Perhaps I should be saving most of the content from this Coverings 2011 post for Bathroom Blogfest 2011, but that seems just too far away especially when I've been speaking with a really wonderful woman who captured style and design magic on video...
Before I go any further, though, I must warn you that this post will not focus on soft coverings or carpet underfoot. Rather, it's about tile style and design with links to some fabulous blogs. My assumption is that you'll extrapolate from the content and adapt it to carpet style and design since I am willing to bet that your home also includes hard surfaces such as tile...
Coverings 2011, by the way, is the premier international trade fair and expo dedicated exclusively to showcasing the newest in ceramic tile and natural stone. It took place March 14 through 17, 2011 at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. [The series of short videos embedded on the Coverings home page give you a great feel for the show.]
Design Wonderland Coverings series which is fabulous. Jessica participated in the VIP Press Tour for Coverings...
The Design Wonderland Coverings series consists of the following Coverings 2011 related posts which include fantastic photos:
- Coverings 2011: A Peek at Day 1
- Leaving Las Vegas
- Weekend Wishes: My Beautiful Pixelated Fantasy
- Friday’s Fresh Geometrics
- In the Village: Tabarka Studio
Here's Talk Contract's recap of Coverings 2011. Aren't the photos fabulous?
Tile Envy offers Another View of Coverings 2011.
Here's an video interview with Patti Faisan who offers a behind-the-scenes look at Tile Style & Design from Coverings.
And check out Zoe Voigt's delicious Tile Style Dynamics.
Coverings also does a wonderful job with an installation showcase of several bathroom designs that become reality over the course of the show. For 2011, three came to life over the three days of the show and I took the following photos on the last day.
Spa Bath designed by Ali Azhar and installed by Artcraft Granite, Marble & Tile
I also discovered from speaking with Chris Woelfel from Artcraft Granite, Marble, & Tile Co. that she had created several videos posted on the ArtCraft Granite, Marble, Tile YouTube Channel with interviews with Ali Azhar from HGTV, one of the Design Showcase Bathroom designers:
- Coverings 2011 Installation Showcase-Nightclub Spa Bath-Day 1
- Coverings 2011 Installation Showcase-Nightclub Spa Bath-Day 2
- Coverings 2011 Installation Showcase-Nightclub Spa Bath-Day 3
- Coverings 2011 Installation Showcase-Nightclub Spa Bath Day 4
- Coverings 2011 Installation Showcase-Rubi Tools USA
- Coverings 2011 Installation Showcase-Tiles of Italy
The latest post I came across is from Paul Friederichsen who writes about Coverings 2011: A Thing of Beauty.
So, what do you think about Coverings and its celebration of Tile Style & Design? How do you see integrating these ideas into your own design scheme? And, how will carpet fit in?
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