February, 2019

Tile of Spain Companies Present Latest Designs During a Record Breaking Edition of CEVISAMA

Tile of Spain USA

Miami, FL February 2019 – CEVISAMA , the International Fair for Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings, held its record breaking 37 th edition from January 28 th to February 1 st , 2019 at the Feria Valencia center in Valencia, Spain.

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How to Make Your Powder Room Pop

As The Tile Turns

Is your powder room a place of sanctuary — or has it become your home's most forgotten and neglected corner? If this tiny room is anything less than spectacular, you're missing out on a huge opportunity to make a design statement while keeping costs to a minimum. Tile Trends

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Tiles We Love at The London Tile Co.

The London Tile Co.

This Valentine’s Day we decided to do something a little different, instead of getting all lovey-dovey about the people in our lives we have turned our attention to tiles!


CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

(ARLINGTON, VA—February 12, 2019) Coverings ( coverings.com ), the largest international tile & stone exhibition and conference in North America, will honor the beauty and durability of tile this National Tile Day as the February 23 observance enters its third year.

Should You Use Hardwood Floors in Kitchens and Bathrooms?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Hardwood floors offer a number of benefits. They are both incredibly beautiful, and incredibly easy to clean. They are a great option for allergy sufferers as carpets can aggravate symptoms. Even homeowners without allergies can enjoy the seamless look of hardwood flooring.

Living with Coral

Diary of a Tile Addict

2019’s Pantone colour of the year – Living Coral – is bright, bold and full of life. But if you’re looking for trendy tiles in this vivacious shade you’re likely to find more muted tones, more akin to Pratt and Lambert’s colour of the year – Earthen Trail.

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Exploring Valencia & Mallorca During The Passport To Creativity Tour

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain USA recently hosted a group of talented designers, architects and journalists on an educational tour through Valencia & Mallorca during the annual Passport to Creativity Tour. During the 2019 edition of the trip attendees received an up close look at Tile of Spain manufacturers exhibiting at Cevisama during private booth tours from featured companies.

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We’ve Won a Best of Houzz Award!

The London Tile Co.

We’re really excited to announce that we have been awarded a Best of Houzz 2019 Award for Design. If you’re not aware of it, Houzz is the leading platform for home renovation and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish.

Bohemian Kitchen Trends For The Hippie In All Of Us

Trendir Magazine

A mixture of eclectic colors, an abundance of space and a twist on essentials, the perfect description for Boho chic décor. There is something about freestyle décor that seems to bring out the hippie that lives in all of us.

Add Architectural Detail with Wainscoting

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Wainscoting can transform a boring space into a work of art. It can involve raised panels, recessed flat panels and bead board combined with various types of rail and molding. These add interest, style and, above all, a focal point to almost any room.

New Porcelain Floor Tiles with Trending Shapes Now at Rubble Tile

Rubble Tile

ADEX USA’s Spanish tile-making roots go back a long way. They know their craft, and they know how to provide stellar service. Much like the tile they design, ADEX is a manufacturer who is a pleasure to work with, and is built to last.

Lifetime Achievement Award: Peter de Kok

Stone Update

GranQuartz founder receives 2018 Migliore honor from Natural Stone Institute. Featured Association Beat News

Don’t Let the Internet Design Your Project

Life of an Architect

Despite knowing it was coming for me, I decided to post one of my recent sketches to Instagram and Facebook … and I was murdered. For 95% of those folks doing the murdering, their intentions were honest and well intended. For the other 5%, … I won’t say what I want to say.

February Featured Tiles: 20% Off Shimmering Allure & Patterned Priory Ranges

The London Tile Co.

Give yourself a round of applause because guess what? We made it through January! Now that the first month of 2019 is out of the way we can start looking forward to all the interior projects we have planned for the year. Whether it’s a small splashback to update your kitchen or you are having a brand new bathroom installed, we always have a great range of tiles to suit every style and budget.

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Kid’s Favorite Space – Stylish Playroom Ideas

Trendir Magazine

Most parents know the playroom tends to become the room, toys are simply thrown in and most unused furniture pieces get placed around for some sort of seating area. We all know the playroom isn’t necessarily the most decorated space or even the most thought of room instead of its simply “there.”

These Are The 4 Foolproof Signs You’re Ready To Stop Renting And Become A Homeowner

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

At some point in our lives, most of us will stop renting and become a homeowner. The question is, how does one know when it’s a good time to take that leap? If you’ve been thinking about taking the plunge and buying a home recently, you’ve come to the right place.

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Examples of People Building Their Own Homes

The Armchair Builder

February 15, 2019 It’s always nice to see examples of everyday people taking charge of their own home building projects. We just came across an article that shares multiple cases where owner builders successfully built their own homes. Some of these folks did much of the physical work themselves…which isn’t necessary but will save extra […]. Owner-Builder


Cosentino Convention Sets Record

Stone Update

Spanish company’s “100” event draws more than 470 to Mexico’s Riviera Maya coastal resort in late January. Featured Company Insider News

017: Quitting Your Job

Life of an Architect

It happens to almost all of us eventually, and for pretty much everybody, the experience ranges from unpleasant to downright panic-inducing … so get your moving box ready because “ Quitting Your Job ” is today’s topic, something that I, unfortunately, know a lot about.

Valentine's Day 2019: Thyssenkrupp Lights up German Elevator Test Tower for the First Time

The A to Z of Building

Star architects Prof. Werner Sobek and Helmut Jahn strived to create a "Tower of Light" with the thyssenkrupp test tower in Rottweil, Germany. For one day, it will now also become the

Wallpapered Foyers For An Elegant Entrance To Your Home

Trendir Magazine

The moment your guests enter your home is the very first time they truly get a sense of your home décor. Keeping that in mind, you want to embrace your decorating style from the very beginning- decorating your foyer with wallpaper is the way to go!

Buyer Beware! 4 House Hunting Mistakes To Avoid If You Want To Find Your Dream Home

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Looking for your dream home is tricky. Especially if you’ve never been through the home buying process before, it can be easy to make missteps or to get caught up in small details that really don’t make much difference. With that in mind, we’re here to help.

Selling Fast: Four Tips to Sell Your House Fast


(A big “thank you” to TruGreen for sponsoring this post!). Even in a seller’s market, you’ll want to take a strategic approach to make sure your home sells as quickly as possible—and for the best price possible.

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MSI Remodels/Enlarges Kansas City Facility

Stone Update

Revamping of showroom and distribution center in Lexena, Kan., is first of several for company in 2019. Featured People+Places News

5 Ways to Stay Organized While Building a Home

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Let’s face it: building a home comes with a lot of paper. Whether it’s rough plans drawn on a napkin, pictures torn from magazines or a receipt for that perfect neutral gray, it’s easy to find yourself buried in important documents.

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Bad Kitchen Cleaning Habits to Kick in 2019

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Want a sparkling kitchen? Kick these bad kitchen cleaning habits in 2019. Image: aydinmutlu/ Getty Images. Are you freshly invigorated by the new year? We definitely are – and the clean start is motivating us to, well, clean.

These 16 Gorgeous Home Office Design Ideas will give you Total Workspace Envy

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Even though your office space will largely be used for work, there’s no reason for it to be strictly utilitarian. We wholeheartedly believe that offices and workspaces can be a beautifully-designed feature of your home.

Closet Organization Tips from the Freshome Team

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Want a gorgeous closet? Use these closet organization tips. Image: Africa Studio/ Shutterstock. 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. .

Shipping to your Door Soon: Alexa-Enabled Amazon Prefab Homes

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Amazon is doubling down on the smart home space. They’ve set up the Alexa Fund to provide up to “$200 million in venture capital funding to fuel voice technology innovation.”

Watch Out, Sellers: Are You Making Any Of These 4 Home Selling Mistakes?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Selling your home can be an emotional process. What makes it even tougher is that it’s also a business decision, one where it’s unwise to let your emotions run the show. Doing so can lead to making a mistake that could potentially cost you your ideal buyer.

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8 Ways to be the Perfect Weekend Host

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Whether it’s just for the night or you’re having family come for a holiday weekend, it’s up to you to make sure your guests feel comfortable and welcome.

10 Modern Storage Beds that can Solve your Storage Issues

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. . An oversized closet is a very rare luxury. So what do you do if yours is less than generous? You get creative with where you store your items.

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Bored With Your Interiors? Here Are 4 Inexpensive Ways To Get Out Of Your Interior Design Rut

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

It happens to the best of us. Sometimes, despite our best intentions of creating a visually interesting room, we get stuck in an interior design rut. When this happens, there’s no other choice than to shake things up and do your best to create a new look.

The Coolest Designs From Tempaper Designs, Your Go-To For Removable Wallpaper

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Whether your tastes change faster than you can say “interior design” or you want something that will keep your security deposit safely intact, you should know that removable wallpaper isn’t just for kids anymore.

What You Need to Know about Jack and Jill Bathrooms

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Jack and Jill Bathrooms allow occupants from two separate bedrooms to conveniently access the same bathroom. But how do you know if this is the right type of bathroom to include in your home?

Waterside Residence in Australia Unveils an Exciting Layout

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Architecture and design studio Justin Humphrey completed Cove House , a modern waterside residence located in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The home displays a robust structure as well as an organic indoor-outdoor connection.

5 Secrets for Creating a Romantic Feng Shui Bedroom

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Decorate your Feng Shui bedroom with The Twillery Co. Akins Duvet Cover Set in romantic light pink. Courtesy of Wayfair. 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. .