Pantone Color of the Year 2020 – Classic Blue

Pantone recently introduced their 2020 Color of the Year: Classic Blue. If you aren’t familiar with Pantone’s annual announcement, the Color of the Year a recurring pick from Pantone’s color experts that influences the gamut of design industries from fashion to interior design. This year’s blue hue was selected based on a careful analysis of

Week of December 2, 2019 – Holiday Parties and Christmas Decor

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week Now that Thanksgiving has passed, we’re over the first holiday entertaining hurdle. Veteran hosts now set their sights on holiday parties. Whether you’re on the planning committee for your office Christmas party or the tried and true holiday host for your family gathering, we hope this week’s Top

Week of November 11, 2019 – Veteran’s Day Inspired

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week – Military Interior Design and Architecture With Veteran’s Day this week and Thanksgiving right around the corner, we have been thinking a lot about what we have to be thankful for. In honor of those who have served our country, we are dedicating this week’s Top 5 Design

Week of October 28, 2019 – Halloween Haunts

Halloween is fast approaching and we are taking a look at some scary and seasonal design posts. From amazing abandoned building to ways to give your home a Halloween decoration makeover, there are plenty of ways to get inspired! 1. Intriguing Haunts The 35 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World, House Beautiful There’s something

Medieval Flooring & Encaustic Tile

Our thoughts are in the Medieval ages this week, with the Renaissance Festival wrapping up a few days ago and the chilly (sometimes gloomy) days that evoke a feeling of days past. Come with us back in time to learn a few quick facts about medieval flooring, from stone to encaustic! Quick History of Tile

Week of October 21, 2019 – Renaissance Styles

Did you get a chance to visit the Renaissance festival this season? The Maryland Renaissance Festival just ended this weekend and it got us thinking about what inspiration we can draw from the Middle Ages. From refurbished castles dating back to the 16th century to the melding of contemporary design in renaissance spaces, these are

Chinese Tariffs and their Effect on the Tile Industry

Many people have asked us about how the newly implemented Chinese tariffs will affect the tile and flooring industry. They wanted us to go into detail about the actual tariffs and their impact. Here it is.  Retailers and product-based companies in many consumer categories are affected by the new tariffs and countervailing charges implemented on

Week of October 14, 2019 – Fall Harvest Season

Autumn is a fantastic time to celebrate with harvest festivals, apple picking, and general Fall fun! Our idea of fun can be found in these Fall-inspired design posts of the week. From old farmhouses to hip restaurant spaces, there are lots of ways to let Fall inspire your design. 1. A season for change You’ve

Weekend Playlist: Oktoberfest

Cheers to the weekend – Or Prost! if you’re in the Oktoberfest spirit! We’re rolling out the weekend with some German jams and the tiles they remind us of. 1. Nena – 99 Luftballons “You and I in a little toy shop buy a bag of balloons with the money we’ve got…” Paragon Hex interlocking