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

Kitchens With COLOR: Purple

And so my Kitchens With COLOR series comes to an end. And what better way to end it than with the color at the end of the rainbow: purple? Prior to my research for this post, I thought I would detest the use of purple in the kitchen. While I enjoy purple as a color, … Continue reading

Kitchens With COLOR: Yellow

Well, October is officially over, and November is here. To me, this marks the beginning of the holiday season. And before you jump down my throat about celebrating holidays too early (Christmas decorations for sale in October? Slightly excessive, Costco), let me clarify that my mood begins to shift from winter dread to childlike excitement. … Continue reading

Kitchens With COLOR: Orange

Happy Halloween my beautiful (and handsome) readers! I’m taking it easy on Halloween this year; just a nice night carving pumpkins with my significant other and watching scary movies while he tries to scare the bejezus out of me. I hope you are all enjoying your holiday as well! In honor of this great holiday, … Continue reading

Kitchens With COLOR: Red

While I have already taught you how to add a red *kapow!* to your kitchen before, this┬ápost will focus entirely on using red┬átile. Red is a tricky color to get right, I’m not going to sugarcoat it for you folks. I was only able to find a handful of photos that I felt comfortable sharing … Continue reading

Artisan Glass Kitchen Backsplash

I have been hemming and hawing about replacing our kitchen backsplash tile since we moved into our condo. Not because there is anything hideously wrong with it…but because it’s white. And boring. And I work in a tile store…no excuse. I’m a girl of pattern, texture, and color. Also, our kitchen is a little disjointed, … 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

5 Things to Bring When You Go Tile Shopping

This was originally going to be a post about pool tile, but apparently I live in a rainforest now because I haven’t seen the sun in a few days and talking about pools just made me sad. So we’ll talk about shopping instead, because that always perks me up. If you are beginning a project … Continue reading

Italian Tile Design

Oh to be back in Italy. Known for its outstanding food, old-world vibe, and friendly citizens (sometimes so friendly because they’re robbing you blind)…and, of course, it’s impeccable style. I began my trip in Italy, visiting some of the oldest cities in Europe: Venice and Rome. These cities are amazing…juxtaposing ancient buildings with modern life. … Continue reading