Posts Tagged ‘prints’

Trending Prints: Cowhide

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating

3123354_SAlong with classic animal prints like zebra and leopard, cowhide is a big trend in the design world. You can find cowhide rugs, cowhide being used on furniture and cowhide covered accessories.  This love of cowhide extends beyond lodge and country styles into sleek contemporary spaces as well as traditional rooms.

This chair with its cowhide upholstery is a great example of how cowhide is crossing over from country into a wide range of styles. The more modern styled chair gets a twist with the black and white cowhide on the back and brown leather seat.  Mixing up styles between the form and upholstery is a great way to make a piece of furniture feel more modern and now.

Cowhide rugs are as popular as zebra skin rugs were a few years ago. The classic cowhide rug is typically in the original organic shape. We’ve seen cowhide rugs that are made of squares or patchwork of smaller pieces of hide. These rugs have a quilt or mosaic look to them. Cowhide rugs are durable but are best not used in wet or very high traffic areas because of their organic quality.

The variation in color and pattern in cowhides means it can be a bold pattern or even a solid color. Brown, white, black and cream are common colors for cowhide. This variation allows cowhide to work with so many styles and forms.  Pillows, like the one here, are a great way to add a bit of the cowhide trend to your living room or bedroom.

Five Outdoor Flooring Ideas

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Ceramic / Porcelain Tile, Uncategorized

Often times, we tend to take for granted the outdoor part of our house, like the patio and deck. But just like any part of our home, it deserves a lot of attention, as it still adds to the beauty and overall appeal.

A great material to use for outdoor flooring is tile. It is durable and comes in different sizes, shapes and patterns.

So here are five outdoor flooring ideas if you want to use tile for your patio, deck, or garden.

  1. If you want your patio to be modern, consider using white tiles and combine it with chrome fittings and fixtures. Take a look at this Travertini Ceramic tile made by Atlas.
  2. There are also tiles that have different patterns on them like popular paintings or geometric prints. Selecting this type of tile can add a different feel and theme to your outdoor space.
  3. Another idea is to mix and match different shapes of tiles. Choose one large tile with a pattern or print that will reflect the theme that you wish to create and then arrange smaller tiles around it. We can help you find tiles that come in multiple sizes. Not all tiles come in all sizes and because not all tiles are the same thickness so it’s best to check with us before mixing and matching tiles.
  4. Make a pattern using your ceramic tiles. There are a lot of patterns that you can use to create your ceramic flooring such as the checkerboard pattern, a brickwork pattern, offset joint, diagonal with accent dots or a brick-weave pattern.
  5. If you want to add color and texture to your patio, you can opt to use pebbled or mosaic ceramic tiles. Remember, texture is great for slip-resistance.

Ask us which tiles are appropriate for outdoor use because not all tiles are suitable for exterior installations.