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Week of July 13th, 2020 – Environmentally Conscious Design Trends

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As the heat of summer dials up, so does the air-conditioning bill. We’re always looking for fun and creative ways to make a design statement, and what better way to show off a new trend than by having it be environmentally friendly and eco-conscious!

Week of June 1st, 2020 – Baths and Bathrooms

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Finding unique and comforting ways to relax is majorly important! With the age of technology in full swing, we’ve seen Bluetooth activated showers, remote-controlled saunas, and self-closing medicine cabinets.

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Week of May 11, 2020 – Graduation

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. With the stresses of academic work, the excitement of school sports, and the even the pressure to get involved, there are few occasions that invoke celebratory sentiments stronger than graduations.

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Playlist of the Week: National Parks Design

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Week of July 6th, 2020. The post-Fourth of July dog days of Summer are right around the corner, and what better way to beat the Summer lull by taking the family on that National Parks Road Trip you’ve always had in mind!

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Chinese Tariffs and their Effect on the Tile Industry

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Many people have asked us about how the newly implemented Chinese tariffs will affect the tile and flooring industry. They wanted us to go into detail about the actual tariffs and their impact. Here it is.

Playlist of the Week – Summer Concerts

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Week of May 25, 2020. As many artists and musicians have had to cancel their live shows for the foreseeable future, the summer concert scene will look a bit different this year. That’s no reason not to rock out on your own from the comfort of your own backyard.

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Week of June 29th, 2020 – American Design

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As June comes to an end, we enter July – the month of humidity, hot dogs, and of course some American spirit.

BDNY 2019 – Trends & Tile at Boutique Design New York

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In its 10 th year, Boutique Design New York (BDNY) showcases trends targeted to the hospitality boutique and lifestyle market.

Medieval Flooring & Encaustic Tile

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The image above shows the tiled floor of Winchester Cathedral , which boasts the largest area of original medieval tiles in the United Kingdom!

Week of June 22nd, 2020 – Lake Houses & Nautical Vibes

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As we officially enter Summer, we also enter another exciting time for most families and couples – vacation season.

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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Week of July 6th, 2020 – National Parks & Design

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. With the 4th of July fireworks show still fresh in your memory, time to take some relaxation and round up the family for a getaway to somewhere a little less busy.

Playlist of the Week – Gardens & Patios

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Week of May 18, 2020. With the unprecedented times it seems as if many homeowners are experiencing a renewed interest in DIY and home projects.

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Week of May 25, 2020 – Concert Series

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As we approach June, its hard not to reflect on the artistic excitement that usually follows suit.

Playlist of the Week – USA

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Week of June 29th, 2020. As the month of July approaches, the time for Summer fun and festivities arrives as well! This 4th of July season will bring new challenges in the post-COVID-19 new normal, including socially distant fireworks, virtual cheers and many more innovations that have kept us sane during these recent trying months. As the way of life slowly adapts and adjust to the “new world”, one thing remains the same: American Music.

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10 Hot Summer Destinations & Tile Inspirations

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It’s summer and your vacation is calling. Come globe trotting with us to beautiful vacation spots, home and abroad, that offer endless design and tile inspiration.

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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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.

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Week of June 8th, 2020 – Beaches & Aquariums

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. With warm weather comes Summer fun, and everyone knows the beach trip you’ve had planned since December is going to be the highlight of your entire Summer – maybe of the entire year!

Week of April 20, 2020 – Earth Day

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Earth is our home, and as designers keeping our home in peak condition is near and dear to our hearts.

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Playlist of the Week – Earth Day

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Week of April 20, 2020. With the runaround of daily life, it can be easy to forget how fortunate we are to call Earth our home.

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Week of April 6, 2020 – Tartan Day

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. At its core, the United States can be defined by its blend of diverse cultures and attitudes. It is these cultures and attitudes that have allowed us to innovate and progress under one flag, while giving us the ability to appreciate our familial roots.

Playlist of the Week – Singing in the Shower

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Week of June 1st, 2020. As many concerts are cancelled this summer, people are looking for unique ways to show their love for their favorite artists from inside their own homes.

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Playlist of the Week – Graduation

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Week of May 11, 2020. As summer draws closer, many of students are submitting their final assignments, saying goodbye to friends, and preparing for the summer holiday that awaits.

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Playlist of the Week – Space and Astronomy

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Week of April 27, 2020. Norman Vincent Peale, a 20th century minister and best-selling author, was a champion of progress through the power of positivity. He is credited with popularizing the concept of positive thinking and is widely recognized as the first to say “shoot for the moon.

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Week of May 18, 2020 – Gardens & Patios

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Though the nationwide shelter in place mandates haven’t been easy on anyone, one major highlight has been seeing more people getting outside and exercising in safe ways.

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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.

Playlist of the Week – Beach Vibes

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Week of June 8th, 2020. As the weather warms up, so are people’s spirits and smiles. Take a break from the chaos of today’s world and imagine your toes in the sand, and your favorite drink in hand. Got it? Now press shuffle on our Playlist of the Week and let the vibes complete. No stress, just you and our favorite tunes for the upcoming summer, something to play while poolside with the friends or while *watching* your kids at the beach.

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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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Playlist of the Week – Game Night

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Week of February 10th, 2020. Don’t let Valentine’s Day go by without spending it with your loved ones – plan a game night with close friends and family to make this year’s Valentine’s day full of love and care!

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Playlist of the Week – Beach and Island Getaways

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Week of February 17th, 2020. President’s Day weekend is perfect for recharging. Enjoy your time off with a quick trip to the beach that will allow you to get some much-needed rest and relaxation.

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Playlist of the Week – Man Cave & Bar Designs

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Week of February 24th, 2020. The idea of the man cave boils down to a private retreat with a masculine flair. We can’t think of many things more manly than an ole’ fashioned cowboy! We found a great country playlist to match your man cave vibe.

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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?

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.

Top 5 Design Posts – Fashion Week

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Week of February 3, 2020. February kicks off Fashion Week for many cities around the world. New York Fashion Week is coming up first – it runs from February 6th to February 13 th.

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Playlist of the Week – Waterways

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Week of June 22nd, 2020. As Summer officially enters the domain, everyone looks for their own escape to make-up for those long, cold, and dreary Winter hours. Hit the road and get stoked for your family beach trip, or for that quiet week away in your favorite lake-house rental.

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Week of May 4, 2020 – Cinco de Mayo

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. In the age of globalization, the exodus of music, art, and other cultural foundations flow across borders with ease.

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Playlist of the Week – Easter

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Week of April 13, 2020. The Easter season coincides with Spring blossoms, the return of animals from hibernation and the transition into warmer months.

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Week of April 27, 2020 – Outer Space

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Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Last week we celebrated Earth Day, but now we turn our attention skyward to draw some inspiration from the cosmos. From stars and comets to rockets and astronauts, there’s a lot to see!

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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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.

Pantone Color of the Year 2020 – Classic Blue

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Pantone recently introduced their 2020 Color of the Year : Classic Blue. If you aren’t familiar with Pantone’s annual announcement, the Color of the Year a recurring pick from Pantone’s color experts that influences the gamut of design industries from fashion to interior design.

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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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