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12 Events Sparking Design Inspiration Each Month of 2019

Posted by Crista Tekstra on Jan 17, 2019 12:59:05 PM

“Inspiration comes from everywhere: books, art, people on the street. It is an interior process for me.” – Colleen Atwood

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Topics: Interior Design, Insider

Top 8 of 2018: Design Inspiration Stories

Posted by Crista Tekstra on Dec 28, 2018 1:49:37 PM

Seasonal accents, eye-catching patterns, and imaginative colors took hold in 2018. We found inspiration beyond the floor and explored these design stories, and more, on our Finishing Thoughts blog.

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Topics: Interior Design, Insider

Top 8 of 2018: Commercial-Inspired Designs on Instagram

Posted by Crista Tekstra on Dec 21, 2018 11:29:36 AM

This year in design saw retro-inspired shapes, unique wood-look patterns, and contemporary concrete finishes. From a new higher education building set to inspire student success to a mall renovation that sees some of the highest foot traffic in the country, we’re inspired by the unique opportunities to help fulfill your design vision. 

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Topics: Interior Design

Emser Tile Rounds Out 2018 with Two Coveted Product Design Honors

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Dec 5, 2018 10:38:06 AM

Building on a banner year of accolades, we are honored to receive two product awards in the commercial architecture and design industry: Interiors+Sources Readers' Choice 2018 for Legacy in the flooring category, and an Interior Design Best of Year 2018 honoree designation for Nuovo in tile and stone wall covering.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Top 8 of 2018: Kitchen and Bath Designs on Instagram

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Nov 30, 2018 12:40:39 PM

Geometric patterns overwhelmingly took the spotlight in 2018. From chevron to herringbone to hexagon, our Instagram community ‘loved’ what you created and shared this year, particularly in kitchens and master baths. Through the #EmserTile Design of the Week series, we’ve seen Emser Tile collections breathe life into your favorite installations. 

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Topics: Interior Design, Insider

4 Simplistically Beautiful Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Nov 20, 2018 2:47:31 PM

The Thanksgiving holiday invites a myriad of aspects to the table — joy, family and friends, and on a practical note, centerpieces! Often a last-minute thought during the busy holiday season, we’ve curated a list of quick, beautiful centerpiece ideas that are sure to evoke a festive atmosphere for your guests.

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Topics: Interior Design

Introducing Sanctuary

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Oct 31, 2018 12:53:08 PM

Reflect the simplistic beauty of sought-after natural wood grains in a durable glazed ceramic tile with Emser Tile’s latest wood-look series, Sanctuary™. Warm neutrals with rustic undertones bring a quiet elegance for an inviting retreat at home, in a hospitality guest room, or at the office. 

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Inside the Beautiful New Business Building at Oklahoma State University

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Oct 22, 2018 12:23:53 PM

Oklahoma State University draws roots back to 1890 and is now home to more than 25,000 students. The university recently opened a $72 million building for its School of Business, referred to as the ‘Crescent Masterpiece.’ Designed as a majestic, round architectural showcase, everything about the facility is state-of-the-art, including its custom tile and natural stone. 

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Topics: Interior Design, Insider

Participate in the Premier Awards Program of the Year with Interior Design and Emser Tile

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Oct 9, 2018 9:08:28 AM


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Introducing Center

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Oct 5, 2018 8:33:00 AM

In 2018, the surface to watch is the wall. Three-dimensional textures and lively colors create wall aesthetics never seen before, and Emser Tile is excited to introduce wall tiles at the forefront of design.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

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We are driven by design, and in Finishing Thoughts, we bring it to life - sharing tile trends, spotlighting those who inspire us, and sparking creativity for residential and commercial spaces.

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