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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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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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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Insider’s Guide to Stone Tile

Posted on Jul 31, 2017 in Insider, Natural Stone

When it comes to home finishes, stone tile has a unique way of creating a custom look of understated elegance that is effortlessly natural. Distinct characteristics, especially of natural stone tile, ensure that your home will be truly one of a kind. Yet stone tiles, ranging from granite and marble to limestone and slate, blend expertly with a wide range of other finishing details in a professionally designed home.

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