Decorative Materials Blog

Timeless and On Trend: Marble’s Well-Deserved Takeover

Posted on Aug 06, 2018 in Tile Trends

The ultimate classic design, marble has evoked elegance for millennia. Ancient Greeks adored marble, to the point that the design prompted several of the society's most revered looks.

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Thick Porcelain Tile: The Perfect Solution for Your Patio

Posted on Jul 30, 2018 in Tile Trends, Expert Advice

The good life awaits on your patio. Increasingly viewed as a livable space, a carefully designed patio allows you to embrace the natural world while remaining comfortable.

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A New Take on Rustic: Refining a Classic Tile

Posted on Jul 23, 2018 in Rustic Elegance, Tile Trends

From international exhibitions to client demands from our Aspen tile showroom, it's clear that rustic is on the rise. We see it in furniture, decor, and even on the runway. But rustic in 2018 doesn't look exactly like the log cabin stereotype you might initially picture. In keeping with the current 'less is more' mantra, today's take on rustic is slightly refined. If you're intrigued by the idea of rustic but worried about falling out of style when new trends inevitably emerge, be comforted: done right, rustic looks timeless and refined.

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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 luxury tiles, Insider

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 Tile Trends, Insider

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 luxury tiles, Insider, Tile Trends

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 Expert Advice, Tile Trends, Insider

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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