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Nostalgic Flashback: Psychedelic Ceramics

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In the world of interior design, old trends inevitably resurface. No matter how outdated they seem, it's only a matter of time before they somehow creep back, regardless of how 'out' they previously seemed.

Resurgence of Exotic Stone

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Minimalist design can be gorgeous in the right setting, but as far as we're concerned, bolder is better. We love vibrant looks that make an instant statement while remaining as sophisticated as possible.

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Large Pattern: Ceramic “Wallpaper”

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Some interior design concepts are timeless — and some come and go in waves. Wallpaper definitely belongs in the latter category. While it has seen some significant booms, it spent the early 2000s out of favor among most design enthusiasts.

Artistic Tile: Upping the Ante with Mosaic-Inspired Statement Stones

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At Decorative Materials, we're all about experimenting with bold designs as we integrate fresh new ideas with traditional concepts. We're always on the hunt for new talent, but we also find ourselves returning again and again to a few reliable designers.

Trickling Patterns: Flooring Blended Together

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At Decorative Materials, we are consistently amazed by the revolutionary concepts at play in today's most fascinating designs. Just when we think tile designs can't get any bolder or more creative, we observe intriguing new ideas with the potential to shake up interior design as we know it.

Making a Bold Tile Statement

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You love to experiment with new tile trends - but that little voice in your head warns you that bold looks could quickly go out of style. Ideally, you can balance your love of statement tile with your desire for practicality and long-term style.

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Why Salvatori Remains a Leader in Italian Stonework

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Inspiration is all around us, but there's no denying that the world's most impressive stonework hails from Italy. Hence, our love of Italian design house Salvatori should come as no great surprise.

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How the Right Ceramic Finish Can Transform a Space

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Beautiful, versatile, and highly durable, ceramic tile is a wonderful option for creating a practical and aesthetically pleasing space. Unfortunately, choosing ceramic is just the beginning. Once you've decided to install ceramic tile in your project, you'll need to delve into the details.

How to Incorporate Luxurious Statement Stones

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Have you ever fallen head over heels in love.with stone tile? It's a surprisingly common phenomenon, and one we encourage at Decorative Materials. Many of our clients find themselves drawn to a particular type of stone —and eager to incorporate it into their projects.

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Tile Face-Off: Porcelain vs. Ceramic Tile

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Choosing the right tile is an important decision, and there are a number of factors to take into account. For example, you will need to consider the shape and size of your room, how your tile will be used, durability, lighting and, of course, your own personal style.

What’s New in Tile for 2020

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A new decade has arrived — and with it, the desire for a fresh start. We're not just talking typical resolutions, however. Stylistic changes have the power to make us feel more confident than ever as we take on the 2020s. Tile Trends

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What CERSAIE 2019 Can Tell Us About Upcoming Tile Trends

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Every year, CERSAIE — the International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings — brings the world's most talented designers to Bologna, Italy for the ultimate tile extravaganza. This event sets the stage for the following season's most impactful trends.

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Black and White: Bold, Graphic and Luxurious

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Black and white is an inherently classy color combination, but it briefly fell out of favor during the all-white craze of the past decade. Thankfully, this gorgeous pairing is in the midst of a well-deserved comeback — spurred, in part, by an ongoing preference for neutrals.

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Playing with Contrasts

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Contrast is a big deal in modern tile design. The most impactful looks balance elements that seem, at first glance, radically different. This infusion of multiple colors, patterns, or textures can quickly make a statement while also granting your space an undeniable sense of personality.

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Inspired by Nature, Yet Doesn’t Exist in Nature

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You love the great outdoors and wish you could spend every moment outside. There's no need to let that peaceful feeling dissipate as soon as you head indoors. If you feel most at peace in nature, why not bring the outside in? Tile Trends

Stone Care & Tips For Keeping Your Countertops Clean

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Thanks to their timeless beauty and uniqueness, natural stone countertops are a gorgeous addition to any home. Available in various colors and patterns, natural stone countertops are a perfect fit for many interior designs, whether you're renovating your home or building a new one.

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Color Trends for 2020

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Jewel tones are hot in 2019, and for good reason: these rich colors deliver instant glamour. That being said, today's most trend forward jewel tone hues look little like traditional takes on this familiar color scheme. Right not, it's all about edgy vibes.

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Achieving New Heights with Your Backsplash

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Kitchens are constantly evolving. Today, open-concept designs reign supreme, as do large islands equipped with ample storage space. Further developments are in store, including a greater emphasis on the backsplash. Tile Trends

How It’s Made: The Euphoria Collection

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Sonoma Tilemakers is a top name in the interior design sphere, and for good reason. Boasting 25 years of success, this tile authority has made a name for itself by introducing intriguing style concepts while holding true to some of the world's most cherished traditions.

Why We're in Love with the Designs by Della + Zella

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Tradition is a big deal for Aspen designers and business owners Carrie Wolfer and Maggi Thompson. We're not just talking about the traditional themes that appear in many of their designs.

Top Three Trends from Cerasie 2017: The International Tile + Stone Show

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At the end of September 2017, designers from around the world convene in Bologna, Italy to share the hottest tile and stone trends of the season. Some of the most exciting looks are expected to include tribal prints, large format tiles and natural stone.

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The Most Impressive Tile Designs from Coverings 2019

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Inspiration abounds in the fast-paced world of interior design. Exciting ideas can be found in virtually every setting imaginable. At industry events, however, these ideas reach a whole new level as they are examined and discussed by those who know design best.

Italian Inspirations: Italian Stone Tile Designs

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Few modern flooring materials quite capture the classic appeal of Italian stone tile, which grants any room an instant burst of glamour. Stunning and versatile, Italian stone is an increasingly popular option in today's homes and businesses.

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The Boldest Trends from CERSAIE 2018

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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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Client Feature: Inspire Kitchen Design Studio

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One of the greatest privileges of working in the tile business: collaborating with the region's best and brightest designers. Their passion cannot be denied — nor can their inherent talent. At Decorative Materials, we're always impressed by Angela Otten of Inspire Kitchen Design Studio.

Trending in Tile for 2019

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With the new year comes new opportunities for making your space pop. The latest tile innovations could play perfectly into your most daring design goals for 2019. Tasteful, yet edgy, this year's trends offer stunning artistry without feeling excessive.

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Don’t Make Me Blush: The Pink Tiles Are Having a Moment

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Several trends made us sit up and take notice at the recent Salone de Mobile Milano. We were especially inspired by Artemest's Stranger Pinks event. It's just one example of the many contexts in which blush is having its moment in the sun.

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International Perspective: The World’s Leading Hotel Lobbies

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No first impression quite delivers like an elegant hotel lobby. This sophisticated space can instantly elevate accommodations, granting the entire structure an upscale feel.

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How to Make Your Powder Room Pop

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Is your powder room a place of sanctuary — or has it become your home's most forgotten and neglected corner? If this tiny room is anything less than spectacular, you're missing out on a huge opportunity to make a design statement while keeping costs to a minimum. Tile Trends

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Artistry on Display

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Tile is more than a floor or wall covering. Yes, it serves a functional purpose, but it can accomplish so much more. From sophisticated to adventurous, tile can evoke a range of emotions. And with a combination of artistic skill and modern technology, tile can take on a personality all its own.

Tile Insider: Interlocking Shapes are on the Rise

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While there's plenty to love about the clean, modern aesthetic of subway tiles, today's homeowners are on the hunt for something a little more intricate. Enter interlocking shapes: a trend that is quickly taking over in homes and businesses all around the world.

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Insider’s Guide to Stone Tile

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When it comes to home finishes, stone tile has a unique way of creating a custom look of understated elegance that is effortlessly natural. Distinct characteristics, especially of natural stone tile , ensure that your home will be truly one of a kind.

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Denver Showroom Showcase: Bringing Our Favorite Floor Tiles to Life

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At Decorative Materials, we're passionate about finding design inspirations all around the world — but we also aim to incorporate these designs in a way that feels authentic to our beloved state of Colorado.

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How to Make Your Powder Room Pop

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Is your powder room a place of sanctuary — or has it become your home's most forgotten and neglected corner? If this tiny room is anything less than spectacular, you're missing out on a huge opportunity to make a design statement while keeping costs to a minimum. Tile Trends

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Color Trends to Look for in 2019

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Like any design element, colors come in and out of fashion. For years, it was all about the neutral, with beige, grey, and especially white dominating the world of interior design. The appeal is clear: neutrals look clean and are capable of visually expanding small spaces. They're also versatile.

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Pantone Makes a Splash with Living Coral: How to Incorporate the Vibrant Color

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Every year, Pantone spurs worldwide design trends by highlighting a hue that reflects the stylistic mood of the times. The color authority draws on themes seen in the latest artwork, music, and technology to ensure that its selected shade evokes the essence of the year it represents.

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Designing for a Masculine Aesthetic

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Stereotypes abound regarding masculine and feminine decor. Guys allegedly bemoan the loss of their bachelor pads, while women are thought to take over with flowers, pastels, and piles of throw pillows. In reality, however, interior design is rarely so simple.

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Unfinished Doesn’t Mean Unrefined

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Forget everything you know about what makes tiles beautiful. Yes, ornate glazes and sophisticated edges can be stunning, but there is something oddly comforting about an unfinished, even worn look. Tile Trends

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The Creative Genius of Maison Surface

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At Decorative Materials, we're proud to work with some of the world's most innovative designers. We love the unique visions that our favorite designers bring to life — particularly when they infuse classic concepts with new elements.

Timeless and On Trend: Marble’s Well-Deserved Takeover

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The ultimate classic design, marble has evoked elegance for millennia. Ancient Greeks adored marble, to the point that the design prompted several of the society's most revered looks. Tile Trends

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Luxury Tile Inspired by New York Fashion Week

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Every year, fashion aficionados from all around the world flock to New York City to prove that they remain at the cutting edge of modern fashion. Some recycle styles from seasons past, but others draw on fascinating artistic concepts to create truly original pieces.

Step Into the Dark Side

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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.

Designing Your Ideal Custom Bathroom

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Are you bored with your bathroom? Updating your bathroom tile is the perfect way to give this cherished space the attention it deserves since it’s used daily! Let’s take a look at some of the best bathroom tile options available today. Bathroom Tile

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