August, 2017

The Importance of Contrast in Interior Design (Plus, How to Make It Work for You)

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Contrast is an essential component of any interior design project.

Switching Gears: AC’s Mosaic Tile Collection

Architectural Ceramics

Summer is nearly over. As a result, families find themselves switching gears from vacation mode to getting back to the grind with school and work. While kids are stocking up on school supplies, adults are taking stock of their upcoming projects for the second half of the year.

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WEBINAR: Capillary Passive Drainage for Exterior Tiling Installations

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Join us on August 22 at 1:00 pm Central Daylight (2:00 pm ET) time for a one-hour educational webinar. Exterior tile and stone installations are becoming more popular and requiring the use of specialized installation materials to handle the tough demands of tiling outside.

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These 15 Basement Bar Ideas Are Perfect For the “Man Cave”

Trendir Magazine

Is your beau creating a macho escape for himself – and the buds – down below? These 15 basement bar ideas are perfect for the “man cave” in your home. Of course, everyone will eventually get to enjoy the space when any kind of entertaining needs come to call.

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A First-Time Homeowner Hits the Craftsman Jackpot in Seattle — House Tour

Apartment Therapy

Name: Hayley Francis. Location: Roosevelt — Seattle, Washington. Size: 1,800 square feet. Years lived in: 2.5 years, owned. When Hayley Francis set out in search of her dream home in Seattle during the summer of 2015, she did so toting a wishlist of charming must-haves: checkerboard black and white tile floors in the kitchen, hardwoods throughout, and a classic Craftsman style.

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The Art of Putting Pieces Together: Fabulous Mosaics

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Self-taught artist Fabrice Allen composes stunning tile and glass mosaics. He started this lion with a statue made from a resin mold. All of the mirror glass [pieces] were hand cut from big sheets to the small pieces you see on the finished product,” he explains.

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The Best Charleston Shrimp and Grits Recipe


Ready for a delicious brunch recipe that will have you screaming yum? Who doesn’t love a great shrimp and grits recipe? Then look no further because The Charleston shrimp and grits recipe will be sure to do just that.

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Back To The Future in 2017, Tile Trends Part 2

Tile of Spain USA

This is part 2 of a two-part series To view part one of Back To The Future in 2017, click here. Spanish ceramic tile is the ultimate tool for architects and designers to create spaces that will withstand the passing of time.

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Bold Tile Design

As The Tile Turns

When it comes to incorporating tile into your home, there are endless possibilities. Tile gives you the opportunity to add color, texture and beauty that are just not possible with other mediums. Many people, however, opt for very simple designs.

Here’s Your Ultimate Guide to the Do’s and Don’ts of a Bathroom Remodel

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

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GIO Tile’s Top 10 Instagrams of All Time


Who doesn’t enjoy the plethora of visual treats available on Instagram? Scroll through this beloved social platform, and you’ll find mesmerizing photos of anything that interests you, from beautiful landscapes and sunsets, to adorable puppies, kittens, and babies, and lots of food and drink. And lots and lots of architecture and interiors. Instagram, which launched … Design Trends Tile Trends

Porcelain Paving Patio Edging Ideas

The London Tile Co.

Porcelain is quickly becoming one of the most popular material choices for patios and terraces; whether this is due to its hardwearing and long-lasting properties or the range of stylish colours and styles available we’re not sure – most likely a combination of both.

15 Pool Designs To Check Out Before Deciding On Your Own

Trendir Magazine

Are you thinking about getting a pool put in your own backyard? Before diving into that big decision, here are 15 pool designs to check out first! From smaller to larger – and deeper – there are lots of things – and shapes – to consider before taking the plunge.

“Two Homes In Oropesa” Wins Tile of Spain Award in Architecture

Tile of Spain USA

A panel of renowned architects recently awarded winners in the 15th annual Tile of Spain Awards , presented by ASCER. The first place award in the Architecture category was presented to ‘Two Homes in Oropesa” (Toledo, Spain) by Paredes Pedrosa Architects.

Architectural Graphics 101 – Wall Types

Life of an Architect

Architectural Graphics 101 is back and today we are talking about wall types, a topic so sexy that I don’t know how anybody is going to make it all the way through this post without having to take a shower.

Defining a Style Series: What is Rustic Chic? Your Modern Take on Country

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Creating a rustic chic look is all about blending traditional and modern touches. Image: Cohen Construction Inc.

Before & After: An 80s Bathroom Gets a Classic Update — Sweeten

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Sweeten ). Before finally deciding to renovate, Claudia had been living in her Upper East Side co-op since 2001 — so she had a pretty clear vision of what she wanted for her bathroom.

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The Big Move Part VI Collateral Damage

Kitchens for Living

I am excited to be nominated once again for an Amara Interior Design Blog Award in the category of Best Design Inspiration Blog. I would be deeply appreciative if you would vote for me ! Here’s the link Wish me luck! . We’re back! Time for part VI.

15 Awesome Wallpapers For Creating Wow-Worthy Accent Walls

Trendir Magazine

Wallpaper isn’t a trend of the past, in fact, it’s more in style than ever! Thankfully, there are tons of prints and patterns out there that fit our unique tastes and eclectic visions. Take a peek at our favorite finds below!

Ceramic Tile – A Solid Bet for Young Architects

Tile of Spain USA

T he use of ceramic in construction dates all the way back to 30,000 BC, when clay mortars were used to hold a structure made of branches and canes together. Although we’ve come a long way from branch houses, ceramics are still constantly evolving. New technologies have made ceramic tiles one of the most innovative architectural materials available today, and the youngest generation of architects is jumping on board.

Amazing Instagram Feeds for Sketching

Life of an Architect

As far as architectural sketching goes, I have a long way to go before I can carry the pen bag of the accounts I am going to share with you today.

Refurbished Stone House in Portugal Unveils Modern Interiors

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Rehabilitating a century-old stone construction of 400 square meters (4,305 square feet) was a challenging task for the team at AR Studio Architects. The Eira House , located in the city of Vale de Cambra, Portugal, was completely refurbished, without compromising its original architecture features.

DIY Ideas: 13 Ways To Use Leftover Tiles

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Brittany Griffin for Brit + Co ). Have you recently tiled a bathroom floor ? Or your shower pan ? Or your whole shower ? If so, you probably have a few – or a lot of – leftover tiles. These 13 DIY projects will put them to very, very good use.

Avente Tile Launches New Website and Blog

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Welcome! I'm pleased to announce that our blog and website have moved to a new hosting platform that is responsive and mobile ready. It's been a big effort with all "hands on deck" here at Avente Tile.

15 Kitchen Islands With Seating For Your Family Home

Trendir Magazine

When you’ve got a larger home with a larger kitchen for your larger family, you’ll need to think about all the details involved in their comfort. You’ll also need to think ahead about utilizing every space around the house for the greater good.

Speaking Volume

KB Culture

Such a well-considered variation on the backsplash! By intentionally echoing the 3D geometry—a wedge of shelf space is carved out of the marble wedge—what might have been an anonymous detail is turned into a dynamic design element. kitchen stone storage

A Culture of Models

Life of an Architect

Architectural models … there’s not a person walking the planet who doesn’t love them. My office isn’t particularly large, either in terms of employees (7) or square footage (1,677 sf), but we currently have 17 physical models of projects lying around.

Defining A Style Series: Industrial Design? The Perfect Blend of Old and New

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

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Tired of Granite? 8 Countertop Alternatives to Consider

Apartment Therapy

Butcher block countertops with stainless open shelves, seen in a kitchen from A Couple Cooks. Image credit: A Couple Cooks ). Even though I've been trying hard to convince people otherwise , granite countertops are still king. But if the dark, speckly stone leaves you cold, fear not!

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Icons of Design:: Facet Collection by Michelle Workman

The Ace of Space

Hollywood, a place shrouded in an indescribable mystique. The land of big dreams. Dreams that sometimes take you outside the city limits, from the arid and densely populated backdrop of the Hollywood Hills to the picturesque beauty of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Where the glitz and glamour of tinsel town were replaced by good old southern hospitality. And such […]. The post Icons of Design:: Facet Collection by Michelle Workman appeared first on The Ace Of Space Blog. Design Icons of Design

15 Dream Kitchens We All Hope To Have One Day

Trendir Magazine

Glistening countertops and cabinets for days, there is something so luxurious about kitchens that include every bell and whistle around. Whether you want colorful cabinets or a farmhouse style, there’s a beautiful design out there that will have you wowed.

Breakfast Quiche: How to Make Ham & Monterrey Cheese Recipe


If you are trying to find ways to creatively use your leftover ham, today’s breakfast quiche will be just what you are looking for. Quiche has always been one of my favorite breakfast meals because it combines eggs, and meat all in a flaky pie crust.

How to Seal Cement Tile Grout

Granada Tile

Cement tiles are handmade artisan products renowned for their amazing array of design possibilities and unmatched durability when compared to other tiles. Like all concrete and natural stone, cement tiles are porous.

These Are the 2017 Bedding Trends You’ll Want to Cozy Up With ASAP

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Check out the hottest 2017 bedding trends.