Our Favorite Fall Tile Designs

We are entering into a treasured season for many. The air feels crisp and clean, the temperature borders between a comfortable warmth and a glorious chilliness. The leaves are turning to vibrant shades of red and orange, evoking the Ansel Adams in us all. When else do we feel the need to pull over every

4 Ways to Brighten Up Your Kitchen for Spring

At Architectural Ceramics, we often collaborate with local architects and interior designers to craft well-designed and personalized spaces. When working with Sagatov Design + Build, that meant creating a modern, rustic and bright farmhouse kitchen perfectly suited to their client’s style. Let’s break the project down, one element at a time, to see how you

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

Tile Tour: A Master Bathroom Decked in White

Fresh white snow on Christmas morning, bright white lights strung over bustling streets, or white champagne bubbles on New Year’s  — What classic imagery comes to mind when you think about the holidays?  If you haven’t already guessed, at Architectural Ceramics, we can’t help but think of winter whites. For interior designer Mary Douglas Drysdale,

AC Tackles Commercial & Residential Tile Projects

Fantasy drafts, tailgates, watching the game — Football season is a much anticipated time of year.  At Architectural Ceramics, we love football almost as much as we love tile.  With our headquarters and showrooms located in the DC-metro area, we’ve been known to cheer for the the Washington Redskins or the Baltimore Ravens.  We’re also

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,

Subtle Seaside Style: Tile Inspiration & Collections With a Soft Touch

Summer is here.  The beach is calling.  This time last year, we featured a beach blog about AC’s Naturals Collection whose soft color palette and names are inspired by nature.  Architectural Ceramics is at it again, this time with a focus on sea shells and mother of pearl as inspiration. Just like collecting shells at

Bigger Is Better: Large Format Porcelain Tile

Go big or go home. OK, we’d love to go through your home.  Architectural Ceramic’s put together a small list of some of our large format porcelain tile collections. No matter the type of renovation, we can change the look of your home in a big way. About Porcelain Tile Why are large format tiles

Made By Moms, For Moms: Tiled Spaces with a Feminine Touch

For a lot of mom’s, a simple gesture like a hand-made card, breakfast in bed, or a bouquet of flowers means a lot on Mother’s Day.  But what about when she simply wants to get away to pamper herself in a feminine space? Claire from the show Modern Family wanted to create her own ‘she-shack’

Going Above & Beyond: Backsplash Tile That Wows

Thanksgiving.  We all know a lot of effort goes into making a meal that typically features turkey. We all spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking in front of our backsplash. While subway tile is a popular option and has it’s place, we’re here to challenge the norm. For those of you nonconformists