Category: Interiors

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Pamper Your Pet

Create a dog room for your furry friend Pitch the floor. Design a special area to bathe your pooch by placing an expanse of floor tile on a pitch so that the water flows easily into a drain—just like a shower. Porcelain tile is a good option. It’s maintenance-free and makes cleaning up pesky pet […]

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Made To Order

The ins and outs of commissioning custom tile, stone and glass Give it time. Turnaround is affected by many factors: the size of the project, the intricateness of any hand painting, the amount of time it takes to finalize plans and the artist’s workload. Once the design is approved, production generally lasts six to eight […]

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Vintner’s Vision

Store wine in style with cellar-chic tile and stone Try terra-cotta. Long a staple in Tuscan wine cellars, terracotta is good for more than just potting plants. Tiles made of this earthy material help regulate temperature and humidity. Because of its thermal mass, terra-cotta reduces environmental fluctuations, making it ideal for preserving abernets and Chardonnays […]

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Ripe For Resale

The right tile touches can tempt home buyers Embellish the entrance. First impressions are everything, and a stone foyer, perhaps with a water-jet floor medallion, makes a home stand out from the pack. If a more budgetconscious option is in the cards, choose polished porcelain and save pricey natural stone for the details. Invest in […]

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Pit-Stop Posh

From upscale workshops to sports car showrooms, today’s garages are more than just drab drywall and concrete. Coordinate colors For a customized look, match flooring to the hue of your car. Try RaceDeck, a modular tile system, available in an array of patterns and colors, which can be selfinstalled. No surface prep is required; just […]

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Small Space, Big Impact

5 techniques to make the most of cozy quarters. Design to define Create small carpet panels on the floor by using differentsize stones, such as 1-inch by 2-inch mosaics, a herringbone pattern or an octagon. Frame it with an exciting border to make a rug. Build in texture Try putting a basketweave pattern on the […]

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Create A Fireplace That Delights

As autumn winds blow, it’s time to cozy up to the fire. Introduce a nature motif Running vines, floral designs and woodland berries create a peaceful setting and set the tone for the rest of the room. Continue the nature theme around the hearth with a carved marble grapevine mantle. Add texture Custom dragon skin […]

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Accent On Style

Marry mosaics with field tiles A neutral field can be spiced up with mosaic borders. Now that most mosaics are meshmounted, they’re easy to work with and—depending on the color or material—can be traditional or modern. Design with decos Simple like a button on a tufted pillow or intricate like fine millwork, decorative tiles, or […]

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