This Spring we are crushing over these Specialty Mosaics that add that sparkle & shine to any backsplash! Faceted jewels mixed with stone are the perfect combination to catch the light from any angle. For the gal who loves her baubles, install this look on your kitchen, bar, or bathroom backsplash. This Spring is all about the sparkle & shine mixed with classic and textural stone in unique patterns.
We love our glass or stone mosaics, but if you want the best of both worlds this is the design for you! The stone designs really stand out with these sparkly accents, so ask our Design Team how you can incorporate these Specialty Mosaics in your home! Love these jewelry pieces as much as we do? Check out Betsy Pittard Designs on Etsy to purchase some baubles for your bod too!
In honor of Earth Day, we are hoping all your home renovation projects will incorporate some Green Design! Green Design does not just include the materials you use, it is also includes the home renovation process. From up-cycling materials to how you deal with the waste are ways you can make a difference. Selecting local made products or products made in the USA reduces the amount of exhaust and use of crude oil. The shorter the distance, the better for our environment.
Before you select a contractor, do a little research. Ask if they incorporate any Green Design into their renovation plans, especially when it comes to the waste. Are they going to up-cycle any of your home’s existing materials? How are they going to dispose of the waste? All of these properties make an impact on your footprint. Making a difference with selecting products that are made of recycled materials can not only make a difference on your footprint, they may also be better for your health.
From use of certain recycled particle board to incorporating low VOC paint and recycled flooring vs. carpet can affect the air quality of your home for the better. These are only a few Green Design principles can make a lasting impact not only on your home, but the overall health of your family. Check out these homes for some Green Design Home Renovation inspiration, and ask us about our Tile Products made of Recycled Materials!
Hexagons are not just for your retro renovation, you can texturize your floor with Hexagons in your contemporary home too! Create visual texture with Hexagons in a specific pattern or create a monochromatic look with a solid color or luxurious stone option. From Porcelain to Stone to Ceramic options, you can get creative with the material and sizes!
Whether you are renovating your urban farmhouse or adding texture to your sleek and contemporary home, the visual pattern play of a Hexagon floor adds interest and style. While the smaller mosaics are perfect for Shower Floors, our 8″ Hexagons are the perfect Mate for your Bathroom or Kitchen Floors! What do you floors say about you? There are more options out there than a square 24″x 24″ Tile Floor. Get creative with our Hexagons, and let our Design Team help you achieve this textured look!
If you are renovating your home this spring your front door is the first impression, why not make it a good one? Time for a front door facelift! Here are some tips and tricks on selecting the right paint color for your front door that will have a lasting impression on your guests.
1.) Before you head to the paint store, do a little research! If your home has any historical value, check with a local designer or do some research on what colors were popular or most prominent during the era the home was built.
2.) Bring your samples to the paint store! Whether it is a shingle, siding, or exterior paint color of your house, bring it with you. It will make selecting a paint color easier when you are prepared.
3.) Narrow it down to 3 paint choices! After looking through the paint swatches, select three colors and purchase small sample cans of the paint.
4.) Test it out! Paint your 3 paint choices on your front door near the trim in the morning, and then take a look at how the colors of the paint change throughout the day and into the night.
5.) Go for it! After testing out which paint color looks best on your door, go with your gut instinct! The easy part is you do not have to worry…it is just paint, so you can paint over it if you aren’t fond of your choice.
Now that you have the surefire way of getting one step closer to your Front Door Facelift, here is some color inspiration!
Cool Tones: Blue and Green tones are calming and look fabulous with white, grey, black, and even some brick exteriors. Turquoise has become a quite popular color for a front door, and we have to agree!
Warm Tones: Red, Orange, and even Yellow tones are comforting and can be exciting such as a bright yellow front door! Or you can pull off something completely unexpected like a Fuschia front door! Who wouldn’t want to be friends with someone who lives behind a pink door? Talk about personality!
Whether you live in or dream about a Farmhouse, we have the Top Ten Essentials for a Farmhouse Kitchen. We have you covered, and you cannot go wrong with these elements to achieve the Farmhouse Style Kitchen of your dreams! Your home does not necessarily have to be set in the middle of a farm, you can in fact live in the city with all the charm of a Farmhouse set in the suburbs.
1.) White or Light Cabinets
Farmhouse Style is about simplicity without the pomp and circumstance. White or Light colored Kitchen Cabinets are essential in achieving this look, such as Magnolia Homes Farmhouse!
2.) Farmhouse Sink
A Farmhouse Sink or an Apron Sink is large enough to hold all your pots and pans while cooking up a meal for the whole farm…or just your family. This sink style is one of the design element giveaways for a Farmhouse Kitchen.
3.) Butcher Block, Soapstone, or Marble Countertops
Whether you choose one of these materials for all your countertops, or go with a little more creative option such as Marble or Soapstone on the main base cabinets and opt for Butcher Block on your kitchen island! This creates a more casual Farmhouse Look, and is perfect for all the kitchen food and floral projects you cook up!
4.) Pull up a Stool
5.) Vintage Accessories
Vintage Accessories complete the Farmhouse Kitchen Look, and they can be vintage or rustic inspired! Anthropologie and local vintage shops should do the trick, look for glass, wood, silver, and galvanized items like these Galvanized Cake Stands and Wood & Silver Serving Set.
6.) Mason Jars and Canisters
While real hardwood floors are beautiful, they can also cost a pretty penny to upkeep. If you have a fridge leak or spill, hardwoods may not be the best bet. Opt for our Porcelain Wood Planks that will withstand the water and rough and tumble in your kitchen!
8.) Farmhouse Table
9.) Open Shelves
10.) Glass Front Cabinets
Turquoise is an alluring color that not only calms your mind, it takes you away. The Blog House of Turquoise is full of inspirational photos of rooms that take your mind to a place where summer lives forever. This Turquoise herringbone floor by Made A Mano is like looking out onto a dreamy lagoon where mermaids swim.
You can live like a mermaid and get the look with our Fireclay Tile in a 3 x 12 field tile installed in a herringbone pattern. We are loving the Tidewater Matte Glaze for wet areas such as your bathroom or kitchen, or the ultra dreamy Turquoise Glossy Glaze for everywhere else. You will have to get your sea legs back to venture into one of our showrooms to see the glazes in person, but in 5-7 weeks you could have your very own mermaid lagoon at home!