Monday, November 20, 2017

Our First Video Blog!

This past year has brought many new and exciting changes to the StoneImpressions' family!  We have added amazing new members to our team, collaborated with talented bloggers, and created stunning new designs for our two collections, StoneImpressions and Artisan Stone Tile.

Not only did we create new designs for these collections, we also added a new and innovative finish to give seven lucky patterns an even bolder look!  We are so excited to formally introduce the Luster Finish Collectiona subtle, pearlized glaze that brings further brightness and nuance to our Limestone tiles. 


So we mentioned that 2017 has been all about new and exciting changes, and one more thing we have started to do is video blogging!  We thought we would start off our video blog series by talking about the new Luster Finish collection.  


Our next two videos will be about our favorite new designs from our in-stock collection, Artisan Stone Tile!  Check out our full YouTube channel HERE!

For more information on our tiles or sample requests, please email hilary@stoneimpressions.com.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

5 Unique Backsplash Ideas


The kitchen is easily the most important part of a home.  It is a space where families gather each night for dinner, holidays are spent cooking in, and late-night meals are had.  Renovating a kitchen is a big project to take on, but the results are worth it.

To add a personal touch to your kitchen, we suggest adding some type of backsplash to this space.  There are a variety of ways you can implement a backsplash in the kitchen, so we put together our 5 favorite backsplash ideas to get those creative juices flowing!

1. Mural

A mural is traditional and works in a variety of home styles.  It is also a good way to create a strong focal point in small area.  

Design by Anne Rae Designs
Mural is Cynara

2. Backsplash with Matching Butler's Pantry

There is nothing better than a kitchen that comes together cohesively.  One way to create this feeling of unity is by using the same tile as a backsplash behind the stove and in a corresponding spot in the kitchen such as a butler's pantry or wet bar. 
Design by Preservation Renovation
Pattern is Sweep

Pattern is Sweep

3. Rectangular Backsplash

Sometimes it only takes a few patterned tiles to create a stunning focal point.  Use a strong, bold pattern and surround it with clean field tile to give your kitchen a timeless look.



Design by Tami Faulkner Design

4. Range Hood Accent

The phrase, "keep it simple" works perfectly when designing a kitchen.  We have been seeing more designers add tiles to the hood of a stove and we think the result is remarkable. Remember that sometimes it only takes a few tiles to create an award-winning kitchen renovation.

Design by Blackband Design
Pattern is Sanza

 
5. Full Coverage

Whenever we see a designer cover a wall with a patterned tile, we are always impressed by the finished result.  It is a bold move but is very worth it. 

 Pattern is Ellipse

For more information on our made to order tiles, please visit www.stoneimpressions.com.  To see the tiles that are kept in stock in our San Diego warehouse, visit www.artisanstonetile.com.