One of the great benefits of having a passion for interior design is being able to appreciate the myriad design styles. My own interior design style tends to be a mix of classic and transitional design but I am starting to find that my tastes are turning to a more minimal, modern aesthetic. I am obsessed with chevron and herringbone floors, marble with contrasting veining, and natural or dark wood accents. Throw in a splash of brass or chrome or nickel and I am sold. Katt
A Penny For Your Thoughts...
Penny tiles always seem to add an extra bit of "wow" to any design project. The size and shape give texture and add visual interest to a space. When used to tile an entire bathroom, the effect is absolutely stunning. Because they are installed in 12" x 12" sheets, they sometimes create an unintentional pattern of squares which can be a little off-putting. However, having the tiles installed on a mesh matte allow for easier installation and is beneficial when wrapping corn
This One Type Of Tile Can Help Your House Sell 63 Days Faster Than The Average Home Sale...
I've always been a fan of subway tiles. I love that they lend themselves to clean, classic design. They are understated but pack a sophisticated punch. Subway tiles were first introduced over 100 years ago when they were selected by architects, George C. Heins and Christopher Grant Lafarge, for the New York Subway system. With the longstanding history of these tiles, it is no surprise that last week Business Insider reported 6.9% of homes with subway tiles sold above thei
I don’t know what it is about blue in a space that excites me but it is my opinion that you can never go wrong with having blue in your home. Whether it is in the form of a paint choice, cabinetry, furniture, upholstery or window treatments, blue is a winner. One could say I am drawn to it because it is my favorite color but when I see an interior space that utilizes blue in its design, my heart skips a beat. Blue is not typically considered a neutral color, as we have been
Earlier this week, I participated in a twitter chat for folks that work in the interior design community, i.e. #IntDesignerChat. This week's chat was hosted by none other than the VP of Walker Zanger, Jared Becker (@WalkerZanger). The chat centered around participating interior designer's finding what inspires them and how technology assists with inspiration. By the end of the chat, I was inspired to pull up some of my favorite Walker Zanger tile creations. Which are your
Carrera White vs. Calcutta Gold
I love white marble. It always makes everything seem so crisp and clean. I see a lot of designs where Cararra White marble is used and while it is very similar to Calcutta Gold in that the background is mostly white with a bit of grey veining, what differentiates Calcutta Gold from Cararra White is that within the veining are these lovely gold tones that add warmth to the stone. I think I love them both equally but I do like the uniqueness and rarity of use of Calcutta Gold