Connecticut Trip and a FAB remodel

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Lauren and I just returned from a trip to Connecticut to visit our two new showrooms (Danbury and Norwalk). Good morning! I hope everyone had a great weekend. What a beautiful state- especially in the fall!! The stores look great- I will be sharing some photos of the new vignettes with you over the next couple of days. This first display, "Josie" comes from the Danbury store and features the Biltmore marble.

Butterfly Wings Inspire Art Studio Design in Connecticut

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Valerie Schweitzer Architects completed the design of a tiny sanctuary for creativity and reflection in Westport, Connecticut. The post Butterfly Wings Inspire Art Studio Design in Connecticut appeared first on Freshome.com. Inspired in part by the closing of a butterfly’s wings, this 350 square foot (32.5 square meter) art studio and private office for a family home, provides a comfy refuge.

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Connecticut Photographer Alix Martinez’s Very Cool Studio

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So the other day, I’m tooling around the internet perusing the many blogs that I follow, when I came across the site of a photographer. Her name is Alix Martinez, and she specializes in children, baby, and families. In short, … Continue reading → Architecture Design Profile Projects Alix Martinez Alix Martinez Photography Cool Studios Photograph Photographer Photographic studio Photography

Shopping for Antiques — and Inspiration — in Kent

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This weekend we took a drive up Route 7 to Kent, Connecticut, where hiding in plain sight is one of the coolest shops, RT Facts , located in the old Kent Town Hall. The inclement weather and randomness of a flea market instigated their move to a permanent home in Connecticut. Uncategorized antiques Connecticut Inspiration Shopping WaterworksIt has been awhile since I was out and about to check out some of my favorite shops.

UTC Aerospace Systems Opens New MPE Laboratory in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

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UTC Aerospace Systems today opened its new state-of-the-art Materials and Process Engineering (MPE) laboratory in Windsor Locks, Conn. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp.

Hudson dimensional tile in Lobster glaze

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Check out this inspiring installation shot of our Hudson dimensional tile at our new innovative Connecticut showroom, Wheelock Design. Hudson here is glazed in Lobster glaze. Installations Uncategorized

Pop-Up Shop at Privet House

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Uncategorized Apothecary Bath Connecticut Furnishings New Preston Shopping towelsWe were thrilled to be invited to create a pop-up shop at the eponymous New Preston shop, Privet Lives. A mere, but charming, 250 sf, Privet owner Suzanne Cassano invites brands she loves to create a two monthlong shop for visitors to the village. We are in the good company of Norma Kamali, Alicia Adams, Stubbs and Wootton amongst many others who have been presented there.

Tile America Announces Supplier of the Year

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Tile America has been a Connecticut based family business for over 50 years. NEW HAVEN, CT, April 26, 2018 – Tile America is proud to announce Island Stone with their “2019 Supplier of the Year” award. For over ten years, Tile America has been recognizing one industry partner each year for an exceptional level of service; high quality and innovative products, on time delivery; responsive field support and product training; effective sales promotions and marketing.

Week of January 11th, 2021 – Office Innovations & Core Values

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Amenta Emma Architects, in Connecticut, has re-fitted their operations with striking glass walls which serve as protective barriers as well as a design inspiration. Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Happy New Year!

Week of November 23rd, 2020 – The Best for Your Guest (Rooms)

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From the post, “A pair of upholstered Duane Modern chairs add a homey feel to this Connecticut guest bedroom “, shown above, and there’s something for every taste and budget in their 20+ designs. Top 5 Design Posts of the Week.

Imposing Log House in Colorado Mirroring Views of the Spectacular Rocky Mountains

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Some of the features of the five-bedroom villa include a four-car garage, outdoor living-room on heated deck, copper clad windows and spectacular slate roof reclaimed from Connecticut. Nestled in a fascinating landscape in Loveland, Colorado, USA, this imposing log house mirrors beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains.

Tips for Making All of Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick!

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It’s the end of January and, if you’re like most folks, your New Year’s resolutions are already falling by the wayside. If they’re not, kudos! You’re on your way to a healthier year and a healthier you.

What to Know About Exterior Functional Wood Window Shutters :: History, Styles & Curb Appeal

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In the article, I’ll also check in with Carpenter, Lenny Addario of Reputation Builders , working in Coastal Connecticut. He recently completed a shutter restoration job in Milford, Connecticut. ” Located near the Connecticut Coast, that makes perfect sense to me. *. He’s Reputation Builders located in Milford, Connecticut. *. This is the second part of a two-part article on wood window shutters.

Women in Stone Connection Conference

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Throughout the day, moderator Brie Pfannenbecker (Connecticut Stone), shared information about the progress of the many subcommittees who are working hard to organize and generate resources for the group. The first educational event by the Women In Stone (powered by the MIA) group was held in conjunction with TISE/StonExpo East in Miami, FL on October 19, 2014. Over 50 influential women attended an afternoon of learning about leadership and connecting with their female peers.

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Secluded Home Overlooking River Views Beyond a Glass Wall Fireplace

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Homes like this light-filled Upper West Side apartment or the New Canaan Residence developed by Specht Harpman in Connecticut stay with us thanks to their elegance, simplicity and charm. This secluded home was embedded into a picturesque valley on the banks of Connecticut’s Saugatuck River. There is no doubt when it comes to Specht Harpman ‘s architectural talent and hard work.

20 of the Coolest Outdoor Fireplaces

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Image: Connecticut Stone Outdoor fireplaces can have cooking functionality, as in this design that includes a pizza oven to the right. A fireplace usually conjures up images of sitting on the hearth indoors, sipping a warm drink. However, thanks to modern ingenuity, outdoor fireplaces are just as popular as their indoor counterparts. Now on those cooler nights, you don’t have to leave your patio to enjoy a traditional fireplace.

We Pray…

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I was all ready to put up a new blog post yesterday when the news broke about the senseless tragedy that happened to the children and families in Newtown, Connecticut. I mourn along with the rest of the nation, and like so many I am in shock. It stuck a cord with me because we are in the […

Featured Design on the Interior Design Society CT

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The Connecticut Interior Design Society is a group of designers, decorators and industry professionals who meet monthly to share, learn, and expand their businesses. I am so excited to share that I am the featured designer this month on the CT Interior Design Society website! Click here to find out a little more about me and see the feature. The post Featured Design on the Interior Design Society CT appeared first on DRG Interior Designs. Press

Terra Home Ceramics: hand made subway tile with turquoise.

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Connecticut. Terra Home Ceramics. Luxury art tile, hand built porcelain vessels, and porcelain jewelry by artist Bronwyn Simons. hand made subway tile with turquoise crackle glaze. This is our most popular glaze. You can see why, right? Its rich and jewel-like and the subtle colour variations run from sea green to deep mineral turquoise. Our subway tiles are unique.

Terra Home Ceramics: buddha tea bowl

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Connecticut. Terra Home Ceramics. Luxury art tile, hand built porcelain vessels, and porcelain jewelry by artist Bronwyn Simons. buddha tea bowl. In the shop today, and part of the 108 Buddhas Project. Email This. BlogThis! Share to Twitter. Share to Facebook. Labels: 108 Buddhas Project , Porcelain Vessels. 0 comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Blog Home. Purchasing Art Tile. Twitter Updates. follow me on Twitter. "I

The Holiday Hostess

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What an incredibly sad week, with the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, it’s been hard to focus on work. Instead, I’ve spent time doing the things that really matter, and during this holiday season, I have so many incredible things to be thankful for (such as one amazing six year old). It’s a time for all […]. Christmas Color Design Inspiration

35 Small Wine Cellars and Wine Room Ideas You Can Recreate

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Images: Connecticut Stone and Sunflower Studio Choose contemporary shelves or unusual wine racks that make a statement Backlit floating ledges are the perfect wine storage system since wine bottles need to rest on their sides to keep the corks moist. If you look forward to wine o’clock every evening, why not turn a spot in your home into a stunning wine room or wine cellar? You don’t need a large wine cave or hundreds of thousands of dollars to build one.

Terra Home Ceramics: welcome spring!

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Connecticut. Terra Home Ceramics. Luxury art tile, hand built porcelain vessels, and porcelain jewelry by artist Bronwyn Simons. welcome spring! Welcome Spring! Tulips and carnations in one of my porcelain songbird vases. See the shop for more handpainted vases. Email This. BlogThis! Share to Twitter. Share to Facebook. 0 comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Blog Home. Purchasing Art Tile. Twitter Updates. follow me on Twitter. "I

How to Transform Your Home’s Exterior with Natural Stone

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Image via: Connecticut Stone. Image via: Connecticut Stone. Whether you are looking for durability or beauty a natural stone combined with other rustic outdoor elements can transform your home’s exterior. Natural stone is gorgeous when used in outdoor applications such as a stone fireplace, or when landscaping stone is used in walkways, garden stepping stone locations and more. Curb appeal in any season is essential to bring warmth and a welcoming appeal to your home.

Avente Tile Talk: A New Year, A New Goal

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However, in the wake of the recent tragedy in Connecticut, and the heartbreak and confusion that continues to this day, I am more determined than ever to make the most of each moment, especially when it comes to my boys. Tuesday, January 1, 2013. A New Year, A New Goal. From Avente Tiles Winter pinboard. Image via Izabela Reimers. As I get older, Im amazed at how quickly time seems to pass.

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More Than Just a Company

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Where space may not be such an issue, such as in Connecticut or Westchester, other client concerns may come into play, such as creating an elegant home that has kid-proof durability. Jessica and Amanda Salles of Salles Interiors are a design team based in Manhattan that are known to bring more to interiors than style, expertise and vision.

Terra Home Ceramics: Arts and Crafts Style Fireplace with Hand.

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Connecticut. Terra Home Ceramics. Luxury art tile, hand built porcelain vessels, and porcelain jewelry by artist Bronwyn Simons. Arts and Crafts Style Fireplace with Hand Made Pine Bough and Pinecone Tiles. I was commissioned to create an arts and crafts style fireplace in subtle deep brown, using motifs drawn from the many tall pine trees on the property. This fireplace is the focal point of a lovingly restored arts and crafts living room.

hand carved japanese cherry blossom liner tile in jade green

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Connecticut. Terra Home Ceramics. Luxury art tile, hand built porcelain vessels, and porcelain jewelry by artist Bronwyn Simons. hand carved japanese cherry blossom liner tile in jade green. This 8" x 2" cherry blossom liner tile is brand new, fresh out of the kiln this morning! It is always an exciting moment, when we get to see the very first finished, glazed piece of a newly created design. The translucent blue green glaze has a slight milkiness evocative of jade.

Terra Home Ceramics: inspirations

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Connecticut. Terra Home Ceramics. Luxury art tile, hand built porcelain vessels, and porcelain jewelry by artist Bronwyn Simons. inspirations. I wanted to share with you a few things that are influencing and inspiring my recent work in porcelain. Incredible autumn sunshine pouring over my worktable. My beloved collection of art and design books - particularly loving Chinoiserie by Dawn Jacobson right now. Historic Japanese ceramics. These painted tea bowls make me swoon.

Terra Home Ceramics: luxe travertine stone shower features our.

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Connecticut. Terra Home Ceramics. Luxury art tile, hand built porcelain vessels, and porcelain jewelry by artist Bronwyn Simons. luxe travertine stone shower features our turquoise crackle glaze disc tile. The simple disc motif on this tile has a strong graphic impact and a. modern feel, while the softly blended edges and the gorgeous variation. in texture and colour give the tile a tactile, sensual, and handmade.

Terra Home Ceramics: surface design inspiration

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Connecticut. Terra Home Ceramics. Luxury art tile, hand built porcelain vessels, and porcelain jewelry by artist Bronwyn Simons. surface design inspiration. I found this old Staffordshire platter at a thrift shop yesterday and Im pretty thrilled with it. I love these exotic fantasy plant motifs which sprang out of the contact English potters and designers had with Chinese porcelains.

Terra Home Ceramics: birds, blossoms, butterflies on porcelain

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Connecticut. Terra Home Ceramics. Luxury art tile, hand built porcelain vessels, and porcelain jewelry by artist Bronwyn Simons. birds, blossoms, butterflies on porcelain. Fresh from the kiln: porcelain lovebird vases. Some with matte finish and white gloss liner glaze and rims, some with glossy finish and white gloss liner glaze. Hand built from porcelain slabs, hand painted with motifs derived from Chinoiserie wallpaper. Coming soon to the Shop. Email This. BlogThis! Share to Twitter.

Shop Small

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Closer to home, I went to revisit my favorite Connecticut village of New Preston. I saw a sign in a window recently that said SHOP SMALL. I am a vocal advocate for the premise of supporting local businesses. As a small business co-founder myself, I enjoy neighborhood shops and the industrious, creative and brave individuals who take risks and invest in sharing their personal passions.

Terra Home Ceramics: Today in the Studio: Gorgeous Blue Koi Fish.

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Connecticut. Terra Home Ceramics. Luxury art tile, hand built porcelain vessels, and porcelain jewelry by artist Bronwyn Simons. Today in the Studio: Gorgeous Blue Koi Fish Tiles. Beautiful blue Koi pond from our Kyoto collection. These tiles will grace a new custom shower in the "Morning Glory Room" at the Shanti House , a gorgeous Bed & Breakfast on our own island.

President’s Message

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2015 MIA Natural Stone Scholarship Award - Stephen Beck, Assistant Project Manager, Connecticut Stone Company, Milford, CT: The competition for this award is growing and that’s great for the stone industry. Happy New Year fellow MIA members. I sincerely hope the year has begun successfully for everyone and I wish a prosperous 2015 for all. There are signs in the United States economy that suggest 2015 could be a stronger year than 2014.

Terra Home Ceramics: Whimsical Hand Made Ceramic Sunflower.

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Connecticut. Terra Home Ceramics. Luxury art tile, hand built porcelain vessels, and porcelain jewelry by artist Bronwyn Simons. Whimsical Hand Made Ceramic Sunflower Vase. Coming soon to the shop! Email This. BlogThis! Share to Twitter. Share to Facebook. Labels: Blossomware , Tableware. 0 comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Blog Home. Purchasing Art Tile. Twitter Updates. follow me on Twitter. "I

Terra Home Ceramics: Handmade Tile Inspired by the Japanese.

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Connecticut. Terra Home Ceramics. Luxury art tile, hand built porcelain vessels, and porcelain jewelry by artist Bronwyn Simons. Handmade Tile Inspired by the Japanese Garden: Our Kyoto Collection. Inspired by the natural serenity of the Japanese garden, Our Kyoto Collection, in colours of stone and lichen, feature koi fish, plum blossoms, bamboo, pine, and Buddhist imagery. Each design in this collection is an original Terra Home creation.

Terra Home Ceramics: Happy Easter! Spring Flowers on Cream Jugs

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Connecticut. Terra Home Ceramics. Luxury art tile, hand built porcelain vessels, and porcelain jewelry by artist Bronwyn Simons. Happy Easter! Spring Flowers on Cream Jugs. Email This. BlogThis! Share to Twitter. Share to Facebook. Labels: Blossomware , Tableware. 0 comments: Post a Comment. Newer Post. Older Post. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom). Blog Home. Purchasing Art Tile. Twitter Updates. follow me on Twitter. "I

Take a Seat To Take a Stand Chair-ity Event

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IDS Connecticut supports the Center For Family Justice and we are excited to present this CHAIR-ity” event. Please come see the beautiful chair I created for the Charity Auction! Please join us at our “CHAIR-ity” event benefiting The Center For Family Justice featuring custom designed chairs by local designers and artists. The chairs will be presented in a silent auction and all proceeds from chair sales will benefit FJC.

More Than Just a Company

Making Tile Modern

Where space may not be such an issue, such as in Connecticut or Westchester, other client concerns may come into play, such as creating an elegant home that has kid-proof durability. Jessica and Amanda Salles of Salles Interiors are a design team based in Manhattan that are known to bring more to interiors than style, expertise and vision.

Hand Painted Tiles Inspired by the Tuscan Landscape and Kitchen

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Connecticut. Terra Home Ceramics. Luxury art tile, hand built porcelain vessels, and porcelain jewelry by artist Bronwyn Simons. Hand Painted Tiles Inspired by the Tuscan Landscape and Kitchen: Our Italian Sketchbook Collection. These tiles are decorated with a wax resist technique which gives a beautiful fluid surface to the glaze. Multiple layers of glaze are built up over a black surface with the lines drawn in wax to reveal the black base glaze.

Terra Home Ceramics: Hand Painted Tiles Inspired by the Frescoes.

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Connecticut. Terra Home Ceramics. Luxury art tile, hand built porcelain vessels, and porcelain jewelry by artist Bronwyn Simons. Hand Painted Tiles Inspired by the Frescoes of Pompeii + Video of Painting a Handmade Tile! Id like to share with you the process of hand painting a tile with slips and underglazes. This video shows me working on a 6" earthenware tile inspred by the murals at Pompeii. These designs are inspired by the frescoes of Pompeii which I visited in 2001.

Terra Home Ceramics: Handmade Tile Inspired by the Northwest.

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Connecticut. Terra Home Ceramics. Luxury art tile, hand built porcelain vessels, and porcelain jewelry by artist Bronwyn Simons. Handmade Tile Inspired by the Northwest Coast: Our Vancouver Island Collection. The handmade relief tiles in our Vancouver Island Collection are inspired by the natural beauty of the Northwest Coast that surrounds us every day at Terra Home. Each design in this collection is an original Terra Home creation.