Micro Trend: The Ribbed Surface

Micro Trend: The Ribbed Surface
The trick to decorating with trends is twofold. First, use them sparsely and focus on the ones you see yourself adopting for a long time. Second, look ahead to the trends that are on their way up, as opposed to the ones that are dwindling—and your decor will feel fresh longer.

According to trend hunters, the next upcoming micro trend in interior design is  the ribbed surface. We are drawn to this design trend for its three-dimensional quality and its ability to add texture to a surface. Continue readingMicro Trend: The Ribbed Surface

Clark+Kensington Color of the Year 2019

Ace COTY 2019 |  Pineapple Cream Granita
Here’s a first, Ace Hardware invited neighbors across America to mix their very own paint color and enter for a chance to be the 2019 Color of the Year.

During Ace’s Neighborhood Paint Party in March, consumers were encouraged to hand mix, create and name their own paint color for a chance to be entered into Ace’s Color of the Year Contest. Submissions were judged by a panel of Ace color experts who selected 25 finalists, with consumers leading the ultimate decision process as over 35,000 fans voted for their favorite color on Ace’s social media channels. The winning Clark+Kensington color, Pineapple Cream Granita, was created by Francine C., of New Jersey at her local Ace, Costello’s Ace Hardware of Lincoln Park, NJ.

Ace COTY 2019 |  Pineapple Cream Granita

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5 Reasons to Love Zellige Tile

Reasons to Love Zelllige Tile - Moroccan hand-made tile
If you hear people talk about Zellige (pronounced zill-eejh)  tile you might be curious to know what hey mean. Zellige is a specific type of terracotta tile that originated in Morocco.

Moroccan Zellige tiles are so different from other types of tile that a word had to be created especially for it, namely the Arabic word الزلي, zellige or zellij which means “tile.”

Specifically, Zellige is mosaic tilework made from individually chiseled geometric tiles set into a plaster base. The interlocking edges or “teeth” is what keeps the intricate patterns intact when repeated on larger surfaces.

Today Zellige primarily refers to traditional glazed, cut terracotta tiles from Fez, the ancient city of mosaics. The unique clay from this region is primarily composed of Kaolinite.  Continue reading5 Reasons to Love Zellige Tile