Sat.Jul 15, 2017 - Fri.Jul 21, 2017

Addressing Lippage in Large Format Tiles

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

The tile and stone industry is constantly evolving to keep pace with new innovations and trends in the marketplace. One of these recent trends has been the development of large format tiles.

15 Tile Showers To Fashion Your Revamp After

Trendir Magazine

Tile showers have a certain bit of luxury attached to their design. And fortunately enough, they’re easy than you think to design and create. You just have to have the right bit of inspiration to get your vision started.

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Awesome Vintage Campers and Camper Van Decor for Your Next Road Trip

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Why not camp out or road trip this summer in one of the coolest vintage campers around? Airstream camper vans are hot and can still be found for a good bargain if you’re willing to put in a little work — and even add some stylish camper van decor.

Whimsical Mosaics by Cean Irminger

As The Tile Turns

"Whimsical" really is the best word to describe the Kiddo Collection of custom mosaic tile designs by Cean Irminger for New Ravenna. There are no boring swaths of uniform mosaic tiles to be found here. Instead, Irminger has created intricate tile patterns that are stunningly unique.

West Coast Style: Icon Tile and Design

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

Icon Tile and Design recently completed the entire floor and subfloor of a Bellevue Towers condo in Bellevue, Washington. The project was about 1,000 sq.

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Just Moved? Here’s How to Incorporate Existing Furniture Into a New Space

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. Reusing your design elements after a move is possible. Image: Godrich Interiors For many, moving feels like an excuse to go on a serious design binge.

A Woodsy MCM California "Tear Down" Gets a Second Chance — House Tour

Apartment Therapy

Name: Susan and David. Location: East Bay, California. Size: 2,250 square feet. Years lived in: 1.5 years, owned. Susan and David's East Bay home comes with intact natural features, Douglas fir beams and cabinets, and a functional floor plan. Why anybody would list this mid-century home as a "tear down" on the market is a mystery. Luckily, Susan and David stumbled upon the listing when a sale fell through.

Colorful Décor That Will Make a Statement in Your Home

Trendir Magazine

When it comes to interior designing many homeowners know exactly what concept they want their home to adapt. However, the problem arises when it comes to adding color into the home décor. Color can be a bit intimidating for many of us as too much color can make the home appear “busy or overly done”.

Tear Sheet Tuesday: Creative Closet Design Tips

Kitchens for Living

It’s time for another Tear Sheet Tuesday where the tears are never sad, just the basis for inspiration. Today’s tears are a collage of sorts.

New Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit Gives You a Free Look Inside His Designs

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

SC Johnson announced the opening of a new Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit of his architecture and furniture.

9 Great Bathroom Trend Ideas

JG Kitchens

This week’s Ninth Anniversary Pinterest board celebrates 9 Great Bathroom Trend Ideas. As regular Gold Notes readers know, I don’t spend too much time fussing about the latest finish or color trend. Those change every year or so, whereas your bathroom will be around for a decade or more.

3 Smart Ways to Make the Most of Your Kitchen Counters — Kitchn

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Courtesy Jessica McClendon ). From Kitchn → 3 Smart Ways to Make the Most of Kitchen Corners. READ MORE

How to Make The Best Fried Chicken Recipe


Why would you treat your family in a restaurant for a tasty fried chicken if you can do it at home? Don’t worry, you’re in the right place to make the best Southern Fried Chicken recipe. You’ll be surprised how tasty, tender and juicy your fried chicken will turn out.

30 Back-to-School Homework Spaces and Study Room Ideas You’ll Love

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you’re having trouble getting your kids to do homework, check out these cool study room ideas. Maybe all you need to kick-start your kid’s study habits is a change of scenery!

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Dimensional Stacked Ledger Panels

Garden State Tile Blog

Coming soon to Garden State Tile are porcelain stoneware Ledger Panels for walls! Eight color options will be available — four natural stone looks and four awesome woods. We anticipate the Ledgers to be here and in stock before August!

The Best 79¢ You're Going to Spend on Your Home This Year

Apartment Therapy

Desert Magic in a Renovated Joshua Tree House. Image credit: Marisa Vitale ). If you weren't already hip to IKEA's TEKLA dishtowel, now's the time to smarten up. A longtime favorite of bloggers, designers, and shoppers alike, this 79-cent wonder has a serious cult following for a reason.

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The Best Architectural Instagram Feeds – 2017

Life of an Architect

There are few things that I will admit to having a borderline unhealthy passion about … a brand new sharpie pen, floating in the pool with a cold drink, and the second-to-last time walking through a project I designed.

Tree House in Cape Town Makes for Peaceful Hideaway

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The creative team at Malan Vorster Architecture Interior Design was challenged to design a nature hideaway in Cape Town, South Africa. This modern tree house with glass and western red cedar finishes has an iconic shape that maximizes views of the site.

Live Your Colors with Modwalls Tile

Making Tile Modern

“Wakey wakey walls…!” ” This fun color blend is made with our Kiln American made ceramic tile in a mod 2×8 size. Many shapes and sizes and 75 colors from which to choose. madeinusa #ceramictiles #liveyourcolors #walltilewednesday #colorwins #homedecor.

One Reason to Renew: Staying Put Can Save Renters Thousands of Dollars a Year, New Study Says

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Marisa Vitale ). Your landlord just sent a lease renewal form, but you're not sure you want to sign it again this year.

The Writing is on the Wall - Crossville's New Wall Tile Handwritten

ISC Surfaces

Private Affair in a Gothic Picket Post Card 3x6 and 3x12 Gloss, Gold Leaf 3x6 and 1/2x6 Arrow Liner Gloss Create your own signature style with Crossville’s new wall line, Handwritten. Designed to look handmade, Handwritten offers a sophisticated color palette and elegant sizes.

Happy Friday! Really!

KB Culture

But enough about Sean Spicer's just-now-former job. Lordy, we live in a fast-paced world. No sooner had I lined up a Russia-referencing post for Flashback Friday, than bigly news broke about the shake-up in the White House press office.

Live Your Colors with Modwalls Tile

Making Tile Modern

Summer vibes: Lush Linen mid mod open weave Linen cloth look colored texture on white glass tile. Over 30 color choices and color you want and unlimited size. Custom made to order. freshtile #colorsyoucrave #moderntile #homedecor #midcenturymodern.

My Best Trick for Saving Money at the Grocery Store — Kitchn

Apartment Therapy

(Image credit: Emma Christensen ). From Kitchn → My Best Trick for Saving Money (and Shopping Healthfully) at the Grocery Store. READ MORE


Leeds Scientists Develop New Method to Measure Strength of Concrete Using Light

The A to Z of Building

Scientists from University of Leeds have used the principles of light to find a new way to measure the strength of modern types of concrete – providing the construction industry a better way to

Wash and Dry

KB Culture

Part lounge, part tub, this design is lulling me into a restful state just by looking at it. It's a 'statement' bathtub, sure, but its low profile and controlled lines speak quietly. That's a trait I'd like to see more of in fixture design.

Ignite The Night With These 15 Brass Chandeliers

Trendir Magazine

Whether it’s the foyer or the dining room, it’s okay to add an extra bit of “fancy” to your home. Ignite the night with these 20 brass chandeliers. Big and small, there’s something for any size space below.

10 Easy Pieces: Rattan Decor is the Essence of Bohemian Chic Living — Apartment Therapy Marketplace

Apartment Therapy

House Tour: A Beautiful Bohemian Blend in a Providence Rental. Image credit: Amber Hakim ). Rattan is all the rage again. If you're picturing the wicker decor of the Golden Girls , think again. To capture the bohemian vibes of the 1970's, keep the vintage pieces curated and cool.

Before & After Villa Park Kitchen Remodel

Burgin Construction

The Evanow Family longed for an open Kitchen and Dining space that provided plenty of space to move and gather around, prepare meals, and enjoy the heart of their home. There was just one major problem…a single load-bearing post.

Clean[ing] Machine

KB Culture

I know: This looks like a computer mouse has been dropped in the sink. But the Dolfi ultrasonic washing device is specifically designed for submersion.

Simple yet Lovely Ideas for a White Room

Trendir Magazine

Modern, chic, elegant and classic are the best words to describe the color white when it comes to interior designing. Whether you seek to have a specific style such as modern chic or minimal and put together the options are truly endless when you are working with a palette that is mostly white.

Perfect Lighting For Small Spaces: Swing-Arm Wall Sconces Under $200 — Annual Guide 2017

Apartment Therapy

CB2's Swing Arm Brass Wall Sconce, $89.95. Image credit: CB2 ). If you've been searching for a fresh way to bring more lighting into your home that won't take up a ton of space, consider the perks of swing-arm wall sconces.

The Revival of Wall-Mounted Bath Faucets

The Perfect Bath

I have written about wall-mounted faucets before, but today they seem more relevant than ever. Certainly, mounting a faucet on the wall, especially on an elegantly shaped backsplash, is a space saver. A wall-mounted faucet fills a space on the wall that might otherwise be used for a shelf. For the most effective application, you must make the right design choice, keeping in mind scale and proportion. The look presents a different view of the details.

5 Easy Outdoor Decor Rules To Try this Season


Is your outdoor decor in need of an upgrade this season? On a gorgeous summer or spring day, there is nothing as luxurious as breathing in the fresh air and enjoying the sunshine from your own home.