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Full-On Color

Tile of Spain USA

Color is one of the main elements in interior design because of its powerful effect on the atmosphere and style of a space. For years, the number one trend in decor has been neutral shades and minimalism, however we are now seeing a welcome return of bold color.

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Decorate With Red to Give Your Space a High-Design Vibe

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Red never goes out of style, although different tones of the color will be more popular for a while. A deep, rich red is the “it” color of the moment and we’ve got some great ideas on how you can decorate with this rich, sumptuous hue.

The Boldest Trends from CERSAIE 2018

As The Tile Turns

Every year, the biggest innovators in the tile industry take over Bologna, Italy for the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings. Better known as CERSAIE, this annual event attracts over 900 exhibitors from dozens of countries.

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Into The Woods: Four Exciting New Wood Effect Tile Ranges at The London Tile Co.

The London Tile Co.

It’s no secret that wood effect is one of the biggest tile trends of the last few years, and as digital printing technology develops and improves the designs available are becoming more and more realistic.

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Get The Look: Gio Ponti-Style Cement Tiles at Spain’s Hotel Cort

Granada Tile

At Spain’s Hotel Cort in the heart of the old town in Palma de Mallorca, the bright blue and white patterned tiles take the space from bland to startlingly beautiful. They’re inspired by the designs of Gio Ponti, whose tiles designs we’ve long be obsessed with.

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50 Powder Room Ideas That Transform Your Small Half Bath From Ordinary To Extraordinary

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The powder room, also known as a small guest bath or half bath, is usually located near a home or apartment’s entrance and consists of a toilet and sink. Most half bath spaces are small and basic, but they don’t have to be.

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2018 White Box Challenge: Color Us Impressed!

As The Tile Turns

The annual ASID White Box Challenge encourages top designers to think outside of the [white] box and create artistic masterpieces featuring unusual elements. Year after year, we're amazed by the sheer range of designs that can emerge from seemingly random materials.

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Tile of Spain Announces Winners of the 17th Annual Tile of Spain Awards

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain, the association of over 100 Spanish tile manufacturers, announces the winners of the 17th annual Tile of Spain Awards of Architecture and Interior Design. The panel of judges, chaired by architect Jorge Silvetti, met on Friday, November 21 st in Castellón to decide the award winners.

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Copenhagen Cement Tiles At Dama Restaurant In Los Angeles’s Fashion District

Granada Tile

For the new Latin-influenced Dama restaurant in Los Angeles’s fashion district, interior designer Carolina Wicker of Caroline Wicker Designs, relied on a custom colorization of Granada Tile’s Copenhagen cement tiles to convey the restaurant’s tropical, vintage vibe.

What Classifies A House Style: What Makes A Contemporary Home?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

For many people, the meaning of the word “contemporary” is hard to pin down because it’s always evolving to fit a modern context. The same can be said for contemporary architecture. However, we’re here to put a face and a definition to the contemporary home once and for all.

Step Into the Dark Side

As The Tile Turns

For years, white dominated the interior design scene. From painted white cabinets to white subway tile, homeowners couldn't get away from what they perceived as a clean, modern color. Today, however, a new theme is taking over: darkness.

SkillBuild Success Story

Diary of a Tile Addict

Odhran Connelly with his winning tiling creation at SkillBuild 2018. It is always great to see the tiling stars of tomorrow emerge, and SkillBuild and WorldSkills are two arenas where the cream can really rise to the top.

Fun and Festive Christmas Decorating Ideas

Trendir Magazine

Christmas time is the perfect excuse to go over the top and decorate your home from top to bottom, which is why its one of our favorites. Keeping that in mind, we bring you fun and festive Christmas decorating ideas in order to this holiday season less stressful and more enjoyable.

Great Ideas for Designing a Smaller Bathroom

Kitchen and Residential Design

via Making tight small spaces look good can be a real challenge especially if you have little to no knowledge of design. But thanks to the internet, decorating your personal space can be less of a headache. These clever hacks will help you get your bath in order and on a budget!

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What to Get an Architect for Christmas [2018]

Life of an Architect

This is the 9th annual and highly anticipated What to Get an Architect for Christmas gift guide. It’s hard for me to process that when I wrote the very first gift guide back in 2010 that this would become the most requested blog post that I would write every single year.

Mellifluous Midnight

Diary of a Tile Addict

Midnight Blue by Original Style. Midnight Blue has been named Original Style’s Tile of the Year 2019, following on from last year’s Heath by The Winchester Tile Company.

Portobello Plans U.S. Plant in Tennessee

Stone Update

Brazilian tile manufacturer will locate national HQ and 220 jobs between Nashville and Knoxville. Featured Company Insider News

Rubble Tile’s Thanksgiving Hours & Our New Warehouse Location!

Rubble Tile

As the holiday weekend approaches, we want to wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving! All of us at Rubble Tile thank you for your business; we are grateful for our amazing customers. In addition, we have a few changes to our hours this week, and. Rubble News rubble-tile-thanksgiving-hours Rubble-Tile-warehouse Tile Minneapolis tile shop minneapolis where to buy ceramic tile in Minneapolis

Freshome Holiday Gift Guide: Smart Home Gift Ideas For The Tech Lover

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

An automated home that you can run from your smartphone or voice-activated hub is no longer a thing of the future. Here are some unique tech accessories and smart home gift ideas for the tech lover in your life.

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Turn Up the Music in Studio – Dec’18 Mix

Life of an Architect

Timber Transmutation

Diary of a Tile Addict

Bio Select by Lea Ceramiche. Today’s Tile Addict is inspired by two things. The first is to remind fellow tile enthusiasts that, although wood-effect tiles may have lost their star billing at recent tile exhibitions, ravishing new ranges are still being developed.

Natural Stone at Home on Cable Broadcast

Stone Update

Natural Stone Institute’s promo campaign includes work with TLC network show. Featured Association Beat News


Ceramics of Italy

At Palazzo Mezzanotte, center of the Italian Stock Exchange, the assignment of the award to the CEO Mr. Graziano Verdi. Milan, November, 23 2018 – Le Fonti Awards®, one of the most important events dedicated to the Italian excellence in entrepreneurial, financial, legal and insurance field, assigned to Italcer Group , in the person of the CEO and Co-Founder Mr. Graziano Verdi , the prestigious “Innovation & Leadership” award.

4 Ideas for a Traditional Christmas Room Design

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Christmas is a unique time. You can deck out your home in the most traditional of ways and never have it go out of style. That’s because our cultural ideal of Christmas is one from a traditional era.

Materials at Play- ICFF South Florida 2018

Kitchens for Living

Every now and then it’s fun and inspiring to venture away from the drawing board to get out and about. I didn’t have to travel far for my latest adventure which took me to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) Florida.

Trace Elements

Diary of a Tile Addict

Trace Mint tiles by Ceramiche Caesar in Ristorante Papo, Turin. I return to one of my favourite topics in today’s Tile Addict: tiles in restaurants.

What does it cost to remodel a kitchen?


(A big “thank you” our friends at Signature Joinery & Design for sponsoring this post.). You could answer this question with, “How long is a piece of string?” After all there are many factors involved in remodeling a kitchen—all of which will affect the price of the remodel.

Tips To Transition Your Patio From Summer To Fall

Trendir Magazine

While fall is in full swing, many of us are still dreaming of summer’s warm weather and long days filled with sunshine and barbecue on the patio.

Holiday Decorating for Busy People

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

You love the holidays, but let’s face it: you have neither the time, nor the desire to actually decorate your home for the holiday season. At the same time, you don’t want to be mistaken for Ebenezer Scrooge. Is there a middle ground? Here are some holiday decorating tips for busy people. Use everyday items A homemade Christmas tree in Sydney, AU.

014: Being an Architect is Hell

Life of an Architect

As an architect, every space I walk in to, I look at … intensely. I scrutinize, evaluate, process, and redesign. Every. Single. Space. There are times when I wish this didn’t happen … most of the time actually.

Save time and money with Dryel

Kitchen and Residential Design

A couple of months ago, my friends at CR Brands sent me a sample kit of Dryel , the at-home dry cleaner. While I was happy to receive a sample, I have to admit I was a bit of a skeptic.

Five Signs It’s Time to Get a New Roof


(A big “thank you” to our friends at Long Roofing for sponsoring this post!). When all is going well, you don’t pay much attention to your roof. As long as it keeps protecting you from storms, and it looks great on top of your home, you don’t give it too much thought.

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Easy Christmas Centerpieces For All Decorating Styles

Trendir Magazine

Let’s face it entertaining for the holidays is all about the décor, the food you make, and the people that you love all coming together for a beautiful blend of personalities, textures, and festivities.

20 Ways to Plan Room Designs with Seasonal Decorating

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you’re planning to redecorate a room, you might want to stop and think about how that year-round design will fit in with your seasonal decorating. It sounds counterintuitive. After all, it’s common to just throw any seasonal decor into the room style you already have. Why should holiday decorating dominate the home all year?

SCM Group Acquires Diversified Machine Systems

Stone Update

Parent company of CMS North America gets Colorado-based CNC manufacturer. Featured Company Insider News

Get Biz and get cleaner laundry than you ever thought possible

Kitchen and Residential Design

A couple of months ago, I received what amounted to a care package from CR Brands due no doubt to my involvement with Mean Green and Roto-Rooter. In that package, among other goodies, were a box of Biz Powder and a bag of Biz Liquid Boosters.

UCLA Receives 2018 Visionary Award for Sustainable Building

The A to Z of Building

The UCLA was chosen as one of its 2018 visionaries by the U.S. Green Building Council-Los Angeles chapter, to be recognized at the group’s annual Green Gala to be held on December 6th, 2018 in