Sat.Oct 13, 2018 - Fri.Oct 19, 2018

White Tiles at The London Tile Co.

The London Tile Co.

In any area that involves creativity you will always find classics; a little black dress, an armchair, even a ball point pen. Often overlooked as boring or too simple, we believe that the white tile is a classic that deserves more recognition.

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Events: Vienna Colormix 2018 with Sherwin Williams

Architectural Ceramics

Thank you to all who joined us for the 2018 Colormix CEU Event in our Vienna showroom in partnership with Sherwin Williams. We took a look at the color trend forecast for 2019 in the form of six fabulous color palettes: Shapeshifter, Wanderer, Aficionado, Enthusiast, Naturalist, and Raconteur.

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Tile of Spain Manufacturers Showcase Cutting Edge Trends for 2019 at CERSAIE

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain manufacturers returned once again to Italy for CERSAIE, the international exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings. The annual 5-day event invited industry professionals to explore international manufacturers at The Europa Auditorium in Bologna.

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Add Personality to Your Home with Spanish Tiles

Granada Tile

Your home is your retreat, and it should reflect your unique inspirations and treasures just like your own personality. Spanish Colonial tile can do that for your space, by adding a unique combination of color, pattern, and mixture of lines and curves.

October Featured Tiles: Concrete Effect Reflections & Malmo

The London Tile Co.

Whether you’re into cosy afternoons in front of the fire (or Netflix!), long autumnal walks or something a bit more spooky, October is here to satisfy your cravings.

Tub Shower Demo Easy Way

How to Floor Tile

For those of you intrepid DIY'ers here is some advice from one who has done a lot of these. There are a number of things I don't like, like dust, tile shards everywhere, extended clean up, messy work site. So, I like the easy way and this short video might help even if you are experienced. Some showers are constructed in such a way that you will have no choice but to make a huge mess. Sorry, but they really built the heck out of showers a long time ago.

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Creating a Home Gym That Makes You Want to Exercise

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Nothing beats being able to exercise at your convenience – and in the comfort and privacy of your own home. No driving in traffic, showering with strangers, wondering if the exercise equipment has been disinfected recently or being too hot or too cold.

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Fresco For Forward Fashion

Diary of a Tile Addict

The prototype Fresco design by Naxos.

12 Amazing Kitchens With Glossy Tiles

Trendir Magazine

For those who crave something different in their kitchen with hints of drama, glossy tiles are the answer. Not only are they beautiful to look at but they bring so much character to a room that it makes sense to create a stylish backsplash with them.

8 New Construction Money Mistakes That Could Cost You

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Building your own home is an exercise in careful budgeting. Each and every dollar needs to be accounted for, or your build could get away from you. Still, even if you’re careful with your budget, you might be making mistakes that cost you in the end.

Amalena Meadow Cement Tiles Bring Classic Cuban Style Home

Cement Style

Transform your home into a tropical paradise with Villa Lagoon Tile. Inspired by classic Cuban style, the Amalena Meadow cement tile pattern energizes any space with a bold floral and geometric design. It’s perfect as an accent wall by a soaking tub or for an outdoor living room.

Shades Of Sophistication

Diary of a Tile Addict

Shades night and wash night, both 300 by 600mm with night 1,200 by 600mm by Ceramiche Piemme. As promised, here is my other can’t-forget design from Cersaie 2018: Shades by Ceramiche Piemme.

Why Jacksonville Homeowners Are Turning to Concrete Floors

Fabric and Tile Masters

Summers in Jacksonville can be long and hot. In an effort to keep homes cooler while providing a modern aesthetic design, many Jacksonville homeowners are choosing polished concrete floors. Concrete floors last longer than tile or carpet, are allergen friendly, and easier to clean and maintain.

Do You Live in One of Orkin’s Top 50 Rattiest Cities?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Today, Orkin released its annual Top 50 Rattiest Cities List. The list is based on the metro areas where Orkin has conducted the most rodent treatments (residential and commercial) from September 15, 2017 through September 15, 2018. Do you live in one of the rattiest cities in America?

Gypsy Black & White Is a Twist on Classic Black and White Tiles

Cement Style

The Gypsy Black & White cement tile pattern from Villa Lagoon Tile takes the classic appeal of black and white tiles and offers a fresh new look from the age-old traditions of cement tile.

Product Benefits That Benefit Pros || James Hardie’s Contractor Alliance Program

Building Moxie

*. This is a partnered post with James Hardie Industries. 8 Million North American Homes Served. I remember clearly the first time I ran my hand over it. Of course, I didn’t know what this “new” siding product was.

Original Style’s Winchester Elements Collection Now at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

We’ve been both huge fans and happy partners with Original Style for some time now, and through that we’ve had the pleasure of watching their designs and products evolve. Original Style knows that trends are never set in stone. They’re amorphous and ever changing, so.

Thanksgiving Decorating Checklist

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Start your Thanksgiving decorating plans early to make the most of the season. Image: Improvements Catalog 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. We love the colors and flavors of Thanksgiving.

Caprice June Tiles Bring the Beauty of the Garden to Your Indoor Space

Cement Style

Inspired by French and Spanish architecture, the Caprice June cement tile pattern by Villa Lagoon Tile is a new classic featuring alternating quatrefoils and spear-point crosses. The timeless design lends a warm sophistication as a kitchen backsplash or a master bathroom wall.

Secrets To Maximizing Your Small Living Area

Trendir Magazine

Whether you live in a studio apartment or in a beautiful large home finding space to keep all your stuff is always a hassle. Even when you think you have found space, somehow the room ends up not being large enough for all of your necessities.

010: What Makes You a Designer

Life of an Architect

There are many things I do during a typical day – designing “stuff” is just one very small portion – but I still consider myself a designer more so than a project architect. Since I work at a smallish firm, everyone wears many hats and nobody has just one task or label.

Five Lawn Maintenance Tips for Fall

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. If you spent a lot of time this summer maintaining your lawn, you probably welcome the arrival of cooler temperatures.

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Carlotta Cement Tiles Glam Up Any Space, Evoking Allure of the ‘Roaring 20s’

Cement Style

The handcrafted Carlotta cement tile from Villa Lagoon Tile features a Cuban-inspired palm pattern that is perfect to create the sophisticated antique look and feel of the ‘Roaring Twenties’ decorative style.

10 Powder Rooms That Will Take Your Breath Away

Trendir Magazine

Even though powder rooms are traditionally small yet, they are the perfect space to go big, bold and daring while showcasing your decorating style. Instead of considering this room just an ‘extra” bathroom, take full charge of it and make it your new favorite place in your home.

Five useful tips to use in the kitchen

Kitchen and Residential Design

via The kitchen is an area that we spend a big part of our lives, as it is the place where we prepare our daily meals. We, therefore, need all the help we can get, and that is exactly what Kitchen Guyd is here for, to provide all the tips and advice on all things kitchen related.

Decorating Ideas for Behr Blueprint: 2019 Color of the Year

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Behr Blueprint, their 2019 Color of the Year, brings fresh color to a kitchen. Image: Behr Behr recently announced Blueprint as their 2019 Color of the Year – and we are in love with this versatile blue. Behr Blueprint is a true blue.

Tangier Primero Cement Tile Has Vibrant Patterns, Rich Colors Evoking ‘Boho Chic’ Look and Feel

Cement Style

The Tangier Primero cement tile pattern from Villa Lagoon Tile features a Moroccan-inspired classic arabesque pattern that mixes warm and cool tones. The handcrafted cement tile pattern is “boho chic” and perfect for spicing up a kitchen accent wall or front hallway.

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Life of an Architect

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Minnesota Tile and Stone

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Create Some HER Time With Woman Caves and She-Sheds

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. When they want a timeout, men have been able to retreat to the man cave , the garage, the shed or other areas usually uninhabited by their family members.

Ikat D Tiles Evoke Breezy, Beachside Look and Feel for Your Home

Cement Style

Villa Lagoon Tile’s breezy, beachside Ikat collection of cement tiles can be seen in the Michelin-starred restaurant BOKA in Chicago, as well as the cocktail bar and hip socializing space, The Bungalow in Santa Monica.

Havana Cantina Cement Tiles Evoke Cool, Eclectic Look and Feel of Cuban and Moroccan Design

Cement Style

This lovely pattern by Villa Lagoon Tile can transform your room to summon Morocco’s coastline or transport you back to the streets of Old Havana. Named Havana Cantina , the handcrafted “cultural crossover” cement tile looks stunning in a master bath or even as a kitchen backsplash.

Crow’s Feet Blue Cement Tile is a Bold Statement for Living Large in Any Small Space

Cement Style

The alluring hues and quirky shapes on cement tiles by Villa Lagoon Tile will give your space a personality like no other. With a hexagon geometries and radiating lines, the Crow’s Feet Blue cement tile pattern opens up multiple layout options.

Tangier Blues Tile Vibrant Patterns, Blended with Cool Tones, Create a Distinguishing Moroccan-Inspired Look and Feel

Cement Style

Villa Lagoon Tile brings a touch of the Mediterranean Sea home with this classic arabesque design in cool tones. The Tangier Blues cement tile pattern makes spaces feel more like rooms in a Moroccan palace.

Warm & Welcoming: 10 Guest Bedroom Essentials

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

These 10 guest bedroom essentials will help you make an ideal retreat for your visitors. Image: 2id Interiors 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.

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Fall Head Over Heels for These 16 Headboards

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Your bedroom is probably the room in your home that your guests see the least. That doesn’t mean it should be ignored, though. You spend a good part of your day in your bedroom, and you want to be able to wow the occasional guest who walks through.

Small Bathroom Vanities that Take Back Your 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. Just because your bathroom lacks space doesn’t mean it can’t be functional. You simply have to figure out clever, space-saving ways to lay it out.