November, 2017

Picking Flooring for Your Home: Make the Right Choice Every Time with our Step-by-Step Guide

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Flooring is one of the most important design decisions you can make. Image: ADM Flooring Design There’s no getting around it: Picking flooring for your home is a big decision.

Hex Appeal: GIO Looks at Six-Sided Tile Style


Geometric shapes in interior design are a hot trend, and it’s no stretch to proclaim that the six sided honeycomb-like hexagon has become the queen bee of all shapes, especially when it comes to ceramic tile. There’s something about the hex shape that designers love.

Before & After: A Galley Kitchen Gets a Bright, Modern Update — Sweeten

Apartment Therapy

The galley kitchen of this Brooklyn apartment wasn't in terrible shape, especially compared to some kitchens we've seen. But the builder-blah '90s color scheme made the space seem dark and dated, and the wide-set floor tiles left lots of room for grout, which means lots of room for collecting dirt.

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15 Glass Coffee Tables To Display In Your Formal Living Room

Trendir Magazine

Modern and sleek, these pieces are made to fill spaces with poise and elegance. Certainly not family-friendly, they fit best inside spaces that offer up a more sophisticated scene. These 15 glass coffee tables are perfect for displaying inside of your formal living room.

What to Get an Architect for Christmas [2017]

Life of an Architect

In what has become an annual “must write” post, I present to you THE definitive list of “What to Get an Architect for Christmas.”

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Before & After: This Bathroom Looks Great, But Wait Until You See the Floor

Apartment Therapy

This "Before & After" involves a beautiful Brooklyn brownstone with a bathroom that had seen better days.

15 Unique End Tables To Liven Up Any Room Of The House

Trendir Magazine

From the bedroom to the living room, those side areas need an extra leg or two to make things more comfortable and balanced. Thankfully, we did some searching and found designs that will wow those corners.

Made Piece by Piece: The Terrazzo Look Weighs In

Tile of Spain USA

The terrazzo look, or stracciatella look – from the Italian word ‘stracciato’ – is a revamped trend being showcased in design shows and trade fairs all over the world. Traditional terrazzo is made up of stone chips that were set in concrete and polished to create a smooth surface.

7 Home Improvement Tips For Every Homeowner

Kitchen and Residential Design

Big projects or small, home improvement is a challenging, costly, and time-consuming task. Whether you are hiring someone to help you out or doing it yourself, there are many things that have to be considered. Here are seven tips for every homeowner who has caught the home improvement bug.

Decorating with Mustard Yellow for a Mid-century Holiday Season

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. Want to add an unexpected color to your modern decor? Decorating with mustard yellow may be the answer.

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Caesarstone Shakes Up U.S., Israeli Production

Stone Update

Management changes at quartz-surface plants after production and margin drop in third quarter. Featured Company Insider News

A Tiny Apartment That Transforms Into a Super Efficient Space

Apartment Therapy

As someone who used to work as an architect and now writes about small spaces, I love seeing how a clever design can completely transform a tiny space. At first glance, this little Italian apartment did not seem very promising. Its 317 square feet (29.5

Trendy Home Office Ideas

Trendir Magazine

Working from home has become more and more of a trend. Therefore, more and more homes are adding a home office. This is great if you work from home, but it is also great for those that tend to bring work home. Having a professional space where you can unwind and get work done is the ultimate goal.

Why You Should Consider Cement Tiles Over Other Flooring Types

Granada Tile

Your indoor flooring needs to be able to handle a lot of use and abuse, especially in high traffic areas. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to settle for function over beauty; it just means you should consider alternative options to the more common choices like wood, stone, or laminate.

Top Features to Include When Creating a Backyard Oasis

Kitchen and Residential Design

If the idea of a backyard oasis appeals to you, then consider yourself part of the majority. Most homeowners love being able to enjoy their yard, get some fresh air, entertain in the outdoors, and just feel relaxed and at ease.

How to Decorate with Orange to Stylishly Warm Up Any Room

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. Mandarin, pumpkin spice, sunset, warm persimmon … these are all paint color names for orange.

A Growing Trend: Matte Black Tile is Back

Architectural Ceramics

In the month of November, we’re thankful for Thanksgiving feasts, Black Friday sales, and the ‘Movember’ trend where men grow a mustache to bring awareness to men’s health.

Small Kitchen Design Ideas Worth Saving

Apartment Therapy

We see a lot of great small kitchens, and the best ones have smart layouts, maximized efficiency and clever storage solutions. If you are planning a large renovation, or just want refresh your space, here are twelve tried and true ideas for getting a kitchen that totally works. READ MORE ».

12 Country Chic Ideas for Your Fireplace

Trendir Magazine

With numerous different holidays quickly approaching upon us it may be time to re-decorate your living room and give it a warm festive feel. One living room item that will always remain a classic staple in any home is a fireplace.

How to Clean and Maintain Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

Cement tiles are one of the most popular materials on the market today. They wow with their many beautiful patterns and colors, and impress with their nearly unmatched durability and longevity.

New Wave of Interior Trends inspired by Spanish Tile

Tile of Spain USA

This is part 2 of a two-part series. To view part one of Tile Trends from Cersaie 2017 click here. Over 90 Tile of Spain companies showcased their latest ceramic tile innovations and collections at Cersaie 2017 this year in Bologna, Italy.

Use Our Ultimate Small Kitchen Guide to Make Your Space Work for You

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Let us help you make your small kitchen work for you. Image: L-ONE DESIGN LLC Odds are, you’ve wished you had more kitchen space at some point. Those of us who have truly tiny kitchens know how difficult it can be to get these spaces to meet our needs.

November Featured Tiles: Panache & Temple

The London Tile Co.

Another new month is here and with it brings comfort food, fireworks and fairy lights. Many of us will be hosting family and friends over the festive period and want our homes to look their best – particularly kitchens for those preparing a feast of food. Updating your splashback with new tiles is a great way to give your kitchen a quick refresh and now is the perfect time do so.

A Newly Remodeled, Maximalist Philadelphia Home — House Tour

Apartment Therapy

Name: Rachael, Rob and Frankie Wetherington + Liza Minnelli the Cat. Location: East Kensington — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Size: 1,600 square feet. Years Lived In: 5 years, owned. Rachael and Rob's first house wasn't their "dream home" when they bought it five years ago, right before their wedding. But with a giant yard in the city and an open floor plan on a corner in a neighborhood they loved, it had enough potential to be pretty darn close.

Luxury Kitchen Designs That Feature Waterworks

Trendir Magazine

Even though most of us will spend a huge chunk of our evenings in the living room relaxing after a long day the most well used and well-loved space in a home is actually in the kitchen. There is something about being in the kitchen and having a place where everyone comes together to share a meal.

8 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

Cement tiles are many things, but the one thing they’re not is overrated. If you think cement tiles are only popular now because of their beautiful designs and celebrity designer praise, think again.

Standing Out in the World of Tile Design with David Carson

Tile of Spain USA

At Cevisama 2017, graphic design guru and world renown surfer David Carson took the stage to discuss his collaboration with Cas Ceramica and his introduction into the world of ceramics.

Horse Barn in Phoenix Becomes Contemporary Glass Residence

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

US-based studio The Construction Zone converted a former horse barn in Phoenix, Arizona, into a contemporary home. The upgraded residence features floor-to-ceiling glass walls with black steel framing for a powerful visual contrast.

How to Measure Your Room for Tiles

The London Tile Co.

Thinking of giving your kitchen or bathroom a refresh? Planning on revamping your hallway floors? Whichever room in your home you are buying tiles for, it’s important to measure properly so you get the right amount of tiles.

Design Cheat Sheet: 5 Need-To-Know Tricks About Decorating With Color

Apartment Therapy

Color is a really powerful tool in design. But it can also be a debilitating one if you're unsure of what colors you like and what works best in your space. Or maybe you're worried about getting tired of anything bolder than white or wood tones. You're not alone.

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Trendy Shabby Chic Ideas You’ll Want to Try ASAP

Trendir Magazine

The shabby chic style has been around for quite some time. The beauty of having a shabby chic design is it has the ability to update any old furniture and have it appear new once again. It is also great for homeowners that enjoy adding DIY pieces into their home.

Unexpected Places to Use Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

It’s no secret how popular cement tiles have become in the past few years. It seems everyone from top celebrity stylists to DIY bloggers have realized the many benefits and ways to use cement tiles for top-notch personal style.

CERSAIE 2017: Trends to Look for in 2018

As The Tile Turns

Every year, CERSAIE sets the tone for the hottest trends in the tile industry. The annual event is the tile equivalent of New York Fashion Week ; it highlights new concepts bound to take over next season. Tile Trends Expert Advice

Old Ranch Home in Palm Springs Gets Inspiring Renovation

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Chino Canyon House is a renovation and addition to a home built in 1954 at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains in Palm Springs, California. Hundred Mile House envisioned a new L-shaped configuration for the building, which wraps around an entry courtyard.