Add Architectural Detail with Wainscoting

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Below are just some of the ways you can use it to create architectural detail in your home. Painted white, wainscoting provides a clean contrast. The post Add Architectural Detail with Wainscoting appeared first on

The Writing’s on the Wall: 20 Decorating With Chalkboard Paint Ideas

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What if we told you that decorating with chalkboard paint can be totally grown up and chic? You can buy black chalkboard paint at most home improvement stores for less than $10 and paint a wall all by yourself in just a few hours. Why is decorating with chalkboard paint a thing?

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Add Color and Drama to Your Home With These 35 Painted Ceiling Ideas

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While this is often true, painting your ceiling a color other than white isn’t necessarily a bad choice. Read on for our painted ceiling ideas. Dark Colors Ceilings painted dark gray, navy or black create a dramatic and intimate feeling in a room.

The Painting Experts Explain How to Fix Painting Mistakes and Problems

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Painting is undoubtedly one of the quickest and least expensive ways to transform your home. It can update an area, hide flaws, highlight architectural details and so much more. If you follow the 10 commandments of painting , you’re on the road to success.

Avente Tile Talk: Carter's Hand-Painted Ceramic Tiles, Murals and.

Tile Talk

Carters Hand-Painted Ceramic Tiles, Murals and Façades - Disappearing History. The Swan Inn is an example of Carters hand-painted tiles. Carters Tiles became known for hand-painted and themed tile panels. hand painted tile. MYD | architecture + design.

Space as Story – Traction Architecture

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” Jody Beck of Traction Architecture. Jody Beck of Traction Architecture became interested in architecture through studying art and architectural history. Traction Architecture has been covered by ABC and Fox News , LUX Life , Archello and Custom Home Magazines.

How to Highlight Your Home’s Exterior Architecture

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Highlighting the exterior architecture of your home might seem overwhelming, but no matter what style it is, there are lots of ways to make it shine. But compared with renovations, paint can be a budget-friendly way to draw attention to elements you like or downplay the ones you don’t.

Avente Tile Talk: Portuguese Ceramic Tile: Architectural History and.

Tile Talk

Portuguese Ceramic Tile: Architectural History and Preservation Through the Ages. Portuguese ceramic tile serves as a beautiful, functional and architectural element on structures and homes. Portuguese ceramic tile adorn walls as architectural elements, as well as act as sign posts.

Living Room Paint Ideas: Getting Creative in the Heart of the Home

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One simple way to inject more personality into your living room is with a simple coat of paint. Paint is a versatile medium that can do so much for your overall design without breaking your budget. The living room is one of the most public spaces in your home.

Documenting Architecture with Photos

Life of an Architect

It’s called “rough in” because there’s aren’t any exposed finished pieces of plumbing exposed … this is all the hidden nasty bits that will be covered up with finished materials (like cabinets, tile, wood paneling, and painted sheet rock).

How Cold is Too Cold for Exterior Painting?

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Painting your home’s exterior is a massive project, and you may have been putting it off due to time or budget restraints. But now that the temperatures have dropped, is it too cold to paint outside? When the temperature is too low, dust and insects will be attracted to the wet paint.

Your Ultimate Guide to Paint Finishes: What Type Is Best for Your Walls?

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When working with paint , the finish you choose is almost as important as the color. With that in mind, it’s crucial to know your options for paint finishes before you get started. Matte-enamel paint has a matte finish but is much more durable than normal matte paint finishes.

10 Design Lessons We Can Learn From Venetian Architecture

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Venice is a city with truly unique architecture. Between the one-of-a-kind canals, incredible historic and cultural offerings, and beautiful architecture, it’s no surprise that people will travel far and wide just to experience Venetian life for themselves.

Understanding Paint Sheen: Flat, Eggshell, Satin, Semi-Gloss and Gloss

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A can of paint is perhaps the single most important and inexpensive item you can use to transform your home’s appearance. The right paint sheen can revive a dull room, cover blemishes and bring attention to architectural details. Each paint sheen has its own personality.

Decorative Tile in Commercial Design

Tile Talk

In the image above, you''ll notice that the tiles create a cascade-like effect below the Spanish Baroque architectural details of this structure. The hand-painted tile that you see in this design looks very similar to our Barcelona Design Quarter San Jose tile.

Painted Floors :: The Sixth Wall

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I’m totally obsessed with painted floors. In fact, I have hundreds of photos sitting in a file of floors that have been painted, lacquered and polished. Almost every day I look down at what’s under my feet, and feel inspired. If I could, I would re-do the floors at Casa B.

Remote Painting Studio in Chile Embedded in the Hillside

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This Painting Studio in Coquimbo Region, Chile is an example of modern architecture in the service of neighboring art. It is a sort of retreat from the surrounding constructions, basically just a wall with indirect sunlight entering from above to witness the process of painting.”

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Graphic Standards for Architectural Cabinetry

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Architectural drawings serve the obvious purpose of conveying specific information in a linear and direct manner. AWI stands for “ Architectural Woodworking Institute ” and they have organized the standards that we follow in our office for how cabinets are built.

The Inspiration for GIO Architectural Tile + Stone: The Story of Gio Ponti


Considered a revolutionary in architecture and design, Ponti had his roots in the ceramics industry and remained involved in ceramics throughout his working life. Ponti was instrumental in developing Milan as center of fashion, design and architecture.

How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets Like a Pro

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Learn to paint your wood, metal or laminate kitchen cabinets like a pro! That’s great when they’re in good shape; but if they aren’t as beautiful as they could be, we’ll show you how to paint your kitchen cabinets like a pro. You’ll need to choose the primer and paint to use.

Here’s How to Pick the Perfect Paint Color Every Time

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The perfect paint color is fundamental to your interior design. Image: Mary Bona – Design Find Let’s face it: Picking the right paint color is important. We’ve compiled a list of our best tips on how to pick the perfect paint color for your interiors.

ICP Construction Unveils New Architectural Paint and Coatings Strategy

The A to Z of Building

ICP Construction, a division of Innovative Chemical Products Group (ICP Group), has unveiled their architectural paint and coatings strategy. ICP Construction currently manufactures and markets under

Big Trends from KBIS Part II

Kitchens for Living

Gorgeous sculptural free-standing tub by Clark Architectural. This collection combines a low spout architecture and crisp octagonal details for a stately yet modern design.

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Tiled Stair Riser Design Picks

Tile Talk

A hand-painted tile border pattern is repeated on each stair riser. Notice the color variation typical of hand-painted tiles. Similarly, geometric patterns, border patterns, and Spanish tile patterns can work well with many different styles of architecture.

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Make a Splash with Pool Tiles

Tile Talk

Deep indigo pool tiles, coupled with the architecture of the pool house, make for an incredible outdoor setting. Image via Architectural Digest. Hand-painted glazed ceramic deco tiles with terracotta pavers showcase the stairs, risers and the pool.

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Avente Tile Talk: Step Up to Spanish Tile | September 2012

Tile Talk

Project Pick: Hand-Painted Spanish Ceramic Tile Risers Aventes Spanish Tiles are beautifully hand-painted in a variety of colors and patterns on ceramic bisque using time-honored techniques. Within our hand-painted Spanish ceramic tile collection, you.ll hand painted tile.

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PPG Architectural Coatings Launches All-New PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS® Brand

The A to Z of Building

Two legendary brands have now, officially, become one great paint. In an ongoing effort to better serve its long-valued customer base of independent retailers, PPG Architectural Coatings, a business

Avente Tile Talk: Portuguese Ceramic Tile Artistry

Tile Talk

Inspired by centuries-old styles from Portugal, these decorative ceramic tiles are beautifully hand-painted on red bisque and finished with a high-gloss glaze. Each hand-painted design includes borders, corners, large decorative tiles and accent dots. hand painted tile.

Malibu Field Tiles for Enhancing Your Space

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Created using classic red bisque, this collection offers a rustic look and feel on their own, or when they''re paired with our patterned, hand-painted Malibu Ceramic Tiles that are reminiscent of Old California, Spanish Revival architecture. Appreciating Spanish Revival Architecture.

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Contemporary Apartment in Bucharest for an Artistic Couple

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Architecture color accents Contemporary Apartment Industrial Elements Painted Glass Door wall mural Wine Rack designStudio3plus worked with the artistic couple that owns this one-bedroom apartment in Bucharest, Romania to put their stamp on the space.

Decorate With Red to Give Your Space a High-Design Vibe

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Image: Andrea Schumacher Interiors Deep red paint ideas Red is an intense color. Painting an entire room in the shade may feel a bit too much, but a carefully chosen wall or architecture detail in a deep rich red tone can work. Here are some beautiful red paint ideas.

How to Use the Most Stylish Color of the Year: Black

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Image: DesignLine Construction Create a cozy, calming atmosphere According to Dee Schlotter, senior color marketing manager for the PPG Paints brand, “Black is a classic color that is now finding its way onto the walls, creating silence, space and quiet in a very busy, distracting world.”

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Surprising Playroom in London Inspired by Renaissance Painting

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“Inspired by the painting St Jerome in His Study by Antonello da Messina, our departure point was to create an installation that is as much a small piece of architecture as it is a piece of furniture,” the designers said.

On-Site Architectural Photography

Life of an Architect

Last week I spent a frigid couple of days in the far northern part of Wisconsin with Poul Ober , an architectural photographer, so that we could get professional images captured of the modern cabin I wrapped up in this area earlier this year.

Sensory Structures

Diary of a Tile Addict

The solid austerity of concrete, symbolically associated with an uncompromisingly modern architectural style, is contrasted with warm graphic motifs taken from the Italian embroidery and the textile tradition. Matrice designed for Cedit by BRH+ (Barbara Brondi and Marco Raino?).

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Decorating With Olive Green: 30 Ideas For Fall And Beyond

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Image: Scott Weston Architecture A cool, grey neutral bedroom goes seasonal with a bright olive color featured on the windows, headboard and throw pillows. This bedroom wall is painted in a rich, saturated olive color. Furniture & Accessories Decorating Ideas Paint

5 Ways to Make a Geometric Accent Wall

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It could come from the shape of the wall, the style the wall is painted in or even three-dimensional designs. Image: Jaffa Group Design Build Rainbow geometric accent wall Even if you don’t have an oddly shaped wall, geometry can come from the painted style of the wall itself.

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10 Creative Ideas for Dining Room Walls

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For a plain dining room, a wood accent wall adds a much-needed architectural element. Pretty paint and tile details add a homey touch to this white dining room. Add color to your dining room walls with drapes It isn’t always possible to paint your dining room walls.

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Get Ready to See the New Color of the Year Everywhere

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It manufactures paint and finishes for the construction, consumer home improvement, industrial and automotive markets. Glidden, Olympic and Dulux are just a few of its consumer paint brands covering 70 countries. Decorating Ideas PaintWe hope you like the products we recommend.

PPG Expands Architectural Paint and Coatings Offering with Acquisition of Flood Australia

The A to Z of Building

PPG Industries today announced that it has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Flood® Australia, which manufactures and distributes specialty wood stain and paint additive solutions for

The Best Architectural Websites 2015

Life of an Architect

The Best Architectural Websites in the World. my internet explorer history ) and peer feedback ( I sent some emails, reviewed suggestions in the comment area, and asked the people in my office ) I have created the definitive listing of the Best Architectural Websites in the World for 2015.

2018 Design Trend Recap: The Year’s Most Daring Home Design Trends

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Suddenly, you could find them in architectural shapes and mixed textures hung in new and exciting configurations. Decorating Ideas Design and Decorate Homes PaintIt may be hard to believe, but it’s almost 2019.

Avente Tile Talk: Avente Tile Owner Selected to Participate in.

Tile Talk

I started Avente Tile as an online tile showroom and catalog - to make hand-painted ceramic tiles and cement tiles broadly available for others who share the same passion. hand painted tile. Across the Color Spectrum: Painting by Lauralee Klindt. MYD | architecture + design.

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