Get to Know Our Team – Diane Collins

Job Title: Design Consultant

Years with T&M: 10

Favorite Stone: Raven

Why: Raven is my favorite because of its understated look. It’s grey/black appearance and wispy white veining, along with its smooth finish, gives this granite a rich, dark look.

Pairs well with: Irving Park, River North and Edison Park from the Chicago series which are all a part of the Luce glass collection

Personal Design Interests: I like traditional with a contemporary edge/feel.

If I had a theme song, it would be: Carly Simon’s Nobody Does it Better-The Spy Who Loved Me

What do you see trending: Mixing polished and satin materials in the kitchen.

Accessorize YOUR Stone!

We are forecasting that glass and glass blends will be huge in 2013.  While some may think that glass tiles are just a trend that could phase out, we would like to differ.  If applied strategically or subtly, glass tiles can be both timeless and classy.  Think of glass as ‘jewelry’ for your stone.  A strong piece of jewelry can make anyone feel like a million bucks, so why not translate that into your décor!

Dressing up your stone can make a significant statement in your home.  Don’t get us wrong, glass and glass blends can look great on their own such as a backsplash but we love seeing them in small punches. Every day we see more and more customers feel more comfortable with mixing man-made materials with natural stone.  Plus, this gives everyone a great opportunity to create custom looks.

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