Ann Sacks Designer Collection Tiles

Ann Sacks tiles are industry favorites for their design and quality.  Now Ann Sacks has paired up with six influential designers to create the Designer Collections.  Each of the designers brings a unique eye and design sense to the world of tile.

Angela Adams

Angela Adams is known for her distinctive designs and sense of color as a textile, fabric and rug designer. Adams has three tile collections: Forms, Graphics and Concrete, focusing on texture, color and pattern, and concrete floor tiles respectively.

Barbara Barry

Barbara Barry finds beauty in details. Known for her sophisticated and classic design sense, she has designed furnishings and home décor as well as tile. She designed six tile collections, including diamond shaped tiles, grooved and fluted stripes and vintage inspired Star Burst and Frame.

Clodagh

Clodagh is Interior Design Hall of Fame inductee and was chosen as one of Design’s Top 100 Interior Designers in America. She has designed six tile collections.  They are Stripes, Quill, Concrete, Puzzle, Shield and Sticks.

Laura Kirar

Laura Kirar approaches design with the eye of an artist. With the largest collection, Kirar has sixteen patterns in her Impressions collection that is characterized by hand-drawn patterns.

Michael S. Smith

Inspired to design tiles he hasn’t found anywhere else, Michael S. Smith brings his traditional meets modern sensibility to his collections.  His two ceramic tile collections for Ann Saks are Classic and Labyrinth, intricate knot-patterned tiles.

Robert Kuo

Robert Kuo’s two collections include Cloisonné and a carved stone collection using Chinese carving techniques once used on temples. The Cloisonné collection recalls the metal and enamel work of its name known for mixing ancient crafts with modern design.

Ann Sacks Designer Collections can be found at annsacks.com.

Madeline Weinrib Rugs

As the granddaughter of the founder of ABC Carpet & Home, Max Weinrib, Madeline Weinrib continues the family tradition of high quality, beautiful rugs. Weinrib debuted her first carpet collection in 1998 after finding a gap in the contemporary rug market.  As a painter and designer, her rugs are inspired by her global travels and traditional patterns that she reinterprets. Known for opulent patterns and bold colors, the collection is artisan crafted in a conscientious way. Weinrib is a trustee of Project Mala, a non-profit organization committed to eradicating child labor in the carpet industry.

There are nine design groups within the Weinrib rug collection. Weinrib rugs are available at ABC Carpet & Home and select retailers around the country.

Tibetan, Metallics, and Cottons consist of rugs with Weinrib’s signature patterns and bold color ways. Graphic, lattice, paisley and floral patterns abound in a myriad of color combinations. Colors range from neutral beige and grey, to soft lilacs to strong reds, pinks and deep blues.

Tibetan Stripes, Cotton Stripes, and Wool Flatweaves combine geometric stripes and Weinrib’s bold color sensibilities. The black and white striped rug has been seen in numerous shelter magazines and blogs.

Denims

Geometric and abstract stripe patterns in deep indigo hues recall the quilts of Gees Bend.

Climbers & Ramblers

In earth tones with natural elements, the Climbers & Ramblers is inspired by nature.

Tulus

Tulus is a solid color shag rug collection for Ralph Pucci. Available in seven colors, these rugs measure 6′ x 9′.

Ann Sacks Designer Collection Tiles

Ann Sacks tiles are industry favorites for their design and quality.  Now Ann Sacks has paired up with six influential designers to create the Designer Collections.  Each of the designers brings a unique eye and design sense to the world of tile.

Angela Adams

Angela Adams is known for her distinctive designs and sense of color as a textile, fabric and rug designer. Adams has three tile collections: Forms, Graphics and Concrete, focusing on texture, color and pattern, and concrete floor tiles respectively.

Barbara Barry

Barbara Barry finds beauty in details. Known for her sophisticated and classic design sense, she has designed furnishings and home décor as well as tile. She designed six tile collections, including diamond shaped tiles, grooved and fluted stripes and vintage inspired Star Burst and Frame.

Clodagh

Clodagh is Interior Design Hall of Fame inductee and was chosen as one of Design’s Top 100 Interior Designers in America. She has designed six tile collections.  They are Stripes, Quill, Concrete, Puzzle, Shield and Sticks.

Laura Kirar

Laura Kirar approaches design with the eye of an artist. With the largest collection, Kirar has sixteen patterns in her Impressions collection that is characterized by hand-drawn patterns.

Michael S. Smith

Inspired to design tiles he hasn’t found anywhere else, Michael S. Smith brings his traditional meets modern sensibility to his collections.  His two ceramic tile collections for Ann Saks are Classic and Labyrinth, intricate knot-patterned tiles.

Robert Kuo

Robert Kuo’s two collections include Cloisonné and a carved stone collection using Chinese carving techniques once used on temples. The Cloisonné collection recalls the metal and enamel work of its name known for mixing ancient crafts with modern design.

Ann Sacks Designer Collections can be found at annsacks.com.

Designer Beryn Hammil Shares Fabulous Floor Photos

San Francisco Interior Designer Beryn Hammil was kind enough to share these pictures of floors she saw on her recent adventures. She writes  “Just returned from two trips and saw amazing floors in each.Enjoy!”

Thanks, Beryn for sharing and for thinking to share these images with us!
You can learn more about Beryn and her design by visiting the Beryn Hammil Design Facebook page. You can also connect with her on Twitter @beryn. If you really want to get to know Beryn, you can visit her website or enjoy her fabulous blog!

Berlin, Sans Souci palace in Potsdam:

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Aria Hotel in Las Vegas: This is stone, yes, each piece has the stripes in the stone!

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Aria Hotel; stone tromp l’oiel

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Tiles from Jerusalem

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A From the Floors Up reader,  Madina Aryeh submitted these pictures after seeing previous posts on old tile floors. These are from her trip to Jerusalem. Look closely for the amazing detail and character!

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Featured Designer: Layla Altman

Today’s featured Designer is Layla Altman, ASID, Interior Designer from Posh Living in South Carolina. We asked Layla to share a project experience with us so that you could see how her thought process works. Thanks, Layla for taking the time to share your project experience with us!

Bohan_2009_smallHow to take an empty drywall shell and turn it into a Glam Regency interior?  This was the design challenge!  My starting point was researching the original design decade of Hollywood Regency, which started in the 1930’s in Hollywood, California.  Hollywood stars lounged on clean-lined furniture and accessorized with ornate decorative art pieces to create that regency flair.  Chinoiserie detailing on furniture, vases and even art imagery was an important component to this look.  Still today the William Haines Company continues the Regency Style in his interiors as well as his original furniture and vintage pieces.

How to tackle the drywall box?  I started with adding wainscoting around the entire room and decorative molding above it to create spaces for art.  We also used dramatic paint finishes, like Devine Color’s Piping, to the pocket door and fireplace woodwork.  This breaks up the monotony of the room.  Since the originally selected velvet damask wallpaper didn’t make the budget cut, the client opted for a brushed metallic glaze over the fireplace wall for the backdrop of the white mirrors.  Final touches include custom throw pillows in vintage orange fabric and aqua dupioni silk round pillows.  We also couldn’t resist a handsome hot pink and brown flocked velvet fabric for the custom ottoman.  The garden stool adds a current touch of the orient to the room.  Now all that is missing is a little Frank Sinatra in the background!

To find out more about Posh Living’s relaxed, collaborative approach to designing homes, please call 843.238.0078  or visit www.poshsurfside.com , Facebook or Twitter .

Walk on Tile – Sugar Cube

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The fireplace design by Rayna Marz Interiors features WalkOn Tile’s “Sugar Cube” which is a natural Thassos marble in split face 3-D.  The elegant “Sugar Cube” mosaic is part of the new 2010 WalkOn Tile Stone Mosaic Collection.  The Interior Designer Rayna Marz approaches the fireplace as an alluring gathering place and a stunning focal point at the heart of every living room design.

Featured Designer: Beryn Hammil

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We’d like to introduce a new type of post you will be seeing on From the Floors Up – Featured Designers. After seeing the overwhelming popularity of design related posts, we thought you might like to learn what other designers across the country are doing and how they are helping people just like you. Our first featured designer is Beryn Hammil of Beryn Hammil Designs. She is a San Francisco Bay Area Interior Designer who is creating spaces people love coming home to every day.

This Pacific Heights apartment was devoid of any color or personality when Beryn’s client purchased it. To make this new space feel like home for her client, Beryn addressed his preference for traditional elegance by adding color, ornate traditional style architectural details, lots of fabric, and custom made furniture. To keep the feeling intimate, we used a soft “hand” with these strong colors.

Ornate, gold painted chair rail moulding above Lincrusta wallpaper created a wainscot effect on the walls. Then all the surfaces, including the ceiling, were faux painted. Old-world style window treatments used layers of fabric and trim to give the room the feeling of intimacy it needed. Complementary fabric was used on the chairs, and gleaming wax polish on the dining table added the finishing touch.
CLIENT ENDORSEMENT:
“Beryn listened carefully to what I wanted in my new home and got it exactly right. Her use of color and texture makes it feel like it?s been here for years even though it?s all new.”

To find out more about how Beryn can transform any house into a home, please call her at 415 924 5509, or visit her web site , Facebook or Twitter . For more examples: www.BerynHammil.com.