Decorative Materials Blog

Designing for a Masculine Aesthetic

Posted on Apr 10, 2019 in Tile Trends

Stereotypes abound regarding masculine and feminine decor. Guys allegedly bemoan the loss of their bachelor pads, while women are thought to take over with flowers, pastels, and piles of throw pillows. In reality, however, interior design is rarely so simple. Modern need not be limited to a stereotypically feminine aesthetic; masculine elements can be just as visually arresting. Increasingly, we are seeing not only a greater emphasis on masculine style, but also the careful integration of stereotypically masculine and feminine elements — resulting in a multifaceted, yet cohesive end product.

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Denver Showroom Showcase: Bringing Our Favorite Floor Tiles to Life

Posted on Apr 02, 2019 in Tile Trends

At Decorative Materials, we're passionate about finding design inspirations all around the world — but we also aim to incorporate these designs in a way that feels authentic to our beloved state of Colorado. This blend of international aesthetics and local sensibilities appeals to those who desire a clean look with hints of sophistication.

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Pantone Makes a Splash with Living Coral: How to Incorporate the Vibrant Color

Posted on Mar 18, 2019 in Tile Trends

Every year, Pantone spurs worldwide design trends by highlighting a hue that reflects the stylistic mood of the times. The color authority draws on themes seen in the latest artwork, music, and technology to ensure that its selected shade evokes the essence of the year it represents. This carefully chosen color is a big deal; once announced, it is seen regularly on runways, on social media, and in our homes.

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Trending in Tile for 2019

Posted on Mar 05, 2019 in Tile Trends

With the new year comes new opportunities for making your space pop. The latest tile innovations could play perfectly into your most daring design goals for 2019. Tasteful, yet edgy, this year's trends offer stunning artistry without feeling excessive.

At Decorative Materials, we're excited to bring the year's most impressive tile trends to homes and businesses throughout Colorado. We predict that locals will quickly embrace the natural inspiration that underlies several of this year's hottest styles.

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How to Incorporate Luxurious Statement Stones

Posted on Feb 21, 2019 in Tile Trends

Have you ever fallen head over heels in love...with stone tile? It's a surprisingly common phenomenon, and one we encourage at Decorative Materials. Many of our clients find themselves drawn to a particular type of stone —and eager to incorporate it into their projects. Typically, their goal is to elevate interiors by creatively incorporating bold stone features. Our job is to capitalize on each client's preferred stone styles, and, in many cases, make it the focal element of the entire design.

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How to Make Your Powder Room Pop

Posted on Feb 08, 2019 in Tile Trends

Is your powder room a place of sanctuary — or has it become your home's most forgotten and neglected corner? If this tiny room is anything less than spectacular, you're missing out on a huge opportunity to make a design statement while keeping costs to a minimum.

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Client Feature: Armijo Design Group

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 in Insider

Beth Armijo has a natural eye for design. She has long held a deep fascination with the arts, with her diverse interests and inspirations manifesting in her acclaimed Colorado design firm: Armijo Design Group.

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Artistry on Display

Posted on Jan 16, 2019 in Tile Trends

Tile is more than a floor or wall covering. Yes, it serves a functional purpose, but it can accomplish so much more. From sophisticated to adventurous, tile can evoke a range of emotions. And with a combination of artistic skill and modern technology, tile can take on a personality all its own.

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Unfinished Doesn’t Mean Unrefined

Posted on Jan 07, 2019 in Tile Trends

Forget everything you know about what makes tiles beautiful. Yes, ornate glazes and sophisticated edges can be stunning, but there is something oddly comforting about an unfinished, even worn look.

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2018 White Box Challenge: Color Us Impressed!

Posted on Dec 05, 2018 in Tile Trends

The annual ASID White Box Challenge encourages top designers to think outside of the [white] box and create artistic masterpieces featuring unusual elements. Year after year, we're amazed by the sheer range of designs that can emerge from seemingly random materials. 2018 was certainly no exception; this year, over two dozen talented students and design professionals gathered at the Decorative Materials showroom in Denver to demonstrate their ingenuity. As always, we were blown away by their creations!

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