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Photo Contest Winner Blends Elegance & Simplicity

January 11, 2022

Introducing our first place photo contest winner! Photographer, Wyndham Photography, captured scenes from this purposefully-designed brasserie, Familie, in the Origin Westminster Hotel in Westminster, Colorado.


Dramatic Dining Room Décor Ideas

December 20, 2021

The dining room is an unusual space. It’s dedicated to eating dinner. Even then, usually only formal dinners. You may only use your dining room a couple times a year, or if you make a point of it, weekly.

No matter how much you use your dining room now, chances are you’ll use it a lot more if it’s a place you love to be. Dining room decor can transform the space from a formal (and boring) place, to one you can’t wait to use.

These 10 dining room decor ideas will add the drama you need to make your dining room a compelling place to be.


7 Kitchen Backsplash Trends in 2022

December 14, 2021

Looking to give your backsplash an update? Maybe you’re planning an entire kitchen design and want to make the backsplash special. Either way, the backsplash is an opportunity to make your kitchen design stand out. Here are some basic concepts that can help you create an on-trend backsplash in 2022.


How to Add Personality to Your Interior Design? 9 Concepts for Success

December 13, 2021

Who doesn’t love it when a dog and owner share some traits (physical and otherwise)? Our pets aren’t the only thing that influences our lives and vice versa. Our interior design and decor does too.

The more your home design suits your personality, the more at home you’ll feel. But how to add personality to your interior design? It’s easier than you think.


2nd Place Photo Contest Winner: Rustic-Romantic Mashup

December 6, 2021

Hudson Trailer Co. converts trailers and other mobile units into all sorts of interesting spaces. They often employ tin ceilings to create a sense of rustic romance for an upscale experience.

One of their more recent projects took a small horse trailer and turned it into an elegant mobile bar for weddings and other upscale events. This unique application of tin ceilings was undeniably a winner. We awarded the photo 2nd place in our most recent photo contest.


Revival Trends Making a Comeback

November 22, 2021

You can’t keep a good trend down. It’s not unusual to see our favorite interior looks come back around for a new day. Though varied in their style, these vintage design trends have one thing in common, the 2020’s make their mark on them so they meet this decade with a freshness that keeps them relevant.

Take a look at how revival trends are making their comeback and what you can do to incorporate them into your design.


How to Shop Black Friday Home Improvement Sales

November 15, 2021
Not every Black Friday sale is created equally. Some look like a good deal but aren’t really. Others do turn out to be screaming deals. Especially when it comes to Black Friday home improvement sales, you need to know which items are your best bet and which aren’t worth it. The following will help you pick the best deals and avoid the stuff that you could get at another time with better results.


8 Reasons to Get an At Home Bar

November 8, 2021
Just in case you need one more reason to start on that home bar, here are seven. Here’s why you shouldn’t go another holiday season without an at home bar.


Top Interior Design Trends of 2022 Inspired by the Victorian Era

November 1, 2021
Victorian style is one of the most recognizable looks in all design. Its luxury, opulence, and fine detail have stuck with multiple generations of interior designers. We still see echoes of Victorian influence in design today. The Victorians still hold sway over today’s trends. Here’s a look at some top interior design trends of 2022 born of Victorian influence.


Why We Love a Victorian Halloween

October 25, 2021
There’s just something peculiar about those Victorians. Maybe it’s that their focus on perfection and restraint could only end in spectacular ruin. Or maybe it’s their seeming obsession with death. Whatever the reason, there’s something sort of romantic about Victorian Halloween that keeps us coming back for more. The otherwise tight-laced Victorian’s , believe it or not, cut loose a bit on Halloween. Even Queen Victoria herself made a big deal of the holiday. It wasn’t the Halloween you know and love, but it was great fun, and in classic Victorian style, carried out in opulent fashion.


On the Hunt for Home Design Inspiration?

October 18, 2021
Starting to see room scenes recycled on Pinterest? Not sure where to go next to get some inspiration? Whether you’re a “show me” type or you like to do a little creative thinking on your own, there are many resources to get you started. Here are a few of our favorites for home design inspiration.


Dramatic Kitchens

October 11, 2021
You should love being in your kitchen. If that means you need a little visual drama, then you’re in the right place. Every kitchen can benefit from a little drama. Dramatic kitchens span the range from over-the-top designs to simple layouts with dramatic accents. Here’s how you can bring some of that to your kitchen.


Blending Functionality, Design, and Style: A Study in Juxtapositions

October 4, 2021
When one steps into the Slope Room at the Gravity Haus hotel in Vail, Colorado, the experience is anything but usual. In fact, it’s a coffee/pastry bar, steakhouse, and traditional bar all in one. This multi-tasking space doesn’t just have to blend function, it also has to blend designs and styles. The result? A stunning yet atypical space that draws you in and mystifies you at the same time. Take a closer look at how this restaurant design blended the unique features and functionality of this hotel restaurant.


The Story of a Stand-Out Product

September 28, 2021
The story of American Tin Ceilings’ products begins with steel. Our tin tiles are made of T1 grade tin plated steel, so everything we do rests on the thriving steel industry. Steel is the most recycled material in the world and is vital to the world economy.

Fireplace Makeover

September 17, 2021
As summer winds down and you start thinking about autumn and all things pumpkin spice, it’s also a good time to get your home ready for cold weather. Increase the cozy factor and bump up the elegance with some tin tile on the fireplace. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

5 Ceiling Design Ideas for 2022

September 9, 2021
Ever heard of the fifth wall? There is so much attention lately on ceiling design that designers have started calling it the fifth wall. Paying attention to the great expanse above you not only puts you right on trend for 2022, but it opens up a world of possibilities.

Fall 2021 Color Trends

August 31, 2021
After the vibrant colors of spring and the pure colors of summer, fall offers a richness and maturity of colors that evoke comfort and solidarity. Bringing the colors of fall into design is a natural inclination and an excellent choice. They stand the test of time and are inviting year-round. Not so sure about adding brown and muted colors to your space? Fall colors aren’t all about boring browns. You might be surprised by fall colors. They are anything but dull and boring. Take a tour of the fall 2021 color trends for interior design with us.

Reclaiming the Basement

August 17, 2021

A Speakeasy Design Workspace When One Room Challenge™ approached the Brownstone Boys about entering the event, which invites design influencers to renovate one room in 6 weeks, they knew immediately what they would do. Jordan and Barry, AKA the Brownstone Boys—restorers of older homes in NYC—have been sharing the design and restoration of their 130-year old brownstone in Brooklyn, New York on their blog. Their unfinished basement was a “storage disaster” according to Barry and Jordan....

Faux Metal Backsplash vs. The Real Deal

August 10, 2021

Love the look of tin backsplash but think it might be easier to use peel and stick vinyl backsplash or cheaper to go with the faux metal backsplash? Vinyl backsplash enjoys great popularity because it comes in so many different looks and is really easy to install. However, within peel and stick vinyl backsplash lurks some deeper problems that might make you think again. Take a look at this comparison of metal vs....

9 Tin Tile Backsplash Ideas for Your Kitchen

August 3, 2021

Ceramic tile on the backsplash is old hat. If you’re looking for something a little different that has the capability to add visual interest, personalize the kitchen, and even define your design, consider tin tile on the backsplash. Here are examples of nine beautiful kitchens that each used tin tile on the backsplash a little differently but the result is always the same: a standout backsplash. This behind-the-stove backsplash blends the generous use of white and stainless steel giving the kitchen a feeling of harmonized design....