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Dive into These Outdoor Pool Oases

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Apr 19, 2018 10:34:36 AM

Leading into the summer months, homeowners begin to crave a vacation, but what about a staycation? Whether you’re considering a modern infinity pool in a city suburb or a larger lap pool in a coastal hotspot, there are an array of ways to make your outdoor space feel like a sanctuary. 

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Topics: Interior Design

3 Commercial Spaces Sharing a Dynamic Color Story

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Apr 11, 2018 8:42:26 AM

The pure scale of a commercial space calls for a cohesive and impactful color story. Add to that the opportunity to encapsulate a brand through hues, and beautiful designs arise. Whether reveling in neutral tones with pops of color or making a dramatic color statement, these three commercial environments have us looking twice. 

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

1 Series, 3 Ways: Barn

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Mar 29, 2018 10:44:31 AM

Rustic luxe design influences can be seen across the interior design industry in everything from farmhouse kitchens to industrial-inspired commercial spaces. Boasting petrified materials to patterned panels, the diversity of today’s wood-look tiles enable durable and sustainable installations without compromising aesthetic.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

3 Spaces Celebrating Indoor-Outdoor Connections

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Mar 27, 2018 11:47:47 AM

With warmer seasons on the horizon and open-concept designs transitioning from indoor to outdoor settings, we’re diving into a few of our favorite spaces for inspiration. 

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Inside a Natural Light-Inspired Arizona Home

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Mar 23, 2018 10:23:21 AM

Evoking the beauty in simplicity with neutral tones and repeated patterns, this Arizona home celebrates open, yet defined spaces with shape, pattern, and light.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Trending: Glowing Glass

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Mar 21, 2018 1:37:36 PM

Glass — a material with origins that date back to several thousand years ago — is resurfacing in new, innovative ways throughout today’s residential and commercial spaces. From storefronts with all-glass windows to coffee tables with shadow boxes, glass reflects your personal style as well as a transparent design theme.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Take a Virtual Tour of The New American Home 2018

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Mar 13, 2018 8:16:24 AM

As our living spaces evolve, new trends arise and timeless elements remain, but functionality and comfort continue to be ever-important. New homes must embody this flexibility, so we’re proud to once again partner with The New American Home to illustrate the advancements and aesthetics of today’s modern living. Professional Builder explored how ‘transitional style meets state-of-the-art construction smarts’ in this Montverde, Florida residence.

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design, Tile

All the Buzz for Spring Design Elements

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Mar 8, 2018 9:31:07 AM

Energetic colors and organic pieces can only mean one thingspring is on the horizon.

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

1 Series, 4 Ways: Velocity

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Mar 6, 2018 9:12:25 AM

Geometric designs enable one-of-a-kind plays on pattern. From a minimal design touch in a guest bath to an expansive accent wall, chevron is making a lasting statement across design-forward interiors.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Honing in on Home Design: Lessons from HGTV & Trading Spaces Designer, Vern Yip

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Mar 1, 2018 8:37:46 AM

“Your home should be a physical manifestation of you.”

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

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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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