Posts made in November, 2013

Sorting Your Flooring Style

Posted By on Nov 21, 2013

By Katie Reitmayer As a flooring consultant I get asked a lot about what is popular and what other people are buying. Knowing what flooring styles are en vogue at the time can help you improve the value of your home. And what is the point of upgrading your flooring other than to increase the value of your home? However, value has multiple definitions.  If you are planning to sell your home in the next five years, you should most...

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Trend Spotting – Cobalt Blue

Posted By on Nov 12, 2013

By Denise H. Smith Cobalt Blue, used for interior decoration, dates back to the Ancient Egyptians. This stunning, vibrant pigment has been praised by artisans through the ages and across the globe. Popularized by craftsmen potters in China for centuries, it became the signature tone of the Renaissance. Cobalt is making a resurgence in the design pallets of fashion trend setters on the runway and in home furnishings. Karastan showcases...

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By Jessica Cannon Walking through the rows of natural stone slabs, looking at stones like granite and marble, is like walking through an art gallery for me.  Each stone is a piece of art – beautiful and unique…like a Van Gogh painting.  I often joke with my clients that I wish that I could take a slab and hang it on my wall at home like a piece of art…nature’s art. Natural stone countertops are often the centerpiece of a new kitchen...

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