Fashionable Tiling

In honor of the recent fashion shenanigans during the legendary New York Fashion Week last week, I thought we should discuss how very similar the fashion and textile industry is to the tile industry. Seems strange, doesn’t it? For all of you who believe that fashion is silly and/or shallow…well, it is. But whatever your … Continue reading

If All Else Fails, at Least You Have This to Fall Back On

Hello. Bonjour. Ciao. Aloha. Hola. Yes, I’m still alive. Why did I go temporarily AWOL from my beloved blog? Well the reason is two-part. First of all, I had some personal issues arise that really distracted me from my writing. It just got overwhelming with everything I had going on. It won’t happen again. Second … Continue reading

*GUEST POST* Color-Changing Tile

Today I have another guest writer. Chris from Specialty Art Glass has introduced me to a product I had no idea existed (mind-boggling, I know): color-changing tile! This tile is seriously cool, and I think the possibilities for using this tile are very intriguing, but I will let him tell you about it below. * … Continue reading

Tile Trends: 2-Dimensional is So Last Year

Being sick sucks. But there is something especially cruel about summer colds. Of all the things I’d like to be doing when the sun is shining and the beach is 3 blocks from my condo, I can tell you that the last thing I want to do is lay on my couch all day watching … Continue reading

Herringbone & chevron…siblings, not twins

It’s true that in the past I’ve used the terms “herringbone” and “chevron” interchangably quite a bit throughout my posts. I would like to clear up a misconception: herringbone and chevron patterns, while strikingly similar, are not the same. Don’t feel bad if you didn’t know this, because I didn’t really notice the difference until … Continue reading

Herringbone Strikes Back!

OK, so I have already discussed the beauty of Chevron tile. I already told you all about the glamour it brings to a room and its timelessness. However, I noticed two things within the last week: 1) The single most popular search term people are using to find my blog (thank you!) is “herringbone tile”. … Continue reading

Penny for your thoughts? No? How about your floor?

We all hate pennies. You know it’s true I will go relatively far out of my way to avoid receiving pennies back with my change. I will happily dig around in my wallet for several minutes to make exact change so that I don’t have to take on more pennies. I have been known on … Continue reading

A Sincere Apology & Some Very Pretty Recycled Glass Tile

A sincere apology to all of my readers for my recent lack of posts…it is extremely difficult to turn off vacation mode and get back to “the real world.” Especially because the real world is not nearly as fun as the French Riviera. I can make a ton of excuses for my hiatus, but instead … Continue reading

Design Basics: Color Schemes via Color Wheel

When you are beginning a new design, whether it be for a new client or for your own home renovation, the process can be daunting. Let’s face it, the design industry is huge and the possibilities are pretty much limitless when you’re choosing furnishings, lamps, tile (as you’ve already learned by now you smart reader, you), … Continue reading

3 Creative (and Inexpensive) Ways to Add Glass to a Backsplash

Glass backsplashes are a beautiful thing. This goes without saying. It’s a look that my clients frequently quote when I ask what styles they prefer and it really adds a lot of “glitter” to a room. That being said, the cost for a good quality glass tile is a bit more than most clients are … Continue reading