9 Miles of Tile

A.Clore Interior’s Role

Our very own Amber Clore was asked to be an influencer for the Coverings Show 2019 in Orlando, meaning she had an excuse to take all the photos she wanted! Amber’s interior designer heart was filled wandering the floor for 3 days with other like-minded professionals who also had a respectable social media presence. Keep reading for an insider’s look at the event.

Amber and her influencer friends!

Prevalent Trends

LED lighting, while it technically isn’t tile, stole the show. The lighting was strategically placed behind tile frames to enhance their effect, or positioned to shine onto the surface to bring focus to them. Clean white spaces are in, but what’s a well decorated space without amazing lighting? To achieve a stunning finish, LEDs bring out the glossy surface on many tiles.

LEDs scream for attention

 

Transitioning hexagons, and by this, we mean the way hexagons are being laid uniformly then scattered to creating a falling look; this often leads into a traditional hardwood flooring, or rectangular tile, or more hexagons just with other characteristics. We’ve noticed this trend taking over this design season, so the plethora of variations on it confirms our suspicion: hexagons are the new subway tile.

Hexagons are the new subway!

 

Large format tiles made a huge appearance too. These tiles are giant slabs of stone, meaning less grout lines and very realistic feels. Be careful not to mistake them as wallpaper, for the detail on them is amazing, but being made of stone, they’re much more durable and luxurious. Putting these large “photos” in a room would demand attention and transform the space from being mundane to memorable.

Goodbye wallpaper, hello tile

 

Our favorite colors, the pinks and purples of our A.Clore Interiors logo, were spotted throughout the floor. Adding these colors to a room give a youthful look and attract good vibes. The saturated fuchsia sparks excitement, while the toned-down lilac in the bathroom is a modern take on that old faded pink you can find in your grandmother’s powder room. If you’re ever looking for pops of color that aren’t traditionally found in a room, try one of these for a refreshing look.

We always spot these colors in a crowd

Last but not Least…

This year, Coverings also sent out invites to puppies! The Orange County Animal Shelter brought in these adorable, fluffy playmates to promote adoptions. And to relate it back to the main theme of the event, doghouses decorated with tile were surrounding the playpen to show that even owning a pet is fashionable… making it very tempting to adopt a studio mascot.

Look at those faces! Look at that tile!

Next year, the Coverings Show ’20 will take place in New Orleans, LA. While it’s a long trek, the A.Clore’s crew had such an amazing time at the year’s show, we’ll try to make next years too. Get excited!

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Folk Art Meets Design

A.Clore Interiors was so excited to be asked to participate in the “Folk Art Meets Design” exhibit at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art. Each designer was given the opportunity to select an original Folk Art piece to design a room setting. The overall space uses key design elements like color, scale, and proportion to create a well functioning space. With the mix of quirkiness, eclectic pieces, and neutral hues, our team decided to showcase an “Updated Traditional” scheme.

Guinea Fowl Artwork

The showcase features the work of John “Cornbread” Anderson. He is widely known for his representation of animals, especially guinea fowl. This particular painting was fittingly picked  with its vibrant, energetic, and bold palette to represent our firm. This art is repeated for emphasis throughout the entire design, from the napkins to accent pillows on chair.

Plate Settings

When looking at the plate settings, you can immediately see the proportionality of it all. Each plate seamlessly transitions to the next, for a layered effect. Take special notice in the feathered placemats, matching the emphasized art of Cornbread. The gold utensils are a traditional color, but updated with unique handles and a bubbled glass effect in the cups. The intertwined nest napkin holders with delicate bird eggs in them give a special touch of focus to the painting’s background.

Materials

From wood to ceramic to feathers to burlap, you’ll find many materials used in the vignette. They all work together to tie in traditional touches with modern finishes. The decor was locally sourced and even custom made to make this dining set truly one of a kind. The quirkiness of the pea pod base floor lamps.

Seating

There are large host and hostess chairs on each side of the table with pillows of the painting printed on them. Their large presence add depth to the design and balance out all the smaller pieces on the table. They are paired with simpler, wooden chairs that match the dining table to add some unity and have a solid base to the design.

Want to see for your self?? Head to Downtown Sanford this weekend and visit Jeanine Taylor Folk Art on 1st Street!! Exhibit is open until 5pm on Sunday the 9th!

 

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