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07.08.16

Huetrals: The New Neutrals in Design

We’d like to welcome our guest blogger, Kris Jarrett, who shares simple tips and ideas for decorating homes with style and timeless design on her blog Driven by Decor. We’re thrilled to have her share her passion for the beautiful new tiles from Walker Zanger’s Studio Moderne: Century Suite collection and how she envisions them being used in today’s kitchen and bath designs.  

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I love the warm, welcoming feeling of a home decorated in layered neutrals and am excited about kicking my neutral decorating up a notch by using “huetrals,” a term coined by interior designer Michael Berman to describe his color palette of neutral hues as seen in Walker Zanger’s gorgeous new Studio Moderne: Century Suite collection. The tiles from this new collection were created in collaboration with Berman, in which one of his goals was to “create original and fresh shapes with gorgeous ‘huetrals’ that are inspired by iconic California architecture.” And let me tell you, they’re anything but boring! These tiles have beautiful graphic patterns and dimension while still maintaining a classic simplicity that will keep them in style for the long run:

 

Walker Zanger Century Suite Highland Tile

 

Walker Zanger Century Suite Collection Tile

 

The options for integrating Studio Moderne: Century Suite tile into kitchen and bath designs are endless since their huetral palette allows you to freely mix and match with endless finishes and colors. You can even choose to use some of the patterns in tandem, like the “Ambassador” and “Diplomat” tiles, or separately depending upon how bold of an architectural backdrop you wish to create. I’d love to see “Diplomat” as a kitchen backsplash paired with Walker Zanger’s gorgeous Calacata Borghini countertops, a sexy undermount sink and faucet, and a mix of metal and wood finishes:

 

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“Rambler” reimagines one of Studio Moderne’s most popular designs “Fretwork” in a smaller scale that works as beautifully in bathrooms as it does as a kitchen backsplash. The sterling hue is amazing!! It would look stunning in a bathroom paired with light gray walls, a warm wood vanity, and contemporary stainless faucets and shower hardware:

 

Bathroom design ideas using 'huetrals' in shades of gray_071916

Another tile favorite of mine is “Montclair” with interlocking, elongated hexagons that were inspired by mid-century Neo-Egyptian styling. I see it as a show-stopping feature in a spa-like bathroom designed with watery hues, clean-lined hardware & fixtures, and a crisp white freestanding tub:

 

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What do you think? You can check out the other beautiful tiles in Walker Zanger’s Studio Moderne: Century Suite collection {here} and find out more about the latest in kitchen and bath design trends {here}. Thanks so much for having me Walker Zanger!

 

05.20.16

Pasadena Showcase House 2016

Walker Zanger is excited to be participating in the Pasadena Showcase House again this year. Each year we look forward to working with some of the most talented designers in Los Angeles County as they completely renovate a historic home in the Pasadena area. Walker Zanger tile and stone have been used in the Pasadena Showcase House for over 25 years.

 The result is a stunning 18,000 sq foot Showcase House featuring the latest and greatest in interior design and furnishings, including Walker Zanger Tile in multiple rooms! The original estate was worth around $20,000 and was part of the 100 acres originally purchased by Senator Frank Putnam Flint in 1916 who developed and designed La Canada Flintridge. This year’s estate is one of the largest ever redone by Pasadena Showcase House.

Master Bathroom

The main bathroom of the Pasadena Showcase House of 2016 was designed by Ederra Design Studio. who designed the Main Kitchen in the 2015 Showcase.

Guest Bathroom

The guest bathroom was designed by Julia Wong Designs.

Powder Room and Family Room Bar

The Powder Room was designed by Robert Frank Design.

Butler’s Pantry and Kitchen

The Butler’s Pantry and Kitchen was designed by GH Wood Design

If you live in the Los Angeles area, we strongly recommend that you visit this year’s beautiful show house, which is  open through May 15, 2016. For more information, check out www.pasadenashowcase.org.

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Mosaic Monday…Fresh Fleurs.

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Mosaic Monday…Alexander McQueen.

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L to R: Walker Zanger Villa d’Oro Palermo Grigio, Ostia Cafe, Ostia Sage, and Palermo Sage.

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Mosaic Monday…Marigold.

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