Ceramic Tile Selection: A Guide to Choosing Format, Color, and Decorative Relief

Tile of Spain USA

One of the most exciting aspects of architectural and interior design is experimentation. It is with these design factors in mind that ceramic tile has become the top surface material of choice to use in both interior and exterior projects. Decorative Details.

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Six Ways to Update Your Farmhouse Decor

Why Tile

If you’re looking to transition your farmhouse decor to a new look or make a farmhouse-style home uniquely your own, this guide is for you. First, What Is Farmhouse Decor? The seemingly contradictory elements of farmhouse decor are comfort and practicality, simplicity and warmth.


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2022 Surface Design: Trends in Ceramic Finishes

Tile of Spain USA

This season, ceramic surface design will focus on restoring balance in interior and exterior settings. In collaboration with the Habitat Trends Observatory (OTH), we present four key trends that will define 2022 decorative ceramic reliefs and graphics.

Decorative Tile in Commercial Design

Tile Talk

Surprisingly, I''ve discovered some stunning uses of decorative tile in commercial design on the storefronts and facades of many buildings that pay homage to this state''s romance with tile during the early 1900s. Decorative tile adorn this building on Wilshire Blvd. Spanish and Moorish designs influence the border patterns along this storefront. The designs you''ve seen thus far were all found on storefronts  below the window panes, down to the sidewalk.

Decorative Geometrical Tile Coda

Tile Talk

Two weeks ago I introduced our new decorative glazed ceramic tiles. The simple, soothing inter-connected ellipse pattern is slightly contemporary but takes its design cue from Art Deco styles. Geometrical tile pattern glazes are from the Malibu Field Tile palette and make designing easy and fun. Here, the Geometrical Weave pattern uses that bright red and white to really add a pop of color and bold design. Take a look at all of our glazed decorative Geometrical tiles.

Designing with Ceramic Wood

Tile of Spain USA

Interior design and decor are forever seeking new formulae for reinterpreting designs based on natural materials that are suited to spaces of all kinds and styles. Design Ceramic Wood Design Trends interior design Spanish Tile Tile of Spain Wood Look

Ceiling Decor

Tile Doctor

Design Examples Installation Tips Material - Tile, Natural Stone, Marble ceiling ceiling decor When you think of updating a room, you think of flooring and walls, right? But what about the ceiling. They can have a huge impact on the room too. Besides painting, you can put wall coverings, tile or even hardwoods. Another reason to use tile or hardwoods on a ceiling.

Client Feature: ZINQUE Design

Decorative Materials

From Aspen to Denver and beyond, Decorative Materials has built strong relationships with designers throughout the state of Colorado. One of our most inspiring clients is based in the lovely town of Telluride: ZINQUE Design.

20 Ways to Plan Room Designs with Seasonal Decorating

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you’re planning to redecorate a room, you might want to stop and think about how that year-round design will fit in with your seasonal decorating. After all, it’s common to just throw any seasonal decor into the room style you already have. Why should holiday decorating dominate the home all year? Another option is to find holiday decorating color schemes that work with the room styles you already have.

Biophilic Design: How Natural Designs Make Us Happier and Healthier

Decorative Materials

When many Americans imagine modern design concepts making their way from Europe to the United States, they picture cozy hygge textures or vibrant Moroccan tiles. That is about to change, however, as the concept of biophilic design takes over. Design Sustainability

Commune Design and Granada Tile’s Sofia Cement Tile In Elle Decor

Granada Tile

The quartet of designers that comprise Commune Desig n have been making waves in the Los Angeles area (and beyond!) This project in the July / August 2015 issue of Elle Decor spotlights the versatility of Granada Tile’s Sofia cement tile from the Echo Collection in a custom black, white and coral colorway. Used as kitchen tile, it forms a strong counterpoint to the bright blue cabinetry, providing a link with the Bassam Fellows stools from Design within Reach.

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Diary of a Tile Addict

The company has a deserved reputation for offering unique pieces for home decoration, with varying finishes, and a wide range of sizes and decors for every type of environment. Coverings Digital Decoration coverings 2020 tile blog Vallelunga & Co

Holiday Decorating for Busy People

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

You love the holidays, but let’s face it: you have neither the time, nor the desire to actually decorate your home for the holiday season. Here are some holiday decorating tips for busy people. Image: Red Agape Blog “For quick and easy ways to decorate for the holidays I recommend using what you may already have in your décor and layering holiday items in,” advises Karen Otto at Home Star Staging in Dallas, TX. “For Looking for more easy holiday decorating ideas?

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

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

A deep, rich red is the “it” color of the moment and we’ve got some great ideas on how you can decorate with this rich, sumptuous hue. Here are 24 ideas on how you can decorate with red for a high-design look that’s both inviting and intimate. How to decorate with red furnishings and accessories The fastest way to infuse red into your environment is by adding a few accessories like new bedding, throw pillows, a throw blanket, rugs, vases and wall art.

Client Feature: Seek Interior Design

Decorative Materials

Over the years, the Decorative Materials team has developed strong relationships with several of the industry’s most inspirational designers. We talked to her recently about the latest trends and challenges in interior design — and reminisced about our work together over the years.

Design 101: 5 Home Decorating Problems and How to Fix Them

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

But luckily, many home decorating problems have easy fixes you can tackle in just a few hours or a weekend. Here are five of the most common home decorating problems and how you can easily fix them. Image: Toronto Interior Design Group If you feel like one of your biggest decorating problems is a small, cramped space, you can do a few things to improve it. Image: Naked Decor If you can’t stand your floors, then cover them up.

Week of December 2, 2019 – Holiday Parties and Christmas Decor

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Whether you’re on the planning committee for your office Christmas party or the tried and true holiday host for your family gathering, we hope this week’s Top 5 Design Posts for Christmas parties will spark your imagination!

12 Pretty Reasons Plaid Decor is Exactly What You Need

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Buffalo check is a non-fussy way to add plaid decor to your living room. There are some decorating trends that never fade away. We love plaid decor, and it’s a perennial favorite with interior designers. Just like floral prints, plaid has many different patterns that can weather interior design trends every season. The historically traditional plaid patterns have been adapted by decor designers for decades.

Update Your Patio This Year With This One Outdoor Decorating Trend

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Designers are focusing on one main zone of your outdoor space this year: your outdoor flooring. Stain the concrete in a designated area to create an outdoor room effect. The post Update Your Patio This Year With This One Outdoor Decorating Trend appeared first on Freshome.com. Decorating Ideas Design and Decorate Home Exteriors Lawn and Garden Outdoor Paint Decorating Design & Decor outdoor patio

Gorgeous Ideas for Fall Porch Decorating

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Autumn is the perfect season for fall porch decorating. We absolutely love fall decorating. Decorating your porch for autumn starts with colors. Before you begin your fall porch decorating, you’ll need to create a color scheme. Here are some inspiring ideas for your fall decorating color scheme: Best colors for fall decorating Orange: This is the first color that comes to mind when we think fall. Black: Yes, black works very well in fall porch decorating.

Kintsugi Art: Inspiring Tile Design

Decorative Materials

Many of today’s loveliest ceramic tile designs draw on ancient concepts and artforms to deliver classic aesthetics. These styles can often be traced back to Japan, where design takes on a spiritual element while also highlighting the value of imperfection.

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Designing a Home with Ceramic Tile

Tile of Spain USA

Designing a home with ceramic tile has never been more exciting! From geometric walls and patterned floors, to decorative facades, there are more options than ever to curate a truly one-of-a-kind house. With series available in anti-slip finishes, multilateral shapes and dynamic decorative reliefs, Spanish tile manufactures have crafted collections to cover surfaces in all areas of the home. Designing with Nature.

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How to Elevate Your Fall Decor With Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

Fall is upon us once again, and it’s time to look toward your seasonal home decor. Read on to learn how to elevate your fall decor with cement tiles, and discover where you can find the best patterns from our tile collections. Designer: J.

Are You Making The 4 Bedroom Design Mistakes That Keep Decorators Up At Night?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Are you making one of these bedroom design mistakes? Are you feeling like you’re not designing it to its fullest potential? These bedroom design mistakes are all too frequent. Image: Gunter & Co Interiors Ltd Design mistake #1: choosing loud colors The design mistake : Choosing bold, bright colors, such as yellows, oranges, or reds. Let us help you fix these bedroom design mistakes.

Spa-Like Design: Creating an Oasis in the Home

Decorative Materials

Design Natural StoneHow Natural Stone And Porcelain Can Promote Spa-Like Tranquility. Nothing rejuvenates quite like a trip to the spa. Massages and fluffy bathrobes are wonderful, of course, but spa-based pampering goes far beyond these trademark treatments and amenities.

Modern Rustic décor the only decorating style your truly need

Trendir Magazine

Why is it that when we think of decorating the home, there is always the habit of considering one decorating style alone? Though most of us always have a particular decorating style in mind, others do not. For those that don’t this article is specifically designed for you.

5 Classy, Modern Ways to Decorate with Hearts

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

For instance, you’ll see many Valentine’s Day décor designs featuring bright pink paper hearts, which are great for an elementary school classroom or a child’s room. However, if you want to take decorating with hearts to the next level, below are some high-class ways to incorporate hearts into your décor style. Also, a wonderful aspect to many of these designs is that they don’t necessarily have to be only for Valentine’s Day. Use Frames to Decorate with Hearts.

Tile Designed for a Pandemic

Decorative Materials

Often, however, we fail to consider the role interior design can play in this effort. From mask-wearing to hand-washing, a variety of daily habits allow us to limit the spread of COVID and protect our neighbors.

Designer Feature: Allison Eden

Decorative Materials

There’s no denying that mosaics are hot right now. We like to think we’re ahead of the curve, however, we’ve long regarded mosaics as one of the most intricately beautiful options for adding a touch of artistry to any space. Another longtime enthusiast?

4 Ways to Decorate Around Minimalistic Mantels

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Because of how minimalistic they are, there are several different ways to decorate around minimalistic mantels. Read on to discover how to work with the simple, but powerful, design element that is the minimalistic mantel. Having both a sense of minimalism and a classic appeal, they make a great addition to more timeless designs. So could art pieces that use mirror surfaces as part of their design. Decorating Ideas Design and Decorate Homes

Designing the Perfect Kids’ Bathroom

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

I asked some of the people known for designing bathrooms and selling homes to provide insight on this topic. “When designing this space, we incorporated each of their favorite colors and chose to have fun by painting the clawfoot tub a bold pink color,” he says. The bathroom above was designed by AFT Construction in Scottsdale, AZ. Leavitt says it’s also important to design the bathroom based on needs. Image courtesy of Sanctuary Home Decor.

Modern rustic decor with an enchanting twist

Trendir Magazine

The following modern rustic decorating ideas come with just the right amount of enchantment. Concrete is not only modern, but it makes the room feel chic and even a bit “cold” it’s definitely one of those decorating elements that add no warmth whatsoever.

How to Decorate Your Home with the Olvera Collection

The Cement Tile

The Olvera Collection is an excellent choice for those looking for a classic, rustic design. There are several good reasons why cement tiles are a fantastic choice for any home design. They are long-lasting and add a touch of beauty to any design. . About the Olvera Collection.

4 Ways to Decorate with Antiques and Heirlooms

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

But there are several ways to decorate with antiques to keep your house looking timeless. Below, we’ll cover how to tastefully decorate with family heirlooms in a way that doesn’t make your home look haphazard. Create a retro look with antiques Antiques are a natural design element in retro styles. Image: Sarah Greenman The most direct approach for decorating with antiques is an overall retro design. Throw pillows with vintage designs can work as well.

Week of December 21st, 2020 – Cabins and Fireplace Design Inspirations

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Celebrating the first day of winter, December 21 st , we thought it would be fitting to dive into some design inspirations revolving around cozy cabins and warm fireplaces. Modern Interior Designs for Cabins. Luxury Cabin Design.

How To: Incorporate Surfboards in Home Decor

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Are you ready to catch the wave of surfboards in home decor? Image: Starr Sanford Design Americans have always had a love of surf culture. The surf culture hype is nothing new – but its introduction into interior design is. Now, everywhere we look, we’re seeing surfboards in home decor. When done right, using surfboards in home decor can give a room a laid-back air. Decorating with surfboards can kill two birds with one stone.

Small Kitchen Decor Options

Trendir Magazine

“Although it might be small it is always mighty,” the saying may not be exactly about interior designing but it sure does come in handy when describing a small kitchen. The idea is for the space to feel so complete it doesn’t necessarily need extra decor. A modernly decorated kitchen is the perfect way of having a small space feel larger. The idea of it is to keep the space as minimalist as possible to allow the freshness of the white decor to make the bold statement.

5 Key Elements of Hygge Design

Decorative Materials

When you picture the perfect evening, do you imagine an exciting night out on the town, complete with stylish outfits and elaborate activities? Or would you rather curl up with a good book while wearing your favorite pair of PJs?

Week of July 27th, 2020 – American Designers

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. As Summer dwindles on, let’s take a moment to honor our favorite designers hailing from the United States! Take a look our top 5 design posts of the week below! Designer Spotlight: Lauren Liess , AllSortsOf.

Tile of Spain Manufacturers Present Top Micro-Trends that will Shape Architectural and Interior Design in 2021

Tile of Spain USA

This year, Spanish tile manufacturers worked harder than ever to craft new ranges of ceramics to meet the needs of the rapidly evolving landscape of interior and exterior design. With the preference for more demure designs, shading becomes vitally important. Dynamic Design.

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Week of March 30, 2020 – Design Trends

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week. Design trends pull from all aspects of society and do a fair bit of influencing in return. Take a look at our Top 5 Design post to see a variety of tasteful designs, and maybe you’ll be able to identify some of the emerging trends for 2020.

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Global Tile Inspiration

Decorative Materials

At Decorative Materials, we appreciate local tiles but are also in awe of the international styles that have held strong – both literally and aesthetically speaking – through the generations. There’s a lot of talent in Colorado, but it’s fun to think globally from time to time.

Non-Working Fireplace Decorating Ideas That Make Beautiful Use Of The Hearth

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

These non-working fireplace decorating ideas transform an ordinary hearth into a cool and creative focal point in your home. Non-Working Fireplace Decorating Ideas Featuring Tile, Mirror And Wallpaper. Image: Elle Decor UK. Non-Working Fireplace Ideas Featuring Decorative Objects. Images: Elle Decor and Real Simple. Did these non-working fireplace decorating ideas inspire you to reform the space into something cool and different?