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

Posted by Steven Schrenk

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, Coastal Inspired, Kitchen Design

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

Posted by Steven Schrenk

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, Kitchen Design

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Designing The Ultimate Beachfront Bathroom with Recycled Glass Countertops

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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 Design

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

Posted by Steven Schrenk

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: Bretagne Blue, Coastal Inspired, Vetrazzo by Laura U, Designer Collection, Aqua Current, Floating Blue, Bathroom Design

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2017 Year in Review: 8 Recycled Glass Kitchens, Bars + Islands

Posted by Steven Schrenk

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.

Keywords: Outdoor spaces, Coastal Inspired, Bartops, Kitchen Design

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Laura U Designs a Show House Fit For Slumber Parties and Cocktails Alike

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

 

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.

Keywords: Vetrazzo by Laura U, Classic Black, Aqua Current, Fair Pearl

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The White Quartz Alternative: 5 Neutral Countertops That Sparkle

Posted by Steven Schrenk

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.

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

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Cali Couple Brings The Beach Inside For A Coastal Kitchen With Turquoise Recycled Glass Countertops

Posted by Steven Schrenk

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.

Keywords: Bretagne Blue, Coastal Inspired

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Cool, Calm and Collected: 6 Recycled Glass Countertop Pairings for BEHR's New Color of the Year

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

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.

Keywords: Palladian Gray, Coffee House, Aqua Current, Cubist Clear, Fair Pearl

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