10 Hot Summer Destinations & Tile Inspirations

It’s summer and your vacation is calling. Come globe trotting with us to beautiful vacation spots, home and abroad, that offer endless design and tile inspiration. While sites like Travel.com offers suggestions of where to go with their article, the Top 10 Most Searched Summer Destinations, at Architectural Ceramics, we’ve come up with our own

Week of July 15th, 2019 – Cultural Inspirations

Last week, we looked at amazing American design inspirations, but many designs are pulled from cultures around the world. The fusion of these elements is a testament to the mixing pot of the U.S. and our daring design community. This week, we pulled five projects and articles focused on design elements from around the world.

Week of July 8th, 2019 – Classic American Style

Coming out of 4th of July weekend, we reflected on American design styles and architects. From Washington, D.C.’s historic townhomes and monuments to the famous Prairie School houses of Frank Lloyd Wright, we have pulled some designs that inspire from across the country. 1. Best American Designed Buildings AIA Selects Best Buildings by American Architects in

Week of June 24th, 2019 – Designing with White

Is white a color? Of course! Well, at least in the world of interior design. White provides an excellent backdrop for more dramatic colors or can work to create a clean, minimal look. Not only is white extremely versatile thanks to being the most neutral of neutral colors, it also evokes all sorts of emotions

Week of June 17, 2019

From finding the perfect purpose for that spare room in your house to open, contemporary office design – here are our top design picks for the week. 1. Finding Purpose for that Spare Room Our Room of Requirement, Lauren Liess Sometimes there are spaces that we just aren’t sure what to do with and it

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

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

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Women in Architecture

Tile is what we do, but without architecture there would be no buildings to tile. This Women’s History Month, we salute the women who blazed the trail in the architecture industry. Marion Mahony GriffinFebruary 14, 1871 – August 10, 1961 A pioneer for women in architecture, Marion Mahony Griffin was among the first licensed female

Bringing a Modern Country Look to an Old Farmhouse Bathroom

Florida, August 2016 – Before and afters are such a fun part of design, reminiscing the old and celebrating the new. A country farmhouse with a vintage guest bathroom had an abundance of character, but not a lot of space to work with! It started out very dark, and the tile and fixtures were beyond outdated. The bathroom even had a

Creating Custom Designs with Homemade, Handpainted Terracotta Tiles

  March 2016 – Rockville, MD – There are few things more exciting for designers and homeowners than being able to customize their projects exactly the way they want it! Tabarka Studio is making it possible to do just that! Architectural Ceramics is helping bring homemade, hand painted terracotta tiles to the DC Metro area and