Decorative Materials Blog

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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An Inside Look at the 2017 ASID White Box Challenge

Posted on Nov 21, 2017 in Insider

A truly talented designer can transform any material into a masterpiece.

The annual ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) White Box Challenge puts this concept to the test. The annual event involves a simple concept and a difficult task: create something unique using the contents of a mystery box.

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Italian Inspirations: Italian Stone Tile Designs

Posted on Oct 18, 2017 in Natural Stone, luxury tiles

Few modern materials capture the classic appeal of Italian stone tile, which grants any room an instant burst of glamour. Stunning and versatile, Italian stone is an increasingly popular option in today's homes and businesses. It's ideal for decorative kitchen tiles, contemporary bathroom tiles, outdoor patio tile and everything in between.

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Luxury Tile Inspired by New York Fashion Week

Posted on Oct 04, 2017 in Insider, Tile Trends

Every year, fashion aficionados from all around the world flock to New York City to prove that they remain at the cutting edge of modern fashion. Some recycle styles from seasons past, but others draw on fascinating artistic concepts to create truly original pieces. Their efforts ultimately inspire artists in a variety of other industries. Elements of New York Fashion Week even end up in the bold tiles everyday homeowners install, including traditional kitchen tiles and contemporary bathroom tiles.

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Large Format Tile Becoming the Norm

Posted on Sep 04, 2017

Forget the diminutive porcelain tiles that long dominated suburban bathrooms; today, it's all about large format tile, which offers a cleaner, more sophisticated look with minimal grout lines.

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Bold Tile Design

Posted on Aug 21, 2017

When it comes to incorporating tile into your home, there are endless possibilities. Tile gives you the opportunity to add color, texture and beauty that are just not possible with other mediums. Many people, however, opt for very simple designs. While there is a time and place for all kinds of different tile, trying out a bold tile design as a unique accent piece in your home can add a wow factor that is truly incredible.

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