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Home Explore HOME Magazine Volume 3

HOME Magazine Volume 3

Published by Crossville Inc, 2016-01-22 10:42:11

Description: HOME Magazine Volume 3


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VOLUME 3 ISSUE 1 Wood-look Tile Inspires a Home TransformationThree Haute Design ProsIdeas for Your Start theFireplaceDesign Discussion on Kitchen & Bath A Publication of Finishes

What’s Haute for theHearth of the Home?A “Panel” Discussion GOING FOR THE GOLD: This contemporary Once upon a time, fireplaces were in feet—not inches, are increasinglyessential heat sources in our homes, popular in the marketplace for their fireplace surround at abut today’s modern fireplaces are as ease of installation, minimal grout home in Utah anchors itsmuch about form as they are function. lines, low maintenance, and generously room with elegance. TheFireplaces serve as fabulous focal points proportioned swaths of style. When porcelain tile panels offersin whatever rooms they’re part of in our incorporated into the design of fireplacehomes—true designer elements that add surrounds, these stunning panels offer an uninterrupted lookambience anytime of year. sleek, sophisticated looks that blend from floor to ceiling, and beautifully with overall decor schemes. the subtle metallic tone One of the hottest trends in fireplace and textural details givedesign incorporates an exciting and Here are three haute ideas for just the right amount ofrelatively new category of tile products: incorporating porcelain tile panels into interest in design. Built-inporcelain tile panels. Porcelain tile your fireplace design.panels, with outer dimensions measured cabinets and wall art constructed with mosaicDESIGN IN GRAIN:This beautiful fireplace design, found in a renovated cottage in Napa, California, pieces from Crossville’sfeatures porcelain tile panels with the appearance of authentic wood grain. Sideview Glass collectionThe warm tone of the tile panels is an ideal accompaniment to the living room’sinviting style, creating a subtle focal point while also drawing attention to other complete the elements in the room. The look is natural yet refined. Product: Laminam byProduct: Laminam by Crossville’s Kauri in Beige Crossville’s Filo in OroInterior Design: Matt O’Dorisio Interior Design & Decoration Interior Design: Michelle Carroll, Split Rock Design

IT’S ELEMENTAL: About PorcelainThe fireplace design in this Tile Panels:open concept living spacein a Philadelphia townhouse Tile is becoming a bigger deal thanshowcases the versatility ever before! Porcelain tile panels haveof porcelain tile panels. long been popular in Europe and areThe homeowner framed now getting lots of attention in the U.S.the fireplace by floating a They have outer dimensions upwards ofmarble-look tile panel that 3’ x 10’ yet can be as thin as just 3mm formatches surfaces in the walls and just over 5mm for floors! Whatadjoining kitchen and brought are advantages of these extremely largein a long strip of a metallic format, low profile tiles? Here’s a short listfinished panel to finish the of what you need to know.height of the fireplace with amodern, masculine touch that MINIMAL GROUT LINES:draws the eye. large panels cover lots of surface area with nearly seamless appearanceProducts: Laminam by Crossville’s I NaturaliBianco Statuario and Oxide in Nero NEW APPLICATIONS:Interior Design: Uri Tedgi, Millennium Builders lean panels can be used in ways that go beyond traditional tile’s possibilities (think door facings, for example) EASE OF INSTALLATION: panels can be installed directly over a range of substrates, including existing tile surfaces—very efficient* SO MANY GREAT LOOKS: styles from wood and stone looks to metals and marbles translate beautifully in these large scale panels LOW MAINTENANCE: panels offer such style and performance with all the minimal maintenance advantages you expect from porcelain tile *It’s essential to choose a qualified contractor who is knowledgeable in installing porcelain tile panels. Find resources online at http://crossvilleinc. com/design-resources/find-a- contractor.

fFAoorGuanredaattionRenovationA Family’s FarmhouseKitchen is Transformedfrom the Floor Up When the it came time to renovate the kitchen and bathroom in their 1,500 sq. ft. 1960s ranch house, homeowners Brian and Greg knew they had a few challenges that were sure to add up to a uniquely interesting and arduous design process. “Two kids, three dogs, and 15 acres of farm mud are just a recipe for disaster in any home,” explains Brian, a Nashville, Tennessee-area realtor and TV personality sometimes seen on HGTV’s House Hunters. Add to those factors the fact that Brian and Greg wanted—and needed—a kitchen that was “large and functional” yet were starting with a space that held only one person at a time comfortably, and you have a monumentally trying renovation. With such a big task at hand, they dove in to identify priorities and make decisions one at a time.

Wood-look tile gives a textured, warm look fit Beforefor a farmhouse, and the low maintenance, highperformance an active family needs. The house had been on the market for over 500 days when Brian and Greg took the leap, with the first priority of giving new life to the tight kitchen quarters. The old kitchen accommodated only one cook at a time; the new one had to work for a a family that entertains.

While Greg focused on the right range for thekitchen (a 60\" Wolf range, to be exact), Brian focusedon foundational elements for both the kitchen andbath, including the flooring. “We considered hardwood and traditional tile forour wet areas. At the end of the day, I simply couldn’tfind the design ‘zing’ I wanted with the tile so many ofus typically think about and the element-friendlinessin hardwoods,” Brian shares. However, the design process took a significantand positive turn when Brian discovered Crossville’sSpeakEasy collection. Wth its authentic, weatheredwood look in a spectrum of hues and versatile planklengths, this tile offered just the right ‘zing’ and appealhe’d been searching for. “Once I found the tile for the bath, it caused me to search for a similar product in something kitchen-friendly...” “When I saw the distressed white tile, I designedthe entire bathroom around it, down to the old fashionutility or ‘slop’ sinks.” Enamored with the tile style for the bathroom,Brian set out to carry that foundational element intothe kitchen, as well. “Once I found the tile for the bath, it causedme to search for a similar product in somethingkitchen-friendly,” recounts Brian. “I fell in love with(SpeakEasy’s) gray tones for our kitchen floor.” The durable and beautiful tile flooring servesas a fitting foundation for the space that was fullytransformed. With fresh colors of the new—andabundant—cabinetry, the custom-crafted woodcountertops, lots of natural light, and that beautiful tileunderfoot, Brian and Greg’s kitchen was dramaticallytransformed into the inviting, functional space theyhad hoped for. “Combined with the colorful cabinetry and theartisan counters, (the tile flooring) translated intoexactly what I wanted.” Crossville’s SpeakEasy captures the right touchesof farmhouse style in wood-look porcelain tile thatwill stand up to the high traffic of the “two kids,three dogs, and 15 acres of farm mud”—as well as thecountless house guests Brian and Greg look forwardto welcoming to their wonderfully renovated home.Sounds like great, foundational elements for a veryhappy—and livable—home!

Before Brian (who might look familiar, as he’s the Nashville- based realtor who’s also a favorite of HGTV’s House Hunters) found the first spark of inspiration when envisioning a new look for the bathroom flooring. The result is a bath that journeyed from the 1960s straight into the sensibilities of a new century farmhouse.“When I saw the distressed white tile, I designedthe entire bathroom around it, down to the oldfashion utility ‘slop’ sinks.”Opposite Page:Every element ofthe kitchen remodelwas thoughtfullyselected. Highlightsinclude the freshcabinet color(Farrow & Ball BlueGround No. 210),the stunning andfunctional butcherblock counters, andappliance for thetrue home chef: aWolf 60” Dual FuelRange andSub-Zero 36” Built-In Refrigerator andFreezer.

FANTASTIC FINISHESOften the finish is a great place to start when it comes to kitchen or bath remodels. The finishes offaucets and other fixtures are essential for enhancing the entire look of a space. It’s wise to choosecurrent finishes so that your kitchen or bath stays stylish for a long while to come. Here are insightson the latest trends in finishes from three top design and remodeling professionals. Clockwise from Left: Keane Faucet by TOTO USA, Rem Monoblock by DXV, Randall Monoblock by DXV, Connelly Faucet by TOTO USA, Randall Widespread by DXV / See more at and Each kitchen or bath is We’re seeing a lot of In our market, brass—antique brass brushed nickel unique and deserves to and polished—and still remains the a pretty convincing most popular finish have accent pieces fit return to chrome for faucets; it is and polished nickel a timeless look, the design. That being finishes. Another especially with ever trend that we love popular classic white said, my preference very much is black— kitchen. However, on faucets, on walls, I am pairing withCheryl Kees Clendenon,DGD is for PVD (physical Veronika Miller and even on shower Susie Feia it with an eclecticOwner/Lead Designer CEO and Founder doors! Owner combination of otherIn Details Interiors vapor deposition) Modenus Media LLC Feia Construction,LLC finishes like chrome,Pensacola, Florida finishes for durability Lancaster, Pennsylvania Waukesha, Wisconsin a warm bronze, or a bit of sparkly and tarnish resistance. to create visual interest and keep I also love the softer rooms fresh and updated. brass finishes and chrome—a no-fail choice, but my all time favorite warm finish is polished nickel. It works in so many settings. Satin nickel and oil rubbed bronze are on the way out.

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