A Texas Ranch Comes to Life With Bright, Bold Color

Posted by Steven Schrenk

In these uncertain times, the joy and comfort of home is more important than we realized before. This is a perfect time to think about the projects you want to tackle next. It’s also an opportunity to explore just how meaningful a place home is for all of us. We hope looking at our projects, like this one designed by Mary Ann Smiley, brings some delight to your day.

One look at Dallas designer Mary Anne Smiley’s portfolio and you’ll realize you’re dealing with someone who never puts it in neutral. Smiley, an Oklahoma native, is revered for her ability to bring her designs to life with their fearless use of pure color and her ability to leverage cutting-edge pieces in a completely livable and enviably elegant way. And even though every surface in a project benefits from Smiley’s taste, talent and experience, countertops hold a special place in this designer’s heart.

Keywords: Vetrazzo recyled glass, Outdoor spaces, Millefiori, Sustainable Design, Outdoor living, outdoor kitchens

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First-Class Finishes in the Sea-Tac Delta Sky Lounge

Posted by Steven Schrenk

The golden days of luxury air travel (the glamorous glory years of Pan Am and the Concorde in the 1950s and 60s) may be long gone, but that doesn’t mean airlines aren’t still offering their flyers lavish amenities. Now you might just find many of these first-class touches with your feet on the ground.

Keywords: Vetrazzo recyled glass, Made in America, Interior Design, Chivalry Blue, Sustainable Design, interior

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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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This Hillside Home Brings The Outdoors In With Bistro Green Recycled Glass Surfaces

Posted by Steven Schrenk

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. 

Keywords: Bartops, Bistro Green, Sustainable Design

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And We Have A Winner... Arkin Tilt Named 2016 Vetrazzo Design Star

Posted by Steven Schrenk

It was a tough job, sifting through beautiful residential and commercial projects featuring Vetrazzo: curved islands, sparkling bathroom vanities, corporate kitchens and even a veteranarian hospital. But we perservered to bring you a Vetrazzo project that is as sustainable as it is beatiful. (You're going to want to move right in just for the roof deck alone.)

Thank you to all our entrants and congratulations to our winner, Arkin Tilt Architects!

 

Keywords: LEED, Sustainable Design

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5 Backyard Designs That Are Sharp As Glass

Posted by Steven Schrenk

It doesn't matter if they're in Naples, Florida or Detroit, Michigan, when the temperature hovers at that delightful 80 degree mark, homeowners want to get out of the house and into outdoor living.

Keywords: Sustainable Design

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Beach Chic Kitchen Designs (Without the Seashells and Fish Nets)

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Like a blue water beach vacation, the appeal of the coastal kitchen endures through seasons and trends. But we all know a few beachy kitchens that we’d like to forget (hello shellacked seashells and driftwood art) that were more tourist t-shirt shop than tranquil retreat.

You want your beach inspired kitchen to be everything that is day at the beach - light, warmth, fresh air and a cool splash of color. More homage to the sea than a picture of it. Let's take a look at three classic coastal designs that bring a breeze of summer without the fisherman’s net and starfish appliques.

Keywords: Coastal Inspired, Sustainable Design

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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 Toast to "Sustainable" Coastal Living

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

 

We were thrilled to open this month’s edition of KB+B magazine and see our own Amethystos countertop from our Coastal Collection featured alongside some other amazing brands and products in an article titled “Cooking up Sustainability”.

 

Keywords: Amethystos, Sustainable Design, Bathroom Design

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