Terrazzo Makes a Comeback and Pushes Beyond Flooring

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

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

Posted by Steven Schrenk

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: Interior Design, Coastal Inspired, Vetrazzo by Laura U, Kitchen Design

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Historic Revival Gets Modern Update With Recycled Glass Counters And Tile

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Historic may not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of Florida homes. Up until the last 80 years, the sunshine state was still virtually an untouched jungle with predominantly dirt roads and little in the way of notable architecture like that found in other southern states such as Georgia and South Carolina. And compared to areas north of the Mason Dixon line like New York and Massachusetts, Florida might as well be considered an uninhabited island. But St. Augustine aside, Florida still has some hidden history tucked away in the palm trees that adds to its coastal character.

Keywords: Interior Design, Martini Flint

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Is Your Brand Committed To Green Initiatives? Here’s How Some Companies Are Putting A Focus On Sustainability

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Over the years Vetrazzo has enjoyed a successful track record of being featured in many commercial projects, due in large part to its immediate visual appeal but also in that it carries a specific message of being an environmentally friendly product produced in a socially responsible manner. Its versatility makes it suitable to a variety of design styles, especially within the educational, retail, institutional and hospitality sectors.

Keywords: Charisma Blue, Ruby Red, Commercial Projects, Interior Design, Cubist Clear, Sustainable Design, Patina

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A Home Away From Home

Posted by Steven Schrenk

We may still be in the throws of winter, but spring is right around the corner and with all that arctic chill your mind might start to think about next summer, and maybe even a secondary home investment. If so, you’re not alone. There's been a recent boom in vacation property sales among affluent investors and the baby boomer generation as they begin to reach retirement years. Vacation home sales across the country are soaring, rising by 57% to 1.3 million properties in 2014 compared to 2013 reaching a record high, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). In fact, vacation home sales accounted for 21% of all real estate transactions last year. This increase is great for the economy but there are many factors to consider before investing in a secondary home. Here are two key recommendations to keep in mind before taking the plunge.

Keywords: Interior Design, Coastal Inspired

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