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TREND ALERT: Plank Tile Flooring

Posted by Morgan Saylor on 2/24/16 8:30 PM

It looks like wood, but it’s actually tile – plank tile flooring is all the rage when it comes to kitchen and bathroom tile design! A break from plain old square tiles, plank tile flooring is just the right amount of contemporary. The clean lines these tiles bring a friendly but finished look to any room!


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Topics: Design, Home, Interior Design, Modern, Trendy, tile, flooring

TREND ALERT: Modern Brick

Posted by Amy Patterson on 6/18/15 2:36 PM

Exposed brick in a home creates an air of elegance with a flare of rustic style. The newest trend for homes is using exposed brick in super modern kitchens. It works very well as a back splash, statement wall or for the entire kitchen.

If you aren’t fortunate enough to have a home with original brick walls (many of us aren’t), you can utilize a faux brick wall design. Many faux brick designs are very authentic looking and successfully create the same drama that an original brick section would.

Here are some of our favorite ways to use exposed or faux brick in kitchens:

This kitchen is accented flawlessly by the brick back splash. It pairs well with the sleek wood block counter tops and the understated modern cabinetry.


Photo by: Lushome

This kitchen is completed by its exposed brick statement wall – we love the pairing of the sleek, modern cabinetry and flooring with the rugged look of the brick.


Photo by: Lushome

Another option to add some distinction and originality is to use non-traditionally colored brick, as shown here with this gray brick accent wall.


Photo by: Lushome

However you decide to customize it, you can’t go wrong by accenting a modern kitchen with brick. 

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