Tag Archives: materials

schumacher: a tour-de-force in decorating

Schumacher wallcoverings

Schumacher & Co. is one of the world’s best decorating emporiums of luxurious fabrics and fabulous wall treatments, as well as sophisticated rugs and carpets, trim and furniture to finish off any project. Known for their classic designs, unparalleled quality … Continue reading

considering a wood paneled shower? tiles that pave the way

Last week I was at the A&D Building in Manhattan placing orders for a client project, and though tile was not part of the trip, I wandered into the Hastings Tile & Bath showroom.  I’m always in awe of how … Continue reading

a window into kravet innovation

For those of us in the trade, Kravet is one of the world’s most prestigious names in fabric, furniture, wall covering, carpet and home accessories. Its brands cover the gamut of traditional to contemporary and include the original Kravet, the … Continue reading

not your funky uncle’s 70s vinyl floors

Do you remember vinyl flooring … you know, the nasty type that covered kitchen and bathroom floors all over the world for the greater part of the 20th century?  Nowadays, one sees it and immediately wants to tear it up … Continue reading

concrete gone wild

Concrete surfaces, whether floors or counter tops for the bathroom or kitchen, have been very “in” during the last decade.  Polished concrete floors can be very sexy and appealing but at times can seem rather cold.  In researching concrete alternatives, … Continue reading

library of inspiration

As designers, we find inspiration in many places.  But what if “inspiration” could somehow be boxed and accessed in one place to help us resolve specific design challenges?  As we all know, finding the right material is crucial for transforming … Continue reading