The Power of Size: Large-Format Ceramics

Tile of Spain USA

These new formats and thicknesses allow for a myriad of new possibilities in architecture and interior design, particularly when refurbishing or renovating the interiors and exteriors of commercial buildings.

Tile of Spain Manufacturers Present Top Micro-Trends that will Shape Architectural and Interior Design in 2021

Tile of Spain USA

This year, Spanish tile manufacturers worked harder than ever to craft new ranges of ceramics to meet the needs of the rapidly evolving landscape of interior and exterior design. With the preference for more demure designs, shading becomes vitally important.

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Ceramics, the Material of Choice for Residential Environments

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Ceramic tile has earned notoriety as the top building and surface material when it comes to commercial design, but did you know it has also gained prominence as the material of choice for residential design? Design Exterior Design interior design Residential Design Tile of Spain

10 Exterior Design Lessons That Everyone Should Know

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

There are some basic exterior design lessons that everyone should know about. Designing the exterior of a home can be a complicated process of color choices, materials, balancing shape and lines— it is not a job for novice designers. Do you ever wonder what makes a home exterior visually appealing? It is more than likely that those jaw-dropping homes have followed some key design principles. A home exterior should be properly balanced.

Exploring the Typology of Ceramic Tile

Tile of Spain USA

They are often double-fired, highly porous and have a high water absorption rate, making them a suitable option for interior wall coverings. Stoneware tiles are single-fired and thick in size, making them a durable and long-lasting solution for interior and exterior floors.

Warmer Weather Brings New Ceramic Tile Trends

Tile of Spain USA

The arrival of summer and warm weather calls for a change in design trends both in and out of the home. Tiles in different shades, sizes and arrangements that enhance freshness and light, and are easily adaptable for all interiors and exterior environments.

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From Indoors to Outdoors: Examining the use of Ceramic Tile Outside of the Home

Tile of Spain USA

Exterior living spaces like terraces, balconies, patios, pool areas and more, are just as important in the world of design as interior spaces. Ceramic tiles allow us to bring the beauty of interior design and personal style to outdoor spaces.

Modern Applications for Ceramic Tile

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Ceramic tiles offer an exciting and infinite number of design possibilities for decorating interiors and exteriors. Read on to explore design with these avant-garde applications: Ceramic Rugs. The result is a harmonious transition between interior and exterior spaces.

Why Form Should Follow Function In Interior Design

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

A functional kitchen is a must-have for every homeowner—a proper kitchen design will always deal with functionality first. Image Source: Beach Chic Design. This same theory weaves seamlessly into interior design. For this reason, it’s best to keep in mind that form should follow function when it comes to interior design. Here are the specifics on how to design a room where form follows function. Image Source: Beach Design Chic.

Gorgeous Ideas for Fall Porch Decorating

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

You can expand your fall color scheme to include colors that look best with your home’s exterior. The right accents really complete the look of your new porch design. If you’re still struggling to design a color scheme, the colors of fall chrysanthemums can help. You can also repeat your stencil design on outdoor wall art or even a stenciled outdoor rug. Autumn is the perfect season for fall porch decorating.

How to Decide Between Hiring an Architect or a Designer

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

While both these professions (architect and designer) revolve around home and building design, there remain some skills that necessitate the hiring of one over the other. An interior designer? Few people realize that many designers have some knowledge and training in architecture, similarly, many architects have knowledge and training in design. Let’s see how this skill-set compares to that of an interior designer.

Top 10 Uses for Cement Tiles in Restaurants

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

The designs and colors create a beautiful and durable surface that is more aesthetically appealing than basic cement or drywall, and more durable and eco-friendly than wood or laminate flooring. Transform boring walls into beautiful artwork with a design that’s all your own! Pick a design. Try decorating a niche with tiles on the interior side to create an artistic space. Bright colors of Moroccan tile designs accentuate the ambiance of many ethnic food restaurants.

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Top Home Building Trends in 2020

Kitchen and Residential Design

Many interior designers are now infusing recyclable materials in their home design plans. Designs are also becoming more stylish in unique ways. Creative fixture designs are making a comeback, and people are thinking of new ways to upgrade doors and windows.

Modern Kitchen Is Focal Point of Wood and Glass Home in Switzerland

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Located in Termen, Switzerland, it was designed by Zeiter + Berchtold and built by Matthias Werlen Architektur. The home’s design started with the modern kitchen. “The concept, exterior design, floor plans and internal layout were placed in the hands of the architect, while Berchtold himself took on the entire interior design of the building.” Known as the Minergie House , this family home evokes delicate minimalism.

Modern Kitchen Is Focal Point of Wood and Glass Home in Switzerland

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Located in Termen, Switzerland, it was designed by Zeiter + Berchtold and built by Matthias Werlen Architektur. The home’s design started with the modern kitchen. “The concept, exterior design, floor plans and internal layout were placed in the hands of the architect, while Berchtold himself took on the entire interior design of the building.” Known as the Minergie House , this family home evokes delicate minimalism.

Why Men Have Excellent Decorating Taste

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Well, this article will have you realizing that some of the most historic and influential designs were established by men. Exterior and interior, men have added a tantalizing touch to design that should not be forgotten or overlooked. In fact, It seems that the design world of 2014 has laid out the red carpet for male designers, welcoming them with wide-open arms into what used to be a predominantly female world. Are All Male Designers Architects ?