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Mixing Layers of Texture in Holiday Décor

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Dec 5, 2017 9:44:08 AM

Holiday memories are built on sensations: the smell of pine trees and peppermint, the sound of logs crackling in the fireplace, the first sip of eggnog or bite of freshly baked gingerbread cookies, and—best of all—the dazzling lights on display night after night. When you’re preparing your home for the holidays (and the guests that come with the season), it’s important to appeal to all five senses, including the often-overlooked sense of touch. This holiday, explore several ways to elevate each room of your home with tactile elements.

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

Gather Around the Fireplace Façade

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Nov 30, 2017 8:16:56 AM

There’s nothing like a warm fire to help you feel at home over the holidays. A constant focal point - in both indoor and outdoor living spaces - fireplaces exude relaxation and unique design opportunities. From sleek, large format tile to textured mosaics and stones, discover how today’s fireplace facades are taking on new form. 

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Topics: Interior Design

1 Series, 3 Ways: Cultura

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Nov 10, 2017 6:21:11 AM

Texture is one of the most unique elements we find in master bath installations. While providing a sense of dimensionality, it can be used differently from space to space - as a cushioned bath mat, layered shelving, or accent floor to wall design. A pebbled natural stone is a beautiful and functional way to make a defining design statement while offering peace of mind in environments where water is prevalent.

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

Invigorate Your Kitchen & Bath Designs: A Q&A with Triton Stone Group

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Oct 27, 2017 9:37:59 AM

The right combination of color and texture can elevate an interior environment to new heights. As we wrap up National Kitchen & Bath Month, we sat down with one of our valued partners, Triton Stone Group, to explore how to achieve today’s residential interior trends. Their insights inspire new ways to liven up your kitchen and bath to strike an ideal balance of form and function. 

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

Marble Masters Kitchen & Bath Design

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Oct 17, 2017 7:56:40 AM

A popular and captivating material with roots stemming from Ancient Greece and Roman times, marble continues to stand the test of time in architecture and design, spanning a range of aesthetics from modern to traditional. Its natural colors and striking veining make each piece unique, and a polished finish heightens the elegance it lends for a regal flair.

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Topics: Interior Design

Inside a Mixed-Material Master Bath

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Oct 10, 2017 10:19:08 AM

Featured as an #EmserTile Design of the Week, this luxurious master bath blends surface textiles and materials in a unique way – pairing the inviting texture of textiles with eye-catching metallic finishes.

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Topics: Interior Design

6 of Instagram’s Most Inspiring Baths

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Oct 3, 2017 10:35:34 AM

We’re kicking off National Kitchen & Bath Month this October with our top six inspiring baths on Instagram. From slick and modern to rustic with texture, these baths are defining relaxation.

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

Inside a Hollywood Hills Home Transformation

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Sep 26, 2017 9:22:17 AM


We were proud to partner with
Studio Jhoiey, a Los Angeles-based design firm, to transform this historic home in the Hollywood Hills for a true wow factor. Finding inspiration in the home’s dynamic shapes and angles, the designers skillfully allowed its unique architecture to guide its design elements - from custom bookcases to hexagon tile patterns. 

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Topics: Insider, Interior Design

1 Series, 4 Ways: Alpine

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Sep 19, 2017 7:52:00 AM

Of all the ways to achieve a rustic luxe aesthetic, one of the most popular is to incorporate wood materials. Wood-look tile is both an easy and functional way to achieve a rustic luxe environment, as it can serve as a singular rustic design element or ground the entire design concept. 

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Topics: Interior Design, Tile

5 Design Trends to Look Forward to This Fall

Posted by Barbara Haaksma on Sep 14, 2017 9:17:41 AM

Metallics & Mattes

Two of our favorite material finishes, metallic and matte will continue to be popular throughout the fall. Use bold metallic accents, such as copper or brass, in a subtle way to add a hint of shine. On larger planes, like flooring or vanities, choose modern mattes in a variety of tones to perfectly complement metallic accents.

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Topics: 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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