Design Trends: Colormix 2018 with Sherwin Williams

Thank you to all who joined us for the 2018 Colormix CEU Event in our Vienna showroom in partnership with Sherwin Williams. We took a look at the color trend forecast for 2019 in the form of six fabulous color palettes: Shapeshifter, Wanderer, Aficionado, Enthusiast, Naturalist, and Raconteur. From the bold and funky tones of

6 Steps to Prep for an Appointment with AC

Have a tile project on your hands and not sure where to start?  How about with an appointment with Architectural Ceramics.  Our associates are eager to start the creative collaboration process with you. Whether working with a designer or tackling it on your own, here are six steps to prep for an appointment. Request an

Bringing a Modern Country Look to an Old Farmhouse Bathroom

Florida, August 2016 – Before and afters are such a fun part of design, reminiscing the old and celebrating the new. A country farmhouse with a vintage guest bathroom had an abundance of character, but not a lot of space to work with! It started out very dark, and the tile and fixtures were beyond outdated. The bathroom even had a

Not All Wood-Look Tiles Are Created Equal

Rockville, MD – July 2016 – Wood-look tile hit the market over a decade ago, and has only been increasing in popularity since. True wood floors are so warm and welcoming, but can’t handle humidity, water, pets, and kids like tile can. So, when wood-look tile was first manufactured, it was the best of both worlds!

Creating Custom Designs with Homemade, Handpainted Terracotta Tiles

  March 2016 – Rockville, MD – There are few things more exciting for designers and homeowners than being able to customize their projects exactly the way they want it! Tabarka Studio is making it possible to do just that! Architectural Ceramics is helping bring homemade, hand painted terracotta tiles to the DC Metro area and

Paving with Porcelain

  February 2016 – Rockville, MD – Twice as thick as most tiles, Garden 2cm is one of Architectural Ceramic‘s first outdoor pavers. Despite its exterior purpose, it is actually made out of porcelain, affording it all the same benefits – being frost-resistant, skid-resistant, durable and easy to clean – yet Garden 2cm has an incredibly

Custom Glass Mosaics for the Win!

January 2016 – Rockville, MD – There’s nothing we love more than fun and exciting custom designs! New Ravenna knocked it out of the park when they partnered with Architectural Ceramic’s designer, Yuvinka Deugarte, to design this glass mosaic.    Basketball player Ty”Reke Havoc” Evans inspired the mosaic and we’re absolutely in love! What do you think?

The Making of a (Transitional) Tile Mosaic in Historic Baltimore

  January 2016 – Baltimore, MD – As a design consultant at Architectural Ceramics in Canton, a neighborhood of Baltimore City, I recently had the privilege of meeting a great couple that allowed me to create a mosaic design for the fireplace in their Bolton-Hill home in downtown Baltimore. It was in a series of row homes

HGTV Highlights ACI’s Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Backsplash

January 2016 – Virginia – A Virginia couple wanted to mix their two styles, his being more modern and hers more classic, for their kitchen remodel. The outcome is a beautiful new age farmhouse design that has been highlighted on many big outlets like Houzz, and HGTV. Architectural Ceramics was honored to be able to