I’m sharing my new love with you this week. Mandarin Lattice tile in dolmite and shell. It’s part of the Altimetry Collection of mosaics designed by Sara Baldwin and Paul Schatz. The mosaics in Altimetry are inspired by intricate aerial views and shadowed landscapes with Eastern influences. This collection “speaks to the beautiful energies, patterns and materials of … Continue reading The Altimetry Collection from New Ravenna
This one picture captures the Top 5 Trends in Kitchen Design for the end of 2016, beginning of 2017. Bring the Outdoors In Expect to see an increased use of fire elements in kitchens and grow lights for herb gardens as home owners seek to add more elements of warmth and nurturing to their homes. Warm Metallics Just like Fashion, … Continue reading Top 5 Fall 2016 Kitchen Trends
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?