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Your Room’s Focal Point: The Fireplace

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The product above is our VTile in a classy step pattern. It’s that time of year when fireplaces become more than a beautiful centerpiece — they are also a source of warmth and comfort.

Week of October 7, 2019 – Fireplaces

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Top 5 Design Posts. As summer weather slowly gives way to cooler temperatures, we feel compelled to cuddle up with a blanket and our favorite book (or streaming service when the mood strikes.)

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Scottish Heritage in Interiors

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Layers of history, breathtaking landscapes, and robust culture, Scotland is what we are dreaming of at the moment. Inspired by Betty Sullivan’s visit last September, we decided to look at features of the most prominent Scottish interiors and how they translate to our world – the world of tile.

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Our Favorite Fall Tile Designs

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We are entering into a treasured season for many. The air feels crisp and clean, the temperature borders between a comfortable warmth and a glorious chilliness. The leaves are turning to vibrant shades of red and orange, evoking the Ansel Adams in us all.

Week of October 14, 2019 – Fall Harvest Season

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Autumn is a fantastic time to celebrate with harvest festivals, apple picking, and general Fall fun! Our idea of fun can be found in these Fall-inspired design posts of the week. From old farmhouses to hip restaurant spaces, there are lots of ways to let Fall inspire your design. A season for change.

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Fashion + Tile = A Love Story

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There is no denying that we spend A LOT of time looking at (and obsessing over) fresh and innovative tile. It is natural for us to constantly be on the lookout for the next trend in interior design which is why we are excited that September has finally. arrived. Why, you ask?

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Weekend Playlist: Oktoberfest

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Cheers to the weekend – Or Prost! if you’re in the Oktoberfest spirit! We’re rolling out the weekend with some German jams and the tiles they remind us of. Nena – 99 Luftballons. Island Stone, Paragon Hex. You and I in a little toy shop buy a bag of balloons with the money we’ve got…”.

Week of September 30th, 2019 – Oktoberfest

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The annual Oktoberfest celebration is reaching its end in Munich, Germany this week. In honor of the time-honored festival, we’ve found some amazing residential and commercial design projects with German influence.

Week of September 16th, 2019 – Top 5 Fall Design Posts

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As Summer fades away and the leaves begin to change, we’d like to take a moment for some Autumn interior design inspirations. From the fun activities that Fall brings to the colors of the season, there is a lot to draw from. A Full Plate. Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall! Lauren Liess Pure Style Home.

Week of September 9th, 2019 – Scottish Heritage in Design

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Have you heard of the Highland Games? The traditional Scottish competition is rich with history (and is pretty fun to watch!) The 2019 Highland Games wrap up September 21 st , and they’ve inspired us to take a look at Scottish design.

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Turning Functional into Durable, Fabulous

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Let’s admit it, September was BUSY. Back to school, getting into the swing of lunch prep, homework, extracurricular activities just to name a few.

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What’s on Your Playlist? Design Inspired by Music

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What’s on Your Playlist? Design Inspired by Music. Music is inspirational, therapeutic, motivational. It is the driving force behind many writers, athletes, and designers, just to start. Take for example Lin Manuel Miranda, widely known for creating and starring in Hamilton.

Week of July 8th, 2019 – Classic American Style

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Coming out of 4 th of July weekend, we reflected on American design styles and architects. From Washington, D.C.’s s historic townhomes and monuments to the famous Prairie School houses of Frank Lloyd Wright, we have pulled some designs that inspire from across the country.

Tile Tour: A Master Bathroom Decked in White

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Fresh white snow on Christmas morning, bright white lights strung over bustling streets, or white champagne bubbles on New Year’s — What classic imagery comes to mind when you think about the holidays?

If Only The Road to the Final Games Were Paved in Tile

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We know in March and April, the NCAA Tournament is played on wood-covered basketball courts; but, wouldn’t it be sweet if the elite teams dribbled and passed the ball to the finals on wood-look tile instead?

Tidying Up: How to Clean Up Different Tile Types

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It’s no secret that Americans have fallen in love with Marie Kondo and her mission to clean up homes across the nation.

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Week of September 23rd, 2019 – Mudrooms and Laundry Spaces

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It’s Fall! School has started up again, friends and family start coming over to visit, and we spend more time inside as it gets colder. Your home has to be as functional as it is fashionable.

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Penny Round Tile Inspiration to Fill Your Home Renovation Idea Bank

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Tax Day. It always goes one of two ways: receiving a refund or owing Uncle Sam a penny or two. If you plan to use your refund on a home renovation project, then Architectural Ceramics is here to fill your idea bank with inspiration.

Feeling Groovy with Dimensional Tile

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Whether you prefer the song’s original version by Seals & Crofts or the 1974 remake by the Isley Brothers , both Summer Breeze hits reached the Top 100 charts when they were released. Today, the song still blows through our mind when thinking of the perfect summer playlist.

Think Outside the Box: Rethinking the Square Shower Niche

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The shower niche. It’s not going away, but we want to know – where is it going next? Time and time again, a square shower niche is recessed between two wall studs, above the water controls and below the shower head, but let’s stretch conventional thinking.

Employee Spotlight: Commercial Sales Manager David Arabe

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For Father’s Day we interviewed a new dad, our Commercial Sales Manager, David Arabe, and got his thoughts on his new role as a dad and leading our commercial sales team. Architectural Ceramics: Your clients often juggle project types like hospitality, healthcare, and corporate offices.

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Budgeting for a Kitchen Remodel

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So you’re looking to remodel your kitchen. But how much does it cost to renovate a kitchen? Depending on the size of your space and the quality of finishes you’re looking to add, the total can range between $8,000 and $30,000+.

Celebrating Distinctions in Mexican History and Tile

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Mexico is a country whose customs are rich in tradition, be it celebrating a day in history like Cinco de Mayo with an elaborate festival, or hand-crafting Saltillo tile almost the same way today as was done at its conception decades ago.

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5 Ways to Wear White After Memorial Day

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Fashionistas will tell you, it’s only acceptable to wear white between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The fashion industry often influences retailers; did you see our post about the 2019 PANTONE Color of the Year ?

Week of August 26th, 2019 – Sound & Interior Design

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Summer is full of exciting music festivals like Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo! Music moves us, so is it any wonder that it should inspire interior design too?

Interlocking Pattern Ideas to Create a Natural Looking Space

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The standard go-to for laying tile is usually a one third offset or stacked pattern using one size of tile. If you don’t mind getting a bit creative, you can create a beautiful and organic look by using multiple sizes of tiles.

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Design Trends: Going for Gold

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Happy Holidays! Architectural Ceramics hopes you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends. Now, it’s time to transition from trimming a turkey to trimming the tree. Christmas is almost here! Children everywhere want to spot Santa sliding down the chimney.

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Employee Spotlight: Corporate Trainer Rachelle Bishop

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Genuine, hardworking, fun, knowledgeable — AC’s Corporate Trainer, Rachelle Bishop, is a valuable asset to our company and our clients.

4 Ways to Brighten Up Your Kitchen for Spring

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At Architectural Ceramics, we often collaborate with local architects and interior designers to craft well-designed and personalized spaces. When working with Sagatov Design + Build , that meant creating a modern, rustic and bright farmhouse kitchen perfectly suited to their client’s style.

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Design Trends: The 2019 PANTONE Color of the Year

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Remember Rose Quartz? That was so 2016. Really. In 2016, PANTONE’s Color of the Year was Rose Quartz 13-1520. Three years later, we’ve come full circle with another pink hue, but now in a much more lively option: Living Coral.

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Week of July 22nd, 2019 – History of Design

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Each decade has its own unique style or set of trends. Chances are, you picture very different designs when you think of the 20s vs the 70s. If you need a refresher, you can get a crash course in architecture and design from this handy Décor Aid article.

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Avoid Spooky Tile Situations with Advice from AC’s Customer Service Team

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Don’t let tile mistakes haunt your home renovation. With expert advice from Architectural Ceramic’s Customer Service team, you can be prepared throughout your tile purchase and renovation.

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Back to Basics: Which material is right for my design?

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When designing for a tile project, there are more factors than just color and style to keep in mind. Architectural Ceramics carries a wide variety of materials each with their own features. Should you choose stone, ceramic, glass or something else?

12 Different Ways to Lay Subway Tile

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It’s Easter weekend. How are you celebrating with friends and family? If you have young children, they’re likely taking part in an Easter egg hunt. If you’re hunting for ways to update your traditional subway tile, then look no further.

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Week of July 29th, 2019 – Hotel Design and Vacation Inspiration

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Summer is here and lots of people take that as a sign that it’s time to take vacation. Unless you’re a camper, odds are you spend your vacay nights in a hotel.

Going Above & Beyond: Backsplash Tile That Wows

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Thanksgiving. We all know a lot of effort goes into making a meal that typically features turkey. We all spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking in front of our backsplash. While subway tile is a popular option and has it’s place, we’re here to challenge the norm.

Just Enough Tile is Not Enough Tile

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You’ve measured your project space and know your total square footage, but there’s more to ordering tile than an accurate take-off. Ordering the bare minimum to cover your square footage is a recipe for disaster.

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4 Ways to Think Big with Tile in Small Bathrooms

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We all know the phrase, bigger is better. Heck, at Architectural Ceramics, we wrote a blog about it featuring our large-format tile. But, what if you’re not big on space? Inside the District, square footage often comes at a premium.

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Bigger Is Better: Large Format Porcelain Tile

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Go big or go home. OK, we’d love to go through your home. Architectural Ceramic’s put together a small list of some of our large format porcelain tile collections. No matter the type of renovation, we can change the look of your home in a big way. About Porcelain Tile.

AC Tackles Commercial & Residential Tile Projects

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Fantasy drafts, tailgates, watching the game — Football season is a much anticipated time of year. At Architectural Ceramics, we love football almost as much as we love tile.

The Great Outdoors: Tile for Outside Applications

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When you first think of landscaping your patio or other outside space, you probably don’t immediately think of tile. But tile is not just for your kitchen or bathroom – there are tons of great tiles for outdoor use.

Made By Moms, For Moms: Tiled Spaces with a Feminine Touch

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For a lot of mom’s, a simple gesture like a hand-made card, breakfast in bed, or a bouquet of flowers means a lot on Mother’s Day. But what about when she simply wants to get away to pamper herself in a feminine space?

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Events: Vienna Colormix 2018 with Sherwin Williams

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Thank you to all who joined us for the 2018 Colormix CEU Event in our Vienna showroom in partnership with Sherwin Williams. We took a look at the color trend forecast for 2019 in the form of six fabulous color palettes: Shapeshifter, Wanderer, Aficionado, Enthusiast, Naturalist, and Raconteur.

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