Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Featured Artist - Anthony Asch

Right now we're featuring the work of one of our talented employees. Combining a love of painting with his many years experience making tile for Pratt & Larson Anthony Asch has created a series of very painterly ceramic tile. Working from sketches often done "en plein air" his new series of tile depicts landscapes both rural and urban.

There are a number of pieces available in the showroom for immediate sale but I'd suggest you make an appointment to work with the artist himself and have a custom piece created. Anthony can work with images of your home or your favorite landscape views to create a custom panel in the size and colors needed for your project. How often do you get a chance like that?

Stop by the showroom and see all the changes we've been making! There are new floor pads, two new vignettes in progress and new displays in every room.  Plus you can now follow our blog by email! Sign up in the top right corner of the blog and you'll get all our new blog posts directly to your inbox. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Free Design Seminar

Join us March 12th for a free design seminar with 
Barbara Murphy from Neil Kelly 
Carrie Trant from Square Deal Remodeling
 No registration necessary

Monday, March 7, 2011

Tile for Your Mid-Century Home

Do you have a Mid-Century home that needs some period appropriate tile? Or maybe you just love that retro look and want to add a touch of another time to your decor. We have a great selection of tile to fit the bill - whether you want atomic patterns in pink and turquoise or a more contemporary take on the clean lines and streamlined shapes of the era. Check out this article by designer Robin Fisher written for NW Renovations magazine. She discusses the difference between Modern and Contemporary and tile choices across the decades from the 40's to the 60's.

Here's a quick sampling of the Mid-Century inspired tile available in our showroom, along with links to the manufacturers websites. Of course the best way to see all we have to offer is to come on in and work with our great sales staff to find the right look for your project, be it your 1925 bungalow, your 1953 ranch house or your brand new condo.

The Revival 60's line from Mission Tile West offers a fabulous assortment of decos in customizable color combinations. Make a real splash with that back splash or cover a whole wall in a repeating pattern for a great Mod wallpaper look.

Mission Tile West Revival 60's - available in custom color combinations
Shingled Hex 
Portland Cement Co offers beautiful shapes and colors in cast concrete. They have two lines, Flat and Profiled, for smooth surfaces or 3 dimensional effects. Made by hand in Portland, Oregon.
Motawi Tileworks is known for their beautiful craftsman tiles but there are some Mid-Century gems in their collection as well. They have a whole line dedicated to Frank Lloyd Wright's fantastic designs with architectural pieces as well as amazing decorative tile. Made by hand in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Op-Art and Flower Power looks from Motawi Tileworks

Motawi Tileworks Frank Lloyd Wright fireplace

Mod Craft's clean lines and beautiful glazes make their relief tile a great choice for either a Mid-Century home or a contemporary space. High fired stoneware makes for a strong tile suitable for any installation. Designed and made by industrial designer David Clark in Beacon, NY.

Hudson (Vertical)
Valley & Dom
Hudson (Horizontal)

 Mid-Century, Craftsman, Traditional or Contemporary - we have tile for every look. Stop by and take a look around our showroom or call for an appointment with one of our sales staff for design assistance.