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.
As the year comes to a close, we are always excited to reflect on the many unique and creative Vetrazzo projects that were completed in 2017. From beachside bungalows to celebrity kitchens and more, we spotted Vetrazzo in all its many colors and forms from coast to coast. It turns out, homeowners love the look as much as they love the craftsmanship and heart behind this eco-friendly material. And one designer, Laura Umansky, fell so hard for the material that she designed four of her own custom Vetrazzo color mixes and installed her favorite in two of her home kitchens.
At home and at work, designer Laura Umansky lives out her philosophy of livable luxury for interiors. Since purchasing her family home, a 1925 Tudor Revival, and undertaking a complete renovation teaming up with Newberry Architecture, Laura and her team have taken the concept of fabulous meets functionality to heart. Not only will this home be a place for Laura and her husband Michael to raise their two young girls it will also stand as Boulevard Show House opening in 2018 with tickets benefitting Preservation Houston.
If you love a neutral but feel numbed out by white quartz or bored by beige granite, do not give up hope for your kitchen or bath design.
Lita and Lonney Mills knew that when they could finally upgrade their kitchen they'd fill it with the tones and sparkle of the Pacific Ocean.
BEHR’s Color of the Year: In the Moment T18-15 is a nature-inspired, soul-soothing hue that brings the outdoors in. A cool, tranquil, spruce blue (blue, gray and lush green combo), In The Moment is meant to create a soothing atmosphere within the home.
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.
Tucked away in Westchester County, New York, is a modern architectural gem with long fluid lines and sharp edges, emerging from the natural bluestone and grasses of its surrounding landscape. It’s a hillside home of contrasts, inside and out, where rough rock meets glossy glass and rooms are flooded with light funneled through a giant glass cube called The Pavillion.
Farming, cooking and eating sustainably are all good things. But living sustainably can be more than just that. Knowing about the source of the food you consume; how it’s grown, raised, caught and prepared – that sort of connection is very important to some people.
Summer is calling and those jewel colors and sandy neutrals of the coastline are making their way into kitchens across the country, waterfront zip code or not.
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.