When the rest of the house is a mess, or the kids are running around, where can you take refuge? If you had the luxury of a master spa, it could be more than a place to get ready in the morning – it can become a sanctuary from the rest of the world.
Southern Living recently released 60 Luxurious Master Bath design tips. The magazine used decorating and design ideas from the experts to transform a master bath into a relaxing retreat. Here are a few of our favorites:
Splurge in the Shower: The shower is such a small and defined space that you can afford a small splurge on a really extraordinary feature like sensational tile. Read More→
Football season is in full swing. When you’re at home, where do you watch the game? On your living room couch amidst the hustle and bustle of the rest of the family, or do you have a private oasis to root for your favorite team?
If you have an extra room or basement in your house, you have the perfect space to create a personalized media room. Here are a few ideas to get you started, and as always, our design experts can help you out with your project.
Paint the walls in your favorite team colors. Painting each wall in Steelers’ black, red, yellow and blue may be a bit overwhelming; but two or three walls in a neutral, white or grey and one or two walls in a team color or two that really pops can make a huge impact. Or, try painting stripes of varying widths in your team colors on a neutral base. If you want to really want to have your friends and neighbors talking, install a “pigskin” leather accent wall. Leather walls are a luxurious, soft and warm addition to any interior. They are great for acoustics, so would be perfect for when your crowd gets too loud, and can be upholstered in the color and look of your choosing. Read More→
Earlier this month, Construction Resources debuted the new Cambria colors in style with a runway show and launch party at Eclipse di Luna.
Cambria recently introduced the Waterstone collection, a new portfolio of colors that captures the movement of water in vibrant and natural tones. Cambria offers more than 100 colors of American-made quartz surface, giving homeowners, designers and builders a local and eco-friendly choice when planning out kitchens, baths and more.
Models took to the red carpet to showcase the new colors in stunning dresses… made of Tyvek! That’s correct, the models wore designs made of house wrap and printed with each of the colors.
Mariel Hemingway arrived to talk about how Cambria fits into a holistic lifestyle. She recently moved into a new home with granite, but is having it all removed and replaced with Cambria. Cambria needs no sealing, so its indoor air quality is second to none.
If you did not get a chance to experience the full slabs of Cambria at the color launch, please visit our Decatur slab gallery and slab yard to get a good up-close look of the stunning choices.
All of the photos from the launch party are available to view on our Flickr page.
Last week we got to hang out with Mariel Hemingway, and now we’re stars of a TV show! Okay, not quite stars, but we did get to help complete a kitchen remodel for A&E’s Fix This Kitchen. The show aired Saturday and we think the end result was fantastic.
We assisted Humphries Homes to completely overhaul the kitchen of Steve and Christy in Decatur. Last year, Steve experienced a fire in the kitchen. While any dire repairs that were needed were made and the mess was cleaned up, the kitchen wasn’t ideal for Steve, who is a definite foodie. His wife Christy brought in the talented design team of Fix This Kitchen to help. Read More→
Actress Mariel Hemingway is currently en route to The ATL and can’t wait to meet our favorite Cambria partners to unveil the Waterstone Collection in true style – a couture runway show with Atlanta Kitchen!
Tune in this week to hear why Mariel loves American-made Cambria and what she’s up to now (Psst! Producing the film adaptation of her Grandfather’s novel, A Moveable Feast).
You can catch her:
- Thursday, October 13th at 9:00am on Good Day Atlanta (FOX)
- Friday, October 14th at 8:15am on DAVE-FM
Also, look for Mariel in the AJC later this week and come see the Oscar-nominated actress at the Atlanta Kitchen Sale on Friday at noon at their Decatur Showroom.
As an interior design trend, white is hot right now and is expected to be a top color choice for 2012. Thanks to its modern yet classic, clean look, surrounding yourself with a fresh, crisp white can give a room an entirely new, uplifting and soothing feel.
White kitchens and bathrooms can be finished with beautiful, timeless white colored stones, custom cut and installed by leading countertop fabricator Atlanta Kitchen. Cambria, a nonporous, elegant, functional and durable quartz, has close to 10 shades of white products like Whitehall, Torquay and Dovedale. Calacatta gold is a popular Italian marble that is perfect for bathroom vanities, flooring, tub and fireplace surrounds and end and coffee table tops. Read More→
With the assistance of celebrity Cambria Advocate Mariel Hemingway, Atlanta Kitchen and Construction Resources will unveil full slabs of the new Cambria Waterstone collection at Eclipse di Luna on Oct. 13 from 4 to 8 p.m.
This private event is open to designers, architects, builders and others in the home improvement industry. Those interested in attending must RSVP to Holli Price at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-378-3220 ext. 1146 by Monday, Oct. 10.
“At the beginning of the year, Construction Resources held a very successful color launch with Cambria Advocate Cheryl Tiegs,” said Mitch Hires, co-owner of Construction Resources. “We look forward to seeing everybody again this fall to showcase the 11 new colors with Mariel Hemingway.
Hemingway is an Oscar-nominated actress, author, Cambria advocate, and the granddaughter of illustrious author Ernest Hemingway. This fall, Mariel is renovating her kitchen under the helm of Healthy Child Healthy World and Read More→
We pride ourselves on our expansive indoor slab gallery and outdoor slab yard, which lets homeowners, designers and builders see the actual slab that will be in their homes prior to fabrication. We even let you lay templates over the material so you know precisely where the veins in a particular piece of granite will line up.
To give buyers even more choice, we’ve just expanded our slab gallery 35 percent to a full 20,000 feet. That means you can stroll the aisles of massive slabs, feeling the material and seeing its true color in an indoor environment. We’ve made way for even more exotic granite materials, the new Cambria Waterstone collection and even Vetrazzo recycled glass countertops.
We stock more than 3,000 slabs and 2,000 remnants at all times. Since we are also fabricators, it reduces the time needed to complete your project. We love to work with Atlanta designers, or you can come in and speak with one of ours to design your dream space.
For more information on Construction Resources, visit our website.
Do you love it when your shopping does some good, too? Well Oct. 14-16, Construction Resources is participating in Counters for a Cause, The Artisan Group’s annual fundraiser to benefit Homes for Our Troops.
Homes for Our Troops is committed to helping those who have selflessly served our country and have returned home with serious disabilities and injuries since September 11, 2001. It aims to honor to assist severely injured Servicemen and Servicewomen and their immediate families by raising donations of money, building materials and professional labor and to coordinate the process of building a home that provides maximum freedom of movement and the ability to live more independently. Homes are provided at not cost to the Veterans they serve. Read More→
Check out the 2011 Better Homes & Gardens Color Palette. The palettes featured are from some of today’s hottest designers and are sure to give your room the rejuvenation you’ve been longing for! Their easy to use suggestions provide examples of colors to coordinate walls, accent walls, fabric, furniture, and more.
Visit the website to see a slideshow of them all. Here’s a few of our favorites:
- Ann Fox’s Juicy Citrus – a palette designed to make you happy and great for a home office; combines pear, coral, sage, pink and white
- Katie Lydon’s New Pink – a rich color scheme that looks sophisticated with a white trim and is easy to change up with different accent colors; combines gray, cream, ash brown, metallic silver and lavender
- Mimi McMakin’s Brights – a summery, fun delight combining a light turquoise, citrus green, pale yellow, white and magenta Read More→