Even though our Economy has taken a rough and tumble, renovations are at an all time high. High Rise that is. Many high rise buildings in our finest cities are converting warehouses into living lofts, and with this great open space leaves little to the imagination…or does it? These high rise bathrooms do beg the question, exhibitionist or not? The flooding of natural light is a perfectly natural way to wake up and start your day, but have these designers gone too far?
These sleek designs offer a minimalist approach, and while I say, let it all hang out…will prospective buyers feel the same way? As we have heard the housing market will rise, will our need to revamp and resale in this overtly less is more ideal appeal to you as a buyer? You be the judge, a nice view from above, or a nice view in…either way, the use of natural materials such as stone, or fake it until you make it with a Porcelain option will definitely create a
provocative inviting space.
Today is a reflection of our lives with our fathers, and how they have taught us to do even the simplest things such as how to ride a bike, gardening, how to hold a paint brush, and the painstakingly idea of fishing. While these were many of the things that my father taught me, I like to think that each of us has a special something that they remember about their father, or the father figure in their lives. This Father’s Day I reflect back on these special moments growing up with my father, but I am also looking forward to the future.
This summer I am going to marry a man that has one of the most genuine qualities a gentleman has to offer. Someday he will be an amazing father to our children, as I have seen how he interacts with my nieces and nephews, and his love for his own nieces and nephew. I cannot wait to see what the future holds for us a married couple, and with the union of our marriage I have also gained another father. My soon to be father-in-law has welcomed me into the family from the beginning, and I appreciate the encouragement he has shown for our union as a married couple.
The love I have for all the special men in my life is important to me, as we may not always be together, but when we do it’s as if time has not passed. The future holds an amazing story that will be remembered by our future children, and I cannot imagine a more joyful thing than a child and their father and grandfathers. To all the fathers, grandfathers, and uncles on this special day of reminiscing old stories, and to making new ones, Happy Father’s Day!
Get your beach gear and SPF ready as you Summer-fy your home and your bod! These beach cottage kitchens offer colors reminiscent of beachwood, the ocean, seashells, and tropical florals!
Whether you add a little bit of summer to your backsplash, cabinets, or display a splash of summer through your glassware and accessories, you can achieve a beautiful and cheerful space. Perfect for entertaining, every pool party this summer season will have your guests swooning over your decor!
If you plan on soaking up the sun, or taking a dip in the ocean, the swimwear options this summer are chic, retro, and fun and flirty! From fringe bikinis to flowing cutout tops, a little extra ruffle in a pastel color looks young and fresh! Retro high-waisted bikini bottoms are all the rage, and you can pair them with a balconette style bikini top in either a vibrant solid or vintage floral design. The retro inspired swimwear doesn’t stop at bikinis, and if you want a little “Marilyn modesty”, opt for a strapless, ruched one piece in a bright turquoise to show of your summer skin! If you want to add a little flirty sex appeal, this Chevron print Monokini is perfect for lounging by the pool. Accessorize your look with floppy straw hats, embellished sandals, and retro inspired shades. Enjoy your new Summer-fied home and beach ready looks!
Many of us spend a lot of time in our kitchens on a daily basis, we prepare meals for our families and we entertain in our kitchens. Your Kitchen Backsplash is an area that you will see everyday, so why not have an awesome backsplash that you will enjoy day in and day out? There are endless options out there on the market, but depending on your style and your personality, the run of the mill options may not work for you! We have accumulated your Top Ten Kitchen Backsplash List for 2013, and there is everything from simplistic designs to unique and contemporary options.
1.) Subway Tile Style
Subway Tile is a classic, yet simplistic Ceramic Tile that works in just about every style of home. Whether you have a farm house, or live in the big city, Subway Tile comes in many different color glazes, as well as shiny and matte options. We recommend shiny glazes in your kitchen for easy maintenance, but sometimes that matte finish looks amazing in the right color for a contemporary look. You can also create many different patterns with Subway Tile such as the classic offset, install them in the Herringbone pattern, or soldier stack them vertically for a more modern effect.
Subway Tile used to represent the standard 3″x6″ Brick shaped tile. Nowadays, the definition has coming to include many varieties of brick shapes, in a variety of rectangles. There are long and lean subway styles, like our Adex- Neri 2×8 Subway, and our US Ceramics 3×6 Ice White Subway. Subway is even offered with a beveled edge. If you are feeling particularly gutsy, try subway tile in Chartreuse for a ton of WOW.
2.) Glass Mosaics
Glass Mosaics are always a glimmering choice, and look amazing on one entire wall in your kitchen! Our Groovy Stixx are a contemporary selection, and also look especially cool when added to a larger format glass installation. Whether you combine this Glass Mosaic with another format, or take it up the wall, the added effect is the shimmer you will achieve with lighting. Under cabinet lighting is nice way to achieve a little glimmer and ambiance.
3.) Large Format Glass
Large Format Glass Backsplashes look flawless and create the illusion of a solid surface. If you love the idea of bringing your countertop up as your backsplash, but not fond of the variation of stone or some quartz materals, then you will enjoy the solid and contemporary look of Large Format Glass. Not only is the larger glass more reflective, it creates an almost seamless and sleek appearance.
4.) Artisan Tile
If you are looking for wall art, and not shy of color or pattern, then you will drool over some of these handmade Artisan Tiles. Our Kibak Collection offers patterns that are Moroccan, Spanish Traditional to Modern and Contemporary designs. If you want a beautiful mural or naturalistic scape as your Kitchen Backsplash, then Kibak is your answer!
5.) Mixed Medium
No we aren’t talking about Mediums who speak to the dead, but we are talking about mixing up your materials! Our Odyssey Collection offers Mosaics that combine Stone, Glass, and Stainless Steel. These beautiful designs can take on any classic or contemporary design, adding elegance and appeal to your space. You can opt for a mixed medium Mosaic already created, or create your own by adding sparkle with a Stainless Steel Mosaic and Large Format Stone tiles like this Kitchen Backsplash.
6.) Beveled Arabesque
The romantic Beveled Arabesque is a classic shape that can accompany any traditional or contemporary home that needs that extra pop of something special. Offered in shades of whites, greys, to warmer earth tones, this graceful tile is one of my favorite Kitchen Backsplash designs year after year.
7.) Chevron Heaven
The Chevron design has proven itself to be more than just a trend, and still reinvents itself time after time. Whether you enjoy the high contrast in color, or subtle white and light grey tones, the Kibak Weave and several Mosaic Tile options can help you incorporate this playful pattern in your home!
8.) Mirror Tile
Mirror, Mirror on the wall, you are the fairest of them all! I love this Mirrored Versailles Tile, and opens up your kitchen space like nothing else. This antiqued look works for your older home, or brand new swanky space for an eclectic design! Not only will people oooh and ahhh over this reflective look, it surely adds unique interest to your kitchen.
9.) Dimensional Tile
Go for the Dimensional Tile if you love to play with mood lighting, and love the look and feel of textural tile. There are many Geometric patterns to choose from, but I love the look of this Fretwork Dimensional Tile. You can think outside the box and go for a soft wave to create a more naturalistic look, and when you add colorful lighting to the mix, you will feel like you are in a 5 Star restaurant!
10.) Make a Statement
Finally, whatever material you decide on for your backsplash, you can always make a Statement with a Bold Color or interesting texture. This Zellige Glazed Terra Cotta Tile offers an ancient way of making tile, and bringing it to 2013. The amazing colors that are created when the Terra Cotta tiled is fired is something that cannot be found at Home Depot. This Kitchen Backsplash not only creates a wow! factor, you also have the shimmering texture that plays with the light in your space.
11). Curve Appeal
Curve Appeal doesn’t have to be only from the street. These playful scallop shapes are wonderful for your kitchen backplash, and available in both stone and hand made artisan Tiles.
Now that we have narrowed down your options please stop by our Nashville and Chattanooga Design Showrooms where we can help you envision your new Kitchen Backsplash! We have many Kitchen Backsplash ideas, that you can touch and feel at Mission Stone Tile Chattanooga (55 East Main Street Chattanooga, TN 37409) and in Nashville, TN as well. Call us today for an appointment. 1-877-529-8453
Start your summer right with a weave-tastic inspired Wet Bar! Get this summer chic look with our Carrara and Natural Stone Mosaics in our 3D Weave Patterns and or keep it smooth with our Herringbone Mosaics! The options are endless, just like we wish our summer vacations were, so take advantage of the warm summer nights and throw a mid-summer Soiree!
To get you beach party ready, I’m loving this Coral inspired Wine Bucket, and this faceted glassware set adds a little shimmer to your new bar. These beachy coasters continue your summer weavin’ theme, and every polite guest will be impressed. Go for a stylish silver ensemble with your light fixtures, door pulls, and a hammered apron sink. Whip up a little Sunset Punch for your guests to sip on and enjoy!
Mission Stone & Tile is well known for bringing leading trends in tile and natural stone to its discerning clientele. Now we’re bringing our array of gorgeous, versatile, dream-worthy products to Chattanooga, Tennessee. With the opening of our new showroom in Chattanooga’s burgeoning Southside neighborhood at 55 East Main Street, we’re changing the design scene in River City!
So just what are today’s leading tile design trends? Here’s what Mission Stone & Tile Chattanooga’s in-house design gurus, Showroom Manager Kristin Randle and Design Consultant May May McGuire, have to say about the matter.
1. The Shape of Tile to Come: Do you think of 12″x12″ squares when you think of tile for your home? If so, please think again! At Mission Stone & Tile, we see a shapely trend taking hold. Specifically, hexagons and scallop shapes are very hot. Though both shapes are trendy to fit into today’s modern design schemes, they’re also classically, timelessly appealing so that you can enjoy them long term without dating your home’s decor. Our recently launched Hex Appeal and Curve Appeal lines blend these hot shapes with sleek, natural materials to offer dimensional, beautiful enhancement to your entry way, bath, living space or kitchen.
2. Nature Amplified: Tile manufacturing technology has advanced, allowing for the creation of unique, graphic tile designs that offer evolved interpretations of natural materials in durable, versatile porcelain tile. Digital and roller print capabilities and the ability to offer an expanded range of size options result in tile collections that take nature-inspired details to a whole new level. Our popular Uon-Uon collection is a primo example. At its core, this line is a representation of wood planks, but with latest graphic technology, the exaggerated wood grain imagery and colors take on a pop art flare.
3. Art Mosaics: We’re excited to see design come out of the doldrums and into the daring! In the recent past, design styles have leaned toward the conservative as we’ve all been more budget-conscious and reserved, awaiting some breathing room in the economy. At last…ah!… We’re seeing homeowners clamor for more bold, colorful designs, especially for spaces like kitchen backsplashes, powder room walls, the master bath and foyers. The Chandelier collection is an art mosaic like doused in daring, with its eclectic mix of shapes and colors. It’s ideal for creating focal points with its eye-catching sparkle and gallery-worthy detailing.
And of course, all these cool collections and hot trends are available now at Mission Stone & Tile Chattanooga, as well as through Mission Stone & Tile Nashville and our online store. If you’re located in Chattanooga, Ringgold, Signal Mountain, Lookout Mountain, Dalton, Georgia or anywhere in east Tennessee or western Georgia, come to our new showroom to see the latest looks for yourself. Our design pros Kristin and May May are on site and ready to be your guides in finding the perfect tile for your home!
Mission Stone & Tile Chattanooga
55 East Main Street, STE 102, Chattanooga, TN.
(877) 529-8453 (423) 305-1628
Weekdays 8:30 am – 4:30 pm