The 31 Best Residential Design Blogs Featuring Awesome Cement Tile (A Definitive List For Encaustic Tile Enthusiasts)

Granada Tile

While a Google search of “interior design blogs” may offer a staggering amount of results (the last time we checked, we received over 69,900,000 hits), we’ve done the work for you, separating the gold from the dross to showcase the 31 best home interior design blogs that feature super cement tile.

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10 Spaces That Prove Plaid Is Definitely Back

Trendir Magazine

The post 10 Spaces That Prove Plaid Is Definitely Back appeared first on Trendir. Decor Accents House Designs Modern Interiors buffalo plaid decor plaid plaid decor trendy home decor trendy home designs

High definition porcelain tiles making a significant design statement at Surfaces.

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

It is the latest addition to the company’s family of ever-expanding HDP High Definition Porcelain® Products. Each color has a unique blend of complimentary colors within its veining to add interest and depth, as well as pair beautifully with other design finishes.” (The

HDP- High Definition Porcelain Tiles

H.Winter Showroom Blog

Florida Tile, an industry leader in manufacturing ceramic, porcelain, glass and stone tiles now offers what they call high definition porcelain (HDP) tiles and they sure do look just like natural stone. We tile gurus here at H.

Here’s Your Definitive Guide to 2017 Dining Room Trends

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Image: Alexander Butler | Design Services LLC Shop a similar look: Bench | Chairs | Table Opt for bench seating Another way that dining rooms are becoming more relaxed is through the type of seating that’s selected for these spaces. We hope you like the products we recommend.



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My Job is Definitely Better than Yours

Life of an Architect

I know this view well since I have been designing a cabin to sit on this site on and off for about a year now. We have integrated our families together which is decidedly more personal than just designing a cabin.

The Definitive Guide to Layering in Interior Design (What It Means and How to Do It Right)

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Layering gives your interior design that professional look. Though it is not an official principle of design, many of the pros consider it the secret ingredient that makes a room stand out. In fashion, designers use layering to make an outfit more dynamic.

Aging Gracefully: Timeless Design for a Classic Home

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

When designing your own home, it’s tempting to take an “everything but the kitchen sink” attitude. It’s better to take a classic approach to designing and building your own home. Take these factors into consideration to create a timeless design for your home.

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Time2Design: DESIGN TERMS | DEFINITIONS | Fleur-de-lis


DESIGN TERMS | DEFINITIONS | Fleur-de-lis. The fleur-de-lis or fleur-de-lys is a stylized lily (in French, fleur means flower, and lis means lily) or iris that is used as a decorative design or symbol. I live and breathe design, I love how it reflects life and marks time.

Applying the Elements of Design to Your Kitchen

Kitchens for Living

Elements of design are the building blocks of art for good reason. Artwork and accessories are a great way to add a pop of color without permanent commitment House of Turquoise: Katie Rosenfeld Design. We definitely don’t make this up!

Kitchen Cabinet Terms & Definitions

Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens Inc.

Are you building a new home and need a new kitchen design? Common Cabinet Terms & Definitions. Overlay : amount of face frame covered by the cabinet door (a full overlay style, for example, covers most of the frame and emphasizes the door design).

Kitchen Case Study: Tips and Products that Can Bring Your Design to the Next Level

Kitchens for Living

Designing a kitchen is a bit like solving a puzzle, eventually all the pieces come together and it all makes sense from both a visual as well as a functional perspective. This new kitchen design in Wellington Florida is a great example of that.

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Tile Design Trends

United Tile's Blog

There’s been a lot of talk of “Design Trends” around here lately. And is definitely a look that is here to stay!

Hygge, Comfort and Simplicity in Kitchen and Bath Design – from Kitchen & Bath Design News

JG Kitchens

Maybe you’ve seen the word “hygge” in an article about design. This Trend Spotting article from Kitchen & Bath Design News about hygge and similar trends from Sweden and Japan shares ideas about how you can achieve harmony in your own home.

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CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

To designers, architects, builders and decorators, texture is important because it reflects the nuances of personal style, establishes environmental interest and engenders specific moods such as warm or cool and settings from formal to casual. By Sean Cilona, Marketing Director, Florida Tile.

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Top Designers and Architects Speak: What’s In and Out in Home Design Trends for 2018

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Ready to access the design hive mind? 1stdibs , the global marketplace for dealers and collectors of home design pieces, polled 40,000 of the world’s top interior designers and architects to predict what’s in and what’s out in home design trends for 2018.

Modwalls Design with AlliJay Interiors

Making Tile Modern

Have you been drooling over design and architecture magazines thinking there’s got to be a way you can make your kitchen or bath the rooms you’ve always wanted without depleting your savings? We definitely recommend working with a designer. AlliJay Kitchen.

What Is Universal Design and How Do You Get It?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Do you have aging relatives or are you thinking of designing a home that you want to live in forever? Then you may have heard the term Universal Design. But it’s hardly just a building and interior design buzzword. The post What Is Universal Design and How Do You Get It?

Creating Contrast in Kitchen Design

Conestoga Tile Blog

Utilizing the design principle of contrast in your kitchen design is a tried and true way to create a successful look. Light & Dark: When creating your design, remember to consider the interplay between light and dark.

Wellness Trend for Residential Designs from Kitchen & Bath Design News

JG Kitchens

My Trend Spotting report for Kitchen & Bath Design News this month focused on the wellness trend in residential design. Though it’s geared toward design professionals, there are tips that can definitely benefit residential readers, too.

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Modern Cottage Design Flaunting an Inverted Floor-Plan

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Modern cottage design can make you rethink your perspective on solitude. Children will definitely learn to respect nature and enjoy its ever-changing beauty. Dressed in white cedar cladding, the modern cottage design impresses with every turn you take.

The Layman’s Class on Glass: Design & Installation Tips for Glass Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Rockville, MD – The supposed fragility of glass tile does nothing to deter from its beauty, and how much designers and homeowners adore it. Because of the complexity in its design and creation, stained glass is typically pricey, but cheaper options are available.

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. Mediterranea Chicago – If modern design is your dream, then this is the foundation of that vision.

How to Add Modern Elements to Your Landscape Design

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Your landscape design is the perfect avenue to state your personal style, telling others what they should expect to see inside your home. These same design principles should be applied to your exterior landscape as well. Best Of design Landscape modern

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Universal Design: More than a Boomer Benefit

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

For many people—tile dealers and contractors included—the term ‘universal design’ brings to mind ‘Baby Boomers’ or ‘aging population.’ The principles of universal design can apply to anyone—not only Baby Boomers!” As the NAHB says, “Everyone can use universal design!

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There’s a Small Bathroom Design Revolution and You’ll Love These Rule-breaking Trends

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Small bathroom design is finally stepping out of the cookie-cutter bathtub, sink cabinet, mirror and toilet combination. The latest small bathroom design ideas are fresh and revolutionary, rethinking what we all expect a bathroom design to look like.

10 Signs That You Are Married To An Interior Designer

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Let’s hop inside the creative, yet complicated, mind of an interior designer and see what it’s like in there. We thought it would be neat to hop inside the creative, yet complicated, mind of an interior designer and see what it’s like in there.

Sustainable and Green Design Practices for Hospitality Projects


Perhaps the ultimate definition of eco-hotel: a back-to-nature retreat at Jetwing Vil Uyana, an eco-friendly luxury resort in Sri Lanka. Here are some eco-friendly design practices specific to hospitality projects. Try to avoid or delay future renovations by employing timeless design.

Avente Tile Talk: Innovation, Design Take Center Stage at Cersaie

Tile Talk

Innovation, Design Take Center Stage at Cersaie. Boasting more than 900 exhibitors from all corners of the globe, and 176,000 square meters (577,428 square feet) of exhibition space, Cersaie is a not-to-be missed event for distributors, retailers, interior designers, architects and installers.

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Avente Tile Talk: Create a Spanish Tile Design with Rustic Pavers

Tile Talk

Create a Spanish Tile Design with Rustic Pavers. A beautiful floor tile design really makes a tremendous statement in your room. It’s definitely a case where the sum is greater than the parts. Tips for Floor Tile Design. Common Floor Tile Design Layouts.

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10 Design Lessons You Can Learn From Scandinavian Interiors

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Scandinavian design is modern and minimalist with plenty of natural views. Image Source: Jeffers Design Group. You may be surprised to hear that the beauty of the Scandinavian design movement wasn’t fully recognized until the 1950′s. Image Source: Baan Design.

010: What Makes You a Designer

Life of an Architect

There are many things I do during a typical day – designing “stuff” is just one very small portion – but I still consider myself a designer more so than a project architect. To be considered a designer just means you need to think about the design of everything – and I mean everything.

Why You Should Use Natural Materials In Your Design

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Image Via: Palm Design Group. As people add more organically-farmed whole foods into their diets and start to DIY chemical-free versions of household products, taking a similar approach to interior design is the next logical step. Image Via: Staprans Design.

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The National Design Award

Heath Ceramics

Here’s a little recap of what landed us the honor of the Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Award in Corporate & Institutional Achievement. Making Community: who we work with Designing a collective: “Surround yourself with smart people.” We design packaging we’re proud of.

Interior Designers Share Their Favorite Tips For A Successful Kitchen Remodel

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Use remodeling tips from interior designers to transform your kitchen. Image: Pickell Architecture Shop a similar look: Stools | Pendants | Cake Stand It’s not hard to see why undertaking a kitchen remodel is one of the most discussed topics in interior design.

4 Tips to Keep in Mind During Your First Meeting with a Design Contractor

Trendir Magazine

One major piece of advice, we give every homeowner before considering remodeling their home is to hire a design contractor. Instead, hire a design contractor and keep these 4 tips in mind in order to get the most out of your first meeting with them.

15 Pool Designs To Check Out Before Deciding On Your Own

Trendir Magazine

Before diving into that big decision, here are 15 pool designs to check out first! Simple Pool Tips starts our tour of pool designs off with the more luxurious of the options. Here’s another smaller pool design that works for a lot of home’s backyards. Pool Designs

Why Japanese Interior Design is Popular

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

One look at this amazing Japanese-inspired bedroom can tell you why we should all mimic Japanese interior design. Image Source: Imi Design Studio. Japanese interior design is being mimicked world-wide, for good reason. Image Source: JP Walters Design.

10 Design Lessons We Can Learn From Venetian Architecture

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Today we’re looking the design lessons that we can learn from Venice’s gorgeous buildings. The lessons learned from Venice’s buildings can aid any designer. Find Your Design Inspiration. The first step in any design project is gathering inspiration.