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Our kitchen designer weighs in

As downsizing and minimalist living continues to trend, each living space must be designed beautifully and to its greatest functional potential.   This refreshing centerpiece in a 1970’s home keeps up with amateur-chef owners and their entertaining lifestyle.  Originally a dark, cavernous kitchen with shadowed work areas and deep unfriendly cupboards, our new design is all about more »

Lap Pool + Mirror Noir

This swimming pool appears to levitate just inches above the ground…. The key to this design is a look of effortless simplicity, yet the construction and finish work on this reflective vessel were no easy task.  Perimeter overflow designs need a high level of expertise to ensure the engineering includes all the hidden components that truly make the pool function correctly. more »

Luxury Pools Magazine

“ALL THAT GLITTERS” – Amy dishes out expert glass tile design and installation insight in Luxury Pools Magazine:  “Whether used to finish a pool, or to highlight certain details in the design, glass tile is the ideal option for those seeking dazzling effects.”   Are you planning your dream pool? We hand-select like-minded designers and expert more »

The Devil is in the Details.

We spend a lot of time talking about the important requirements for glass tile installations.  Techie talk is pretty dry, and we can’t blame anyone for glazing over when we start going into the pros and cons of elastomeric membranes, cementicious waterproofing, polymer modifiers…ugh. So let’s get on to the fun stuff.   A true more »

All The Right Curves

We are all about glass tile pools with beautiful curves, and this design was the perfect canvas for our meticulous style of mosaic installation work.  Each detail receives close consideration…beginning with product design. This custom glistening iridescent finish is no accident….We created this shimmering sheen to reflect sunlight specifically to meet the aesthetic request of our discerning client. more »

Stunning Scottsdale Retreat

This award-winning project includes a stunning all-glass mosaic spa that overlooks a beautiful golf course view. Homeowners enjoy relaxing with a cocktail after a taking a round on the course… Below, Before and After images show the transformation of this sculptural spa design. In this ‘process photo’, take a peek at one of our favorite more »

Design trends in tile and mosaics

Tile is unique because it often serves a utilitarian purpose and is also the finish material that can determine the final aesthetic of a design.  It presents a unique opportunity to combine form and function. On Trend:  Thoughtful design that balances luxurious materials with long term functionality.   After spending the summer in pools and more »

Your dream pool is gorgeous, now how do you keep it looking like new?

If you love the beautiful shimmer of glass tile in water, you should definitely incorporate it into your new pool/spa!  There is nothing more beautiful than the vibrant sparkle of iridescent/metallic glass tile in a pool.  Just be sure to have a realistic plan for maintenance so that you get to enjoy your installation for more »

Rustic Wine Room Design

A wine room is a sanctuary filled with artifacts.  Each bottle is evidence of appreciation for craftsmanship, devotion to process, and patience.   Typically an intimate space, the wine room presents a unique opportunity for custom details to communicate the special nature of its contents.  Options range from lighting to fine cabinetry, to custom finishes. more »

A Spa Takes Form through Fashion Inspiration

Last fall, I had a speaking gig at the Pool and Spa show in New Orleans. After the presentation, I got to talking with Genesis 3 Platinum Pool Builder James Scott, owner of Group Works Water Concepts  in Connecticut about his glass mosaic pool and spa project. He wanted to use glass tile to create more »