Friday, December 27, 2013

Purge it or Loose it!

Purging, it's good for organization, effectiveness, and the soul! I'm constantly going through clothes, toys, and all around stuff. There is a reason staging is a useful tool in real-estate. People like a clean organized house! You just feel good. Now that my daughter is older she helps too! We have piles for donating, re-purposing, and rubbish. I always feel better once I eliminate the clutter that we end up glazing right over!

So here is to a Happy Holiday Purge to begin the New Year!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

{Thursday Thoughts} Sustainability is the path to our future.

Once on a fast track pace for shiny, new baubles generations left piles of wreckage with discarded possessions. The new wave of thinking has changed to reusing, re purposing, and recycling.

This new philosophy of ingenuity has produced magnificent designs from homes and buildings to art and design.
This cozy earth home was crafted and built by Simon Dale with help from his Father-In-Law.

 David Mach utilizes recycled hangers among other materials.
 Studio Swine uses salvaged plastic from the ocean to bring to life this stool.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thursday Thoughts {Kitchen Client tile install}

Tis the season for sharing and eating. Well... at least in my house! It was this weekend when I was cooking with my daughters that I  was reminded of how much time I spend in the kitchen especially this time of year. So much of the holiday magic and feeling comes straight from the oven. We all tend to gather for warm conversation and yummy bites to sneak. Even in the smallest kitchen people find their way to congregate at the heart of the home. 
In light of the season, I thought I would share some of the beautiful installs that our clients have shared with us in hopes to infuse new ideas into the heart of your home!

Echelon Custom Homes | Featuring StoneImpressions Altalena Ochre

MCA Stone | Featuring StoneImpressions Belisima and Color Wash

Tiffany McKinzie Interior Design  | Featuring StoneImpressions Custom Mural

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Multiple Murals, Oh my!

Creating a feeling isn't always easy to achieve, but take a look at this rich dining room. The moment you walk in you are instantly projected into an old Tuscan home.

Kudos to Paula Kersten of Paula Kersten Design CID, Inc. and Virginia Tile Grand Rapids, MI. We are exhilarated by the integration of our materials to help create a magnificent space.

Thank you for sharing and inspiring!