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Style Trends: Textured Tiles

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Recently I’ve been working on several bathroom remodels and a few fireplace remodels/refacing as well. That has me shopping for tiles often. And in spending so much time in tile stores, the reps have been showing me the latest and greatest new things coming into their showrooms. One trend that I am seeing is more and more of is that of textured and 3D tiles. Luxury Interior Design

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Textured tiles are hot and the varieties in shapes, patterns and colors grows every day. These tiles are created with new manufacturing techniques. As the technology continues to improve, the shapes that these tiles can take becomes virtually endless.

These 2 tiles are from Ann Sacks. The first is the Mousharabia collection designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, with a definite historical/Moorish flair. This tile is glazed with a subtle blue over terra cotta. The second tile is the Vincente Wolfe Textures Collection. This tile is a more matte finish, adding to the visible texture. Both tiles really call out to be touched, don’t they?

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These tiles make a beautiful design statement. Even if bold colors or patterns are not for you, a textured tile in a neutral color can add a unique element to your room. The options in textured tiles now range almost as much as regular ol’ flat tiles: traditional to modern, contemporary or historical, an endless range of colors, and textures from glossy and glazed to honed to matte.

Textured and 3D tiles can be used to make a statement on one wall or create an accent in a room, or used en mass, covering the whole room or wall. Check out the beautiful rooms and designs below featuring textured tiles. This should get the inspiration flowing for you.

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Batheroom Designer Denver Colorado I just specified this tile below for a bathroom design in Denver. The texture is subtle, but spread over a wall like this makes a beautiful statement. Bathroom Design in Highlands Denver CO

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Based on this display at the ICFF Design Show, the options in textured tiles may be unlimited and this trend may be around for a while. Interior Design Trends

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Bring Two Decorating Styles Together | Guest Post

  |  in Accessories, art, furniture, green, kitchen, Kitchen Design, modern, Tips, Vintage, Wall CoveringNo Comments

Compromise can be hard, especially when it comes to clashing styles of home décor. I have a very vintage and bold style and would prefer to have my house look like it could be in an episode of Mad Men.  Meanwhile my fiancé has more of a modern and simplistic style in mind. We are in the process of putting together our home which at first seemed impossible, but we learned a few things about making the two styles mesh.

Let each other win with the small things.

Make each room decidedly vintage or modern, but with splashes of its opposite thrown in. If your living room has vintage furniture and bolder colors on the walls, hang metal frames for a touch of modern art on the walls. This will make for a smooth transition from room to room as you negotiate each major theme per room.

Incorporate candles simplistically to add warmth

Candles easily add class to any interior design project. They can bring a lot of warmth to what I see as the cold modern style that my husband likes.  Our dining room is more of the modern style, so we put a cluster of three pillar candles (QuickCandles.com has neat green ones) as a centerpiece to add warmth.

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If the room you are decorating is primarily vintage, get some metallic modern candle holders to mix the two styles.

Color the walls according to one style, and get appliances agreeing with the other.

If you happen to have furniture that is decorative and vintage, keep the walls neutral and modern. This is a very simple way to compromise and make both people happy. The lime green in this kitchen design brings a very vintage look to this otherwise modern kitchen.

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The biggest piece of advice I have is to relax and keep an open mind.  Our styles have slowly started to blend together and look more like close relatives rather than complete strangers.  When we first started combining our things into the same home, everything seemed to clash and provoke headaches. Thankfully, that is becoming less and less the case and our separate décor styles are working together in harmony.

 
About the author: Carmen Denny can’t believe that she’s finally engaged! In between wedding planning she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, bike riding and of course, more wedding planning. She writes while drooling over choices for wedding candle sets and other decorative pieces for QuickCandles.com.

6 Modern Armchairs for Every Style Space

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Today we have a guest post from design writer Joanna Crain with 212Concept.com, a terrific online source for high quality yet affordable designer modern furnishings. Joanna brings us six modern armchairs from their collections and gives tips for how to meld them with any decor style. Thanks Joanna!

Nothing highlights a space more than a striking, multi-functional modern armchair that speaks of your home’s personality (as well as yours). Designing your home in whatever style you want or dream of – whether you are going for a chic, shabby, contemporary, romantic or eclectic look – is exciting, fun and inspiring.

Finding the right furniture is key in decorating your space, and creating your nest. Of course, you won’t want to splurge on any piece that will simply not serve its purpose in your home, or not fulfill your needs.

Comfort, style, design and cost are crucial factors you have to consider when designing your space. Thanks to the abundant choices today of modern furniture, getting a sofa, daybed, loveseat or lounge chair is quite easy.

But, putting it all together with your existing furniture and decor can be quite challenging; yet rewarding when you manage to achieve the desired look that you’re aiming for. This is when your creativity kicks in – mixing and matching furniture with accent pieces, playing with colors and fabric, and choosing a focal point to make your space truly stand out.

Here are some design styles and gorgeous modern armchairs that might just suit your dream decor.

 

Funky Look with Mott Chair
If you are aiming for a funky look whether for your living or dining space, the best décor idea to consider is putting dramatic and neutral colors together. Adding funky accent pieces as well will totally achieve this look.

This gorgeous modern armchair by Nuans Design is perfect for that funky and chic look for any space. It comes in eye-catching colors, ensuring that it will stand out against neutral or light colors and will surely bring drama to your space. The Mott Chair is extremely comfortable to sit on with its removable upholstered seat; and its steel base’s simple and clean lines will make a modern home truly appealing.

Garden Style with O’PERA-K Armchair
Yes, you can put your garden inside your house. Ridiculous? Not really. Designing your space is your prerogative; and creating a garden look inside your home is all about you. Besides, if you have a green thumb and you love the outdoors, why not take your design to the next level by having a garden-inspired space?

If you’re already convinced of creating a garden-style home, Plastix/Papatya’s O’PERA-K Armchair is the ideal furniture for this kind of space. This trendy, comfortable and sturdy armchair is perfect for indoor and outdoor use. Made of molded polypropylene with a transparent polycarbonate back, this chair will spruce up your indoor or outdoor space with its intricate design. What’s even better is that the colors are permeated through the material, assuring you that they will still look perfect even after years of hard use.

 

Mediterranean Style with Dupont Swivel Chair
If you love Europe and its countryside, Mediterranean style is the ideal look to go for. This design style is, simply put, charming. If you want to go for this look, don’t forget to use natural hues to make your space look bigger and brighter. But, most importantly, to make this look really work, you need accent pieces in dark and bright colors such as red.

Another stunning collection from Nuans Design, the Dupont Swivel Chair will absolutely complement your space. This dramatic armchair, especially in Red Wool, will serve as a striking contrast to your space’s neutral colors. Its upholstered seat cushions and chrome plated swivel metal base is the best accent piece for your home.

 

Classic Contemporary Style with Angel Armchair
This interior design style marries the classic and modern look. If you feel that the simple, contemporary look is too harsh for your taste, go for softer color contrasts that will highlight the art on your walls. When using this style, make sure to avoid using colors that will hold your attention on one piece. Instead, use colors and pieces that complement each other, lending a warm and homey ambiance to your space.

Here’s the chair that will complete your home’s classic contemporary look. Designed by Ruud Bos for Kubikoff, the  Angel Armchair will suit your space’s modern and classy look. It is suitable for indoor and outdoor use; and is also the perfect accent piece in your living space. This molded polycarbonate chair is designed to cradle the body; and is meant to last even after years of hard use because the colors are permeated through the material.

 

Eclectic Style with Diamond Rocker Chair
True to its name, if you are into mixing and matching various furniture, colors and other pieces, then this design style is right for you. If you opt for this look, feel free to play with colors, fabric, design and style. While this look may be overwhelming for some, you can pull it off by choosing materials that are not really bulky so as not to make your space look and feel cramped.

This classic and beautiful rocker chair by Kubikoff can be used to accent any interior design style. Simply elegant, you can use this for your reading nook or an accent piece in your eclectic-style home. The Diamond Rocker Chair has a polycarbonate shell in clear transparent or white.

 

Urban Style with Opal M Swivel Chair
Another home design style inspired by a city, the New York style suits any modern space because of its use of neutral paint colors, contrasting furniture accents, as well as space-saving furniture.

To match your New York style dining space, Plastix/Papatya’s Opal M Swivel Chair is your best bet. Since you want furniture with dramatic hues, this modern armchair lends an intriguing tone for your space. Available in transparent and solid colors, this molded technopolymer chair will make your dining space brighter and more vivacious. This chair is anti-UV stabilized, making sure that its vibrant colors will last even after years of use.

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No matter whether you’re looking for the chairs above or furniture by leading European designers or simply want a new and exciting piece by the young talents of the current generation of designers, 212Concept wiil help you find it. To browse or shop modern furniture from Kubikoff, sohoConcept, Nuans Design and others visit 212Concept.com.