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DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

August 24, 2014

Warning: This post contains tons of links to amazing Scandinavian companies and oodles of photos showing what’s currently on-trend coming out of Scandinavia. If, and only if, you are okay for a little endless scrolling and tons of inspiration then let us begin. First, my friend Tinna drove up to Copenhagen to visit DesignTrade, a leading Danish interiors fair that runs from August 24-26, kicking off in just a few hours from now. I got my hands on their brochure in advance and looked up lots of their brands so I could pull together some of my favorite products with hopes of spotting a few trends. And I did!

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

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As summer winds down it seems everyone wants get going with Fall interiors preparations especially with all of the upcoming events between back-to-school and the holidays, etc. and the changing of the seasons. Nothing gets me more inspired than seeing new collections and how brands are interpreting trends in their own way, how colors are being used, which materials are hot and what the general vibe for the Fall/Winter season will be. Here are some brands that are exhibiting at DesignTrade right now, do you spot some trends from this batch? At the bottom of this post, I’ve called out what I see trending for objects, colors, materials and the overall mood of the moment.

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Pernille Snedker Hansen (art + prints)

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Finnsdottir Ceramic Design

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Saana ja Olli

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

vaja

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Trip Trap

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

monq

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

vanilla fly

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

normann copenhagen

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

muuto

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

snowdrops furniture

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

TRIMM Copenhagen

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

paradisco productions (floor to ceiling posters)

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

sen-sen

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Trip Trap

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

ropke design

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Skandinavisk (candles)

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Malling+Living

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Mini Empire

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Menu A/S

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Rie Elise Larsen

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

RICE

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

I Love My Type (posters)

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Casalinga

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Menu A/S

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Rosenberg

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Paper Collective (posters)

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Via Cph

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Madam Stoltz

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Fou de Feu

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Menu A/S

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Casalinga

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Menu A/S

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Casalinga

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Fou de Feu

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Casalinga

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Menu A/S

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Froh & Frau (posters)

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Casalinga

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Menu A/S

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Ferm Living

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Finnsdottir Ceramic Design

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Froh & Frau (posters)

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

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DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Menu A/S

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Menu A/S

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Finnsdottir Ceramic Design

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Michelle Carlslund Illustration (posters)

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Foxy Potato

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Arne Jacobsen MiiBoxen from MiniMii (open it and it’s like a dollhouse that the whole family can decorate!)

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Anne Black Ceramics

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Ferm Living

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Nynne Rosenvinge (illustrations)

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

One Must Dash (posters)

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Novoform

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Norr11

DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

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DesignTrade + Interiors Trends For Fall/Winter 2014

Muuto

Overall: A bit Scandinavian Japanese in my eyes! My friend Sania Pell calls this style Scandinese. The ultimate in form meeting function – an excellent balance of both. Clean, clear, simple yet still manages to draw in the eye through bold geometric patterns and geometric shapes, interesting material combinations, etc.

Patterns: Geometrics – strong and clear forms and colors. Color blocking. Triangles!

Colors: Black, Mint, Salmon, Pale Blue, White, Mustard, Gray,  Nude, Peach, Deep Rose

Materials: Marble, gold, glass, natural wood, ceramics, concrete, plywood, cork – some copper but definitely not trending as much as last year.

Objects: Ceramics in simple forms with gorgeous glazes, glass vases with wooden bottoms or concrete tops, etc., Porcelain vases with wooden bases, small round tables as coffee tables with marble tops, colored glass, concrete shelving, round mirrors, low benches, leaning mirrors that have slim legs, splattered “ink” on linens, paper napkins, feathers, plywood furniture, plywood art and signs, metal or marble candlestick holders etc. Also trays and stools.

Don’t you feel like we were just walking this fair together in Copenhagen? Me too! See anything that you love? 

(images: linked to their sources above)






Trends

Micro Trend: Pineapples

July 19, 2014

Hello friends and happy Saturday to you all! I’ve decided to go back to producing my random trend posts based on what I see online and during my travels locally. So let’s talk about a trendy little motif that you’ll see dotted about in the fashion and interiors world right now, particularly in parts of the world where it’s summer. PINEAPPLES!Micro Trend: Pineapples Micro Trend: Pineapples

Pineapple feet print (bottom left) by Kim Fearheiley.

You either love ’em or hate ’em. In celebration of this trend, I had a virgin piña colada for lunch with my girlfriend yesterday which helped reiterate the fact that I’m a pineapple fan to the core. As a motif and food! I believe its popularity and whether YOU like it or not has to do with where you live. Like if you’re in the middle of Ohio this motif may not speak to you as much as if you live in Miami or LA. I grew up on the South Carolina seacoast so I can totally imagine working pineapples into our family home back in the day or running around with a pineapple clutch under my arm. But in northern Germany, not so much. For me to hop on this trend, I’d have to work it in subtlety at home or include it in a summer party theme. I remember as a kid we always had a golden pineapple on our bookcase. It symbolized hospitality. And of course, one on our doormat. Maybe that was just a southern thing growing up in South Carolina. I remember seeing pineapples more commonly there, especially as brass door knockers. So tell me, where are you based, would a pineapple motif fit your world? Or would it feel out of place? So, let’s look at some fun pineapple-y things that I found online that may inspire you. I personally LOVE seeing all of the yellow and citrus hues – it makes me happy!

Micro Trend: Pineapples

Pineapple Love print from Hard to Find.

Micro Trend: Pineapples

DIY pineapple ring dish by Jade and Fern.

Micro Trend: Pineapples

 via helado de nata

Micro Trend: Pineapples

Pineapple t-shirt from The Working Girl.

Micro Trend: Pineapples

Pineapple pattern from we heart it.

Micro Trend: Pineapples

Pineapple wallpaper designed by Rifle Paper for Hygge & West.

Micro Trend: Pineapples

Gold pineapple wall decals by Empire Lane.

Micro Trend: Pineapples

DIY Pineapple piñata by Studio DIY.

Micro Trend: Pineapples Pineapple throw pillow by Eloise Roberts, throw pillow by Sibylline, throw pillow by Jacqueline Maldonado, pillow by Grace, solo pineapple by ez pudewa, pillow by marta li, fresh pineapple by penelope prince, fruit pineapple by Madelyn Bilsborough.

Micro Trend: Pineapples

Pineapple straws DIY from Sugar and Charm.

Micro Trend: Pineapples

Pineapple art print by ez pudewa, print by Grace, tribal pineapple print by sunkissed laughter, The Gilded Pineapple by Amy Lowry.

Micro Trend: Pineapples

Free printable gift wrap at  Whimsy Box.

Micro Trend: Pineapples

Mint green resin pineapple, white pineapple lamp from Horchow, pineapple accent lamps from Horchow, Pineapple poster from French Blossom.

Micro Trend: Pineapples

Print from Letters on Love on Etsy.

Micro Trend: Pineapples

iPhone cases by Field Trip: pink blushmint, blue, black.

Micro Trend: PineapplesGirl’s t-shirt from JCrew,  Labdip skinny jeans at Anthropologie in pineapple print, Pineapple still life tee at Anthropologie, Anthro pineapple print pillow, pineapple-y paradise cove tablecloth, pineapple tights for kids by Strathcona.

Micro Trend: Pineapples

 A more grown up take on this trend is the Pineapple print by Kara Rosenlund.

Micro Trend: Pineapples

Pineapple cookie jar as seen on the Hunted Interior.

Micro Trend: Pineapples

Great art in the home and one with a pineapple! Fun! As seen on room gallery.

 So what do ya think? Are you in love or not? Psst: Looking for pineapple print fabrics? Visit spoonflower here. Or are you feeling hungry after seeing these lovely prints? Try this pineapple skinny smoothie…

Have a lovely weekend everyone, see you next week!

(images linked to their sources above.)

 






Trends

Interior Trend: Into The Wild

June 4, 2014

Are you ready to venture into the wild for this trend post? This trend post is different to the ones I have been written so far as you will soon see… Into The Wild is not tangible, it’s not about a piece of furniture or an object you can buy. It embraces a feeling, a way of living, a call back to nature. I’d like to take you on a journey of observing colour, texture and keywords that describe what Into The Wild means to me.

Interior Trend: Into The Wild

Photo: Ashley Herrin Photography

Into The Wild describes an urge for taking a break from every day life. It’s about hanging a hammock somewhere outdoors to pause and contemplate. It is a visual response to our need of exploring once again to tap into our inner world, to travel and get lost without wifi and Instagram, no GPS marking our route and plans.

Interior Trend: Into The Wild

Photos: Chris Maynard FEATHERS // Aaron Feaver GIRL

Interior Trend: Into The Wild

Photos: Dullbluelight BOKEH // GREEN LEAVES // Mokkasin GIRL

There’s romanticism and a strong bohemian vibe underlined by the aesthetics of feathers, flower crowns, French braids, forage materials and tribal patterns. Photos are taken often during the golden hour searching for a softer, blurry look.

Interior Trend: Into The Wild

Photos: Kevin Russ Mobile Photography NATIONAL PARK // Taylor Dorrell GIRL WITH CAMERA

Colours are warm and rich, greens, curry, oxid and sunflower yellow, combined with pastel hues such as pale pink and peach. Chocolate brown and black are added to give the right contrast and focus of the ‘wild aspect’ here.

Interior Trend: Into The Wild

Photos: Andie Speciality Sweets MUSHROOMS // Elizabeth Weinberg HAMMOCK

Interior Trend: Into The Wild

Photos: The grower’s daughter LEFT // Parker Fitzgerald Photography RIGHT

One of the micro trends included is the caravan revival. They are made for camping and exploration, used as food trucks (you’ll find them on all cool street events these days) or traveling from here to there selling lovely things. TIP: See and follow stylist Kara Rosenlunds journeys, they are so inspiring!

Interior Trend: Into The Wild

Photo: Kara Rosenlund

When it comes to defining materials, they are all very related to nature but do have a lived-in aspect — imperfect and weathered.

Interior Trend: Into The Wild

Photo: Pamela Schmieder

As for interior design, let’s talk swinging hammocks, hanging wicker chairs and peacock armchairs, all combined with huge lush indoor plants.

Interior Trend: Into The Wild

Photos: Siren Laudal Photography / Styling Kråkvik & D’Orazio LEFT // Anthropologie hanging chair // Anthropologie Hammock

I hope you liked the different approach today. Let me hear your thoughts and what your into the wild experience lately has been.- Warmly, Gudy

 






Trends

Marble Trend For Food Photography

May 26, 2014

I’ve been noticing a marble trend over the past year in both interiors but also food photography, have you slowly noticed it creeping in too? I think it’s a stunning surface to work with at home but also for shooting food and even craft, flowers and more. When I see foodies working with new materials it excites me so much since the same old things do get a bit boring and we just crave newness don’t we? Marble may not be “new” – it’s been around forever – but seeing it pop up in modern homes and in food shots feels very fresh when done right. I think marble looks best in pared-back interiors and with food, it works best with foods that are rich in color like berries and chocolate and citrus fruits (vs. white foods, for instance). Here are some examples of how I’m seeing marble being used in the kitchen…

Marble Trend For Food Photography
(above: a marble island that I’d love to have as shown on Martha Stewart via Elements of Style.)

My friend Susanne in Hannover, Germany writes Milas Deli and she is the first person I spotted regularly using marble as a surface for her food photography. (Her Instagram stream is great – you guys have to follow her.) I love that you can smear berries on it, that liquids stay puddled vs. soak in (as they would shooting on wood or fabric) and that it’s light and bright but still has those gorgeous gray lines running through bringing in lovely random patterning.

Marble Trend For Food Photography

Marble Trend For Food Photography

Marble Trend For Food Photography

These top three photos are from Susanne at Milas Deli. See what I mean with the smeared food and that lovely faint coffee stain?

Marble Trend For Food Photography

I really like the citrus on the surface shown above in this shot by Alexandra Grablewski, whom I wrote about not too long ago HERE on decor8.

Marble Trend For Food Photography

This shot of fig tarts shown above is by Aran Goyoaga from Cannelle et Vanille. Also a stunner.

Marble Trend For Food Photography

Another shot using marble as a background. This time by the food blog, Oh Ladycakes – a new blog find of mine that is just delightful.

Marble Trend For Food Photography

This one is from Top With Cinnamon – I like seeing the surface from the side don’t you?

Marble Trend For Food Photography
Here is some more drippy yummy goodness from Dash and Bella. Seems like there is also a trend in using red drippy things on marble, too! :)

Marble Trend For Food Photography
(Another view of marble in the kitchen as shown on Martha Stewart.)

I’d love to see marble used for styling flowers against – particularly deconstructing blooms petal by petal to create something artistic and shoot it straight down – wouldn’t that be unique?  I’m convinced I need a slab of it to place on my kitchen counter or on top of my small table so I can roll out dough and use it more for cooking… Some think of marble as a cold surface lacking emotion but I actually see it as one that provides a lot of versatility and is interesting visually – it’s subtle but still present. It’s also a great surface to present food on – particularly dessert cheeses after supper at a dinner party with fruit, jams and crusty bread. Yum.

What do you think of marble in the kitchen? What about having it as a surface for food photography? How else can you see marble being used in a creative way at home?

(images: linked above)






Trends

6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014

April 24, 2014

Are you interested in seeing 6 hot interiors trends straight out of the recent Salone Del Mobile in Milan? I am just back from the best interior design event that took place in Italy earlier this month. If you can make it, please try to visit the Salone next year, it is utterly inspiring! It was a good show this year. I have never seen Milan that packed during the event and the exhibitions downtown and at the fairground were super interesting. For me, it was THE best show of the past three years that I’ve visited. It seems the industry is getting back slowly to its former glory, which is wonderful news for us all. The so-called Off-Salone was my favorite playground this year. Brera, Ventura Lambrate and Tortona are the three districts were I spent most of my time strolling through hidden courtyards and discovering both new and familiar spaces again. In these areas you’ll find young talents and established brands who prefer the cool and laid back atmosphere against the business style of the fairgrounds. Looking back at my trends, most of them I’d spotted at the Off-Salone which confirms these areas are the hot spots right now. You know when an area is the place to be when Li Edelkoort decides to have her exhibition there. But let’s look now at what I’m calling my 6 micro trends, some are new, others are just evolutions of existing movements such as b&w or marble.

1. MINI SHELVES – Mini shelves are hot! It’s not exclusively about storing anymore but the shelf becomes an art object or displays just one or two pieces. It’s meant to be an eye catcher, a way of showing your favorite piece, a plant, or whatever treasure you want to highlight. Any material is allowed, there has been a stronger focus on metal though. Image 1: HAY, Pivot by Lex Pott for HAY, Moustache, Bouroullec for Vitra. Image 2: Petite Friture Image 3: HAY.

6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014

6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014   6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014
2. GLASS FUSION – Glass blowing has always been a beautiful handcraft and is kind of evolving towards a fusion with other materials now. You’ll find often round blown glass bodies combined with wood, cork and metal but there are interesting designs too for furniture and lighting. Below: Image 1: Hopf NordinRuben der Kinderen, Giorgia Zanellato and Daniele Bortotto for MorosoLee Broom Image 2: Muuto Image 3: krehky

6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014

6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014     6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014
3. MIRRORS – I’ve loved seeing this new trend. Mirrors have been the star of all accessories this year. They can be completely tarnished, spread with paint, shapes are different, they hang or can lean towards walls. Mirrors have lost their mere function and become little art objects to be displayed by themselfs or hanging as an ensemble together. My favorite trend of all! What do you think?  Below: Image 1: HAYPetite FritureMoustachePetite Friture Image 2: Lex Pott Image 3: Charming Reflections by Rooms Image 4: HAY

6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014

6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014   6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014

6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014

4. BLACK + WHITE –  B&W was everywhere in Milan, at the show and in the fashion retailers, in all possible patterns from stripes, to chevron, tartan, dots and herringbone. The interesting part was that even colorful trendsetter brands such as Missoni and Roche Bobois had a large range of black and white backgrounds mixed with bold colors. B&W patterns are designed for fabrics, ceramics, metal, wallpaper and many other surfaces. You’ll soon see a lot of b&w/gold combos coming up for a more sophisticated taste. Below: Image 1: Missoni HomePaola Navone for GervasoniMissoni Homeemanuel ungarode rosso Image 2: Paola Navone for Gervasoni Image 3: Jaime Hayon for Bosa Image 4: Kose Image 5: de rosso

6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014

6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014

6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014

6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014

6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014

5. MARBLE  – Ok, I’ve been seeing now marble on this fair for the past two years. In 2012 only Italian brands would come up with tabletops. There is quite some tradition and local quarries in Italy. Last year marble and already other stone qualities had been shown by other labels too, and in 2014 noble stones are now used in smaller sizes to make them more accessible for a wider public. Tableware, lamp feet, side tables, or smaller furnitures, there is such a wide range of possibilities. My guess is that marble will stay for quite a while. Below: Image 1: Heatty by Claudio Larcher for Clique Editions (marble fan heater), Earnest StudioTord Boontje for Moroso, Echo by Claudio Larcher for Clique Editions (bookcase with integrated marble bluetooth speaker), Lens Boxes by Thomas Jenkins – Wrong for HAY Image 2: Earnest Studio and Dana Cannam Design.

6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014

6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014

6. YELLOW METAL – Good news for all of you who are a bit tired of copper: brass seems to be a nice successor. Yes, there still have been many designs in copper but the yellow metal or similar finishing are getting stronger, and even the copper king Tom Dixon appeared to show a larger palette at his stand. Matte and shiny, both options work, and if not on metal, ceramic glazes are another much seen material. Most of the brand nevertheless offer the three options of white, yellow and rose finishings on metals. I guess it’s a way to have something to offer to all types of clients. Below: Image 1: Form by Tom DixonDante, Jaime Hayon for BosaFlexform Image 2: Seletti Image 3: Maskhayon by Jaime Hayon for Bosa Image 4: Mass by Tom Dixon

6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014

6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014

6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014

6 Hot Trends From Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2014

What is your favorite of the trends and is there anything that you spot about that you could easily see integrated in your home? Wishing you a wonderful April, I’ll see you again in May with another trend report from Europe!

(text/images: gudy herder editing holly becker)






Trends

Micro Trend: Creative Floors Combining Wood and Ceramic Tile

March 29, 2014

There is so much going on in the field of flooring! Let’s talk about floors. I have seen beautiful ceramic tiles for floors that have become a highly valued option with the much seen white subway tiles, beehive or hex shapes and the herringbone pattern. If you are much more into a material that feels and looks cosy, you’ll probably go for parquet but for those who want to try something new, mixed flooring options such as ceramic tiles AND wood are really trendy now.

Micro Trend: Creative Floors Combining Wood and Ceramic Tile

Est Magazine | Paola Navone

I started seeing this material combo last year when Paola Navone’s residential project in Italy was published. Still until now there is no other space I have seen that beats it. The color and shape remind me of a sea of clouds where the wooden tiles are perfectly cut to fit into the ceramic pieces. The contrast of the warm wood and cooler colors chosen for the tiles is really working here.

Micro Trend: Creative Floors Combining Wood and Ceramic Tile
Here’s another look (above) shown over at 41zero42 in Italy that I love, it’s a beautiful look in a kitchen/dining space. What I like about this trend is you are defining your own style. Combining the two materials in a single room creates a customized look where you can work your design skills and get a unique look & feel. You decide on the shape, colors and pattern.

Micro Trend: Creative Floors Combining Wood and Ceramic Tile
Patrycja Domanska

Kitchens and bathrooms are ideal locations to combine hardwood and ceramic flooring because the materials are durable and easy to match to counters and cabinets. And it looks great!

Micro Trend: Creative Floors Combining Wood and Ceramic Tile

Livingetc | Photography Jake Fitzjones

Micro Trend: Creative Floors Combining Wood and Ceramic Tile

Valvet

And then you have the ‘high traffic’ areas. Hallways and entryways receive traffic that can wear down natural hardwood floors over time. Plus, many times your wipe your (wet) shoes of in this area. It is not just a question of trend but a practical solution for certain areas in your home too.

Micro Trend: Creative Floors Combining Wood and Ceramic Tile

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