Monthly Archives: March 2015

More than Meets the Eye: Porcelain Wood Tile

Love the look of wood floors, but hate the thought of water damage or upkeep? Then the newest surfaces of porcelain wood tiles is exactly what you are looking for! These durable surfaces are perfect for kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms that tend to attract spills, splashes and — unfortunately — flooding.

There are a wide range of colors, textures and patterns that will make you do a double take when you need to “knock on wood!” Check out these unique surfaces:


Porcelain Wood Tile

Inspired by the industrial wooden floors of the 70s, U-Color’s wood-grain porcelain tiles are made from HD artisan porcelain in cold glazings, reducing the environmental impact of manufacturing. The U-Color tiles have the same performance as regular porcelain tiles, but with a much wider range of color options.


 

Porcelain Wood TileAuthentic visuals and textures translate the warmth of handcrafted wood onto Marazzi’s easy-care porcelain Treverchic tiles. These close-grain natural walnut and teak designs were developed with 3-D digital print technology ensuring no two porcelain wood tiles would be the same.


Porcelain Wood Tile

 

 

UonUon is a glazed porcelain tile produced by Italian manufacturer, 14OraItaliana. Drawing its inspiration from Andy Warhol and Pop Art, the UonUon collection features dynamic colors in a variety of wood patterns.

 


 

Porcelain Wood Tile

Astor Ceramiche Vintage glazed porcelain stoneware creates an aged-to-perfection wood effect.


Need more ideas? Contact us and we will recommend the best flooring solutions that will not only be beautiful, but withstand the many footprints of time.

The Wearing of the Green (In Decor!)

Between the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and first signs of Spring (finally!), we can’t help finding green decor inspiration all around us.  Our designers have rounded up a few of their favorite hues found in nature, home accessories, paint color — and yes, even food, so you can see that it can be easy being green!

The color green is not only calming and refreshing, but can be also be unexpected and create so much drama in a space. Use green in just the right amount and it’s a masterpiece.


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Green Pringles?  We love this piece so much that Linda is eyeing it for her living room.


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Air plants are a nice addition of life in little doses and add a splash of green in any setting.


Photoarts tree snakeNot only is the tree snake a natural work of art, this dramatic photo makes it nearly impossible for you to look away from its eyes. An incredible statement piece for the right room.


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Green represents fresh starts with new possibilities — even for the Cubbies!


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This fun carpet tile adds earthy tones and warm feelings
in any space to create an urban retreat.


Green accents

A green piece of accent furniture or any accessory can add pizzaz to a monochromatic room.


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A little green indulgence to look forward to every year.


Need more green inspiration? Click your heels three times and you’ll be off to the Emerald City in no time! (Or just give us a call and we’ll create a stunning color scheme for you!)

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Quick Guide to Choosing the Right Countertop

Choose the Right Countertop

Choosing the right countertop is a big decision when renovating your kitchen or bath. While you might be influenced by price or looks, understanding a surface’s durability and maintenance requirements are just as important. Check out our quick reference guide:

FINISH PROS  CONS
Granite  100% natural stone; every piece is unique, extremely resistant to heat and very scratch resistant Requires seams and may need periodic sealing
Marble No two slabs are alike and handles heat More porous than granite so it can scratch and stain (nail polish, liquid make-up etc.)
Soapstone Extremely durable natural surface; no staining, heat, resistant and nonporous. Considered the most environmentally safe countertop with no chemicals used for finishing. Available in matte or polished To keep the finish and darkness consistent, you do have to oil it quite often. Limited color selection.
Solid Surface Man-made of acrylic or polyester plastics; nonporous and highly resistant to bacteria-growth. Seams are almost undetectable and scratches or chips can be repaired. Can discolor or become damaged when exposed to extreme heat; also can scratch and chip.
Quartz Made with 85-95% crushed quartz with a resin binder. Nonporous and highly resistant to bacteria growth. More durable than solid surface and won’t scratch or chip. Heatresistant (up to 400F). Seams can divide to trap dirt and bacteria.

Need more help? Our design team specializes in bathroom and kitchen renovation and can assist with everything from space planning to finishing touches.

Interior Transformation, Inc. Awarded “Best of Houzz 2015” for Client Satisfaction!

Best of Houzz

Thanks to wonderful and supportive clients like you, Interior Transformation was rated at the highest level for client satisfaction by the Houzz community and awarded “Best of Houzz.” As a small firm dedicated to exceptional customer service, it’s the ultimate compliment for us!

We are still blushing at our customers thoughtful reviews:

“Besides her talent and artistic eye, Linda is extremely easy to work with. She listens to what we say we’re looking for and offers different options in designs and furnishings. She either takes us with her to select things or does the shopping herself and brings items to us to approve or reject. She is very accommodating of our schedules and works hard to minimize the amount of time major work disrupts our lives.”

“Professional, creative, visionary, driven, courteous, cost effective, and fun.”

“Our decorator, Linda, had an innate sense of our taste, but added the dimensions of professional style and expertise to put the projects over the top. Also loved the little designing tips that were offered for our existing things.”

“Dawn Alpern with Interior Transformation, Inc. is extremely knowledgeable. I was remodeling two bathrooms and couldn’t of done it without her expertise. Her ideas and recommendations proved to be priceless. Things I never would of thought of, she did. As a result, I have an amazing master bath that serves my needs perfectly.”

You can follow our latest projects and read reviews on our Houzz profile.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for all of your support and the privilege of working together. We love what we do because of you!