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A Timeless, Bold Hue: Black in Design and Architecture

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Feb 16, 2018 9:49:26 AM

When we discovered GLIDDEN’s 2018 color of the year, Deep Onyx, we were inspired to dive into how black, a ‘back to the basics’ hue, is making a comeback as a true design force in 2018.

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

4 Instagram Baths Elevating Neutrals

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Feb 13, 2018 12:41:53 PM

From cabinets to curtains, you will find a myriad of design elements with neutral bases throughout a home. Today’s residential designs are elevating neutrals by pairing them with captivating new patterns, angles, and textures.

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Topics: Interior Design

3 Striking Backsplashes with Scale

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jan 30, 2018 8:01:50 AM

Known as the “heart of the home,” the kitchen continues to make a design statement in the home for guests, and for homeowners. With many considerations for the kitchen - from pendant lighting to stovetop to flooring - one of our favorites is the backsplash. Backsplashes highlight different colors, materials, and shapes, as well as an integral element - scale.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

1 Series, 3 Ways: Chronicle

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jan 23, 2018 9:15:05 AM

With timeless beauty and captivating elegance, natural stone’s veining creates a unique linear design for interiors. We capture this sought-after look in our Chronicle™ porcelain tile series.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Inside a Rustic Chic Houston Home

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jan 19, 2018 10:37:14 AM

Drawing from both modern and traditional influences, Premier Kitchen & Bath designers skillfully incorporated neutral ceramic, porcelain, and glass materials offset by darker cabinetry and accents to achieve a rustic chic look in a recent build. The Houston-based design team invited us to explore their latest work.

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

Coloring Your 2018

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Jan 16, 2018 10:05:24 AM

“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” - Wassily Kandinsky

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Introducing Glitz

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Dec 27, 2017 9:19:07 AM


Mixed materials are flourishing throughout today’s residential and commercial designs. Fuse material, texture, and color variations for surfaces that take on new aesthetics. 

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

1 Series, 4 Ways: Bianco Gioia

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Dec 19, 2017 11:37:45 AM

Marble, a beloved design material throughout residential and commercial environments, celebrates luxury and elegance. Bianco Gioia’s natural color and veining variations in cool whites and grays make each piece unique. The series can also take on different aesthetics, from traditional to contemporary, in both polished and honed finishes. 

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Inside a Simplistic Master Bath

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Dec 15, 2017 7:58:00 AM

Evoking the simplicity of an all-white design, this master bath shines because of its clean and fresh approach. In drawing from aesthetics that downplay bold color, natural light takes center stage to highlight minimalist materials for understated glamour.

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

7 Favorite Residential Designs of 2017

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Dec 8, 2017 9:50:07 AM

In 2017, we celebrated texture, neutral tones, and mixed materials in interior design. Thank you to all those who shared your installations on Instagram - inspiring us with unique patterns and dynamic pairings.

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Topics: Interior Design

Design trends and inspiration for tile & natural stone

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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