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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

Inside San Diego’s New WD-40 Company Headquarters

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Feb 27, 2018 9:13:05 AM


A space defined by innovation and built for functionality, San Diego’s new WD-40 Company headquarters resemble an office-turned-village, evoking the company’s community-centric culture. Each work station in the building is exactly the same size with access to natural daylight – enabling a collaborative environment that aligns with a comfortable, at-home feel.

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design, Tile

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

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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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