Think Outside the Box: Rethinking the Square Shower Niche

The shower niche. It’s not going away, but we want to know – where is it going next? Time and time again, a square shower niche is recessed between two wall studs, above the water controls and below the shower head, but let’s stretch conventional thinking. At Architectural Ceramics, we love the look of stretching

5 Ways to Wear White After Memorial Day

Fashionistas will tell you, it’s only acceptable to wear white between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The fashion industry often influences retailers; did you see our post about the 2019 PANTONE Color of the Year? Now that Memorial Day Weekend is here, it’s time to kick off the unofficial start of summer with 5 tile

Penny Round Tile Inspiration to Fill Your Home Renovation Idea Bank

Tax Day. It always goes one of two ways: receiving a refund or owing Uncle Sam a penny or two. If you plan to use your refund on a home renovation project, then Architectural Ceramics is here to fill your idea bank with inspiration. We searched Instagram for penny round tile inspiration and found more

Tidying Up: How to Clean Up Different Tile Types

It’s no secret that Americans have fallen in love with Marie Kondo and her mission to clean up homes across the nation. From her NY Times best-selling books, to her overnight hit show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix, the KonMari method teaches us to focus on organizing by way of categories and to

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,

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,

Take It Outside: Outdoor AC Tile Collections

Whether you’re barbecuing near our Baltimore showroom, or you’re fixin’ to go grillin’ closer to our Atlanta showroom; summer is made for poolside meals on an outdoor patio. Check out a few Architectural Ceramics tile collections, suitable for outdoor use, that have you covered under foot and under water. The Ins and Outs of Outdoor

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

Tile with Money in Mind

The deadline is here. We’re all holding our wallets and our breath in anticipation of (cue the diabolical laugh) Tax Day. We all know that preparing and filing taxes is taxing.  So take a break from crunching the numbers, and take a look at a few tile examples from Architectural Ceramics that have cash in