Decorative Materials Blog

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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Outdoors to Indoors: How to integrate your indoor flooring to your outdoor living

Posted on Aug 14, 2017 in Natural Stone, Design

Home design can be an incredibly rewarding field. As a designer, your goal is to see that look of wonder and satisfaction when your client sees your complete design as a perfect reflection of their ideal living space. From the homeowner’s perspective, your reward is finally getting to see your dream vision for a single room or your entire home become a reality. Yet going from initial consultations to the finished result is not always a straight-line path, and completion of an interior design project takes dedication and communication on both sides.

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Fashion + Tile Design Collide

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 in Design, luxury tiles

In any industry, there are trends that come and go — just like fashion — and tile design is no different. Because tiles are a base material, like textiles that make up larger functional pieces, we often see significant overlap and borrowing in the fashion and interior design industries. 

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Tile Updates: Current Tile Trends

Posted on Jun 02, 2017 in Design, Tile Trends

Tile makes a statement while retaining the durability, versatility and other numerous benefits that have made it such a popular flooring material through the years. Recent technological advancements promote even greater versatility, with tile taking on bold new textures and replicating everything from hardwood to linen. But while a wide range of looks may be available, certain trends are worth following if you're hoping for an updated and sophisticated design. 

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How to Use Tile to Make a Boring Kitchen Stand Out

Posted on Feb 28, 2017 in Design

If your kitchen seems a bit humdrum or monotonous lately, there’s no need to renovate it completely. Something as simple as new tile can do a lot to make your kitchen pop. After all, tile is one of the most practical kitchen materials you can use. Sure, kitchen tile is versatile, easy to clean and lasts a long time, but it’s also capable of being impeccably stylish.

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How To Design Your Bathroom Tile Like a Pro

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 in Design, Bathroom Tile

Choosing bathroom tile can be a fun and rewarding experience, but the last thing you want is to regret your decisions after the fact. Fortunately, most of the decisions you’ll be required to make are fairly straightforward, and as long as you choose a tile that’s a good fit for your planned use, you can ensure a satisfying outcome.

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Selecting the Best Tiles for Hotel Lobby Design

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 in Expert Advice, Design

It’s no secret that the design of your hotel lobby is one of the most important factors when it comes to determining what impression your establishment will make on its guests and visitors. As a visual statement, hotel lobby design can establish the aesthetic of the entire building, and send a message about the quality and type of service you provide.

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Style Guide: Rustic Elegance

Posted on Jun 11, 2015 in Design, Expert Advice, Rustic Elegance

You know the style.  If you’ve ever wanted to move in to one of the Restoration Hardware layouts, or order up a cozy Bavarian chalet or even step into certain pages of historical fiction it’s rustic elegance that calls out to us.  How do you define it?  Not sure, but we know it when we see it.  

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Message From Margot: We Love Large Format Materials

Posted on Jun 02, 2015 in Design, Message From Margot

Do you love large format materials as much as I do? We’ve recently started stocking ZeroDesign in a 24”x48” pattern which I fell in love with at Cerasie in Bologna, Italy.

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