Cozy Up Your Home for the Holidays

It’s the time of year where temperatures drop, and everyone looks forward to all things cozy. There’s no better place than your home to amp-up welcoming vibes, especially as the holiday season gets closer and house guests are over more frequently. Before this busy time of year, consider making subtle changes to ensure your home

Week of November 11, 2019 – Veteran’s Day Inspired

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week – Military Interior Design and Architecture With Veteran’s Day this week and Thanksgiving right around the corner, we have been thinking a lot about what we have to be thankful for. In honor of those who have served our country, we are dedicating this week’s Top 5 Design

Medieval Flooring & Encaustic Tile

Our thoughts are in the Medieval ages this week, with the Renaissance Festival wrapping up a few days ago and the chilly (sometimes gloomy) days that evoke a feeling of days past. Come with us back in time to learn a few quick facts about medieval flooring, from stone to encaustic! Quick History of Tile

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

Your Room’s Focal Point: The Fireplace

It’s that time of year when fireplaces become more than a beautiful centerpiece — they are also a source of warmth and comfort. With the fall season in full swing, it’s common for our clients to start thinking about taking their neglected ole’ fireplace and bringing it into the modern era.   Tile can take your

Week of October 7, 2019 – Fireplaces

Top 5 Design Posts As summer weather slowly gives way to cooler temperatures, we feel compelled to cuddle up with a blanket and our favorite book (or streaming service when the mood strikes.) This week we are taking a look at some cozy and creative fireplace designs to stir up our Autumn imaginations. 1. Modern

Weekend Playlist: Oktoberfest

Cheers to the weekend – Or Prost! if you’re in the Oktoberfest spirit! We’re rolling out the weekend with some German jams and the tiles they remind us of. 1. Nena – 99 Luftballons “You and I in a little toy shop buy a bag of balloons with the money we’ve got…” Paragon Hex interlocking

Turning Functional into Durable and Fabulous

Let’s admit it, September was BUSY.  Back to school, getting into the swing of lunch prep, homework, extracurricular activities just to name a few.  If your space is anything like ours, we tend to accumulate all the “extras” in the non-living spaces – papers, projects, bags and more – telling ourselves we will get back

Week of September 23rd, 2019 – Mudrooms and Laundry Spaces

It’s Fall! School has started up again, friends and family start coming over to visit, and we spend more time inside as it gets colder. Your home has to be as functional as it is fashionable. With all the rush of back to school season and family holidays your home can’t stay magazine perfect all