February, 2018

Here Are 4 Tips to Help You Infuse Personality Into Every Room

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Every room needs a dose of personality. Image: Steele Street Studios Usually, when we talk about design choices, we come at them from the perspective of how to make the rooms in your home appeal to the masses.

Smart Home Security with Nest Pro || Outdoor Cams, Nest Secure & More

Building Moxie

*. This is a sponsored post with Nest Labs. . There is little question that smart home technologies are on the uptick. New, connected “smart” home products, it seems, are being released by the day. For homeowners there’s ongoing appeal.

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11 Kitchen Backsplash Ideas You Should Consider

Trendir Magazine

Whether your dream kitchen is modern, traditional with a hint of color, or country chic, changing up your backsplash can make a huge difference with little to no effort. The idea is to revitalize the space while still maintain the main aesthetics already used in the kitchen space.

Sealed with a Kiss: Hexagon Kiss Dipped Tile

Architectural Ceramics

I think we can all agree that hexagon tiles aren’t going away any time soon. At Architectural Ceramics, we heart hexagons. From ceramic and porcelain to glass and marble, we have plenty of hexagon types to choose from.

Tile of Spain reveals global design trends and innovation at CEVISAMA 2018

Tile of Spain USA

CEVISAMA , the International Fair for Ceramic Tiles and Bathroom Furnishings, recently held its 36th edition from February 5-9, 2018 at the Feria Valencia center in Valencia, Spain.

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The Best Colors to Use in Small Homes

Trendir Magazine

If you have a smaller home, you may think you are bound to only using white and beige shades in order to not make it appear larger. However, there are multiple different colors you can incorporate into your home that will give you the appearance of a larger residence.

Florida tile installation pay is only half of Boston and I still made over $ 10,000 in just over a month

Tile Excellence

Florida tile installation pay is only half of Boston and I still made over $ 10,000 in just over a month Ive been writing about the opportunity presented by the purchase of tileexcellence.com for some time now.

Creative Ways to Carve Out Enough Space to Work From Home

Apartment Therapy

Whether you're working from home, getting started on that novel you always told yourself you'd write, or just paying a few bills, having a dedicated workspace is really nice.


A Tunis Cement Tile Elevates An Open-Plan Kitchen

Granada Tile

In this Austin kitchen by Lauren Ramirez, a backsplash of Tunis cement tiles is elevated by a backsplash of Granada Tile’s Tunis cement tiles. The blue and white design picks up the bright color of the island island while brass, wood, leather and rattan add warmth.

Check Out Trends and Products from 2018 Kitchen and Bath International Show

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The Kitchen and Bath International Show (KBIS) is the biggest show of the year for kitchen and bath designers and manufacturers. It took place in Orlando last month and the product offerings were pretty hot — especially if you’re into modern and contemporary design.

Design & Construction Week 2018 – Fine Homebuilding Fave Products Posts

JG Kitchens

The editors of Fine Homebuilding particularly liked these cool new products shown at Design & Construction Week, and asked me to write them up for their website. Here are the posts with their links and photos. More DCW coverage to come! Add lighting to your countertop supports!

2018 Tile Trend: Terrific Terrazzo

The London Tile Co.

At The London Tile Co. we’re always looking for the next trend in tiles and this year it seems terrazzo is at the top of everyone’s list. We’ve seen a huge increase in ‘effect’ tiles over the last few years; porcelain that looks just like other materials but has all the benefits of tile. Whether it’s brick, wood, cement or stone, we love that this hard-wearing and low maintenance material is providing the latest interior design looks for less.

11 Breathtaking Dining Room Wallpapers

Trendir Magazine

The dining room is one of the places in the home that we use the most, from eating with family to entertaining friends. One way to give your dining room an instant upgrade is by adding wallpaper to the space.

The Best Scented Candles — The Guide 2018

Apartment Therapy

For something so small and simple, we ask a lot of our scented candles. They should be strong but not overwhelming, personal but also delightful to everyone who comes into our home.

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Granada Cement Tile Ups The Value Of A House

Granada Tile

In the competitive landscape that is LA housing every detail counts.

Decorating With Sage Green Is a Thing for 2018, According to Pinterest

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Pinterest put out their top 100 list of pins list and it looks like decorating with sage green is a favorite among pinners. Sage green is neutral, calming and can flow nicely with nearly any design style including the most popular at the moment: Farmhouse and Mid Century Modern.

Design & Construction Week 2018 – Fine Homebuilding Fave Products Posts

JG Kitchens

The editors of Fine Homebuilding particularly liked these cool new products shown at Design & Construction Week, and asked me to write them up for their website. Here are the posts with their links and photos. More DCW coverage to come! Add lighting to your countertop supports!

Caress 3? x 12? Wall Tile

Garden State Tile Blog

Caress wall tile is purposely designed with a beautiful unrefined handmade look. Its surface is styled with varying thicknesses and glazed with a high gloss that reflects light. Made in five soft shades and a sleek 3” x 12”, Caress is perfect for today’s interiors.

New Decorating Trends That Are Totally Worth Trying In 2018

Trendir Magazine

The great thing about a new year is that new trends and new ideas can be incorporated into the home for an easy revamp. With so many different trends merging on the scene it can be hard to decide which ones are actually worth investing time and money in.

People Are Receiving Unwanted Anonymous Packages From Amazon, And No One Really Knows Why

Apartment Therapy

For many of us, the appearance of an Amazon package on the doorstep isn't newsworthy — just a regular part of our modern consumer life. But at an increasing number of North American addresses, the packages just keep coming with frequency and their contents just keep getting weirder and more random.


Benefits of Using Cement Tiles for Bathroom Floors and Walls

Granada Tile

It’s no secret how popular cement tiles are for floors and walls in stylish homes and trendy commercial spaces. They’ve taken the tile industry and home decorating space by storm with their impressive durability and nearly unending design options.

Home Library Ideas to Create Your Very Own Smart Home

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you love to read and have a nice collection of books you value, why not create a home library or study where you can stylishly house your books? It doesn’t require as much space as you think, so check out these home library ideas to create a smart space in your home.

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New Method to Make Wood As Strong As Titanium Alloys

The A to Z of Building

Engineers at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) have discovered a method to make wood more than ten times tougher and stronger than before; creating a natural substance that is stronger

Everything You’ve Wanted and More

Garden State Tile Blog

In a wood-look tile! More wood-look porcelain tile provides all the characteristics of natural wood in a durable, easy to maintain porcelain — and no sanding or staining is required! The post Everything You’ve Wanted and More appeared first on Garden State Tile. Blog What's New

Trendy Kitchen Counter Stool Ideas

Trendir Magazine

These days entertaining at home means you will eventually end up somewhere in the kitchen. Therefore, it is important to have enough seating space for your guests. The right kitchen island bar stools can transform your kitchen from a simple area that food is prepared to a welcoming, inviting space.

The Dramatic, All-In Way to Make a Major Room Statement

Apartment Therapy

I love tile. I might even be a little obsessed with tile. So the fact that tile, even very bold tile, is making a comeback in the bathroom has me very excited. Lately I've been noticing an interesting trend in tiled bathrooms: bathrooms with tile on the ceiling. That, my friends, is commitment.

Fabulous Foyers Get The Granada Tile Treatment

Granada Tile

The other day we shared the entry way of a home in Colorado that welcomes visitors with a bright floor of black and white Fez cement tile. Cement tile is a great choice for an entry way.

How to Create a Guest Bathroom That Will Make Entertaining a Breeze

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Ready to set up your guest bathroom like a pro? Keep reading. Image: EURO Design Build Usually, when you read about bathroom design ideas, the master bath is the focus. While your ensuite can serve as your own personal escape, it’s not the only washroom that deserves consideration.

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Design Approach for Self-Crack-Healing Structural Ceramics

The A to Z of Building

Research into self-crack-healing structural ceramics has uncovered a novel way of using 3D networks of healing activators as a design approach. A scientific report published by Toshio Osada on


Garden State Tile Blog

See inspirational kitchens in this issue. The post FEBRUARY / MARCH 2018 DESIGN NJ appeared first on Garden State Tile. Blog Media

15 Conversation Pits That Are Making A Comeback

Trendir Magazine

Retro in spirit but making their way around to be a more contemporary mark on the home, conversation pits are here to stay. These nice additions to your extra-large living room are such a treat to not only have but style and personalize as well.

Before and After: The Show-Stopping Magic of Amazing Tile

Apartment Therapy

Those of you who are absolutely sick of white bathrooms with white floors, white walls, and white fixtures are going to LOVE this renovation. However, all you fans of black sinks are in for some heartbreak. READ MORE ». Tile & Stone. Before & After. Bathroom Projects

Get The Look: The Bar at Fundamental In Los Angeles

Granada Tile

We were instantly mesmerized by the bar at Fundamental LA ‘s downtown branch.

The Defining a Style Series: What Is Contemporary Design?

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

What features make up contemporary design? Keep reading to find out. Image: Openspace Architecture Whether you’re new to the world of interior design or have been an aficionado for years, sometimes it can be hard to tell design styles apart.