February, 2020

A Journey Through Valencia and Màlaga on the Passport to Creativity Tour

Tile of Spain USA

Tile of Spain USA traveled to Spain last week with a talented group of architects, interior designers and journalists for an educational exploration through Valencia and Màlaga during the annual Passport to Creativity Tour.

Why Salvatori Remains a Leader in Italian Stonework

As The Tile Turns

Inspiration is all around us, but there's no denying that the world's most impressive stonework hails from Italy. Hence, our love of Italian design house Salvatori should come as no great surprise.

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Designer Spotlight: Carolina Wicker x Custom Copenhagen Tile

Granada Tile

Designer Carolina Wicker creates a custom look for any business perfectly capturing its individuality, imagery and life.

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Playlist of the Week – Beach and Island Getaways

Architectural Ceramics

Week of February 17th, 2020. President’s Day weekend is perfect for recharging. Enjoy your time off with a quick trip to the beach that will allow you to get some much-needed rest and relaxation.

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Patio Flooring Buying Guide

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

A well-designed patio can become a second living room for your home, so it’s important to make smart design choices. One of the biggest decisions you will need to make is what to use for your patio flooring. With so many patio flooring options, it can be tough to decide which is best.

Modern Rustic décor the only decorating style your truly need

Trendir Magazine

Why is it that when we think of decorating the home, there is always the habit of considering one decorating style alone? Though most of us always have a particular decorating style in mind, others do not. For those that don’t this article is specifically designed for you.

Everyone’s got 2020 vision

Diary of a Tile Addict

The most unmistakeable theme of this year’s Cevisama was a play on the new decade. Celebrating the roaring 20s in a stylish fashion seemed to be the priority, looking back a hundred years for inspiration. One of the most dominant and memorable aspects of 1920s design was Art Deco.

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How Instagrammable Are Your Commercial Spaces?


There’s no doubt that social media (and Instagram in particular) has made a huge impact on the world of commercial interior design over the last decade. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, though, images are the whole point of Instagram.

Top 5 Design Posts – Fashion Week

Architectural Ceramics

Week of February 3, 2020. February kicks off Fashion Week for many cities around the world. New York Fashion Week is coming up first – it runs from February 6th to February 13 th.

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Catch a Wave of Color & Texture with Point Break!

Garden State Tile Blog

Inspired by the coastal landscape of the Florida Keys, the Point Break glazed porcelain collection includes 3 small format sizes, 10 cool colors and a set of eclectic decos all reminiscent of the sea and sand. This 4”x8”, 4”x12” and 8”x8” matte porcelain features a soft undulated look that can be used on both floors and walls with colors ranging from blue to green and white to grey. Browse The Point Break Collection Here. The post Catch a Wave of Color & Texture with Point Break!

Introducing Rubble Tile’s New Porcelain Collections – Inspired by Ancient Legends

Rubble Tile

Some legendary places are so ingrained in our minds that we can imagine how they might look, and become inspired. Rubble Tile is thrilled to announce two new porcelain tile series whose designers were inspired by Atlantis and El Dorado; fabled cities of lore that. Commercial Inspiration Love the Look New Product Rubble News

Wood-look Wonders

Diary of a Tile Addict

A favourite Tile Addict pass-time is sniffing out imitation designs taking it to the next level. Even after seeing hundreds of interpretation, wood-looks remain paticularly exciting, and Cevisama didn’t disappoint. Patchwood Vasari from Mainzu.

Neat Interior Life Hacks - How to Avoid Mess

Kitchen and Residential Design

Image by Photographee.eu I’m pretty sure most of us wonder why everything looks so beautiful in the photo from the net. But when you look around - it seems that there’s just a mess. Therefore, I’m going to write about how interior little stuff could affect our evaluation of ‘neat - not neat’.

Why You Might Want Sous Vide Capability In Your Kitchen

JG Kitchens

I first heard about sous vide cooking — and tasted its potential — at my dear friends’ home in Los Angeles. They’re both cooking aficionados and sous vide regularly for their family and guests.

Playlist of the Week – Game Night

Architectural Ceramics

Week of February 10th, 2020. Don’t let Valentine’s Day go by without spending it with your loved ones – plan a game night with close friends and family to make this year’s Valentine’s day full of love and care!

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Heat Pump vs Air Conditioner

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Living in a state with a moderate or variable climate means having multiple options for how you want to tackle the seasonal changes in weather. Most commonly, you’ll find yourself debating over heat pumps and air conditioners.

What’s a foyer? And How exactly you should decorate it

Trendir Magazine

Whether you have lived in your home for many years, just purchased one or are considering it, the foyer seems to always go unnoticed. Furthermore, some homeowners don’t even acknowledge it or decorate it at all.

The World of Wood-Effects

Diary of a Tile Addict

If there’s one trend that’s skyrocketed this decade it’s wood-looks.

A Day in the Life – Punch list Day

Life of an Architect

Today we are taking a look at a day in the life of an architect. and on this day I just so happened to walk a project and create a punch list as part of the closeout process of the project.


Hot New Products at KBIS 2020 Showcase Five Facets of Wellness Design

JG Kitchens

I love attending the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, and go pretty much every year. What I’ve noticed in the last few shows has been the increasing presence of wellness design products and trends.

Week of February 17th- Beach & Island Getaways

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts – Beach & Island Getaways. For many, Presidents Day weekend offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. A time when you can catch up on rest and relaxation, while also spending quality time with your family.

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The Ultimate Home Security and Safety Checklist Every Family Needs

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Whether you’re planning on moving, are in the middle of a move, or are simply looking to upgrade your current setup, home safety and security are extremely important.

Farmhouse décor that is charming and Modern

Trendir Magazine

When many of us think of farmhouse décor the last thing we might contemplate is- modern. Farmhouse décor has never truly been a modern thing, until now. Having a rustic touch in your home can bring that cozy touch it is missing, especially if you have an overall modern space.

Going for Grey

Diary of a Tile Addict

Nobody did grey quite like Azuvi whose entire stand showcased their signature stylish neutrals in range after range of textured grey surfaces such as Montana Grey, Valley Light Grey, and Dexa Dark Grey.

043: Inside the Firm

Life of an Architect

So you’ve graduated from architecture school and received a university degree in architecture – so what happens next? What exactly does an architect do?

Week of February 10th – Game Night & Basement Spaces

Architectural Ceramics

Top 5 Design Posts – February 10, 2020. Free time in the winter is a bit harder to spend outside, but we wouldn’t miss the sun too much if we got to spend them in these amazingly designed basement and hang out spaces.

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Glitter & Gold

Diary of a Tile Addict

Continuing on from the glitz and glamour of the roaring 20s is a trend we couldn’t help but notice all around Cevisama. Gold was particularly prevalent as were dark and mysterious metallic shades and tin-look tiles, and shiniest of all was the glitter.

Wood-look Wonders II

Diary of a Tile Addict

Companies weren’t just mixing medias in their tiles to create incredible surfaces, many played with texture and detail for covering solutions with a difference. Azulindus y Marti showcased 3D relief tiles that had the appearance of square wooden cross-sections in various natural shades.

Capturing Cevisama

Diary of a Tile Addict

Now that Cevisama is over, we will be bringing you our take on the show. We were on the look out for expected trends, delightful designs, and Tile Addict favourites- and we weren’t disappointed.

Granby’s Brick & Slate

Diary of a Tile Addict

Granby , previously covered by Tile Addict here , have continued their tireless work in ceramics, creating extraordinary tile designs.

Playlist of the Week – Fashion Week

Architectural Ceramics

Week of February 3 rd , 2020. New York Fashion Week 2020 runs February 6 th through February 13 th. Models need serious confidence to rock the runway, and we have the perfect playlist to help you feel like your most confident self!

Everything You Need to Know About Choosing Frontpoint Home Security

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Whether you’re designing a brand new home or giving your existing home a facelift, now is the time to think about your home security. Modern home security solutions have come a long way, offering sleek equipment that blends into the background and seamlessly integrates with smart home technology. .

Bedroom Windows Buying Guide

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Bedroom Windows Buying Guide. Bedroom window treatments aren’t given much thought by many homeowners or renters. You might throw something over the window to block out light if you sleep late or skip it altogether if you’re an early riser.

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Heat Pump Troubleshooting and Repair

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Clean off your HVAC system every time you see that it’s collected dirt and debris. Image: Shutterstock/ Christian Delbert. A heat pump is one of the essential units in your home or office that operates throughout the year to cool or heat the space.

Find the Best Internet Deals for Your Home Internet

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Everyone needs to access the internet these days, whether just to send emails or to connect multiple PCs, tablets and TVs in the household for gaming and live TV streaming. When selecting an internet service provider, your choices involve more than speed alone.

Find Cheap Internet Plans for Your Home Internet

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Adjust your computer for maximum comfort. Image: Shutterstock/Artazum. Some internet providers are cheaper than others. Their affordable price may be based on speed and data caps. Some internet plans can be bundled with your phone service and TV service.

Adobe Home Security

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

What is Adobe Home Security? Photographicss / Shuttershock. Abode home security came on the scene in 2014. In 2018, it became majority-owned by the Italian tech company, Nice. Nice is an industry leader in home automation, security, and smart technology.