Looking for Coastal Design Vibes? UMI’s Your Source For Recycled Glass Surfaces

Posted by Steven Schrenk on May 10, 2018 1:27:42 PM

Floridians enjoy a special piece of paradise living close to warm sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. And just like the sun and sea outside their doors, they’ve fallen in love with Vetrazzo recycled glass countertops, its sparkling sea glass surfaces and gem like colors bringing light and art to their kitchens, bars, pool houses and bathrooms.

Keywords: Vetrazzo Colors, Bathroom countertops, Interior design, Kitchen design, Coastal colors, Vetrazzo by Laura U

Read More >

Dream Beach House Uses Blue and Vetrazzo Surfaces In All The Right Places

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Apr 27, 2018 1:57:16 PM

Nestled in between the beach and the sound is a picturesque barrier island in North Carolina aptly named Figure Eight Island. This coastal southern paradise is an ocean lover’s dream and a creative inspiration, thanks to its vibrant blue waters that sparkle in the sun, nearly white sands and pops of lush green vegetation scattered around the island. In fact, the natural beauty of the colorful seascape was exactly what inspired the designer Lindsey Cheek of Gathered, a full-service interior design firm and shop in Wilmington, North Carolina, when she was called on to design one of the beachfront homes. 

Keywords: Bretagne Blue, Kitchen design, Coastal kitchens, Beach chic kitchens, Coastal colors

Read More >

A Contemporary Resort-Inspired Home With A Kitchen Reflecting the Ocean

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Sep 13, 2017 10:57:49 AM

 

 

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean on Jupiter Island, FL, is a contemporary residence that is both polished and sophisticated. Designed by architect Mitchell O’Neil and interior designer H. Allen Holmes for an adventurous Annapolis, MD couple, this resort-inspired custom home is the ultimate seaside experience.

Keywords: Palladian Gray, Kitchen design, Coastal kitchens, Beach chic kitchens, Coastal colors

Read More >

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

Read More >

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

Read More >

This California Beach House Has All The Patterns

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Jun 3, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Out on California’s Central Coast in Avila Beach, there’s a beach getaway with a design that’s stunning both for what it incorporates and what it omits. When designer Stephanie Rothbauer envisioned the total home renovation, which started off as just a bathroom (don’t they all), she turned to her surroundings for inspiration.

And in San Luis Obispo County that means foggy days and soft color neutrals of sand and shells and rugged browns of weathered wooden piers. More sunbleached driftwood than twinkling turquoise. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) The designer used it all to create a luxury, sustainable retreat with recycled glass kitchen countertops reflecting the subtle sparkle of the Pacific.

“I wanted a coastal feel, not screaming beach,” Rothbauer said “I chose tones natural to the local environment.”

Her interior which incorporates Vetrazzo’s Martini Flint recycled glass countertops in the kitchen, three bathrooms and a fireplace hearth, is all about mixing materials: concrete flooring, plaster and wood walls, wood veneer doors, recycled glass tiles and even porcelain tile on the stair risers, all in a sandy palette.

Keywords: Martini Flint, recycled glass, Neutrals, Kitchen design, Coastal kitchens, Beach chic kitchens, Bath design

Read More >

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.

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

Follow Me