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: recycled glass, Interior design, Sustainable design, Luxury, Contemporary 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, Charisma Blue with Patina, recycled glass countertops, Kitchen design, Beach chic kitchens

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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: Bathroom vanity, Bath design, Coastal colors, Emerald Coast

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How Do You Choose Materials For Recycled Glass Inspired Interiors? Designers Reveal Their Secrets

Posted by Steven Schrenk on May 25, 2018 9:22:34 AM

From neutral palettes to color spurges, Vetrazzo’s recycled glass countertops make their appearance on many mood boards and material selections. In love with the creativity of the designers who feature Vetrazzo, we gathered a few of our favorite finds and asked them for the backstory on their vision.

Keywords: Millefiori, Vetrazzo by Laura U, Fair Pearl, Aqua Current

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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, Coastal luxe

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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

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B-bye Tiny Dark Kitchen - Hello Light Bright Design and Artisanal Recycled Glass Countertops 

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Mar 26, 2018 11:18:22 AM

At first glance, you’d never be able to guess that this spacious, bright and airy kitchen was once a set of small and cramped rooms. Closed off, constricting and divided by partition walls, the four medium to small spaces were in desperate need of an update for both style and function.

Keywords: Palladian Gray, Waterfall islands, Contemporary design

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Designing The Ultimate Beachfront Bathroom with Recycled Glass Countertops

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Feb 28, 2018 10:03:00 AM

After spending their summers in Florida’s Ponte Vedra beach, a former Atlanta-based couple decided to set sail and relocate to this coastal town full-time. Built in the 1970s with a dated look and feel to match, it was clear to the couple that their newly purchased, 2,000 square foot condominium needed a total makeover. So, the homeowners called local designer, Amanda Webster of Amanda Webster Designs to help them achieve just the right kind of coastal aesthetic that would truly embody the feeling of an oceanfront getaway.

Keywords: Bathroom countertops, Bathroom vanity, Bath design, Coastal colors, Transitional design

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The Coastal Cool Collaboration: A True Blue Matchup of Vetrazzo + Oceanside Glass & Tile

Posted by Steven Schrenk on Jan 26, 2018 3:39:25 PM

We’re kicking the year off right at Vetrazzo with a collaboration with one of our all time favorite brands, Oceanside Glass & Tile, makers of colorful and creative recycled glass tiles. Like us the tile makers use recycled materials and artisanal craftsmanship to create new and beautiful design materials. We also share another thing in common - a deep love of color, especially bright aquas and deep blues inspired by the sea.

Keywords: Floating Blue, Georgia Marble, Blue designs, Bretagne Blue, recycled glass countertops, Coastal kitchens, Bathroom vanity, Coastal colors, Mixed materials, Designing with quartz and recycled glass, Vetrazzo by Laura U, Designer Collection, Aqua Current

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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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