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Hexagon Cement Tiles Spell Success At Mexicano

Granada Tile

At Mexicano , a gorgeous restaurant in the mall at Baldwin Hills, Granada Tiles Minsk cement tiles from our Hexagon collection add up to a bright and cheerful vibe that underlines what critics have called the restaurant’s authentic feel and taste of Mexico.

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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Reveals What’s Trending

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) tracks yearly trends through its Best in American Living award winners and its Design Trends Roundtable. Alexandra Isham, Program Manager for Design at the NAHB, let Freshome in on some of the trends the organization has observed.

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Chic Ways To Revamp Your Fireplace

Trendir Magazine

A fireplace is one of those living room signature pieces that cozy up the room almost immediately. However, they are also quite underrated when it comes to decorating them. Most people leave them empty, and others will add a few holiday decorative pieces here or there.

LPE Group Taps Van Der Bas for North America

Stone Update

Longtime stone-industry figure will head up U.S., Canada operations, including Turrini USA unit. Featured People+Places News

A Tile Cement Floor Can Define a Restaurant’s Aesthetic

Granada Tile

Every restaurant has the same goal – bring in new diners, deliver an outstanding experience, and create loyal customers. Even if the goal is obvious, however, pulling it off isn’t always easy. Restaurants must deliver delicious food, outstanding service, and consistent quality.

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Aging Gracefully: Timeless Design for a Classic Home

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Trends may come and go, but taste is forever. When designing your own home, it’s tempting to take an “everything but the kitchen sink” attitude. There are so many exciting features and fun trends to inspire your build!

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Stories Beyond The Biscuit

Diary of a Tile Addict

The Biscuit range by 41Zero42. The ethos of 41Zero42 is to dare to be different. If only dead fish go with the flow, the design team at 41Zero42 are clearly energetic salmon leaping up the rapids to spawn new ideas. But the company’s design ethos is not all about originality for its own sake.

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Unique Ways To Bring A Spooky Twist To Your Front Porch

Trendir Magazine

Between the excited trick-or-treaters, the friendly neighbors bringing over pumpkin pies, and your own natural outing, during October and Halloween your front porch gets a whole lot of foot traffic. Therefore, you want to create a fun space that brings a classic twist of spooky yet is welcoming.

Clever Ways to Hide an Ugly HVAC Unit

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Find ways to blend your air conditioner into your home’s exterior design. Image: New Eco Landscapes Don’t let an unsightly HVAC unit or pool pump ruin your home’s outdoor aesthetic.

The Bauhaus and Me

Life of an Architect

In 2019, Germany will be celebrating the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus together with partners all over the world.

Accreditation Webinars Available On Demand

Stone Update

Natural Stone Institute presentations will aid in preparation for Jan. 21 exams in Las Vegas during TISE 2019. Featured Association Beat News

Trendy Halloween Decorations For Spooktacular Style

Trendir Magazine

This year skip on the “cheesy” plastic pumpkins, and sticky candy and go for a more elegant touch that still feels eerie. Adding a touch of trendy and glamour is an excellent form of bringing Halloween to your home in a more modern way.

Decorating With Olive Green: 30 Ideas For Fall And Beyond

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Olive green is on-trend – and it appears it will be one of the topmost stylish colors for the next few years. It varies greatly in hue and saturation from cool to warm tones, giving you plenty of flexibility when decorating with olive green.

Employees Are Happier and More Productive in LEED Green Buildings

The A to Z of Building

Employees who work in LEED-certified green buildings are healthier, happier, and more productive compared to employees in conventional and non-LEED buildings, according to a new survey published

StatWatch August 2018: Quartz Apex in August?

Stone Update

In the last full month of no-tariff trade, China sends yet more quartz slabs to U.S. destinations. Featured StatWatch (Monthly Report) Stone Imports

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Log Cabin Quilt Mosaic Trivet in Autumnal Tones

Margaret Almon Mosaics

Asymmetric Log Cabin Quilt mosaic, by Margaret Almon. Glass on wood, 10×10 inches. Quilt patterns never cease to delight me! This is a variation on the Log Cabin quilt block, and I never grow tired of all the ways to express Log Cabin Quilt Love.

9 New Paint Colors By Farrow And Ball

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. Farrow & Ball has been the go-to paint purveyor for perfectly polished English interiors since 1930.

New Study May Help Decision Makers Make More Effective Choices When Designing Social Housing Initiatives

The A to Z of Building

The University of Portsmouth has headed new research, which might help decision makers to make more informed choices when planning social housing initiatives. The researchers have used the concept

Bettiga Enters NTCA Ring of Honor

Stone Update

Tile-industry group’s executive director saluted for years of experience and service. Featured Association Beat News

Two Colors: Moonflower Mandala Pendant in Dichroic Glass

Margaret Almon Mosaics

Moonflower Mandala Pendant by Margaret Almon. When I discovered dichroic glass and it was love at first sight! The name means “two colors” — layers of coating on the glass allows it to change hue depending the light.

Everything You Need to Know About Using Textiles in Interior Design

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Too often in interior design, textiles are seen as an afterthought. People view them as a finishing touch rather than a crucial component of the design as a whole. In reality, however, you can’t design a room without them. That’s why we’ve dedicated this piece to textiles.

Six Steps for Moving into a New Home

Stagetecture

(A big “thank you” to our friends at A & A Moving Co. for sponsoring this post!). Moving to a new home is a tiring process. There is a lot that goes into it, not to mention that you have to do it all around your already busy life.

U.S. Hard-Surface Imports: Quartz Apex in August?

Stone Update

In the last full month of no-tariff trade, China sends yet more quartz slabs to U.S. destinations. Featured StatWatch (Monthly Report) Stone Imports

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A Midas Moment: Gold Smalti Mandala Pendant

Margaret Almon Mosaics

Gold Smalti from the Orsoni Factory in Italy. One of my favorite materials is gold smalti: a chunk of glass plus a thin layer of gold and an even thinner layer of glass on top. This luscious dish of smalti was made by the Orsoni Factory in Italy, and I buy it by the ounce, even though I covet it by the ton. Someone asked me if this is the gold used in the ceiling of San Marco in Venice.

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Enjoy Sweet Dreams With These DIY Headboard Ideas

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

A headboard is one of the last things you see before you fall asleep and one of the first things you see when you wake up. Demonstrate your unique design style by creating your own. Below are some ideas and tips to get you started.

Is Your Yard Ready for Fall Entertaining?

Stagetecture

(A big “thank you” to our friends at Get Assist for sponsoring this post!). . The red and orange leaves of autumn are falling as cooler temperatures swallow up the last warmth of summer.

Coverings Design, Young Leaders Competitions Open

Stone Update

Entries needed by Dec. 17 for annual CID and Rock Star Awards. Featured Shows, Seminars, Workshops Events

Fall Wreaths Your Front Door Can’t Live Without

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. There’s a quick and easy way to infuse instant seasonal curb appeal to your door and entrance: fall wreaths.

5 Updated Thanksgiving Decor Ideas for a Classy Look

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.

How to Get Your Home Ready Before You Go on Vacation

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Before you can think about this getaway, you need to prepare your home. Source: Vacation Homes of Key West Do you have a vacation checklist for your home? It might take a little extra work to get your home ready for vacation, but you’ll be able to relax more once you’re at your destination.

Fall Lawn Maintenance: Benefits of Core Aeration

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you want your lawn to look its best, core aeration is key. Image: Quinlan Terry Architects Everyone needs a break, including your yard. After a summer of use, it might be a little tired and worn down. But you don’t want to compromise it.

Wayfair’s New Line, Greyleigh, Puts Fully Styled Rooms At Your Fingertips

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. With the holidays fast approaching, is your home or apartment ready to impress your guests? If the answer is no, you’re gonna love Wayfair’s new line.

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These Home Accents Featuring Botanical Prints Are Perfect For Fall – And Year Round

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’re not the type to decorate for fall using pumpkins and turkeys, you’re going to love this holiday decorating alternative.

Floating Island in Belgium Drives People to the Waterside

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

OBBA Architects collaborated with Studio DERTIEN 12 for the design of The Floating Island, an urban installation in the charming town of Bruges, Belgium.

Cosentino Sponsors 30 U.S. Fundraisers

Stone Update

Hard-surface producer’s design centers and showrooms host charity events for local causes. Featured Company Insider News

Braxton-Bragg Revamps Website

Stone Update

New platform is mobile-friendly with improved navigation and streamlined ordering. Featured Company Insider News

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Drain Problems? How a Professional Can Clear Things Up

Stagetecture

. (A big “thank you” to our friends at AV Drain for sponsoring this post.). Have you ever experienced how quickly a clogged drain will slow down your family’s daily routine? If you’re like me you probably take your plumbing system for granted—until it stops working.