Decorative Materials Blog

What is Your Greatest Luxury?

Posted on May 28, 2018 in Insider

Per Givenchy, “Luxury is in each detail.” Coco Chanel claims, “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.” We asked our local design celebs, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Circle of Excellence award winners: “What is your greatest luxury?”

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2018 Salone del Mobile Milano's Most Magnificent Marvels

Posted on May 22, 2018 in Insider, luxury tiles

Every spring, hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to beautiful Milano for the Salone del Mobile. This renowned conference brings the world's most talented designers together to acknowledge and celebrate their latest creations. In past years, the renowned trade fair has given rise to some of the industry's most electrifying developments. In 2018, designers expanded on a variety of trends seen at CERSAIE and other top trade shows: texture, clean lines, intricate mosaics and eco-friendly elements. Salone's designers also presented many new concepts, which both delighted and inspired hundreds of thousands of design enthusiasts.

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Unearthing Inspiration From Top Talent

Posted on May 17, 2018 in Insider

Each year, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles pays tribute to talented Colorado designers that continue to inspire, innovate, and create breathtaking spaces. We connected with these notable individuals to unearth their design inspiration.

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Black is the New Neutral

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in Insider, Tile Trends

Image via AKDO

Step into a typical 2000s home, and you'll find yourself surrounded by neutrals. These trusty colors dominate modern tile, wallpaper, cabinetry, backsplash and flooring.

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Black and White Tile Done Right

Posted on Apr 11, 2018 in Insider, Tile Trends, luxury tiles

On the hunt for a timeless, sophisticated look that stands out from typical neutrals? Black and white should do the trick. These contrasting colors combine classic appeal with a modern edge. Available in several materials, patterns and glazes, they're versatile enough to let you live out your grandest vision. 

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Is the Subway Tile Trend Dead?

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

Image via AKDO

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

Image via Arto

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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