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4 Millennial Pink Pairings To Make Even Your Countertops Blush

Posted by Steven Schrenk on May 19, 2017 12:28:03 PM

Millennial pink has taken over everything, and don’t expect it to go away anytime soon. From fashion, hair color, and makeup palettes, to paint colors, furniture and kitchen appliances, this cheeky, sincere, and nostalgic color has invaded the lives of not only millennials, but also gen xers.

Keywords: Bathroom countertops, Kitchen design, Coastal kitchens, Fair Pearl, Aqua Current, Retro designs, Millennial pink

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Meet Our Latest Color Editions Featuring Laura U

Posted by Steven Schrenk on May 5, 2017 4:41:39 PM

This month we kick off a design collaboration with Laura U Interior Design on a new line of recycled glass surfaces - four colors from neutral to vibrant - each embodying Laura’s design ethos, Stay classic. Be current.

Here, Laura Umansky, the designer behind it all, talks with us about her new line of colors: Vetrazzo By Laura U, each inspired by the designer’s commitment to beautiful, timeless design with worry free products.

“At Laura U, we look to the past for inspiration, but we’re fashion-forward,” Laura said. “We also believe strongly in livable luxury. Our clients should have beautiful, luxurious interiors that also perform well for everyday realities. You need to be able to live in your home, and Vetrazzo embodies both of those key points of our philosophy.”

Keywords: Vetrazzo Colors, Vetrazzo by Laura U

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Livable Luxury: When High Design Meets High Performance

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Apr 3, 2017 11:16:24 AM

 

 

If there is one element present in every Laura U interior design it’s bold color. Whether she’s designing a traditional historic home or a contemporary new build, Laura Umansky begins with a soothing neutral base and adds layers of rich colors and cheerful metallics to create exuberant spaces.

Keywords: Vetrazzo by Laura U, Designer Collection, Orchid Mirror, Classic Black, Luxury, Fair Pearl, Aqua Current

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When the Food is Sustainable, The Restaurant Design Should Be Too

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Mar 24, 2017 1:40:00 PM

Annapolis, MD husband and wife team Jeremy and Michelle Hoffman have created a restaurant with a sustainable menu and green interior design to match.

Keywords: Bartops, Restaurants

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A Latin Singer's Modern Kitchen That's As Hot As Her Act

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Feb 23, 2017 2:33:43 PM

Known for her sexy performances and signature Ranchero style, Aná Barbara has been a fixture on the Mexican pop scene for more than 20 years. This spring the Latin Grammy winner purchased a home in the Beverly Crest area of Los Angeles for $1.87 million that includes glass walls, bi-folding doors and an ultra-modern chef kitchen featuring Vetrazzo's recycled countertops and Bauformat cabinetry.

Keywords: Palladian Gray, Modern kitchen, Waterfall islands

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7 Recycled Glass Bars As Sweet And Smooth As a Manhattan

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Feb 10, 2017 2:00:00 PM

If your next project is a bar or restaurant you're already thinking how the overall design will reflect the food, drinks and vibe of the venue and customers, but if you want to make one statement piece, let it be the most photographed item in every restaurant space - the bar top itself.

Keywords: Bartops

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Do Certified Fabricators Win More Jobs?

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Jan 27, 2017 1:53:50 PM

For more than 35 years Mario Ferazzoli  & Son, Inc. has been fabricating marble and granite projects for the south Florida market. It’s a solid trade with a reliable demand.

Keywords: Alehouse, Recycled Countertops, recycled glass countertops, Alehouse Amber

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When The Fabricator is Skilled, The Outdoor Kitchen Shines

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Jan 13, 2017 3:53:13 PM

 

Mike and Gina Haase have lived in Ventura, CA many years raising a healthy family and operating a successful local business.  They’re ocean lovers and avid anglers who were looking for a durable, eco-friendly material for their outdoor kitchen. From their backyard the couple enjoys sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean and the generous California sunshine.

Keywords: Glass Countertops, Recycled Countertops, recycled glass countertops, Coastal kitchens, Outdoor Kitchen

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2016 Year in Review: 10 Favorite Recycled Glass Kitchens, Baths and Bars

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Dec 30, 2016 2:54:02 PM

It's here! Our favorite time of year when we can look back on a year's worth of stunning kitchen and bath designs featuring recycled glass surfaces. From the beach to the city, talented designers are using crushed glass counters and mosaic tiles to create interiors with historic charm, coastal vibes and modern moods. (An amazing amount of style variety in this year's designs.)

Keywords: Floating Blue, LEED, Multi-colored designs, Martini Flint, Kitchen design, Coastal kitchens, Chivalry Blue, Beach chic kitchens, Bath design, Coastal colors

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Can You Get Recycled Glass Hardware to Match Your Counters? She did.

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Dec 16, 2016 3:08:21 PM

When she sent her husband to the stone yard with a countertop sample, Karen Bednorz thought her dream kitchen had black counters. But when Gary called for her to look at a sample of cobalt blue and white recycled glass countertops she said, "That's it! That's the one."

"My husband hit it out the park with this one. I had wanted something recycled and I love cobalt blue," she said. "We actually have lapis in our wedding ring."

Keywords: Hardware, Chivalry Blue, Slab yield

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Mindfully Made

Recycled Glass Countertops

Vetrazzo recycled glass surfaces were hatched in Berkeley, CA in 1996. With 16 of our colors boasting Cradle to Cradle Silver certification, our commitment to sustainability is more transparent than ever.

Truly a great American innovation, Vetrazzo is the original recycled glass surface proudly made in America.

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