26 Fun-Filled Modern Playrooms (28 photos)

Whether your little one is into craft, dressing up or – quite literally – scaling the walls, there’s no denying that play is serious business when you’re a child. Looking to create a space that offers fun, storage and practicality in one? Here are 26 irresistible modern playrooms from around the world…


26 Fun-Filled Modern Playrooms (28 photos)
26 Fun-Filled Modern Playrooms (28 photos)
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Current stone trends in home design

Is quartz still rising in popularity? Are miters still a favorite? Is natural stone being used anywhere else but countertops? Over the years, trends seemed to be somewhat stagnate. But some new design trends are becoming apparent.


Current stone trends in home design
Current stone trends in home design
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Stone of the Month: Betulla Marble

This Stone of the Month is supplied by Marmi Orobici Graniti S.p.A. Technical details provide a frame of reference only. Because stone is a product of nature, testing to determine specific physical qualities should be repeated for each project.


Stone of the Month: Betulla Marble
Stone of the Month: Betulla Marble
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Eldorado Stone debuts three versatile new color palettes at 2020 International Builders’ Show

Eldorado Stone unveils new, bright color palettes across three architectural stone profiles during the 2020 National Association of Home Builder’s International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sea Cliff European Ledge, Loire Valley RoughCut and Koryak Ridge Stacked Stone showcase the manufacturer’s dedication to elevating the aesthetic appeal of stone as a design accent through the artful application of multilayered color tones and visually engaging depth patterns.


Eldorado Stone debuts three versatile new color palettes at 2020 International Builders’ Show
Eldorado Stone debuts three versatile new color palettes at 2020 International Builders’ Show
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Ceramics of Italy Launches 2020 Tile Competition for North American: Deadline Extended

Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Agency are proud to announce the official call for entries for the 2020 Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition. Now in its 27th year, the competition recognizes top North American architecture and design firms and design students for their creative use of Italian ceramic and porcelain tile.


Ceramics of Italy Launches 2020 Tile Competition for North American: Deadline Extended
Ceramics of Italy Launches 2020 Tile Competition for North American: Deadline Extended
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10 Fresh Ideas for Good-Looking Timber Fences (13 photos)

Whether you’re looking for more privacy, added security or to enhance your home’s kerb appeal, the right fence can be just what you need. Hardworking wood may be one of the most commonly used materials, but that doesn’t mean your fence design needs to look just like your neighbour’s. Here are 10 fresh…


10 Fresh Ideas for Good-Looking Timber Fences (13 photos)
10 Fresh Ideas for Good-Looking Timber Fences (13 photos)
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Tile and stone product trends

Presenting the latest tile and stone product trends for the coming year from some leading companies, including Ceramiche Piemme, Ciot, Country Floors, Island Stone, Lunada Bay Tile, Panaria Ceramics, UGM, and Walker Zanger.
Tile and stone product trends
Tile and stone product trends
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Hospitality: Sealed and delivered

Hospitality at its core is about creating a welcoming space. When entryways, kitchens and bathrooms have stained stone, tile and grout, they are far from welcoming. Be sure to protect all your jobs with a quick application of a penetrating sealer, because as the saying goes, an ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure.


Hospitality: Sealed and delivered
Hospitality: Sealed and delivered
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