Week of August 19th, 2019 – Making Summer Camp Swanky

These luxury tents and cabins are a far cry from the kid’s summer camps of yesteryear. Recently trendy cottage options like tiny houses and decorated semi-permanent tents are garnering some attention. Keep reading to see some summer camping options we think you’ll enjoy. 1. Luxury Standard Glamping Slips Into the Mainstream, New York Times Bringing

10 Hot Summer Destinations & Tile Inspirations

It’s summer and your vacation is calling. Come globe trotting with us to beautiful vacation spots, home and abroad, that offer endless design and tile inspiration. While sites like Travel.com offers suggestions of where to go with their article, the Top 10 Most Searched Summer Destinations, at Architectural Ceramics, we’ve come up with our own

Week of July 22nd, 2019 – History of Design

Each decade has its own unique style or set of trends. Chances are, you picture very different designs when you think of the 20s vs the 70s. If you need a refresher, you can get a crash course in architecture and design from this handy Décor Aid article. While interior design styles are eternally evolving,

Week of July 15th, 2019 – Cultural Inspirations

Last week, we looked at amazing American design inspirations, but many designs are pulled from cultures around the world. The fusion of these elements is a testament to the mixing pot of the U.S. and our daring design community. This week, we pulled five projects and articles focused on design elements from around the world.

Week of July 8th, 2019 – Classic American Style

Coming out of 4th of July weekend, we reflected on American design styles and architects. From Washington, D.C.’s historic townhomes and monuments to the famous Prairie School houses of Frank Lloyd Wright, we have pulled some designs that inspire from across the country. 1. Best American Designed Buildings AIA Selects Best Buildings by American Architects in

Week of June 24th, 2019 – Designing with White

Is white a color? Of course! Well, at least in the world of interior design. White provides an excellent backdrop for more dramatic colors or can work to create a clean, minimal look. Not only is white extremely versatile thanks to being the most neutral of neutral colors, it also evokes all sorts of emotions

Feeling Groovy with Dimensional Tile

Whether you prefer the song’s original version by Seals & Crofts or the 1974 remake by the Isley Brothers, both Summer Breeze hits reached the Top 100 charts when they were released. Today, the song still blows through our mind when thinking of the perfect summer playlist. Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through

Week of June 17, 2019

From finding the perfect purpose for that spare room in your house to open, contemporary office design – here are our top design picks for the week. 1. Finding Purpose for that Spare Room Our Room of Requirement, Lauren Liess Sometimes there are spaces that we just aren’t sure what to do with and it

Employee Spotlight: Commercial Sales Manager David Arabe

In honor of Father’s Day, we interviewed new dad and Commercial Sales Manager, David Arabe. We talk about a tile collection or two, but we talk about his six-month old too. Check out his thoughts on managing our commercial sales team, but also how he’s managing his role as a new dad. Architectural Ceramics: Your

5 Ways to Wear White After Memorial Day

Fashionistas will tell you, it’s only acceptable to wear white between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The fashion industry often influences retailers; did you see our post about the 2019 PANTONE Color of the Year? Now that Memorial Day Weekend is here, it’s time to kick off the unofficial start of summer with 5 tile