Category Archives: Tile Inspiration

IIDA Product Runway 2016

IIDA Product Runway

IIDA Houston City Center’s Product Runway benefitting the Houston Furniture Bank commenced Friday April 22nd at Revention Music Center and Horizon was VERY well represented by a fantastic team of designers from PDR

Teams were revealed February 11th where designers from PDR were assigned the theme Cubism/Picasso for the Avant Art Fashion Show.

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About The EventProduct Runway is an avant-garde couture fashion design competition influenced by the concept of the hit realty TV show Project Runway.  Teams of interior design and architecture professionals participate in a fashion design competition creating handmade garments out of standard architectural finish materials such as glass, tile, carpet and wood.

Requirements:  Each of the 20 competing teams has been assigned one hard material and one soft material, which must collectively make up 80% of their final garment. With this year’s theme: Avant Art, each team will be assigned a specific art movement with a correlating artist, as well as a piece of work from their artist that shows a true representation of that particular movement. The majority of a completed garment (approx. 60%) must be made of their hard and soft goods that are as close to the team’s assigned art movement and artist.

Modern Bath Trends

We love all things design – especially design blogs- and Design-Milk.com is no exception. This article originally posted in 2014, has been trending again showcasing great images and ideas.

The Warmth of Wood

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Playing with Pattern

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“Mix and Match” Tile

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The use of wood look tile EVERYWHERE is mentioned- including a variety of new offerings in landscape pavers.  Set in a bed of sand, or grass, these 3/4″ thick paver options in sizes up to 24×48 are perfect for your garden or outdoor living space.

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Let us know how we can help you design your new project!

Snow Art

While there isn’t snow in Texas right now, there is an abundance this time of year in many places around the world. Like the French Alps, for example. Artist Simon Beck creates amazing patterns in snow.

Incredible!

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These impressive creations bring to mind some of our white marbles and patterns available in a variety of grey and white stones.

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Click here for more Snow Art creations and the article on elledecor.com

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Whether you prefer skiing in the great outdoors, or would rather enjoy a hot beverage inside by the fire, these designs inspire!

Chevron vs Herringbone

As we all settle back into work after enjoying our Thanksgiving, we thought it was time for some tile inspiration to get the design juices flowing!

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This ceiling detail from a recent Dwell post brought to mind a couple of things.  The beautiful wood used throughout this home is reminiscent of our LIFE collection. The natural beauty of the wood grain is produced in porcelain planks, creating a very real effect, but without the maintenance of real wood. But, really, how beautiful is that ceiling??

The next thought this image brought to mind? HERRINGBONE and CHEVRON patterns! How fun are these selections?  Click on the images to see additional color options and sizes!

Unsure of the difference between chevron and herringbone? Check out this post by Remodelista

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Need more inspiration? Visit our showrooms in Dallas or Houston!

Muted Color

Seeing this post from Design-Dautore.com showing muted colors reminded me of some of our latest tile series to be introduced.

Offering muted colors, subtle tone on tone movement, these options can aid in creating a soothing environment for your next project. Smooth concrete looks, textured wood looks, subtle metallic colors all paired with muted paint colors create a sophisticated space.

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Click on the images above to link to each series for more color options and inspiration!