Week of September 7th, 2020 – Aging in Place vs. A New Space

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week September 13th brings us National Grandparents Day, which is a day for us to spend some time (perhaps virtually) reminding our grandparents how much they mean to us. In this day and age, there are vast possibilities for those on the cusp of retirement, and it’s up to

Week of January 6, 2020

New Year Resolutions and Gym Design Happy New Year! This time of year, a lot of people, about 93 percent in fact, make a New Year’s resolution. Exercising more usually tops the list for most popular New Year’s Resolutions. To ring in the New Year, we’re taking a look at some gym and fitness center

Week of December 9, 2019 – Holiday Decorating

Week of December 9, 2019 1. Design with a Purpose 4 local designers participate in Children’s National’s annual Light Up the Season, Northern Virginia Magazine We are so proud to see the work Case Design’s Allie Mann and Alexandria Hubbard are doing for the Light Up the Season annual holiday fundraiser. Such a fun and

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 25, 2019 – Thanksgiving Décor

Top 5 Design Posts Happy Holidays! It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already here and the winter holidays are right around the corner. If you’re an entertainer at heart or if your house has somehow become the default place to be for the holidays, you will want to take a look at this week’s

BDNY 2019 – Trends & Tile at Boutique Design New York

In its 10th year, Boutique Design New York (BDNY) showcases trends targeted to the hospitality boutique and lifestyle market.  With over 750 manufacturers, and attended by 8,000+ designers, architects, owners, developers and specifiers, the two inspiring days each November are nothing less than exciting and drool-worthy.  Regardless, if you are a hospitality designer or a

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