Tile Installation Photo Journey – Oceanside Glasstile Selected for Modernism Week Christopher Kennedy Compound #VillaGolightly Pool and Spa

Transport yourself to a decadent mid century modern home with photos of this year’s Christopher Kennedy Compound at Villa Golightly. Deemed the “#1 Must See Event of Modernism Week” by the Hollywood Reporter, Villa Golightly featured over 20 of the world’s best designers and luxury home brands, including Oceanside Glasstile. This Modernism Week show house featured tours and special events February 16th through February 27th, 2017.

When Christopher Kennedy and Kelly Golightly approached Oceanside Glasstile to supply tile for their mid century modern show house pool and spa we were thrilled! Both designers are known for creating classy, timeless spaces and events that incorporate the glamorous lifestyles and old school charm of Palm Springs desert living.

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Christopher Kennedy Compound Pool Before and After

For the pool waterline and the hot tub tile, the team selected a Muse Collection, 7/8″ x 7/8″ Straight Set Pattern in an Aqua color tri-finish blend. A tri-finish blend combines mosaic glass tiles in each of our three finishes: iridescent, non-iridescent and matte. In honor of the event, Oceanside Glasstile named this pool tile blend “Aqua Golightly.” (If you have never seen Oceanside Glasstile finish options in person, order a sample to see the difference of how each finish shines!)

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This Tile Board gif shows off the iridescent shine of the Aqua Golightly glass tile blend chosen for the Christopher Kennedy Compound Pool and Spa

The final, beautiful waterline glass tile pool and fully tiled spa could not have been completed without the hard work and dedication of our event partners: Tile installation completed by Desert Glass Pools, tile sealer and maintenance products provided by natural Oceancare Products and the tile is available for purchase at our event partner showroom Stone Revolution. For more information about glass tile for water applications and mid century modern design tile inspiration, send an email to modernismweek@glasstile.com. Scroll down to see a photos of the pool and spa tile installation journey.

Pre-Construction Photo with Kelly and Christopher

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Pool and Hot Tub Aqua Golightly Glass Tile Trim Pieces

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Glass Tile Installation in Progress

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Pool Water Line and Spa Glass Tile Installed

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Pool and Spa Sealed and Cleaned with Oceancare Products

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The Christopher Kennedy Compound is an annual show house in Palm Springs that is open for tours and special events during Modernism Week. Follow Christopher Kennedy on Instagram and on Facebook for more photos and to stay up-to-date with news on next year’s house.

For more information about glass tile for water applications and mid century modern design inspiration, send an email to modernismweek@glasstile.com.

Simply stunning. Responsibly made. Bringing joy to your journey. Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Oceanside Glasstile is the world’s leader in luxury glass manufacturing used for glass tile and art glass. Learn more about our products, sustainable practices and community involvement at glasstile.com.

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7 Stunning Steamy Spas in Snowy Wonderlands

Watching a small, delicate, personal cloud form in front of your lips from a cold weather exhale is enchanting, but long winter nights can tempt one to dream of warmer days. Merge your favorite ski bunny tendencies with hot memories by enveloping yourself in one of these seven steamy spas at luxury resorts, onsens and chalets around the world.

Transport yourself mentally, or physically, to one of these top global geothermal getaways while daydreaming of how to transform your own sanctuary into a relaxing water sanctuary.

 1. Septième Ciel, Verbier, Switzerland

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Translated from French to “Seventh Heaven”, Septieme Ciel presents guests with an ethereal escape from the ordinary for an intimate group. This exclusive chalet only sleeps 12 and offers guests a hot tub with one of the world’s most breathtaking views. Imagine hitting the slopes all day then arriving home to this view from this hot tub. Reservations available here through Luxury Ski Chalets.

Pool tile inspiration: This is a wood-heavy retreat with a classic round hot tub adorned with a white and blue water line. Recreate this look by using a unique pattern with a classic blue like Sapphire or use a blend like Crystals or Indigo to evoke the beauty of a snowy skyline. Also, ask your landscape architect or pool builder to slope the edges of the hot tub and wrap the edge with tile instead of truncating it with coping; this will create a relaxing recline and smooth edge around the spa. Explore more tile colors and blends for water applications here.

Glass tile colors shown in Muse 7/8” by 7/8” from left to right: Crystals blend, Indigo blend and Sapphire non-iridescent.

Photo source On The Snow.

 

 2. Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths, Laugarvatn, Iceland

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Branded as the “Icelandic fountain of wellness,” this retreat is one of several geothermal hot springs in the area. Enjoy one bath or take an organized tour to experience multiple oases. Bonus, this luxurious icy retreat also offers freshly baked goods from their own bakery and local kitchen. Reservations available here.

Pool tile inspiration: Recreate the clean lines and authentic rustic feel of this rejuvenating retreat with larger format patterns like those from our Elevations and Casa California collections combined with a smaller mosaic water line in 7/8” by 7/8” to create a sense of refined detail. Go with a subdued, water complimenting color choice for the entire pool while using a fun color like Incense on waterfalls and water features to maximize nighttime light reflections to create a magical hue in your own warm water retreat.

Glass tile colors shown in Muse 7/8” by 7/8” from left to right: Nalu (new color!) matte, Pacific non-iridescent or go bold with Incense iridescent.

Photo source Laugarvatn Fontana image gallery.

 

 3. The Bagni di Bormio Spa Resort, Valdidentro, Sondrio, Italy

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Situated close to the Alps, visitors relax in the heat of these Italian baths after enjoying the ski slopes or hiking through the nearby Stelvio National park. Reservations available here; use google translate if you need help with your Italian.

Pool tile inspiration: This Italian escape features a vanishing edge pool and multiple spas. Adorn your hot tub or pool with blue or teal hue mosaics to highlight the refreshing effect of clear water. Adorn water features, water walls next to concrete coping or waterscape walls with Pewter to create the beautiful light and dark juxtaposition look of a luxurious water retreat.

Glass tile colors shown in Muse 7/8” by 7/8” from left to right: Tide iridescent, Oasis from our Blue line and Pewter.

Photo source QC Terme Bagni di Bormio website.

Follow them on Instagram here.

 

 4. Glenwood Hot Springs, Vail, Colorado

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Located between Aspen and Vail, Glenwood Hot Springs has served visitors since 1988. Boasting the world’s largest hot springs pool, this mountain retreat’s healing waters beckon travels from across the globe. Reservations available here.

Pool tile inspiration: The classic American beauty of this resort and prominent brick walls pair well with simple hues or soft blends. The resort creatively has directional arrows on the floor of the pool to indicate the direction of lap swims within each lane; create this look with Clear, Satin or White arrows among Aqua tiles along the pool floor.

Glass tile colors shown in Muse 7/8” by 7/8” from left to right: Clear iridescent, Aqua non-iridescent and Escape blend.

Photo source Glenwood Hot Springs Resort website.

 

5. Tekapo Springs Hot Pools, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

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Not only relaxing but fun, Tekapo Springs offers a skating rink, tube park, waterslide and star gazing in addition to their relaxing day spa services. Pair your next New Zealand escape with this water refuge for a luxurious getaway. Reservations available here.

Pool tile inspiration: Recreate the relaxed, fun feeling of this southern hemisphere retreat by pairing a light or classic color with an adventurous glittering hue. Working with a shallow pool or spa? Tiling an entire pool or spa with a rich color like Sapphire creates the perception of depth.

Glass tile colors shown in Muse 7/8” by 7/8” from left to right: Fleet Blue iridescent, Sapphire non-iridescent and Peacock iridescent.

Photo source Tekapo Springs Hot Pools.

 

6. Tsurunoyu Hot Springs, Tsurunoyu, Japan

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This Japanese onsen (or hot spring as they are known in the U.S.) is a hidden gem down a dirt road in Nyutou. Visits to the four pools located here date back to 1638. Rooms are available at this location along with local sansei (mountain vegetable) cuisine. Reservations available here.

Pool tile inspiration: Smokey whites, greys and blues capitalize on the calming, magical effect of such a revered historical space. Make water glitter with the addition of a dynamic blend that uses iridescent and non-iridescent mosaics.

Glass tile colors shown in Muse 7/8” by 7/8” from left to right: Satin, Pacific non-iridescent, Cypress Bay blend.

Photo source Tsurunoyu website.

 

7. Aquadome Spa, Langenfeld, Austria

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Complete with underwater music and lights, relaxing in one of these luxurious modern pools is an activity to add to your bucket list. Classified as a wellness spa, the Aquadome sits nestled in a valley of the Alps. You can attend the spa for a single day, or use it during your stay at the hotel. Reservations available here.

Pool tile inspiration: Leverage white hues with a hint of calming earth tones of beige or light brown on the waterline to highlight the effects of naturally occurring snowy slope colors. Use aqua or a dynamic blend throughout the pool to highlight the calming color of the healing water. Book an appointment at one of our authorized distributors to choose tile suitable for your own thermal escape.

Glass tile colors shown in Muse 7/8” by 7/8” from left to right: Aqua non-iridescent, Breathe blend, and Puna blend (a new blend using colors released in Winter 2016, read about the meaning behind the name here).

Aquadome photo source here. Check out the serene, snowy slopes and relaxing luxury spa venue via Aquadome’s live webcams here.

Follow this location on Instagram here.

 

 

Simply stunning. Responsibly made. Bringing joy to your journey. Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Oceanside Glasstile is the world’s leader in luxury glass manufacturing used for glass tile and art glass. Learn more about our products, sustainable practices and community involvement at glasstile.com. 

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Golden Globes Best Dressed 2015!

It’s our favorite time of year when some of the worlds most famous faces step out onto the red carpet! Dapper men, divine women, and luxurious labels are the name of the game when the golden globes air live to your comfy living room space.

Here at Oceanside Glasstile, we’re always thinking, “Wow! That gown! I bet Claire Danes would be all over our Pewter color in her home.” And, so, as we embrace the geekdom that we inherit in this little bubble of tile, we extend to you our daydream of these prestigious people and their perfect glass tile.

Adrian Genleer from Entourage showing a little swag in his deep plum suit. We thought this kitchen was the perfect amount of edge with our dimensional field tile in Rainbow Iridescent.

Adrian Genleer from Entourage showing a little swag in his deep plum suit. We thought this kitchen was the perfect amount of edge with our dimensional field tile in Rainbow Iridescent.

Amy Adams dons Versace in a soft lilac. We imagined her perfect tile would be Devotion's Polaroid pattern in the color Light Smoke.

Amy Adams dons Versace in a soft lilac. We imagined her perfect tile would be Devotion’s Polaroid pattern in the color Light Smoke.

Anna Faris looking angelic in this beautiful cream Reem Acra gown. Inspiration struck us with this glittering Vanity in Tessera's 1x1 mosaic in the color Cane Iridescent.

Anna Faris looking angelic in this beautiful cream Reem Acra gown. Inspiration struck us with this glittering Vanity in Tessera’s 1×1 mosaic in the color Cane Iridescent.

We're swooning over Anna Kendrick's Monique Lhuilleir gown. We imagine her perfect tile would  be a beautiful combination of golds and purples in our Tessera pattern Perspectives. (Blend: Coppertone)

We’re swooning over Anna Kendrick’s Monique Lhuilleir gown. We imagine her perfect tile would be a beautiful combination of golds and purples in our Tessera pattern Perspectives. (Blend: Coppertone)

Perhaps it's our SoCal coming out, but we are head over heels for this boho Valentino gown Claire Danes chose for her walk down the red carpet.  We imagined her bathroom would be sophisticated with the perfect touch of dimensional tile as the focal point. Lori Gentile designed the bathroom using Lune in Truffle Irid and Truffle Non-Irid.

Perhaps it’s our SoCal coming out, but we are head over heels for this boho Valentino gown Claire Danes chose for her walk down the red carpet.
We imagined her bathroom would be sophisticated with the perfect touch of dimensional tile as the focal point. Lori Gentile designed the bathroom using Lune in Truffle Irid and Truffle Non-Irid.

We simply couldn't resist that glitz that Dakota Johnson chose with her Chanel gown. The perfect pairing? The Red Rock Pool project that was done with over 200,000 pieces of sparkling Tessera mosaics.

We simply couldn’t resist that glitz that Dakota Johnson chose with her Chanel gown. The perfect pairing? The Red Rock Pool project that was done with over 200,000 pieces of sparkling Tessera mosaics.

Emily Blunt in understated elegance by Michael Kohrs. We thought this stunning space using Kaleidoscope tile would be the perfect space for her to stay centered.

Emily Blunt in understated elegance by Michael Kohrs. We thought this stunning space using Kaleidoscope tile would be the perfect space for her to stay centered.

Jessica Chastain takes our breath away in this beautifully gathered gown by Versace. We imagine she would be soaking in the sun in a pool slathered in Tessera 1x1 using the Moroccan Desert blend.

Jessica Chastain takes our breath away in this beautifully gathered gown by Versace. We imagine she would be soaking under the sun in a pool slathered in Tessera 1×1 using the Moroccan Desert blend.

Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez looks super chic in her Badgley Mishka Gown. It made perfect sense that she has the same down-to-earth, yet beautiful bathroom space. Shower wall dons Walker Zanger Weave in Pewter iridescent.

Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez looks super chic in her Badgley Mishka Gown. It made perfect sense that she has the same down-to-earth, yet beautiful bathroom space. Shower wall dons Walker Zanger Weave in Pewter iridescent.

Jared Leto makes a statement in his white tux, and so why not bring that bold statement home? Shown in the Kitchen Bold Bondi in 2.5"x5" field and 1.25" x 10" Field.

Jared Leto makes a statement in his white tux, and so why not bring that bold statement home? Shown in the Kitchen Bold Bondi in 2.5″x5″ field and 1.25″ x 10″ Field.

Jeremy Renner shows off his perfectly fitted traditional tux. We couldn't help but pair him with this perfectly masculine living room designed by Flock Architecture using Tessera's 1" x 1" mosaic in Black Non-Iridescent

Jeremy Renner shows off his perfectly fitted traditional tux. We couldn’t help but pair him with this perfectly masculine living room designed by Flock Architecture using Tessera’s 1″ x 1″ mosaic in Black Non-Iridescent

Kate Hudson comes in with a modern spin on a classic beauty by Versace. Naturally the perfect pairing for her was our Elevations Flight piece in the color Satin.

Kate Hudson comes in with a modern spin on a classic beauty by Versace. Naturally the perfect pairing for her was our Elevations Flight piece in the color Satin.

Yellow is anything but mellow when it comes to  Leslie Mann's Kaufman Franco gown. Why not make your red carpet statement in your home with a range from PIRCH and a stunning backdrop of Lune dimensional field tile in Oxygen Iridescent.

Yellow is anything but mellow when it comes to Leslie Mann’s Kaufman Franco gown. Why not make your red carpet statement in your home with a range from PIRCH and a stunning backdrop of Lune dimensional field tile in Oxygen Iridescent.

Matt Bomer is the epitome of dapper in his Ralph Lauren Black Label suit. We dreamed he'd deck his space out in this custom blend Perspectives pattern (using colors Shadow Irid, Shadow Matte and Black Non-Irid)

Matt Bomer is the epitome of dapper in his Ralph Lauren Black Label suit. We dreamed he’d deck his space out in this custom blend Perspectives pattern (using colors Shadow Irid, Shadow Matte and Black Non-Irid)

Happy Wife, Happy Life – Saving Marriages 1 Backsplash at a Time.

If you’ve ever gone through a remodel project with your significant other, than you know it’s not all unicorns and rainbows.  Oceanside Glasstile recognizes the challenges that people face when turning a house into a home. Inspired by this process we’ve decided to put the smile into tile. Instead of arguing over colors or patterns at the local tile shop, why not sit down at your home computer and create your perfect tile ahead of time.

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With over 24 patterns to choose from and a color palette suited to any aesthetic, you are sure to not only find the perfect tile, but to find the perfect tile union. Once you and your partner are smiling it’s time to start tiling! Here are just a few things you can do with one of our many patterns.

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Now, it’s time to visit your local tile shop and order your perfect one-of-a-kind, made-just-for-you, Happy-wife-happy-life Oceanside Glasstile!

 

Remember. . .

Imagine. Play! Enjoy the journey with Oceanside Glasstile.

You Can’t Stop the Waves. . .

But you can learn to surf! Or in this case, design.

Wave Gradient using Clear, Tide and Tourmaline.

Wave Gradient using Clear, Tide and Tourmaline.

Gradients ebb & flow with the serenity of the sea . . .

5/8" Gradient using White, Clear, and Tide.

5/8″ Gradient using White, Clear, and Tide.

Now it’s your turn!  Remember. . .

“When the wave breaks here. . .  don’t be there, or you gonna get drilled.”

-The North Shore Movie

To avoid getting “Drilled” check out our new mosaic blend tool!

http://www.glasstile.com/BlendBuilder.aspx

 

Tile – An Expression of Who You Are.

Here at Oceanside Glasstile we consider ourselves to be shakers and movers, artists and engineers, dreamers and innovators!  We love design and we love tile, so it’s only natural that our tile exemplifies imaginative design.

In Fall of 2013 we came out with some very dynamic patterns.  One in particular has taken our designer into another dimension.  Cathy Aroz, Design Extraordinaire has discovered over 15 different patterns that this one sheet of glass tile can create.

Below are a few of her creations.

Tessera Collection - Kaleidoscope Pattern - Random Placement - Promis Blend

Tessera Collection – Kaleidoscope Pattern – Random Placement – Promise Blend

Tessera Collection - Kaleidoscope specific placement O using Oxygen and Platinum.

Tessera Collection – Kaleidoscope specific placement O using Oxygen and Platinum.

Tessera Collection - Kaleidoscope specific placement G using Oxygen and Platinum.

Tessera Collection – Kaleidoscope specific placement G using Oxygen and Platinum.

Tessera Collection - Kaleidoscope Specific Placement J using Oxygen and White

Tessera Collection – Kaleidoscope Specific Placement J using Oxygen and White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tessera Collection - Kaleidoscope Specific Pattern E using Platinum, White and Oxygen.

Tessera Collection – Kaleidoscope Specific Pattern E using Platinum, White and Oxygen.

Tessera Collection - Kaleidoscope Specific Placement A using Platinum, White and Oxygen.

Tessera Collection – Kaleidoscope Specific Placement A using Platinum, White and Oxygen.

Tessera Collection - Kaleidoscope Specific Placement D using Platinum and Oxygen

Tessera Collection – Kaleidoscope Specific Placement D using Platinum and Oxygen

Tessera Collection - Kaleidoscope Specific Placement "B" using Platinum, White and Oxygen

Tessera Collection – Kaleidoscope Specific Placement “B” using Platinum, White and Oxygen

Tessera Collection - Kaleidoscope Specific Placement  "i" using Platinum and White.

Tessera Collection – Kaleidoscope Specific Placement “i” using Platinum and White.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glass tile- it’s not just about the square or the rectangle, the backsplash or the shower.  It’s about a statement, your statement.  The statement of who you are, what you value and what your space means to you.  Take a spin down Creativity Lane with Oceanside Glasstile and see what secrets you can share through your design aesthetic.

 

Tessera Collection - Kaleidoscope specific placement E using Tide, Oxygen and White.

Tessera Collection – Kaleidoscope specific placement E using Tide, Oxygen and White.

 

 

 

Celebrate Self-Expression in 2014

It’s no secret that home interiors are influenced by the risk-taking fashion industry.  In fact, in many cases the trends are a literal translation.  Generally just a simple 1-2 year space can separate the cat walk from your hallway.  If you are looking for an opportunity to jump ahead of the curve, grab the closest Elle magazine and start scoping!

Here are some of the trends that just graced the stage of fashion week a few months back and their appearance is readily being adopted into the home.

Aristic Expression goes from blouse to house in the blink of an eye.

Prada uses oversized portraits  openly crediting the six artists who painted the portraits, a rarity in the apparel industry which exemplifies just how important the artist is to this trend.

Prada uses oversized portraits openly crediting the six artists who painted the portraits, a rarity in the apparel industry which exemplifies just how important the artist is to this trend.

Prada uses oversized portraits  openly crediting the six artists who painted the portraits, a rarity in the apparel industry which exemplifies just how important the artist is to this trend.

Prada uses oversized portraits openly crediting the six artists who painted the portraits, a rarity in the apparel industry which exemplifies just how important the artist is to this trend.

Andy Warhol pop art inspired residence.  Portraits show a new face to this wall.

Andy Warhol pop art inspired residence. Portraits show a new face to this wall.

POP art takes this room to a playful place.

POP art takes this room to a playful place.

 

Chanel's collection showcases "150 tones" which came from "A nineteenth-century sample board by Royal Talens, a company which produces oil paints for artists."

Chanel’s collection showcases “150 tones” which came from “A nineteenth-century sample board by Royal Talens, a company which produces oil paints for artists.”

 

A tasteful combination of color, print and surface finishes give this room an air of fun with a touch of sophistication.

A tasteful combination of color, print and surface finishes give this room an air of fun with a touch of sophistication.

 

Floral patterns spring from spotlight to bold interior statements.

Floral elements brought to life in this 3 dimensional interpretation.

Floral elements brought to life in this 3 dimensional interpretation.

Large floral patterns revived.

Large floral patterns revived.

Bright floral patterns to create drama and femininity.

Bright floral patterns to create drama and femininity.

Floral patterns have had a bit of a bad wrap being seen as outdated and old fashion, but with these combination of bright colors highlights by their crisp background they make for a great conversation starter in any room.

Floral patterns have had a bit of a bad wrap being seen as outdated and old fashion, but with these combination of bright colors highlights by their crisp background they make for a great conversation starter in any room.

A lovely idea, silk flowers illusively taped to the wall create your own in-home green-house (without the need to water)

A lovely idea, silk flowers illusively taped to the wall create your own in-home 3-dimensional green-house (without the need to water)

Floral accents whether through fabrics, wallpapers or other accents are a great way to infuse seasonality into a room.

Floral accents whether through fabrics, wallpapers or other accents are a great way to infuse seasonality into a room.

 

Bold beautiful gem tones go from high fashion to downright delicious interiors.

Color trends by Color Solutions International

Color trends by Color Solutions International

Why pick one color when you can have them all?!

Why pick one color when you can have them all?!

Muted tones grace the stage, and in the home they have a lot to say.

Soft and Subtle, yet Flirty and fabulous!

Soft and Subtle, yet Flirty and fabulous!

A Smooth transition of soft colors blend well together along with  an eclectic collection of personal touches to create this perfectly cozy space.

A Smooth transition of soft colors blend well together along with an eclectic collection of personal touches to create this perfectly cozy space.

As trends are born they are either accepted or vehemently avoided.  The trends that live, mature, become larger, and expand into bigger articles, products, and furnishings.  In 2014 you will see that people are accepting a myriad of new design elements.  It’s no longer the hum drum beige, with it’s safe monochromatic color palette.  The industry has embraced expression, individuality, and personal style!  So pull out your rustic wood treatments, shine up those silver candle holders, and bring out that awesome shag carpet!  Rejoice in your personal expression, marry your textures, and be bold with your colors.

Beautiful application of Oceanside Glasstile Tessera collection in a 1x2 straight set using palladium (now best replaced by Sapphire Iridescent).

Beautiful application of Oceanside Glasstile Tessera collection in a 1×2 straight set using palladium (now best replaced by Sapphire Iridescent) accented with bold oranges, and tied together with rustic elements.

It’s a new year!  Learn it, Live it, Love it, Become it!