Matte Black Is The New Black!

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When we design, or redesign our homes we always look for what the latest trend may be. There have been white, modern designs and everyone has heard of orange is the new black. We black is back and making a dramatic appearance. Matte black is luxurious on its own but now it’s even more luxurious when combined with another matte finish or contrast metal finish. You may think you must add matte black everywhere to keep up with the trend. However, that is not true! It does not take much of this finish to create a dramatic detail in any interior space. Continue reading

Best Tile for a Dark Room

kitchen_task_lightingInstalling home tiles in your room creates harmony between the walls and the floor hence providing an attractive modern appearance. It is important that you buy the right type of home tiles in terms of material, texture, size and colour, as all these factors greatly influence the general appearance. For a dark room especially, you need to make a proper decision that will make it brighter and warmer.

Size

Larger home tiles are better in a dark room as compared to smaller tiles as they tend to enlarge the space. You do not want to have a dark room that looks small and confined, as this may be uncomfortable for the inhabitants. Using many small home tiles makes the floor look extremely busy hence smaller. Therefore, install large tiles using grout lines of a similar color in between them to create a bigger visual display.

Color

Experiment with tiles colors to find one that complements the dark colors. It is not a given that a brighter floor in a dark room will provide more light and make it brighter; in fact, a great contrast between the wall and floor colors may disrupt the harmony and make it look busier. Get advice from a home tiles expert on which color and hue is the best to achieve the desired results in your dark room.

Orientation

How you lay the tiles on the floor will ultimately affect the way light falls on the floor thus creating a sense of space and brightness for your home or bathroom design. Arranging them in a diagonal manner enhances the visual aspects of space and light, but is highly dependent on the frequency of interruption by the walls and windows. Whatever choice of home tiles you make, ensure that you create a lively mood regardless of the darkness of the room.

Bathroom Inspiration from Porcelanosa

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Bathrooms do not have to be the usual white. Porcelanosa presents one of Noken’s most successful bathroom collections in black: the Essence-C series.

The attractive design of the Essence-C bathroom series by Porcelanosa Group is strengthened by the high-gloss black finish which offers an exquisite modernity to this bathroom design line. Continue reading

Trend Mosaic & Agglomerate Tiles for Kitchen, Bathroom & Pool

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Trend is an international manufacturer and distributor of mosaic tile collections produced in recycled glass, 24 carat gold and venetian enamel. It also produces engineered agglomerates containing recycled fragmented glass, quartz and granite. Trend supplies products suitable for the decoration of private spaces, urban areas and works of art. Trend tiles are great for backsplash appliques, wall tile, floor tile, countertops, aquatic tile, patio tile, and entryway tile.

Trend Mosaic-Tile-Kitchen-Backsplash-Ideas-5As one of the world’s leading producers of colored glass tiles, Venetian enamel, gold leaf tesserae and agglomerate slab, Trend has demonstrated a unique ability to synthesise the essential principles of Italian tradition, with a dynamic creativity attuned to today’s interior designers, architects and artists.

In addition, Trend moved early and aggressively to reduce the ecological impact of its processes and products. Production is now designed to consume fewer raw materials and energy resources, to recycle otherwise wasted materials, and to increase the natural durability of its products.

Designers Spot: Porcelanosa Metallic Tiles

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The shine of metal has always been highly valued for its power of attraction; everything from delicate pieces of jewelry to the most varied decorative elements, have been bathed in the shimmer of its reflections. Continue reading

Chromotherapy: How Color Can Affect Your Health

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We all know that colors can have various effects on or moods and emotions, but did you know that they can also have an effect on your health and well-being? Looking a little deeper than surface psychology, researchers are discovering that different colors change our energy, which in turn connects to our sense of wellness and our overall health.

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5 Kitchen Styles and How to Find the One for You

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Style is very easy to recognize with your eyes – it’s easy to tell a modern kitchen design from a rustic one – but often harder to decide what style o=is best for you. After all, you will be equally drawn to chrome as you are to aged wood. Here are 5 of the top kitchen styles, and a few tips on how to decide which is right one for you.

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Top Bathroom Colors and Trends

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Tired of the same old, white bathroom? While white might be a dominant color for bathrooms and that trend is unlikely to change, there are a growing numbers of new trends that can add interest and beauty to this often overlooked room. For example, the National Kitchen & Bath Association created a poll for the top bathroom design trends, and some of the answers may surprise you.

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Designer Spotlight: Carmel Stone

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Modern lifestyle often focuses on the latest trends and newest fashions. However, “new” does not necessarily mean high quality or sophisticated taste. Breaking the mold, Carmel Stone has roots in ancient lands where construction materials have been weathering the passing winds of time for thousands of years.

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