Meet & Pair!

Oyster GreyThis may be a pumpkin spice latte but these stones are anything but basic!  Meet the new fall staples of stone. If you’re currently remodeling or renovating your home then keep on reading!

Meet Blue Dorato Soapstone:

There’s not a soapstone we met that we didn’t like. Especially Blue Dorato Soapstone, that gold veining is everything! If you’re not familiar with Soapstone, it’s comparable to your favorite pair of jeans, you just fall in love with it more and more throughout time.  

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Perfect Pair:

(Bianco Genesi 26, Grigio Tracce 3 Superfici, Antracite CG Cemento)

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Meet Nero Levanto AZC:

Talk about dramatic! If you’re looking to make a statement then this is the marble you want in your kitchen! And guess what, this is available in Azerocare, low maintance, no etching & no staining!

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Perfect Pair:

(Italian White Carrara, Black CG Architecture, Statuario Grigio CG Marmoker, Antracite Genesi 13)

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Meet Oyster Grey:

For all those cool tone lovers, Oyster Grey is here!! 

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Perfect Pair:

(Kerrala, White CG Architecture, Statuario White Extra)

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Meet Aculla:

New Arrival, Aculla, sure stands out! We love the beautiful quartz crystals found in each slab!

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Perfect Pair:

(Tortora Genesi 13, Porto Rotondo CG Sardegna, Chicago Avondale Glass Mosaic)

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Meet Capri:

Get lost, in the wild veining of Capri! Mother Nature never disappoints, Capri wows from every angle!

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Perfect Pair:

(Malta, Bardiglio Imperiale CG Marmoker, Scandinavian Oslo Glass Mosaic, Statuario Grigio CG Marmoker)

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Remodeling 101 – Everything you need to know about Slab Selection!

If the idea of remodeling your home has kept you in the same kitchen for years then consider yourself lucky for stumbling upon this blog.  We know that any kind of remodel/renovation can seem like a scary task to take on. But with the right information, a helpful Professional Designer and a Fabricator it’s as easy as 1-2-3.

Below are a few helpful tips that will make the process of choosing a new slab easier.  If you still have questions, simply call and talk to one of our helpful Design Consultants. (Clockwise from top: Maggie, Leona, Margaret, Robbi, Diane, Liz & Monika)

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First things first, find a local Fabricator that works for you.  Just to make your life easier in the end, it’s better to know exactly what you need before starting to look for slabs or doing your research.  No matter how big or small your project, have a Fabricator come out and measure exactly what you will need. Eyeballing doesn’t always cut it.

Remodeling 101 Tip:  Pick your countertop first and then move on to the backsplash.  Remember you need your dress before accessories!

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Once you have your measurements, you can begin brainstorming.  Getting ideas online is great, besides the good ol’ google, there’s also instagram, pinterest & houzz.  You can also view live inventory at www.tmsupply.com.

Remodeling 101 Tip: Our website is completely live, you get to see our actual stock online. (How cool!?) You can view material by type, color, or price level.  (Please note that prices are shown by levels, level 1-10, level 1 being the lowest to level 10 the highest. It’s helpful to find out from your Fabricator what price levels you should be looking at.)

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At this point you should have a pretty good idea of how you want your home to look like and what you’re looking for.  And if you don’t, that’s ok too, that’s what we’re here for.  You don’t need an appointment to come in and look at slabs but it is helpful to make one.

Remodeling 101 Tip: Bring anything you can that will make the decision of choosing a slab/s easier.  The more you bring to the initial meeting – the better. Cabinets, wall colors, photos, and even sketches will help tremendously in the end.

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Designer: Studio Brunstrum

Current Obsessions!

What’s catching your eye these days!

 

Rustic Décor

Welcome to the dark side! Darker kitchens, natural woods and raw rustic decor is coming back strong.  We love the idea of bringing the outdoors in.  Rustic decor not only brings warmth to any space but it adds a timeless touch.  And really, who wouldn’t be charmed by the cozy textures of nature.

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Bronze

Have you met Bronze yet? It’s the new metal of 2018!  Also known as brass & copper’s more neutral and calm cousin. If you love working with metals but prefer more of a subtle scream then bronze will be your go to.

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That’s so Millennial, Millennial Pink that is!

Even though Pantone named rose quartz color of the year in 2016, we’re still digging it in 2018! Plus now more than ever you see more and more shades of pink working its way into home décor! It’s a happy color that you can have fun with!

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The thrill of plants!

Plant [plahnt] noun

  1. the latest and greatest accessory to any space

“Forget the accent pillow, get a plant!”

Ok this has to be the easiest and most inexpensive way to not only add color but glamour to any interior! Are you sold yet? If not, you’re about to be!

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terrazzo everything duh …

Not to be bias, but yes we are digging Terrazzo more than ever! Besides being a great flooring option we love everything terrazzo that we’re seeing – from pillows to jewelry, etc…

Hey even the Parr family’s new home in the Incredibles 2 movie features terrazzo flooring.  “Oooooo, this house is so fabulous, we’re gonna be putting terrazzo everywhere,” says Incredibles 2 art director Bryn Imagire.

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And the award for Best of 2017 goes to: Quartz!

(And the crowd goes wild!)

Quartz: “I would like to thank Homeowners, Designers & Architects for all their love and support!”

Ok, maybe we got a bit too carried away, but each year we like to look back at the best sellers of the year and see what your favs were!

Did your favorite Quartz or Natural Stone make the list this year?

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All eyes were on Pearl by DIFINITI Quartz this year!
This versatile Quartz can make a strong statement all on its own
or be used to balance a busy décor.

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Viareggio by DIFINITI Quartz makes the top of the list again!
There must be something about those delicate grey veins.

Crestola is Calacatta Borghini Extra’s sista from another mista!

Crestola by DIFINTI Quartz is Calacatta Borghini Extra’s low maintenance sista from another mista!
This stunner mimics the beauty of a white marble to a tee.

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Have you ever seen Iceberg Quartzite Extra backlit?
If so, you know why it made the list. Absolutely Stunning!

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Torano made the list at number 5!
Surprise surprise another white marble lookalike! Who else is loving this trend?

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Does Bianca Perla ever not make the list!? The natural character and
soft veining found in this Quartzite can easily suit any design style from traditional to modern.

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Imperial Danby Extra made the list not only for its beauty but durability as well.
The absorption rate found in this marble is low, decreasing the risk of stains.

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Ending the list with this daring dark granite!
Hmmm looks like granite is making a comeback! Raven screams bold and edgy!

 

Good things don’t just come in tiny blue boxes.

Have you ever received a gift from Tiffany’s? You don’t even have to open it, the box itself, that iconic Tiffany Blue puts a smile on your face.   Tiffany has turned their distinctive shade into an international icon of elegance and sophistication. “From the moment you set your eyes upon Tiffany’s cool and fresh aquatic blue shade, a color that speaks to vibrancy and escape, you are immediately transported into a world filled with luxury and delight.” –Pantone

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It’s no wonder the launch of Tiffany & Co’s new blue themed restaurant features Amazonite specialty stone.  You can find the unique turquoise hues of Amazonite throughout the walls of Blue Box Café.  They say turquoise is the color that can recharge ones spirits during times of mental stress and tiredness.  When focusing on the color turquoise, whether on a wall, clothing or décor you feel an instant calm, a gentle tuck of energy.

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For being a bright and vibrant color, turquoise is also versatile and comes in many different shades and tones.  When incorporating turquoise into your next project, consider the cousins: Aqua, Aquamarine & Teal.  Choose the version that best suits your personality and the vibe you want to go with.  There is no wrong choice, these are all great pick me up colors that are sure to to awaken your spirits.

Aqua

Closer to green than blue, aqua is refreshing and uplifting. It is creative and light-hearted, yet strong and individual.  Add a soft glow to any space especially great for brightening up a small area.

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Aquamarine

Enhancing creativity and inspiration, the color aquamarine calms and balances the mind and emotions.  Aquamarine is a vibrant eye catching color, one glace and you’ll be dreaming of a Caribbean vacation.

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Teal

A more sophisticated version of turquoise, teal signifies trustworthiness and reliability. It promotes spiritual advancement and commitment.  This chic hue can stand alone or be paired with any sister shades of blue.

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#2017Trends

Umm, where did January go!?  #Literally Spring is around the corner, why wait for spring cleaning to revamp your space?   Get a head start, and add some of the “it” trending colors, styles and décor into your life!

You heard it here first, prepare for a year filled with muted taupes, bright pastels, along with a few comebacks and unexpected twists!

Green – Mother Nature’s Favorite Color!

Green making the list should be no surprise especially since Pantone unveiled the 2017 “Color of the Year” to be: Greenery! Green is nature’s neutral, the color of refreshment, rejuvenation and rebirth.  Prepare yourself to see pops of green in both fashion and home décor.

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Remember less is more, if you’re not comfortable using green in large doses, start with adding small splashed of the vibrate yet neutral color.

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Mushroom – The new “Greige”

Mushroom meet Greige, Greige Mushroom!   “Warmer than gray but cooler than taupe, this neutral, earthy shade is popping up everywhere.” –Country Living

You’ll be seeing this practical tone more & more!

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Trend Alert: Pastels!

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Looks like Rose Quartz and Serenity are still making a wave in 2017! Pastels might be the most underrated trend we’ve ever seen.  When paired the right way, with bold colors and neon accents, soft pastels scream ATTENTION for all the right reasons!

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Black is Back!

As you know, grunge is slowly making a comeback into fashion, which will slowly translate into décor.  Dark & moody colors are making their way into the scene of interior design and we are loving it!  After all weren’t the 90s the bomb!

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Porcelain slabs hit the states!

Quartz meet you’re new competitor –  Porcelain slabs are making quite the first impression! With the strength of quartz yet heat resistant and hygienic, these slabs are the definition of low maintenance.

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2017 is all about taking risks

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It’s all about that Bronze, Gold & Silver – Metallic trends are evolving! Don’t be afraid to mix and match, unique is in!

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Blue, Blue, Blue –  this classic shade is back on pedestal! Ranging from baby blue to navy, in pops or all in one space, you can’t go wrong with this timeless hue..

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