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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....

6 Kitchen Backsplash Trends in 2021

July 28, 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. Style Of the many kitchen backsplash trends in 2021, there is one that influences all the others. This leader among trends guides the other concepts and corrals them into one harmonic whole....

Find the Perfect Tin Ceiling Tile for You Based on Your Zodiac Sign

July 21, 2021

Astrology Design: Guidance from the Stars in your Interior Design When you take into account your nature and what matters the most to you, it naturally follows that your design reflects that. Designing for your personality means you’ll always find your spaces comfortable and enjoyable. Have you ever considered letting your zodiac sign give you some guidance? Your astrological sign reveals a lot about who you are and how you go about living your life....

Photo Contest 3rd Place Winner

July 20, 2021

Photo Credit: Christine Vroom Introducing the 3rd Place Winner of American Tin Ceilings’ Spring 2021 Photo Contest! It’s rare in Southern California for a homeowner to lean toward Southern charm. But that’s what designer Christine Vroom was tasked with in a recent ranch style renovation. The clients gave her free rein to design the interiors flavored by classic Georgian revival. It required lots of customized detail that was truly a designer’s dream project....

Creating Design Atmosphere Is All in the Details

July 7, 2021

How a space feels is just as important as how a space looks. They are like taste and smell; one is enhanced by the other. The beauty of creating design atmosphere is that it’s easy to do. A few details and you can transform a beautiful room into a place that creates its own experience. For instance, take this hot new restaurant/bar concept in Florida. The combination of Mediterranean seafood, handmade pasta, and custom drinks alone is enough to get some attention and good reviews....

100% Made in the USA

June 29, 2021

The Story of Tin Ceiling Tile & Its American Roots Tin ceiling tiles are 100% an American innovation. They were born in the U.S. from the need to have a more durable and affordable version of European plasterwork ceilings. It didn’t take long before they became a stand-alone design element. Pressed tin tiles came into the height of popularity between 1880 and 1940 in the U.S. There were about 45 American companies making tin ceiling tiles at this time....

Give Your Basement A Drop Ceiling Makeover

June 29, 2021

The basement is often a dark, damp bunker that children are afraid of. But more and more homeowners are giving this overlooked space a second look and discovering that it has all sorts of possibilities. With a little TLC, the underbelly of the house can be converted into entertaining space, extra bedrooms, and more. The drop ceiling is a first step on the journey from basement to usable and stylish square footage....

If These Walls Could Talk...

June 22, 2021

What Our Customers Are Saying about Tin Tile If your walls (or ceilings) could talk, how would they feel about tin tiles? What would they say about American Tin Ceilings? Clearly the walls aren’t going to do any talking, but your next best bet is to listen to people who have experience with tin tile. Let’s start with American Tin Ceilings itself. American Tin Ceilings is a premier provider of tin ceiling and wall panels or tiles....

Photo Contest 2nd Place Winner

June 9, 2021

Photo Credit: Erin Lindsey Introducing the 2nd place winner of American Tin Ceilings’ Spring 2021 photo contest! The unusual shape of this kitchen made functionality a priority. However, with the wall visible from the living room, it needed to be far more than functional. The 12 inch tile in Pattern #2, Artisan Silver Washed White was the right aesthetic and size to make it the perfect addition to the unusual kitchen....

Get Outside: The Best Exterior Tin Ceiling Tile Ideas

June 8, 2021

Does the summer weather have you ready to get started on your gardening and landscaping projects? Or maybe you’re planning a bigger project like an outdoor kitchen. Whatever your plans, don’t forget that tin ceiling tiles look just as great outside as they do inside. Exterior tin ceiling tiles can be used for anything from outdoor trims to the fireplace. If they are installed under the right conditions, you can enjoy them for many years....

Promote the Color Black from Accent to Neutral Starting with Black Tin Ceiling Tile

May 25, 2021

The color black is everywhere in design, although generally as an accent rather than a key player. What about flipping that long-time design standard on its head? What about using the color black as a neutral that you can use liberally in your design? We’re here to tell you it can be done. Here are a handful of ways you can do it. Gloss vs. Matte The finish on black tin ceiling tile or paint, or any other black element in your design can have a huge impact on how the bold color interacts in the room....

How to Paint and Distress Tin Tiles

May 18, 2021

A Custom Home Builder’s Tips for Painting Tin Tiles It’s hard to pick a favorite among so many patterns and colors at American Tin Ceilings. With everything from classic white to hand-painted distressed tin panels, maybe you haven’t considered unfinished tile. Unfinished tile looks great just with a clear coat, or with skill, talent, and time, you can paint it to match your design. That’s just what Sharon DeHart of DeHart Construction, a custom home builder, did....