Installation Equation: Cement Wall Tiles Add a Lovely Layer in Chicago

Granada Tile

Take a new Chicago tapas place, Black Bull. Its big draw is its fabulous assortment of tapas and wine, but we think the space’s design is aces too. Granada Tile’s Sofia tile design, installed on walls, provides a stunning backdrop for the tapas served at Black Bull in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. So, on the walls, our Sofia cement tile design appears. Headed to Chicago soon?

Chicago Apartments: The Ultimate Renters Guide

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Chicago is the epicenter of the Midwest. We spent more than 40 hours conducting research on Chicago real estate and looked at more than 130 apartment buildings in the city, categorizing them by location and comparing them with a set list of variables. Interior design is important to us, so we looked for hardwood flooring, stainless steel appliances, balconies and other modern features coveted by today’s renters. Units feature designer kitchens and granite-tiled entryways.


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Two Penthouses Merged into Expansive Home: The Chicago Hi-Rise Project

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

This expansive Chicago home envisioned by Dresner Design and boasting an area of 5000 square feet (464 square meters) is in fact a luxurious merger of two penthouses. Developed for a couple of European musicians, the Chicago Hi-Rise project is nestled amongst skyscrapers and offers views of Lake Michigan. What do you believe are the highlights of this Chicago residence? Architecture Chicago Hi-Rise project two penthouses merged


CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

COVERINGS WELCOMES CHICAGO-AREA PARTNERS TO EXPAND CREATIVE PROGRAM. ALEXANDRIA, VA— February 18, 2016) Coverings, the largest global tile & stone exposition in North America, has partnered with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and Chicago Mosaic School to develop unique programs that investigate the use of tile as a medium for creative design. Coverings 2016 takes place April 18-21 in McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.


CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

(ALEXANDRIA, VA— February 18, 2016) Coverings, the largest global tile & stone exposition in North America, has partnered with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and Chicago Mosaic School to develop unique programs that investigate the use of tile as a medium for creative design. There is an extraordinarily vast opportunity to use tile in creative and artistic expressions,” said Karen Ami, Founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Mosaic School.

Experience Coverings 2016 With Unique Programs from Local Chicago Partners

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

This year, Coverings is excited to feature a couple of unique programs that showcase tile as a medium for creative design. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will exhibit tiled benches designed by their students, and the Chicago Mosaic School will provide interactive educational classes. The benches will be up for critique by a panel of judges, who will be looking at overall design and installation. Workshops with the Chicago Mosaic School.

Meet Marcos & Melanie of Granada Tile on Monday at Coverings in Chicago

The Cement Tile

We’ll be debuting our new line of cement tiles designed by award-winning designer Paul Schatz (check out the look book here) as well as showing off some designs that are not on our website like the Hex concrete tiles seen at Otium at The Broad Museum in Los Angeles above, and our line of geometric concrete tiles, called Toronto and Rotterdam, like these seen at Republique in Los Angeles, below.

Give Your Home the Look of a Historic City with Mediterranea’s ‘Chicago’ Tile

Conestoga Tile Blog

Source: From warehouses to skyscrapers, few cities can inspire the imagination with a sense of wonder like the Windy City. Carved in stone and rising to the heavens, Chicago style is known the world over. Taking advantage of this, Mediterranea Chicago porcelain tile captures the look and feel of the city with ease. Further, you can use the State Street, Wrigley, South Side, and Old Chicago styles to recreate the entire city.

Boka Restaurant Chicago–Revamped with Cement Tile

Cement Style

In 10 years, Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz, of Boka Restaurant Group, have gone from being fledgling restaurateurs to being the Chicago restaurateurs everyone wants to work for. Chicago Magazine. “Chef of the Year” from Eater (2014) , the Jean Banchet Awards (2014) , and the Chicago Tribune (2015 ). The post Boka Restaurant Chicago–Revamped with Cement Tile appeared first on Cement Style.

Julie O'Brien Design Group

The Tile Shop

Some fancy tile design from Julie O''Brien Design Group in Chicago

Modern Home Design in Chicago Showcasing Elegance and Warmth

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

When Homepolish Designer Gabriel Fontes de Faria moved into this new construction townhouse in the city of Chicago, he had a blank canvas to create the perfect space for himself and his husband. The house feels really clean and minimal, but still warm even during Chicago winters. The post Modern Home Design in Chicago Showcasing Elegance and Warmth appeared first on Architecture Modern Home Design

Exploring Soho House Chicago

The Perfect Bath

Hip, cool and of-the-moment are some of the adjectives used to describe Soho House Chicago. The hotel is located in a building commissioned by industrialist Charles Allis in 1907 as the headquarters for his Chicago Belting Company. It was designed by Lawrence G. Hallberg, a pioneer in factory design. Since it first opened, Soho House has become a mega gathering place for Chicago’s young professionals.

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

Architectural Ceramics

Feeling comfortable in your home away from home is something that hospitality interior designers take seriously – and it shows from some of the posts we’ve uncovered this week. Beyond hotels, this week’s Top 5 Design Posts also feature the Lawn exhibit at the National Building Museum and a mountain retreat with all the bells and whistles. Hot Hotel Designs. The 21 Hottest Design Hotels for 2019 , Architectural Digest. Other hotel designs of note?

Breaking News: Granada Tile in Print and New Additions to the Stripes Range of Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

Three new tile designs from Granada Tile appear in the June 2013 issue of House Beautiful. We’ve been thrilled to receive lots of press coverage for our stunning cement tile designs. Today we’re so excited to report that our wonderful concrete tiles have been covered in yet another outstanding design publication: House Beautiful. Chicago boasts thinner stripes in two shades. Boulder, Chicago, and Miami are three new tile designs from the Stripes range.

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Installation Equation: Get Into the Holiday Spirit with Granada Tile’s Stripes Range of Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

With that in mind, we thought we’d share some installation ideas featuring the new concrete tile designs so that you can create your very own All-American tile installation. In red and white, Granada Tile’s Philadelphia tile design brings All-American flair to any tile installation. Try using the bold color combination in our Chicago tile design. Chicago is a fantastic tile design with a lovely pattern of five thin parallel lines per tile.

Chicago Brownstone Gets a Thoroughly Modern Update

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, this beautifully renovated brownstone updated by Hufft Projects seamlessly merges old and new. The interiors are designed using clean lines and brightly colored finishes, adding a distinctly modern vibe. ” The first floor of this Chicago brownstone accommodates the living spaces, while the second floor houses the bedrooms, which offer territorial views of the trees and surrounding houses.

Writers Theater Creates a Modern Cultural Hub Outside Chicago

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Within each, the design structured seats to “maximize the sense of intimacy between actors and audience and to enhance the immersive experience.” Photography and information courtesy of Studio Gang ] The post Writers Theater Creates a Modern Cultural Hub Outside Chicago appeared first on The Writers Theater in Glencoe, Illinois—completed by Studio Gang —offers its community a modern cultural hub with innovative performance spaces.

Kara Mann Designs

The Tile Shop

I''m a big fan of Chicago designer Kara Mann - she has great taste and style. Here are some of my favorites from her portfolio

State of Design 2014

As The Tile Turns

We turn to Colorado Homes & Lifestyles for their expert opinion on The State of Design. Per Mary Abel , Editor in Chief,” the future of the Colorado design industry is blindingly bright.” ” Hot design trends like“ the color blue, midcentury modernism, and the resurgence of warm metals like gold and brass are just a few directions that home décor has taken.” Chicago Mosaic from The Metropole Collection pictured below.

Experimenting with Ceramic Formats

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain manufacturers offer collections in planks, geometrics, high-reliefs and many other formats that allow design ideas to be carried out in an entirely new way. Below is a glimpse of ways that experimenting with formats can transform a design. . Dune, Chicago.

Featured Designer: Emily Allman Studio 121, Deerfield Independent Living Community Space


The owner engaged the architectural and design team of Studio 212 to create a safe and vibrant community for the active cultural senior. The design team and residents alike were so pleased with the end result. . Interior Design: Studio 212.

Entra Magazine: Sweet Home Chicago - Blogger

Entra Magazine

Sweet Home Chicago. I seem to have Chicago on the brain—possibly because I stayed up way past my bedtime the other night watching The Blues Brothers. In any case, when one of our incredibly chic friends in the Midwest tipped us off about Bedside Manor , an absolutely dreamy (pardon the pun) source for incredible items for the bedroom, the bath and the table in the Chicago area, I was intrigued. Bedside Manor has four locations around the Chicago area. MAGAZINE.


Ceramics of Italy

Another success – this time international – for the SHELF project, the porcelain stoneware shelf designed by designer Paolo Benevelli for Ceramiche Coem. This award is given to the most innovative products of the year, and the awarded products are put on permanent display at the Chicago Athenaeum. L'articolo SHELF wins the GOOD DESIGN® AWARDS 2018 proviene da

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Virgin Hotels Chicago Celebrates LEED Gold Certification Achievement

The A to Z of Building

Virgin Hotels is thrilled to announce that Virgin Hotels Chicago, the brand's first property, has achieved LEED Gold Certification, a nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and

Week of April 27, 2020 – Outer Space

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Check out this week’s Top 5 Design blog for some truly out of this world design ideas. This early, 21 st century home was truly ahead of its time terms of Architectural design.

Heath Finds: Hillery SproattFrom October 7–31, we’re pleased to.

Heath Ceramics

Heath Finds: Hillery Sproatt From October 7–31, we’re pleased to host the work of Chicago-based artist Hillery Sproatt at Heath SF and LA. With a background in fine art and a deep appreciation for craft and design, Hillery translates her paintings into a range of unique textiles that carry the touch of her hand. highlight heath finds hillery sproatt artist painter chicago san francisco los angeles

Granada Tile’s Cluny Cement Tiles In AD

The Cement Tile

Chicago-based designer Donna Mondi shows that black and white is anything but basic. And, in fact, by taking color out of the design equation, Mondi puts the focus on detail and texture. She adds unexpected designs (the vanity is modeled after an antique filing cabinet). Many of our most popular concrete tile designs are in stock and ready to ship out to you immediately!

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A Playful Bathroom Floor Using Tunis Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

For the bathroom floor of a renovated 1890s Chicago townhouse, architect Rebecca Liddy of Kulinski and Rappe Architects , was hoping to find tile that would be appropriate to the period. This warm geometric tile was designed by Granada Tile for a client who wanted a pattern that resembled a field of stars seen from above. We’d feel happy to help you decide which of our encaustic tile designs would be perfect for your project. A Playful Bathroom Floor.

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Hexagon Shaped Tiles: A Growing Trend in Floor Design

Conestoga Tile Blog

Hexagon tiles are a hot item right now and hexagon shaped floor tile trends are definitely setting the pace for home designers around the country. At Conestoga Tile, we carry a number of hexagon shaped tiles for you to select from so that you can enjoy the beautiful designs these tiles can create. Mediterranea Chicago – If modern design is your dream, then this is the foundation of that vision.

Cement Tile Roundup: Restaurant Design

Cement Style

“Diagonal Four” Cement Tile at Il Tavolino, Chicago, IL. The post Cement Tile Roundup: Restaurant Design appeared first on Cement Style. Cement Tile in Restaurants Cement Tile Installations Commercial Design and Style Hospitality UncategorizedFeast Your Eyes on This! This post is exactly what you expected, a lovely flight of photos featuring Villa Lagoon Cement Tile in a handful of restaurants. Bon Appétit!

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Using Mirrors as a Design Element

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

They can also be used as a design element to help complete whatever look you’re trying to achieve. Below are just some of the many ways you can use mirrors as a design element. Image: SGH Designs This mirror is suspended from the ceiling and serves as the room’s focal point while providing both interest and contrast. Mirrored Closet Doors A walk-in closet in Chicago, IL. The mirrors also provide a repeating pattern, a popular element in design.

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4 Stunning Cement Tile Designs for Your Restaurant

The Cement Tile

Explore four stunning designs for cement tiles in restaurants to get inspiration and ideas to take your commercial remodeling project to the next level of style. Explore four stunning designs for cement tiles in restaurants to get inspiration and ideas to take your commercial remodeling project to the next level of style. Stunning Cement Tile Designs in Restaurants. Designed by StudioUnltd. Designed and photographed by StudioUnltd. Designed and photo by Knauer.

Healthcare Design: Creating Healing Environments for Improved Patient Outcomes


In 1940, the Delnor hospital opened with beautiful interiors designed by Dorothy Draper. Designed as a “house of hope and cheer,” rooms were painted in pastel shades and trimmed with vibrant floral chintz curtains and bedspreads. Chicago Daily News reporter Olney Fred Sweet wrote, “Visitors agree that throughout, Delnor Hospital gives the impression of a place where one may not only gain strength but be refreshed in mind.”.

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Week of August 5th, 2019 – Food Inspirations

Architectural Ceramics

This week we went shopping for some hot restaurant designs that range from quaint to ritzy. Feed your interior design appetite with our latest top posts. Simply Delicious Design. Atlanta breakfast joint Pancake Social draws on simplicity of Scandinavian design , dezeen. The design of TAK Room in New York City taps into the excitement of a special night out. Plenty of Personality, Big Design. Api(+) Wins Gold Design Award for Chicken Guy!

Tile of Spain and Poggenpohl Present: Ceramics For Life, CEU & Tapas Event

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain kicked off its 2019 education and networking series in Chicago with co-host Poggenpohl, for a night of tapas, tiles, and trends. The event took place on October 17, 2019 at the Poggenpohl Kitchen Design Studio in Chicago’s notorious Merchandise Mart. Upon entering the showroom, local architects and designers were greeted by Tile of Spain manufacturers Azteca, Dune, Harmony (Peronda Group), Pamesa, Saloni and Todagrés for a first look at their latest collections.

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Intelligentsia Design With Cement Tile

Cement Style

Chicago’s Logan Square is now home to one of Intelligentsia Coffee’s coffee bars. The traditional method of installation is to rotate each tile 90 degrees as it is set, this forms an interlocking pattern of a repeat design. In this instance, the designers chose to just have the tile laid randomly. The back wall is covered with a stylized map of the surrounding Chicago neighborhood. The post Intelligentsia Design With Cement Tile appeared first on Cement Style.

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. Sagatov Design + Build , located in Falls Church, VA., Here, this kitchen design puts the backsplash front and center. The kitchen space, designed by Elite Kitchens , allows the backsplash to set the tone for an overall transitional style. Thanksgiving.

These Stunning Rooftop Deck Designs Will Have You Wishing for One of Your Own

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Even if you have the space for a traditional outdoor deck or patio , you may want to consider looking into rooftop deck designs for your home. Image: Chicago Roof Deck & Garden Types of rooftop decks When putting together a rooftop deck, the most important thing to decide upon is how you intend to use it. If this is the type of design you’re after, be sure to include plenty of comfy seating options, plus plush accessories like throw pillows and blankets.

These are the Most Popular Rooms to Remodel – And the Cost for Each

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Homeowners are recreating designer kitchens. Even though marble and quartz countertops will never go out of style, what is currently trending is the industrial touch that cement adds to the designs.”. Even though the use of vintage faucets is a matter of taste, they are frequently found in many current kitchen designs. Using a reputable designer can be a smart money saving – and possibly money making – move.

Incorporating Dome Ceilings in Your Home’s Design

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Whether it is a recessed ceiling dome, a surface mount ceiling dome, or a combination of the two, this is one design element that becomes the obvious focus point in the room. A dome ceiling is classical by nature and symmetrical by design,” according to Garret Eakin of Garret Eakin Architect in Chicago, IL. “If ” “A dome ceiling can take more planning in the construction and design and will take skilled tradesmen to pull off correctly,” Outlaw says. “If

Tile of Spain wins at CID Awards 2016

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain project named International Tile Design winner at Coverings 2016 CID Awards. Spanish tile was an integral part of the winning project in the International Tile Design category at the 2016 Coverings Installation & Design (CID) Awards , a program that honors outstanding design and installation of tile and stone in residential, commercial, sustainable and international projects.

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Reveals What’s Trending

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) tracks yearly trends through its Best in American Living award winners and its Design Trends Roundtable. Alexandra Isham, Program Manager for Design at the NAHB, let Freshome in on some of the trends the organization has observed. Image: Fiorella Design Transitional design blends traditional and contemporary architecture – and we’re seeing more of it. Clean, simple style in a Chicago bathroom.

A Chat with K+BB 2014 Design Award Winner

Kitchens for Living

Earlier this month trade publication Kitchen & Bath Business Magazine (K+BB) unveiled their 2014 design award winners. Kitchen of the year went to Scott Dresden of Chicago firm , Dresden Design. Photo courtesy of Dresden Design, Chicago. As a designer, it’s always interesting for me to learn the thought process that goes into a design so I contacted Scott who graciously agreed to be interviewed by KFL. Photo courtesy of Dresden Design.