Week of August 12th, 2019 – Beach House Bonanza

Summer is coming to a close, but there’s still plenty of time for a beachside vacation. We’ve found some amazing oceanview condos and seaside escapes that we’d love to visit for their stellar design alone! After a long day soaking up the sun and sipping fancy drinks, these are the kind of beach houses we’d

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 29th, 2019 – Hotel Design and Vacation Inspiration

Summer is here and lots of people take that as a sign that it’s time to take vacation. Unless you’re a camper, odds are you spend your vacay nights in a hotel. Feeling comfortable in your home away from home is something that hospitality interior designers take seriously – and it shows from some of

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 1, 2019 – Summer Inspirations

Summer is in full swing and we are feeling inspired by the beach waves and sunshine! Long gone are the dreary days of winter – it’s time to break out some vibrant colors and soak up the sun. This week we found some stellar designs that use bright colors, tropical inspirations, and outdoor elements. 1.

A Dozen Ways to Lay Subway Tile

It’s Easter weekend. How are you celebrating with friends and family? If you have young children, they’re likely taking part in an Easter egg hunt. If you’re hunting for ways to update your traditional subway tile, then look no further. Architectural Ceramics is ready to hop to it, with a dozen EGG-cellent subway tile patterns

Design Trends: The 2019 PANTONE Color of the Year

Remember Rose Quartz? That was so 2016. Really. In 2016, PANTONE’s Color of the Year was Rose Quartz 13-1520. Three years later, we’ve come full circle with another pink hue, but now in a much more lively option: Living Coral. Learn more about how the PANTONE Color of the Year is selected, this year’s color:

4 Ways to Think Big with Tile in Small Bathrooms

We all know the phrase, bigger is better. Heck, at Architectural Ceramics, we wrote a blog about it featuring our large-format tile. But, what if you’re not big on space?  Inside the District, square footage often comes at a premium.  For those of you looking to maximize every inch in your home, check out our

A Clean Slate: How Rough Slate Can Have a Clean Aesthetic

Notebooks, pencils, backpacks — August is a time when school supplies hit the shelves; and parents and kids alike stock up to prepare for the new year.  Parents get their clean house back, and kids get to start off the new school year with a clean slate.  Let’s hope they did their summer reading assignments,