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

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

Week of October 28, 2019 – Halloween Haunts

Halloween is fast approaching and we are taking a look at some scary and seasonal design posts. From amazing abandoned building to ways to give your home a Halloween decoration makeover, there are plenty of ways to get inspired! 1. Intriguing Haunts The 35 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World, House Beautiful There’s something

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