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Cork Mosaics

Choosing the right tile to fit your style and installation needs can be difficult. Outside of visual cues most tile does not vary in performance and benefit. However, when looking, cork is another option that adds not only a fun look but many advantages over traditional materials of porcelain or ceramic. Yes, cork; a natural, green product that can be used in many applications!

Actual cork slices are taken and  set on a mesh mosaic, grouted, and sealed to provide a water tight surface. The installation is very similar to that of tile. However, instead of a cold surface you have an insulator that will keep your floor at 70 degrees year round. The benefits of using a natural product such as cork are endless. It is a renewable resource making it green, it has naturally anti-allergenic, the cork is softer than tile to give a little cushion without flexing, and it provides sound deadening. If the natural finish is not your taste you can stain it to suit your needs.



Pillow Talk

Christmas is getting closer…

Having a hard time figuring out the perfect gift for a few loved ones in your life? What a better way to spice up someone’s life with a little bit of color! Leyla’s Felt Pillows are some of my favorite accessories and they seem to work for almost everyone in my life. A friend with a new baby, even a bachelor that needs some color and softness in his pad – while still being manly, of course.

Maybe you know a tree hugger or nature lover. The uniqueness of Leyla’s felt pillows get layered on with great dimension, colors and textures.

If you can’t find the perfect design/pattern, you can always spell it out! These pillows might be the finishing touch they were looking for to complete their space. If they weren’t looking, trust me, they will be very thankful!


Inspired Spaces

What inspires you?

What is it that pulls you like a magnet toward that chair or that tile or that cabinetry?
Perhaps you love the outdoors, and you want to capture its beauty inside your home through the use of natural stone and hardwood floors. Or maybe you’re a lover of fine art, and every room is an opportunity to emulate the feel of a Rothko or a Monet or a Picasso through the use of color and texture. Maybe you love to travel, and the more you see of different cultures, the more you navigate toward that Scandinavian sofa or that Italian light fixture.

Ultimately, your design selections are an opportunity to reveal something personal about the way you define beauty, and about the people, places and things that inspire you. Without a doubt, the best designs are the ones that begin with a concept and with inspiration. An inspired room is not just a room; an inspired chair is no ordinary chair. They are creative, thoughtful, personal statements about you and about your home.

Tell us what insires you.

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