August, 2017

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.

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.

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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.

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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Outdoors to Indoors: How to integrate your indoor flooring to your outdoor living

As The Tile Turns

Home design can be an incredibly rewarding field. As a designer, your goal is to see that look of wonder and satisfaction when your client sees your complete design as a perfect reflection of their ideal living space.

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Back to Basics: AC’s Ceramic Tile Collections

Architectural Ceramics

It’s that time of year, when kids to go back to school. We can’t scroll through our Facebook news feeds without seeing a tiny person holding a chalkboard sign with their name and grade on it.

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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.

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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.

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.

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“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.

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

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

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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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GIO Tile’s Top 10 Instagrams of All Time

Giotile

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

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The Best Charleston Shrimp and Grits Recipe

Stagetecture

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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!

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. jacktrench.co.uk. kitchen stone storage

The Secret to Selling Your Home Faster and For More Money

Apartment Therapy

A well-staged listing is a many-splendored thing. Not only does it give potential buyers a chance to visualize your home's design potential, it turns out that staging your space (aka showcasing your home with furnishings) might very well help your home sell faster—and for more money.

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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.

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.

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.

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

A Color Master's Secrets to Killer Combos

Apartment Therapy

There was a lot to drool over, design-wise, in James and Kurt's Chicago home. Contemporary art and cool furniture, and as a bonus, two homeowners that look like they must throw amazing parties. But there's no denying it's the color palette that really steals the show. Purple, yellow, blue, green — this vibrant home features a variety of hues that are unexpected and delightful. READ MORE ». Ideas & Inspiration. Tour Feature. Color

Breakfast Quiche: How to Make Ham & Monterrey Cheese Recipe

Stagetecture

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.