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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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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.

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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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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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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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 ?

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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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?

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+.

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.

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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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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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?

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.

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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.

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.

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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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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Week of September 2nd, 2019 – Fashion Forward

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Fashion design and interior design have a lot more in common than one might think at first glance. Since September is host to global Fashion Week events from New York to London – we’re taking a look at how these disciplines are two sides of the same creative coin. Fashion Week Takes on Tile.

Week of August 19th, 2019 – Making Summer Camp Swanky

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These luxury tents and cabins are a far cry from the kid’s summer camps of yesteryear. Recently trendy cottage options like tiny houses and decorated semi-permanent tents are garnering some attention. Keep reading to see some summer camping options we think you’ll enjoy. Luxury Standard.

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Working in Harmony: Tile That Embodies the Principles of Feng Shui

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In today’s fast-paced culture, men and women alike have hectic work and home schedules. As adults, we often over-book ourselves with work, or our kids with school activities and birthday parties. Having a calming space at home to recharge may be more beneficial than we realize.

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Take It Outside: Outdoor AC Tile Collections

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Whether you’re barbecuing near our Baltimore showroom, or you’re fixin’ to go grillin’ closer to our Atlanta showroom; summer is made for poolside meals on an outdoor patio.

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.

Surge: AC’s Glass-Inspired Ceramic

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During the month of March, we all feel a sudden surge run through our bodies, that sends us running to the party store for shamrock cut-outs, leprechaun hats and the like. So if you like St. Patrick’s Day and the color green, then you’re in luck with our Surge Collection.

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.

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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5 AC Tile Collections with a Fall Feeling

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Pumpkin-spiced lattes, chunky knit blankets, falling leaves — Fall has finally arrived and there’s nothing better than the taste of nutmeg, the feel of soft wool, or the sound of crunching leaves underfoot.

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Subtle Seaside Style: Tile Inspiration & Collections With a Soft Touch

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Summer is here. The beach is calling. This time last year, we featured a beach blog about AC’s Naturals Collection whose soft color palette and names are inspired by nature. Architectural Ceramics is at it again, this time with a focus on sea shells and mother of pearl as inspiration.

A Recap: 2018 Coverings Tile & Stone Show

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// by Betty Sullivan //. Every year, Architectural Ceramics travels to the Coverings Tile & Stone Show to discover new products, meet new industry allies, and strengthen our vendor & customer relationships.

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Back to Basics: AC’s Ceramic Tile Collections

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It’s that time of year, when kids to go back to school. We can’t scroll through our Facebook news feeds without seeing a tiny person holding a chalkboard sign with their name and grade on it.