Decorative Materials Blog

Is the Subway Tile Trend Dead?

Posted on Mar 12, 2018 in Insider, Tile Trends, Expert Advice

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From bathrooms to kitchen backsplashes and even commercial settings, subway is the ultimate in ubiquitous tile. Named for the New York City train stations in which they were originally found in the early 1900s, these tiles quickly captured the public's imagination with their revolutionary layout. Since then, they have remained a top choice among a variety of homeowners and designers.

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4 Timeless Tile Designs

Posted on Mar 06, 2018 in Expert Advice, Natural Stone

Whether for future sale or your own personal enjoyment, you're determined to freshen up your home. Like many homeowners, however, time and budget constraints limit the extent to which you can transform your interior aesthetic. A simple tile update could be the solution, but you need a versatile look that will complement your evolving home.

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Embrace Timeless Chic with Moroccan-Inspired Terracotta Tiles

Posted on Mar 01, 2018 in Tile Trends, kitchen tiles

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You're ready to update your home with eye catching tile, but you demand a style that will stand the test of time, both in terms of style and durability. One option is to consider is Terracotta. Increasingly popular at tile industry events such as CERSAIE, terracotta is far more versatile than the average individual suspects. A recent infusion of Moroccan style has brought terracotta from Southwestern staple to modern statement piece.

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How to Create Your Dream Bathroom Oasis

Posted on Feb 13, 2018

Your bathroom should be more than an afterthought. It should be a place to seek respite from the stresses of everyday life. Interior designer Chris Powell and Decorative Materials brought this concept to life to create a stunning, yet serene bathroom for a project highlighted in Mountain Living. The featured bathroom is a place where these lucky homeowners can retreat and instantly feel at ease.

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Eye Catching Tile Design for 2018

Posted on Jan 31, 2018 in Tile Trends, luxury tiles

Tile design trends change significantly from one year to the next, but select patterns deliver long-term satisfaction. When hunting for a new look, it's important to consider not only what will feel fresh at the moment, but also what will continue to make a statement in years to come. 

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Collaboration Corner: Decorative Materials & Mountain Living 2017 Home of the Year

Posted on Jan 18, 2018 in Project Highlights, luxury tiles

Every year, acclaimed magazine Mountain Living asks architects, designers and homeowners to share their latest accomplishments in pursuit of the coveted Home of the Year Award. The magazine receives a myriad of impressive entries, which include photographs of several rooms and special features. Finalists often receive walk-through evaluations from the judging committee, which may express curiosity surrounding the home's in-person atmosphere.

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10 Bold Bar Backsplashes We Love

Posted on Dec 18, 2017 in Design

As one of the entertaining hubs of your home, your bar should be a showstopper. This is your opportunity to make a statement with bold concepts or experiment with the latest from the interior design landscape. The right backsplash can serve as a distinctive centerpiece or tie together varying elements to create a cohesive look. Set the vibe with bold backsplash tile, and you'll never struggle to get the party started in the comfort of your own home.

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Client Feature: Donna Guerra

Posted on Dec 11, 2017 in Design, Expert Advice

Seemingly subtle details in modern flooring can make all the difference in sophisticated bathrooms, even when rooms are limited by size or a desire for eco-conscious design. This is especially evident in the recent completion of an ambitious project from Donna Guerra of DG&A Interior Design.Donna Guerra is a valued and founding member of the Decorative Materials Loyalty Club honoring Colorado’s most accomplished trendsetters + design thought leaders. The talented designer applied her passion for mountain-inspired design to the ambitious Aspen Park Project. Tile selection played an integral role in the project. The result? Gorgeous and unique bathrooms featuring clean lines, sophisticated tiles and an airy look that exemplifies simplicity without ever feeling sparse.

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CERSAIE 2017: Trends to Look for in 2018

Posted on Nov 29, 2017 in Tile Trends, Expert Advice

Every year, CERSAIE sets the tone for the hottest trends in the tile industry. The annual event is the tile equivalent of New York Fashion Week; it highlights new concepts bound to take over next season.

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Allison Eden Studios: Custom glass mosaics handcrafted in NYC

Posted on Nov 21, 2017 in Insider

Allison Eden Studios is one of the country’s leading glass tile suppliers for commercial and residential interior decor. Based in Brooklyn, their in-house design team has over 40 years of collective experience and creates unique tile patterns and artwork for a wide range of projects.

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