The last few months have brought the world to view things differently. In many ways, this period has brought more of our attention to the importance of comfort, safety, and functionality in our own personal spaces. There are new challenges with home life and adding work life more prominently within our own dwellings. Trying to find ways to creatively isolate office spaces from general living spaces to optimize concentration while still providing comfort for all is essential. There is also the challenge of providing spaces to encourage home study and to be present as a parent to assist our children in their studies. The desire to feel at home and safe is a basic need but once those needs are satisfied, we find ourselves looking for ways to personalize and beautify our spaces uniquely.
As we re-evaluate our personal spaces, it is good to know that there are resources out there to assist us in finding creative options to upgrade our homes to new functional standards and enjoyable surroundings. Inside Out Architecturals looks forward to assisting those who desire to make such improvements..
For centuries, builders and architects have used architectural elements to set their creations apart. Those who are successful dare to use elements differently, creating new standards and opening the door for further evolution. We are fortunate to live in a time when technology and creativity merge to create more comfortable, functional, and creative spaces. Inside Out Architecturals provides a variety of materials to create a custom environment for every individual.
Leah Wynn, owner of Inside Out Architecturals, developed an appetite for decorative and historical tile in college while conducting research for a fireplace and tile company. This research inspired her to open a store in Utah where others could experience such unique details and component parts of architectural design.
Representing over 50 unique decorative tile lines, IOA has a collection of the most intriguing tile options: from one-of-a-kind stones and large-format glass to the greatest of traditional flooring and historical ornamentals used for their charm throughout the years. The company carries the handiwork of today’s artisans in metal tile, glass, and dimensional tile that are best described as “art.”
We are finding warm tones coming back into design. Still mixing with the grey and white, you will see rooms including more shades of taupe and definitely more wood.
All The Way, Baby:
We are tiling full walls all the way up! Reminiscent of wallpaper patterns, we are seeing fabulous designs, textures, and geometric layouts in all shapes and sizes on the whole wall.
Mad about Mattes:
Soft, silky matte glazes are gracing all the sizes in tile this year, from large-format to the tiny mosaic pieces. What is also fun is the mix of textures with the matte finishes. Fabulous is the mixture of the glossy with the matte, giving surfaces extra depth and dimension.
Complete Design Systems:
Manufacturers are introducing exciting groupings of wall tiles, large-format tiles, and mosaics with a theme. We love Metallica used in the bedroom on the previous page, also using the popular all-black trend.
Tile that Survives Utah’s Exterior Climate:
We are super excited for the new, large-format 20 mm-thick porcelains, now available from Porcelain Manufacturers. These tiles can handle our extreme climate and with new setting methods, are bringing fabulous designs to patios and yards.
Patterned Floors are Hot:
We are continuing to see patterned floors take the stage as the focal point of the space with new and old patterns helping areas to scream out, “Look at Me!”
Increasing one’s connectivity with nature is becoming a large focus of design and health. Natural plant designs and patterns bring the ever-needed relaxing and tranquil qualities of nature to tile.
The Bigger the Better:
Tiles are getting larger and larger, providing smooth, clean lines, or larger-scale patterns that are simple and easy to clean.