This Kitchen is Quiet on Color, But High on Sparkle, Texture and Light Thanks to Recycled Glass Countertops

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Apr 25, 2019 9:46:08 AM



Stepping into the kitchen of Lucy and Serge’s home, you feel a sense of warmth and tranquility. Just the atmosphere this couple wanted for their new kitchen – the room that is the center of their University City home in San Diego, CA.

Keywords: Martini Flint, Neutrals

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After Hurricane Harvey, A Beloved Beach House Gets A New Life With Recycled Glass Design

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Mar 28, 2019 5:37:06 PM



The fishing village of Rockport, Texas has been a beloved coastal hideaway since the 1800s. Located on the western side of the Gulf of Mexico, it’s nestled 30 miles northeast of Corpus Christi and separated from the Gulf by a thin strip of barrier island.

Keywords: Islands, Floating Blue, Kitchen Design

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5 Brand New Colors to Pair with your Recycled Glass Countertops

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Feb 11, 2019 3:55:32 PM

Countertops are a commitment. Choose one that invokes your passion and you’ve got an investment that will continue to deliver inspiration for decades to come. But even favorites can use a refresh from time to time. 

Keywords: Palladian Gray, Amethystos, Umbo White, Martini Flint, Neutrals, Fair Pearl

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At this SOHO Cafe Color is Always on the Menu

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Dec 27, 2018 10:38:00 AM



Down on Lafayette Street in SoHo, NY there is Vietnamese restaurant where the sun pours in through a sky light onto the happiest of tables ever to serve a bowl of Pho noodle soup.

Keywords: Millefiori, restaurant design

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Brace Yourself For Inspo. The Vetrazzo Flat Lays Are Here.

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Oct 19, 2018 7:51:00 AM


A designer’s moodboard with careful selections of flooring and countertops, wall coverings and textiles. A curated collection of texture, pattern, color and shine. Is there anything better to help you envision a room from blueprint to reality?

Keywords: Aqua Current, Cubist Clear

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Meet Your CEU Hours with a Recycled Glass Continuing Ed Event

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Sep 4, 2018 6:42:00 AM


Education. It’s your edge in the ever evolving kitchen and bath industry, where the library of design materials, and the innovative projects they help designers achieve, expands every year.

Keywords: To the trade

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Miami Adds a Cool Black Edge to Coastal Design

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Aug 1, 2018 6:10:00 AM


If when you picture Miami design you think hi-gloss white lacquered floors and cabinets you wouldn’t be wrong, but what Miami customers are looking for in their interiors today is something deeper.

Keywords: Coastal Inspired, Vetrazzo by Laura U, Designer Collection, Classic Black

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Terrazzo Makes a Comeback and Pushes Beyond Flooring

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Jul 17, 2018 1:55:33 PM


A bottle of wine shared on a romantic date for two doesn’t have to go to waste once the last drop leaves the glass.

Old architectural glass that once adorned a city skyscraper doesn’t have to lose its purpose after the structure is demolished.

A city traffic light can continue to impact its surroundings even after it’s been cracked.

Keywords: Interior Design, Sustainable Design

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HGTV Star Brings Family, Food and Great Design Together with Charisma Blue

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Jun 27, 2018 11:50:15 AM

For HGTV design and home improvement star, Anthony Carrino, family and design go hand in hand. Whether it’s renovating homes with his cousin, John Colaneri on the HGTV show, “Cousins Undercover” or helping to create a dream kitchen for his parents' beachside home in Long Beach Island, NJ, the two always seem to be intrinsically linked.

Keywords: Charisma Blue, Coastal Inspired, Kitchen Design, Patina

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Out With the Beige and In With the Sparkle, in this Coastal Bath Reno in Florida

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Jun 13, 2018 3:27:43 PM

Remodeling a bathroom around existing layout, plumbing and windows requires surgical precision and laser focused design. The designer must carefully extract what’s broken, awkward or dated and insert elements that elevate function and feel without creating a patched together space.

Keywords: Emerald Coast, Bathroom Design

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