’s historic past while envisioning a vibrant future. Upon entering, visitors are welcomed into a large open reception space that gives off living room vibes. Wall-mounted instruments serve as design elements that help convey the spirit of La Hacienda to every guest that enters.

How to Put Together the Perfect Kid’s Room (That Your Little Ones Will Love)

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Kid’s rooms need to meet both the parent’s and child’s needs. Image: Fastighetsbyrån Designing a kid’s room can seem like a daunting task at first glance. After all, there are so many factors to take into account.

This is Frank Lloyd Wright Like You've Never Seen Him Before

Apartment Therapy

Frank Lloyd Wright is America's best known architect, and also one of the most prolific. During his lifetime, he designed more than 1,000 buildings, 532 of which were built. More than 400 of those still stand today.