Dutch Boy Color of the Year 2019

Dutch Boy Paints’ Color of the Year 2019
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Paint brand Dutch Boy just announced their 2019 Color of the Year and it’s (drumroll, please) Garden Patch (326-5DB). It’s accompanied by three eight-color design palettes—Homestead, Studio and Sanctuary—that embody a happier, more empathetic country seeking greater peace and understanding while celebrating diversity at the same time.

The color, shown above, is inspired by nature and is reminiscent of Pantone’s Color of the Year from 2017: Greenery, but softer and less yellowy in tone. Continue readingDutch Boy Color of the Year 2019

Micro Trend: The Ribbed Surface

Micro Trend: The Ribbed Surface
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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

5 Reasons to Love Zellige Tile

Reasons to Love Zelllige Tile - Moroccan hand-made tile
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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