Week of August 19th, 2019 – Making Summer Camp Swanky

These luxury tents and cabins are a far cry from the kid’s summer camps of yesteryear. Recently trendy cottage options like tiny houses and decorated semi-permanent tents are garnering some attention. Keep reading to see some summer camping options we think you’ll enjoy. 1. Luxury Standard Glamping Slips Into the Mainstream, New York Times Bringing

Week of August 12th, 2019 – Beach House Bonanza

Summer is coming to a close, but there’s still plenty of time for a beachside vacation. We’ve found some amazing oceanview condos and seaside escapes that we’d love to visit for their stellar design alone! After a long day soaking up the sun and sipping fancy drinks, these are the kind of beach houses we’d

Week of July 29th, 2019 – Hotel Design and Vacation Inspiration

Summer is here and lots of people take that as a sign that it’s time to take vacation. Unless you’re a camper, odds are you spend your vacay nights in a hotel. Feeling comfortable in your home away from home is something that hospitality interior designers take seriously – and it shows from some of

Week of July 22nd, 2019 – History of Design

Each decade has its own unique style or set of trends. Chances are, you picture very different designs when you think of the 20s vs the 70s. If you need a refresher, you can get a crash course in architecture and design from this handy Décor Aid article. While interior design styles are eternally evolving,

Interlocking Pattern Ideas to Create a Natural Looking Space

The standard go-to for laying tile is usually a one third offset or stacked pattern using one size of tile. If you don’t mind getting a bit creative, you can create a beautiful and organic look by using multiple sizes of tiles. Using interlocking patterns of tile creates a more randomized look while ensuring that

Budgeting for a Bathroom Remodel

Bathrooms are one of the most popular rooms to remodel. The average bathroom budget can cost between $5,000 and $25,000+ depending on a number of factors like size of your space, quality of materials, geographic region, and the number of items being updated. Putting a cool mosaic tile in a half bath, for instance, will

Budgeting for a Kitchen Remodel

So you’re looking to remodel your kitchen. But how much does it cost to renovate a kitchen? Depending on the size of your space and the quality of finishes you’re looking to add, the total can range between $8,000 and $30,000+. We can’t tell you how much you should spend to get your ideal kitchen,

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

The Great Outdoors: Tile for Outside Applications

When you first think of landscaping your patio or other outside space, you probably don’t immediately think of tile. But tile is not just for your kitchen or bathroom – there are tons of great tiles for outdoor use. Patios, pools, sun rooms, and lounge areas can turn out great using outdoor tile. But what

Just Enough Tile is Not Enough Tile

You’ve measured your project space and know your total square footage, but there’s more to ordering tile than an accurate take-off. Ordering the bare minimum to cover your square footage is a recipe for disaster. The recommended overage or waste amount for tile is 20% to 30% depending a number of factors. Make sure you