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

Tile Art…How Far Would You Go?

Well ladies and gentlemen, I have stumbled across some new tile technology that has both impressed and baffled me. It has impressed me because the technology is unique and I always appreciate companies who try to stretch boundaries. It’s baffling because I just don’t know how in the world it would be used practically. Meet … 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

Introduce Some French Design With Tile

Throughout my travels in France, I noticed a number of things. For instance, the French don’t like when you try to open a conversation in English. Apparently that’s insulting. Also, you can buy a good bottle of wine in a grocery store for 3 euro. Wish I would have figured that out much earlier in … Continue reading

Design Trend Alert: Pink (Yep, You Read That Right)

I needed to post about something bright and cheerful (although don’t know if I can top the Andy Warhol flooring) since where I live it has rained nonstop for quite literally weeks. Day. After. Day. Gray…gray…gray… Did I mention that I don’t have a car? So, this week we are starting with one of the … Continue reading

Andy Warhol Inspires…Tile?

In short: yes. Really, I suppose it was only a matter of time. He’s inspired generations to create all sorts of products ranging from clothing to top-shelf champagne. Seriously, champagne. He’s the master of using color to create loud statement pieces that command attention (whether you like it or not). When I view his work, … Continue reading

Porcelain Wood-Grain Tiles: Kicking Hardwood’s Butt One Room at a Time

When I first stepped into my current condo during my housing search, I was immediately swept off my feet. Crown molding, a brand new kitchen, spacious bathroom, and ample closet space: all features very difficult to find where I live. And in addition to all of that, it was a condo not on ground level … Continue reading

Top 5 2011 Tile Trends (Thus Far)

Trends in tile are a very interesting thing, because when you think about it, tile is really quite a permanent fixture in your home. Many people, especially commercial interior designers, love to embrace the trends and make them their own, while others prefer to avoid them and stick to the classics (which I’ll discuss in … Continue reading