Interior Design

Limestone ties modern Texas home to landscape

For the construction of their retirement home in Lampassas, TX, a couple turned to limestone to match the landscape and to tie a traditional Texas ranch home feel to a unique contemporary design
Set on an 85-acre ranch in Lampassas, TX, is the Triple Creek Ranch, or more affectionately known by passer-bys for its unique, contemporary design, the “Casa de Corazon,” (heart house) and the “butterfly house.”


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Walgreen’s flagship store goes “up market”

A successful restoration of an historic bank building in Chicago, IL, which has now become Walgreen’s flagship store, was achieved with an assortment of quality tile products and Mapei setting materials


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Handcrafted marble defines California restaurant

Latapoxy 310 Stone Adhesive was an ideal choice to adhere heavy stone items to the walls of the Amaya La Jolla restaurant in La Jolla, CA — making for a successful installation
The ambiance of any high-end restaurant is an extremely important item for restaurateurs to consider.


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Italian porcelain provides durability for busy railway station

Porcelain tile from the Buxy Collection by Cotto d'Este fulfilled both aesthetic and practical needs for the floors of the new Tiburtina railway station in Rome, Italy
The new Tiburtina railway station in Rome, Italy, was designed as a bridge-station between two districts, Pietralata and Nomentano


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Creating cohesion between two styles with stone and tile

For two restaurants under one roof in the Dominican Republic, architect Rafael Alvarez of Alvarez + Brock Design LLC combined a variety of stone and tile with other materials to unify the spaces
When Rafael Alvarez of Alvarez + Brock Design LLC went to design two adjoining restaurants in the Dominican Republic, he was posed with the challenge of bringing two different styles under one roof.


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Quartz surfacing adds to Hollywood glam

Caesarstone’s Belgian Moon was selected by Real Housewife of Beverly Hills Lisa Vanderpump for the remodel of her trendy restaurant Sur in West Hollywood, CA
From its prime location on Melrose Avenue to its eclectic menu and chic decor, Sur Restaurant in West Hollywood, CA, offers patrons a unique dining experience


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Italian tile and stone from around the world bring luxury to New Jersey estate

For the interior design of a 15,000-square-foot private residence in Alpine, NJ, a diverse palette — primarily consisting of high-end Italian tile and stone — was used to reflect the homeowners’ style and tastes
Set in Alpine, one of New Jersey’s most exclusive towns, is a newly built 15,000-square-foot estate — elegantly dressed throughout in natural stone and Italian tile.


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Miami’s taste of Greece

Estiatorio Milos, a high-end restaurant in Miami, FL, is defined by Greek Dionysos marble to create a Mediterranean atmosphere
Located in the trendy “South of 5th” neighborhood in Miami’s South Beach, Estiatorio Milos by Costas Spiliadis (“Milos Miami”) welcomes visitors with everything necessary for a Mediterranean resort.


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Creating a hand-crafted, honeycomb-inspired bathroom

After a slight bathroom disaster in their 1940s era home in Anoka, MN, homeowners turned a mandatory repair into a renovation to “restore” the look and feel of the home’s original period
Many homeowners purchase a home from a certain time period, specifically because of its age.


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Handmade tile provides a finishing touch

The owners of a private residence in Wayne, PA, wanted a kitchen remodel that fit the period style of the home, and the use of hand-crafted tile products helped them meet this goal
In remodeling the kitchen of their Wayne, PA, residence, the homeowners were seeking a design that would reflect the period style of the home, and they also wanted to use local materials.


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