Washington D.C. Apartments: The Ultimate Renters Guide

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Camden NoMa Rooftop in Washington D.C. we have explored Washington D.C. Similar to our Seattle Apartments Guide , we spent more than 45 hours conducting extensive research on Washington D.C. While often thought of as transient, true locals know D.C.

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Modern Style and Sensibility In a Traditional D.C. Neighborhood

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The Brandywine House, in an upscale residential neighborhood in Washington, D.C., Photography by Anice Hoachlander and Allen Russ] The post Modern Style and Sensibility In a Traditional D.C. Architecture Brandywine House energy efficient home modern home

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4 Ways to Think Big with Tile in Small Bathrooms

Architectural Ceramics

Heck, at Architectural Ceramics, we wrote a blog about it featuring our large-format tile. Ati Williams, real estate entrepreneur and owner of DC Home Buzz , partnered with Architectural Ceramics on this powder room feature wall. We all know the phrase, bigger is better.

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Modern Salt and Pepper House in D.C. Sprinkled with Color

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

KUBE Architecture recently completed the design of Salt and Pepper House , a lively family residence in Washington, D.C. Photos and information courtesy of KUBE Architecture] The post Modern Salt and Pepper House in D.C.

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Architectural Ceramics Celebrates 50 Years with Washingtonian Magazine

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October 28th, 2015 – Washington, DC – Washingtonian Magazine celebrated it’s 50th anniversary with a monumental party at the National Museum of , and Architectural Ceramics, Inc was honored to help sponsor the event.

Architectural Ceramics aids the Capital Area Food Bank through Can-struction

Architectural Ceramics

Washington, DC – November 2015 – Architectural Ceramics, Inc was honored to be able to donate to the BVA Can-struction team this holiday season in a project that benefited the Capital Area Food Bank!

Tile of Spain at the 2012 AIA Convention Showcased Several Unique Architectural Solutions … and a Memorable New Use for Wooden Pallets

Tile of Spain USA

The Tile of Spain booth at this year’s AIA Convention and Design Expo in Washington, DC was a showstopper! The design was a unique utilization of wooden pallets that was a favorite among the many architects in attendance. .

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Week of July 8th, 2019 – Classic American Style

Architectural Ceramics

From Washington, D.C.’s s row houses are a hallmark of the city’s architecture. The 30 Most Beautiful Main Streets Across America, Architectural Digest. There’s Not a Single 90-Degree Angle in This Frank Lloyd Wright Home , Architectural Digest.

Design Trends: Going for Gold

Architectural Ceramics

Architectural Ceramics hopes you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends. You’ll find golden nuggets like this and others by browsing one of our DC-metro area showrooms and speaking with our knowledgeable sales and design associates. Happy Holidays!

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Save the Dates: Best Modern and Architectural Home Tours for 2018

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you wonder what’s inside when you walk or drive by a home or apartment building, you’ll be pleased to know that there are architectural home tours throughout the country, which let you enter the best examples of contemporary and modern homes and check them out.

Employee Spotlight: Corporate Trainer Rachelle Bishop

Architectural Ceramics

AC: Tell us a bit of background about yourself, how did you come into your current role with Architectural Ceramics? After my husband and I moved to the DC area in 2011, I found Architectural Ceramics. What’s your favorite part about working with Architectural Ceramics?

5 Ways to Wear White After Memorial Day

Architectural Ceramics

Now that Memorial Day Weekend is here, it’s time to kick off the unofficial start of summer with 5 tile collections, available with Architectural Ceramics of course, that feature white in a big way. We’re here to talk fashion or tile, at one of our DC-metro area showrooms.

Penny Round Tile Inspiration to Fill Your Home Renovation Idea Bank

Architectural Ceramics

If you plan to use your refund on a home renovation project, then Architectural Ceramics is here to fill your idea bank with inspiration. For more information about the Studs Collection, visit one of our DC-metro area showrooms. Tax Day.

Design Trends: The 2019 PANTONE Color of the Year

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Learn more about how the PANTONE Color of the Year is selected, this year’s color: Living Coral, and how to incorporate it into your designed interior space (which we hope includes tile from Architectural Ceramics, of course). Remember Rose Quartz? That was so 2016. Really.

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Week of December 9, 2019 – Holiday Decorating

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The Top 5 Destinations for Design Lovers to Visit in December , Architectural Design. This list of December locales hosting arts and design festivals, boutique hotels, and historic architecture. Visit one of our DC, MD, or VA tile showrooms for a free tile design consultation.

Back to Basics: AC’s Ceramic Tile Collections

Architectural Ceramics

While children everywhere are going back to school, let’s go back to basics and learn about ceramic tile through a few of Architectural Ceramic’s collections: Basics, London, and City Hall. It’s fitting that Architectural Ceramics was founded in 1985.

AC Tackles Commercial & Residential Tile Projects

Architectural Ceramics

At Architectural Ceramics, we love football almost as much as we love tile. With our headquarters and showrooms located in the DC-metro area, we’ve been known to cheer for the the Washington Redskins or the Baltimore Ravens.

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

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The Design Lover’s Guide to Glasgow , Architectural Digest. Visitors to Glasgow, especially those interested in design and architecture, might want to take a look at this city guide. A Scottish Castle Fit for Interior-Design Royalty , Architectural Digest.

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Take It Outside: Outdoor AC Tile Collections

Architectural Ceramics

Check out a few Architectural Ceramics tile collections, suitable for outdoor use, that have you covered under foot and under water. Below, we elaborate on collections, available through Architectural Ceramics, that represent each category mentioned above.

Our Favorite Fall Tile Designs

Architectural Ceramics

Kate Valder, our contagiously happy and seriously talented Commercial Rep for the DC area, curated this contemporary take on the Tartan, below. Kate Valder – Commercial A&D Sales, NEWH Washington DC Metro Executive Advisor kvalder@architecturalceramics.com.

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

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The football season kicks off in September and last season’s Super Bowl host stadium is a pretty impressive feat of architecture! Visit one of our DC, MD, or VA tile showrooms for a free tile design consultation.

Going Above & Beyond: Backsplash Tile That Wows

Architectural Ceramics

Here, Virginia-based firms Thorsen Construction and Southern Kitchens teamed up with Architectural Ceramics to design a kitchen space that features a ceramic tile with a playful feel. Image via Architectural Ceramics on Houzz. Image via Architectural Ceramics on Houzz.

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

Architectural Ceramics

The 21 Hottest Design Hotels for 2019 , Architectural Digest. Architectural Digest searched out some gorgeously refurbished hotels from around the world that have certainly piqued our interest! Thomas recently worked with Architectural Ceramics on their $100 million renovation.

Week of October 14, 2019 – Fall Harvest Season

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Inside Instagram Founder Kevin Systrom’s Lake Tahoe Retreat , Architectural Digest. Visit one of our DC, MD, or VA tile showrooms for a free tile design consultation. Autumn is a fantastic time to celebrate with harvest festivals, apple picking, and general Fall fun!

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Week of September 30th, 2019 – Oktoberfest

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We All Want to Come Home to This German Apartment , Architectural Digest. Visit one of our DC, MD, or VA tile showrooms for a free tile design consultation. The annual Oktoberfest celebration is reaching its end in Munich, Germany this week.

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

Architectural Ceramics

Pictured above, the 2012 DC Design House features Aidan Design’s work, and Architectural Ceramic’s mother-of-pearl oval mosaic. To view this, or other shell mosaics, visit one of our DC-metro area showroom locations.

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Week of October 28, 2019 – Halloween Haunts

Architectural Ceramics

It’s also fascinating to take a look at the architectural elements of a space once all the wallpaper and trappings have been washed away with time. Visit one of our DC, MD, or VA tile showrooms for a free tile design consultation.

Week of November 11, 2019 – Veteran’s Day Inspired

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week – Military Interior Design and Architecture. Step onto Tyler Perry’s 300-acre production studio , Architectural Digest. Visit one of our DC, MD, or VA tile showrooms for a free tile design consultation.

Week of November 18, 2019 – Places to Stay

Architectural Ceramics

Go Inside the World’s First Equinox Hotel , Architectural Digest. Visit one of our DC, MD, or VA tile showrooms for a free tile design consultation. Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. We just wrapped up exhibiting at BDNY. and Thanksgiving is right around the corner.

12 Different Ways to Lay Subway Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Architectural Ceramics is ready to hop to it, with a dozen EGG-cellent subway tile patterns that go beyond the basics. We have a lot more than a dozen types of subway tile, however, available from Architectural Ceramics. It’s Easter weekend.

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10 Hot Summer Destinations & Tile Inspirations

Architectural Ceramics

While sites like Travel.com offers suggestions of where to go with their article, the Top 10 Most Searched Summer Destinations , at Architectural Ceramics, we’ve come up with our own 10 cities, as well as tile collections inspired by each popular place.

Think Outside the Box: Rethinking the Square Shower Niche

Architectural Ceramics

At Architectural Ceramics, we love the look of stretching a square niche into an elongated, linear one. For a specialty, handmade tile like the one used above, it’s best to come in to one of AC’s five DC-metro area showroom locations. The shower niche.

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

Architectural Ceramics

Architectural Ceramics carries a wide variety of materials each with their own features. Visit one of our DC, MD, or VA tile showrooms for a free tile design consultation. When designing for a tile project, there are more factors than just color and style to keep in mind.

Week of July 22nd, 2019 – History of Design

Architectural Ceramics

If you need a refresher, you can get a crash course in architecture and design from this handy Décor Aid article. Modern design refers to a style of architecture and interiors that emphasize form and structure over ornamentation. Each decade has its own unique style or set of trends.

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Trick or Treat: Trade Tips for a Sweet Install

Architectural Ceramics

” For Washington D.C. Designer: Cheryll Bowie of CKB Design, Vendor: Architectural Ceramics, Inc., Keeping the look traditional in this DC-area home meant weaving together various shades of warm and cool-toned marbles. We all know the phrase: trick or treat!

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4 Ways to Brighten Up Your Kitchen for Spring

Architectural Ceramics

At Architectural Ceramics, we often collaborate with local architects and interior designers to craft well-designed and personalized spaces. A modern and rustic farmhouse renovation, designed by Sagatov Design + Build ; cement tile backsplash from Architectural Ceramics.

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

Architectural Ceramics

Architectural Ceramics is at it again, this time with a focus on sea shells and mother of pearl as inspiration. AC’s rivershell oval mosaic featured in the DC Show House, design by Aidan Design. Want weekly updates about Architectural Ceramics and our product lines?

Keeping Warm with Fireplace Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Better yet, let’s look at a few fireplaces that feature Architectural Ceramics tile. AC’s porcelain Monticello Collection in the color Argento, image via Architectural Ceramic’s Houzz Project page. Or, come visit us at one of our DC-metro area showroom locations.

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Getting in Shape: The Skinny on Tile Shapes & Patterns

Architectural Ceramics

At Architectural Ceramics, we’ve done a little exercise of our own to come up with some of our favorite tile shapes and patterns. As for square mosaics, Architectural Ceramics carries a wide range of options in all material types. Losing weight. It stinks.

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

Architectural Ceramics

How to Decorate Your Home with Log Cabin Style , Architectural Digest. Visit one of our DC, MD, or VA tile showrooms for a free tile design consultation. These luxury tents and cabins are a far cry from the kid’s summer camps of yesteryear.

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BDNY 2019 – Trends & Tile at Boutique Design New York

Architectural Ceramics

We saw a lot of great rugs, including one from Empire Collection that was inspired by architectural elements and TILE! The game “host” was David Shove-Brown of //3877 , a design firm located in Washington DC. Don’t forget that Architectural Ceramics is with MaterialBank.com.

Week of September 2nd, 2019 – Fashion Forward

Architectural Ceramics

Fashion Favorite Roksanda Ilincic Makes a Resplendent Interior Design Debut , Architectural Digest. Visit one of our DC, MD, or VA tile showrooms for a free tile design consultation. Fashion design and interior design have a lot more in common than one might think at first glance.

Ready for Resale: Tips on Getting Ready to Sell Your Home

Architectural Ceramics

If you’re putting your house on the market, check out what local DC metro area real estate and home staging professionals have to say about getting ready to sell. In a market like DC, the options can be overwhelming. Rockville, MD – May 26, 2017 – Ready to renovate for resale?