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Freshome Gift Guide: Contemporary Gifts for the Design Minimalist

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Our contemporary gifts roundup is for the design minimalist. The contemporary design fan prefers items that are clean lined, highly functional and pared down. They prefer items made with durable, high-quality materials like stone, chrome, porcelain and glass. New and unusual styles catch their eye.

Human Capital DealMakers

Apartment Therapy

HR M&A professionals connect and collaborate on human capital deal strategies. Posted by Danielle Feinblum , Matt Usdin , and Vivian Breaux on December 20, 2017.

‘Tis the Season for Trimming Tile Edges

Architectural Ceramics

Tis’ the season for trimming the tree, making a list, and checking it twice. Whether you’re hanging the last ornament on your Blue Spruce or sprucing up your home for the holidays with a renovation, small details make a space feel complete.

Five Creative Ways Restaurants Can Use Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

When designing a restaurant space, it is important to install tile that is durable, inexpensive, and pleasing to the eye. One of the best options that satisfies these three needs is cement tiling.

Best Ways to Incorporate Millennial Pink in Your Home

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Millennial pink was introduced to the world slowly, and then all at once. This dusty, muted version of a classic hue has taken the world by storm — that is, the fashion and interior decorating world.

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Say Hello to Japandi (The Minimalist Design Trend You’ve Been Waiting For)

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Japandi is one of 2017’s coolest style trends. Image: Powda Constructions Sometimes two styles are better than one. Japandi, one of 2017’s coolest design trends, is absolute proof of that.

10 Bold Bar Backsplashes We Love

As The Tile Turns

As one of the entertaining hubs of your home, your bar should be a showstopper. This is your opportunity to make a statement with bold concepts or experiment with the latest from the interior design landscape. The right backsplash can serve as a distinctive centerpiece or tie together varying elements to create a cohesive look. Set the vibe with bold backsplash tile, and you'll never struggle to get the party started in the comfort of your own home. Design

Employee satisfaction: why should investors care?

Apartment Therapy

Employees. Employee satisfaction: why should investors care

Badajoz Cement Tile Gives Us Pantry Envy In A Kitchen Lab Interiors Design

Granada Tile

Our Badajoz cement tiles have been getting a lot of kitchen love lately. Jessica Helgerson’s kitchen design seems to have jumpstarted the trend a few years ago. Her industrial traditional antique space is now a classic.

The Ultimate Small Bathroom Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Making the Space Work for You

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Small bathrooms don’t have to be a problem with our tips for making good use of limited space. Image: Four Point Design Build Inc. Small bathrooms are a plight to many. At times, it can seem like there is nothing you can do to make the space more usable. That’s simply not true.

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Mug Racks Every Coffee and Tea Lover Should See

Trendir Magazine

Mug racks, drying racks, coffee cup holders, and/or cup organizers are a few names most of us have used to describe the perfect space to dry our favorite mugs. However, with so many options to choose from, it can become a bit difficult to find the perfect one to display.

2017 Product Recap

United Tile's Blog

We had a fun year filled with product introductions! Which was your favorite? Vallelunga Argenta. Vallelunga Carrara. Equipe Country. Apavisa Hydraulic. Bellavita Elements. Studio S Aria. Plank Bordeaux. Plank Woodlands. Crossville Simpatico. Eleganza Lakestone. Eleganza Loft 2.0.

Nate Berkus’s Home And Granada Tile Covered Deck In Architectural Digest

Granada Tile

Nate Berkus is one of our favorite interior designers. His easy-going and approachable style is reflected in his designs.

Ayesha Curry’s New Line of Cookware Is Out and It’s Awesome

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Ayesha Curry holds an impressive resume: cookbook author, Covergirl spokesmodel, TV host and mom to two little girls. Her latest business venture is one we can’t wait to get our hands on this holiday season.

Retro Kitchen Ideas to Upgrade Your Current Kitchen

Trendir Magazine

Have you ever looked at a retro movie and your first thought was “how cool is their kitchen?” The idea of having a retro kitchen may seem far-fetched. Mainly due to the fact, that most retro appliances are no longer up for grabs.

ISC Surfaces Becoming Virginia Tile on January 1

ISC Surfaces

In 2016, ISC Surfaces and RBC Tile & Stone joined the Virginia Tile family of companies. We have spent the time since then working to integrate the three companies and leveraging our best practices across our combined entities. On January 1, 2018, ISC Surfaces will be combined into Virginia Tile Company. We will stop using the ISC Surfaces brand name at that time.

Emily Henderson Shares Her Tile Resources

Granada Tile

Interior designer Emily Henderson’s Burgos patio tile has created a lot of excitement around here.

Analytics Firm Antuit Launches AI Threat Intelligence Division

Apartment Therapy

Antuit's new cybersecurity unit, joins a growing number of companies that are using artificial intelligence to prevent data breaches

New Years Appetizer: Toasted Ravioli Recipe

Stagetecture

Need a yummy appetizer this New Year? Make this New Year’s appetizer recipe. It is simplicity at its best and can feed a large crowd. It is ideal for those entertaining on New Year’s eve. The crunchy appetizers are complemented by the warm sauce and are extremely addictive. If you think your guests may not like the recipe because of the fried pasta, think again! The two make a great team. Make many ravioli because they will be a huge hit! This simple recipe from Allrecipes is all you need.

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Simple Tips for Very Merry Entertaining

Burgin Construction

Merry Christmas from the entire Burgin Construction Team! We wish you and your family the best for the holiday and look forward to working with you in the new year. Our offices will be closed beginning today at 5pm, through Monday. We will return to our regular hours on Tuesday morning.

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6 Simple And Beautiful Last Minute Holiday Decorating Ideas

The Ace of Space

With the holidays fast approaching I have to admit, I’ve accomplished half of my holiday decorating goals. The Christmas tree is up, the garland runner on the fireplace mantel and a few other festive touches, but it ends there.

How To Choose The Best Locksmith Service For Your Home

Kitchen and Residential Design

Locksmith services have an important role in keeping our homes secure. And, we all know how important it is to keep our homes secure at all times. But, there can also be times when we get locked out of our home, or lose our keys, accidentally.

Week 3 – Christmas Cooking Gift Ideas #Giveaway

Stagetecture

Can you believe we are already in week 3 of Stagetecture.com’s and How To Make a Burlap Wreath.com’s ‘3 Weeks of Christmas’ giveaways? Thanks so much to all of my readers, friends, followers for entering the giveaways on both of my sites. It’s always so much fun to hear all of the great comments throughout the season. This week we are closing out with my FAVORITE part of the holidays… cooking! Week 3 – Christmas Cooking Gift Ideas #Giveaway.

A Proper Holiday Cocktail

Life of an Architect

With Christmas happening in just a few days, my email inbox is getting choked out with digital holiday cards from companies that I am almost 100% positive don’t know who I am … they probably don’t even know that I received their Season’s Greetings and Festive Holiday Wishes!

Innovative Visualization Software Helps Assess Performance of Indoor Natural Light

The A to Z of Building

OCUVIS, a visualization software created by an EPFL spin-off proposed to be launched shortly, enables architects to replicate 3D models of buildings to evaluate the performance of natural light

How To Refinance Your Home Ready For Your New Renovations

Kitchen and Residential Design

The best way to get the funds you need for your big home renovation project is to refinance your home. Homeowners can use the money they get from refinancing their home to fund any kind of home renovation. Here’s how to refinance your home and get your finances in order before meeting a lender.

Stylish New Ways to Decorate Your Christmas Tree

Trendir Magazine

When it comes to decorating your home, we all approach our décor in a strategic manner. With a design idea in mind. Why should decorating your Christmas tree be any different?

9 Best Wooden Sofa Set Designs for Small Living Room

Deepnot

It’s interesting to have wooden sofa and furniture sets in your living room. Some homeowners want to bring the natural feeling in their home, then wooden furniture sets will be great ideas to do that.

It’s About Time!

Burgin Construction

For years I’ve been doing posts on our blog about the Pantone Color of the Year. We’ve covered Rose Quartz, Marsala, Honeysuckle, Turquoise, even Tangerine Tango, but the closest we ever got to my favorite color was Radiant Orchid back in 2014. This year, I am THRILLED to announce, that Pantone’s Color of the Year is Ultra Violet…In other words…PURPLE! And, it’s not just any shade of purple. It’s a deep, rich shade that I absolutely love.

How To Repair Your Credit For A Kitchen Remodel Loan

Kitchen and Residential Design

If you are asking if you can still get a kitchen remodel loan for your home even though you have a bad credit score or poor credit history. The answer is yes. Yes, you are still entitled for a kitchen remodel loan or any kind home improvement loan even if you have a bad or poor credit history.

Barn House DéCor You Need in Your Home

Trendir Magazine

Rustic, cozy, and charming, are the best words used to describe a barn house. There is also something very natural about having barn house décor even in the most modern homes.

Are British Christmas TV Ads Becoming the UK's Version of Super Bowl Ads?

Apartment Therapy

UK Ad Pros Tom Denford and David Indo take a deep dive into the phenomenon of British Christmas TV ads in their latest #MediaSnack podcast.

How To Achieve Debt Relief After A Large Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen and Residential Design

Now that you’ve finished renovating your kitchen thanks to the kitchen remodel loan that you got, the problem you have to solve right now is, how to pay off that loan. A massive kitchen renovation will require a huge loan and paying it off, later on, could be very hard.

Soothing White Bedrooms With a Twist

Trendir Magazine

Create a sleeping area that is not only calming, and relaxing, but it will showcase your personality on display. Having a white bedroom may cause you to think you cannot showcase your personality since the color white is neutral.