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The Art of Spanish Ceramics

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Innovation is everything right now and what we are seeing from Spanish designers and manufacturers is monumental. Their intricate style can add an artistic element to a variety of spaces. Tile Trends

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 No matter how outdated they seem, it's only a matter of time before they somehow creep back, regardless of how 'out' they previously seemed.

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Our Tour of the Colorado Stone Quarries

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Inspiration is all around us in the beautiful state of Colorado. At Decorative Materials, we are committed to finding the state's most impressive design elements at work. Recently, we had the opportunity to check out a famed quarry in Marble, Colorado.

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.

Blending of Materials

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A variety of bold colors and patterns promise to bring a new sense of artistry to tile design in 2020. We're loving these vibrant new looks, but are especially enthusiastic about the unique blends of materials currently featured in the industry's top collections. Tile Trends

2020 White Box Challenge

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The annual White Box Challenge highlights the present genius and the future possibilities in design. This year, however, we also looked to the past for inspiration with an 80s theme that delivered plenty of flair. Tile Trends

Crested Butte Crush

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We fell in love with this recent project in Crested Butte, Colorado. And who wouldn’t? Known for it’s modern grasp on the Victorian era, Crested Butte is a joy to visit. Working on the remodel of the Scarp Ridge Lodge , generated even more enthusiasm.

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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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Behind The Scenes at Pratt & Larson

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As one of the country’s leading handmade ceramic tile manufacturers, Pratt & Larson continues to pay homage to traditional designs while pushing the boundaries with cutting edge and forward thinking shapes, sizes and colors.

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.

Client Feature: Kimberly Timmons Interiors

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It's no secret that Colorado is home to some of the nation's most talented designers. These design thought leaders make our work at Decorative Materials that much more enjoyable. We especially love working with Kimberly Timmons Interiors (KTI) ?

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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Terrazzo: Making a Long-Awaited Comeback in 2019

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Set foot in any 2019 tile show or convention, and you're bound to see terrazzo. While this marble and cement composite has made its mark for five centuries, it was regarded for several decades purely as a product of the 1970s.

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.

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.

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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Open Your Imagination

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If you were challenged with this box of material, what would you create? 25 lucky participants were challenged in the month of October, their creations blew our mind.

Micro Mirrors from Akdo

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Captivating, enchanting, charismatic and radiant, the geometric inspired Allure Collection from Akdo features unique mosaics made from luxury stones and metallic mirrored pieces. The Charles Krug winery in Napa recently installed The Allure Collection as featured in Traditional Home.

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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.

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.

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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Robyn Scott Interiors: Exemplifying Artitexture With a Holistic Approach to Design

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Contemporary design abounds throughout the Aspen area. The most impressive looks spotlight the region's natural beauty while also granting spaces an open, welcoming feel. These qualities are immediately evident in the gorgeous designs created by Robyn Scott Interiors.

Color Forecast for 2020

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Every year, Sherwin-Williams leads the way in design innovation by bringing the most inspiring color concepts to life. For 2020, the company's Colormix® forecast brings 45 of the most promising colors to the forefront. Tile Trends

5 Tile Trends for 2015

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We pride ourselves on keeping our collective finger on the pulse of what''s hot, what''s new, what''s coming down the pike, and what you should be excited about in the tile industry and interior design world.

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Hot Product ~ Stone Box Mini

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Stone Box Mini faithfully reproduces the grain of natural stone proposed in three color ways. Based on a selection of 36 different types of stones from three quarries blended together by color for superb harmony that gives sustained rhythm to the varying patterns.

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The Return to Rustic

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There's a lot to love about contemporary design. For years, people have gravitated towards the modern look of clean lines, neutral colors, and open space. The appeal of this aesthetic is understandable, but it can feel a bit sterile if done to excess.

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

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.

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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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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Five Tile Worthy Trips

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Have you caught a little Spring Fever? Craving a Spring getaway? With a sincere passion for tile it''s our business to spot amazing installations wherever we go. Here are a few “tile worthy trips” for a quick spring getaway!

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The Most Beautiful Mosaic You'll Ever See

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The Metropole Collection arrived on all of our showrooms this week! We aren’t going to lie, it feels like Christmas. We will admit, we were in awe of this collection at Coverings, although now we have fallen in love.

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.

What a Difference Grout Can Make!

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We recently received this great tool from the experts at Artistic Tile showing the prominent effect of grout color in a mosaic application. As designers push the boundaries of mosaic design, grout can often become more visible thus altering the appearance of such mosaics.

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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.

SAVE THE DATE: 2/19 at Decorative Materials Edwards

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The Decorative Materials team in Edwards, Colorado is excited to invite you to join us for the unveiling of 15 NEW vignette installations and host a dynamic CEU! We would love to see you on Thursday, February 19 starting at 5 p.m. at Decorative Materials Edwards.

Cersaie Tile Trends 2014

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Cersaie 2014, The International Tile & Stone Expo in Bologna, Italy has once again inspired designers worldwide. Here are the top trends and innovations as seen at Cersaie 2014. Texture: We love that tile is no longer flat, or at least it doesn’t appear so.

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5 Tile Trends in 2015

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We pride ourselves on keeping our collective finger on the pulse of what''s hot, what''s new, what''s coming down the pike, and what you should be excited about in the tile industry and interior design world.

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Award Winning Design

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We love when our talented clients are recognized for their hard earned work. The team at Anne Grice Interiors has become a staple in the Aspen design community, and this proves why! Anne Grice Interiors recently placed FIRST for this Aspen Bathroom Remodel by the Home Builders Association.

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

The Future of Wood Porcelain

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Like it or not, wood porcelain is not a trend, rather a timeless product which has become highly attractive for its real wood like characteristics and incredible durability.

Luxe Luxuries

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Leave it to Luxe Magazine to bring us an inspiring treasure trove of tiles plus a stunning project by one of Colorado’s most talented interior designers, Andrea Schumacher. Andrea worked with Decorative Materials in selecting New Ravenna glass to clad the vanity wall. Be sure to pickup the Luxe Colorado Summer Edition to view the full project.