When I talk about leather in the closet, I’m not referring to your leather jacket or purses. I’m referring to leather as a surface material. Leather floor tiles are soft under foot and work well with radiant heating in colder climates. Undeniably luxurious when installed, leather only grows more beautiful with age as it gains its … Continue reading Chic Leather and Closet Design
In case you missed it, February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day. National Love Your Pet Day falls on Feb. 20, and is the “unofficial” national holiday set aside to give extra attention to the pets you love every day, according to NationalDayCalender.com. Even though most of us love our pets every day, it’s still … Continue reading Love Your Pet Day
Menswear trends have inspired Walker Zanger’s Sterling Row collection, which incorporate marble and wood-look porcelain tiles in gray, black and white tones. The Sterling Row collection is inspired by the elegant feel of fine fabrics, the richness of burnished leather and the luxuriously appointed shops of the finest tailors in London, Manhattan and Paris. “Using modern … Continue reading Dapper Design
Using rustic planks can be a great DIY, low-budget way to make a room have more visual appeal. I’ve put together a collection of photos from the web to serve as inspiration. This simple hallway goes from ho-hum to cottage chic with textured planks on the ceiling. These stairs would look so boring and plain without … Continue reading Rustic Plank Inspiration
Dating back to the 16th century, ceruse was a white lead derivative used as a cosmetic by luminaries such as Queen Elizabeth I. Highly toxic on human skin, it found favor with woodworkers, who used the lead-white and wax to fill the porous open grain of oak planks to deter insects and rot. After a while … Continue reading What is a Cerused Finish?
It seems everyone wants to emulate the true look of wood while having the ease of care found in ceramics – but who wouldn’t? Dakota by Flaviker is so realistic, it looks aged, stained and even has tiny worm holes. Dakota takes its name from the North American landscape at the time of the pioneers, when men were … Continue reading Perfectly Nonperfect Ceramic Wood Planks
TheSize keeps up with current trends and introduces a new collection to their innovative Neolith compact surfacing line called Classtone. Inspired by the timeless look of marble, Classtone blends the classicism and elegance of marble with their revolutionary Neolith Digital Design (NDD) technology. The Classtone Collection was presented at Cersaie 2013 and KBIS 2014 this past February … Continue reading Classtone