Meet Mark Sandler, one of our top designers and salespeople. Mark has been representing the Mission Stone & Tile team for the past 5 years, and he’s still going strong! As far as design goes, Marks says that he gains most of his daily inspiration from the website, Houzz.
Mark has been intrigued by the art of interior design since his childhood, and has always been moved by the use of history and antiques through design. “I have been interested in interior design since I was a small child, antiquing with my grandmother. I like looking at interior design through a historical context, particularly the evolution of style over the years.”
P.S. Don’t forget to check out Mark’s favorite tile, Antiqued Mirrored Glass Tile.
While we embark on our nation’s most important holiday, we are preparing for one red hot Independence Day! When gathering with family and friends this weekend, you will be reminded that the most important spaces of your home involve your kitchen and living spaces. Give your home a facelift with our luxurious designer tile that will not destroy your budget! Stop by our Showrooms and check out our durable Porcelain Wood Planks, Marble Fan Shaped Mosaics, and our Mate Hexagon Collections!
Natalie has been living the Mission Stone & Tile life for the past 7 years as our awesome Purchasing Manager! Although she is not an interior designer, she is still very interested and inspired by design. “I love design. I think it’s important for your space to reflect your personal style and to surround yourself with pieces you love.”
Natalie loves working alongside the rest of the Mission Stone Team, and enjoys being in such a creative environment. She also doesn’t mind the fact that she can wear whatever she wants to the office!
She’s an animal lover, and the owner of some crazy chickens, who spend their nights in the tree in Natalie’s backyard, and a beautiful horse named Penny.
With Natalie’s off-beat, electric, Bohemian style, we definitely believe that her words to live by perfectly describe her. “Normality is a paved road. It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”
P.S. Don’t forget to check out Natalie’s favorite tile, Dandelion Marine-Bone, Mod Cement Tiles.
*Mod Cement Photo Credit: Alyssa Rosenheck
It’s all about the details. So you’ve selected a tile, now what about the design? If you are looking for a custom look consider going dark. The sharp contrast in black tile patterns creates an enigmatic design that pops. Whether you mix and match a black tile with a lighter tile option, or the tile itself has a black pattern, black tile patterns are classic and timeless.
We love how our Essentials Subway Tiles in Swedish Mink creates a distinguished pattern next to the lighter tiles in this kitchen backsplash. This Swedish Mink glaze is offered in several shapes, sizes and textures. Shop The Essentials Collection now!
Carrie Duborg is one of our wonderful designers and salespeople at Mission Stone & Tile. She has been on the Mission Stone team for one year, and we love having her around! Carrie’s work motivation is influenced by the daily environment that can be found at Mission, including the personalities of her coworkers and the creative atmosphere that the showroom brings. “I really like the people I work with, and love working in a beautiful showroom with such great materials.”
Carrie’s talents don’t stop at interior design- she is also an incredible painter. Her passion for design and art comes from her ability and desire to be creative and work with people. Carrie also enjoys sharing this love for painting and art with her two children.
When it comes to life, Carrie has some great advice and words to live by. “Be aware of the things that really matter and do the best you can with what you have.”
P.S. Don’t forget to check out Carrie’s favorite tile, The Mate Collection.
The Mate Collection Photo Credit: Alyssa Rossenheck
There is nothing more peaceful than kicking your feet up in your outdoor living space enjoying the fresh summer air. Turn your backyard from blah to ooh la la with inspiration from these outdoor living spaces that have their own special features that you can incorporate into your yard.
Who wouldn’t want to work in this bohemian outdoor living space turned office? Not only will the fresh air help you focus on your work, you can also have happy hour right at home when the day is done!
This ultra contemporary desert oasis is perfect for sunset watching, and roasting marshmallows over the fire. Plus we love the firewood storage under the succulent garden bed, functional and adds texture to the space.
This contemporary deck is simplistic while the blue stained glass tile wall steals the show. Our Kiss My Big Fat Glass Collection would make for a beautiful pool or fountain wall feature.
If you are working with a small patio or deck, this outdoor living space fits all the essentials in a small space with a big punch. We love the wall mounted succulent garden to bring in some greenery, and the concrete planters create privacy.
Because we all would love a tropical outdoor living space…
Or a mountain retreat…
Having a summer soiree? Simply adding lanterns to the trees completely transforms your yard into an inviting outdoor living space.
Not only does this pergola provide partial shade, we love the simple geometric shadows is casts on the deck.
You can also bring the outdoors in with folding nana doors, which are perfect for entertaining.