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Designing Spaces with Active Client Listening

April 5, 2019

Beth Kooby, Principal Designer and Founder of Beth Kooby Design, is an Atlanta-based interior designer specializing in well-designed spaces for clients who seek balance between style and function. Beth works mostly in residential spaces: from new home construction and home renovations, to kitchen and bath renovations, to color palette selections. We sat down with Beth to learn about her featured project in Atlanta Magazine, where she featured an American Tin Ceilings copper tin ceiling....

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Featured Project: Alma Homes

October 24, 2018

Creating homes based on clients’ personalities with tin panels Kirsten, Principal Designer and Founder of Alma Homes, is a custom home builder and remodeling expert located in Minnesota. She helps clients envision and execute on their dream home. We sat down with the designer extraordinaire and picked her brain on her processes and design style. Alma Homes’ design process is an all encompassing process. This means that they sit down with their clients through every step of the process - from initial design plan to selecting products and furniture....

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From Wall to WOW!

December 23, 2015

The possibilities for tin panels in interior design reach far beyond just ceilings! Tin panels also make for ideal design accents on walls and wainscoting with their subtle textures, variety of finish options, beautiful and unique patterns, and ease of installation. Read more about exceptional wall applications from around the globe… Lindsay Chambers Design - www.hazel-wood.com Pattern #2 - Gold Washed White, Silver Washed White Lindsay Chambers’ adept use of Pattern #2 as a living room fireplace surround and a master bedroom accent wall speaks for itself....

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A Design Primer: Tin Installations with Pattern #7

December 20, 2015

American Tin Ceilings produces a selection of carefully chosen patterns for design aesthetics ranging from traditional to modern. One of the most popular patterns in our repertoire for commercial installations is Pattern #7, a dignified and traditional design featuring an ascending braided egg and dart frame with an elegant embossed circle. Pattern #7 works in concert with many design aesthetics and is available in each of our 35 colors....

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Masterclass Tips From a Tin Expert

October 12, 2015

American Tin Ceilings’ CEO, Rick Morse, gives his take on the new wave of European installations, unique pairings of color and pattern, pro tips on scale and perspective, and his personal favorite “wow” installations… What are a few of your personal favorite installations and why? I've always been fond of Brass Monkey, a popular NYC bar. This installation is a classic example of what tin brings to a space....

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Profession Spotlight - Neil Dawson, Snook Architects

September 18, 2015

www.snookarchitects.com Overview Liverpool’s Neil Dawson may have just won the Royal Academy of British Architects' North West Emerging Architect of the Year Award, but that didn’t stop the principal of Snook Architects from giving us a peek into his history, inspiration sources, and why he’s specified American Tin for multiple high-impact installations in the UK. TILES INSTALLED: Pattern #32, Antique Rustic Copper LOCATION: Ormskirk, England APPLICATION: Restaura....

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The Artisan Collection

September 11, 2015

The Artisan Collection is one of American Tin’s most popular color sets. Hand-finished by a master painter who generates custom color combinations from a range of his experiences and sources - unique textures and materials, travels, and historical buildings - the hand-distressed patina of these beautiful panels is second to none. Here’s part of our finisher’s process to achieve such a stunning look: after powder coating your tin panels with a base layer (applying the foundation color as a dust and baking it on), a topcoat is then painted by hand (frequently in a metallic shade)....

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Long Beach Brewing Company - A New York Brewery with a Tin Twist

August 31, 2015

Long Beach Brewing Company began in 2008 when Patrick Harten and Brett Blau bonded over their love of home brewing and began brewing together. As they developed their recipes, the notoriety of their beers grew. In 2010, the idea for Long Beach Brewing Company was born. Through extensive ‘research’ of beer, Patrick met Dan Scandiffio at a local German beer club called The Boot Club and they became fast friends....

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Rolling Runway - The Mobile Airstream Boutique With American Tin Panels

August 14, 2015

www.rollingrunway.com - @rollingrunway The Rolling Runway is the brainchild of entrepreneurs Morgan Schubert & Kendall Turnipseed. With an idea that began in a college course, Schubert and Turnispeed combined their love of fashion and the open road with a strategy to minimize the overhead of a brick and mortar store. What was born is a truly unique retail venture: a 1963 Airstream trailer renovated into a mobile boutique. When we caught a glimpse of the gorgeous white tin ceiling in Silvia, the name of Schubert and Turnipseed’s Airstream, we had to learn more…...

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A Design Primer: Tin Installations with Pattern #3

July 31, 2015

Design Overview American Tin Ceilings produces 37 patterns for design aesthetics ranging from traditional to modern. One of our most popular patterns is Pattern #3, a subtle but intricate design with a low profile depth. This design features beautiful floral coins and arching diamonds, allowing for a noticeable and impactful design element in a space without being overpowering. The low profile depth of Pattern #3 is also a favorite for backsplashes because it can be easily wiped clean and sits almost flat against the wall....

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The Easiest Fix for Outdated Popcorn Ceilings

July 17, 2015

Popcorn ceilings were a trend in home design from the 1950s-80s, but like most things from that era, the trend has long since died. If you’re stuck with the aftermath ruining your room, don’t fret. Popcorn ceilings can be removed, but there’s an even easier way… Also called “cottage cheese ceilings” for their bumpy texture, this treatment is actually just spray-on paint. The removal process is messy, especially when it comes to spraying the ceiling with water to soften the popcorn before scraping it off with a large trowel or putty knife....

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How much does it cost to install a tin ceiling?

July 8, 2014

Due to their decorative and ornate nature, when people see tin ceilings, they automatically assume they’re extravagant and expensive, a luxury only accessible to the ultra wealthy. You may be surprised to learn that they’re actually so affordable anyone could add a beautiful tin ceiling to their home. With almost no installation costs (an easy DIY project), all you’re paying for is the materials, which depends on your color selection and room size....

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Where Do Our Patterns Come From?

June 23, 2014

One question we always get asked is where our beautiful patterns come from. And the answer is a variety of places. Some of the Victorian styles we buy at antique auctions. Others we replicate from designs we see. We try to cater to a range of home styles by offering as many modern, geometric patterns as old-world ornate designs. Some of the most interesting stories are below. Pattern #22 The #22 tin ceiling tile (24”x 24”) is a beautiful design that was salvaged from an abandoned 1800s building Cheyenne, Wyoming that was destroyed by fire....

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Beautiful Bathrooms with Tin

June 18, 2014

Notoriously homebuyers have put a huge emphasis on bathrooms and kitchens and are willing to pay more for well-designed spaces. It lends itself to the “home is my sanctuary” mentality, and having many desirable features not only increases your resale value, but also makes you feel more comfortable in the interim, blending practical and pretty. They key to good bathroom design is compartmentalization – keeping the shower and bath separate from the vanity, storage and toilet, while emphasizing luxurious finishes....

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Case Study: Adya

June 9, 2014

One of the most hotly anticipated spring restaurant openings in the OC, Adya is the new project from renowned Chef Shachi Mehra, deemed the Queen of Indian by Riviera magazine. The menu combines modern and classic Indian cooking, while balancing a bold Southern California influence. Located in the newly transformed Anaheim Packing House, an open kitchen with a view of the tandoor ovens is a highlight of the space....

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Your Photo Contest Winners

May 28, 2014

We know you’re all waiting anxiously for the announcement, so without further ado, your supremely talented photo contest winners. We were overwhelmed by the response and sorting through 400+ amazing pictures was no easy task. Our customers have an unmatched creative vision and we love nothing more than seeing your work. We saw tons of great ceilings, backsplashes made just of filler, old world stoves, outdoor elements, lots of cats, a toilet paper holder, and everything in between!...

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Surprise Mom with an Amazing Home Makeover

May 7, 2014

One of most important holidays of the year is right around the corner, and this year you’ll be able to wow mom like never before. Rather than give her the standard card and flowers for Mother’s Day, surprise her with a home makeover with tin ceilings in her favorite room of the house. Before you say no, we’ve outlined the top three reasons why a tin ceiling will earn you major brownie points with mom this Mother’s Day....

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The Best Tin Installations in Europe

April 28, 2014

Our sales agent Arjan has been helping to lead the charge introduce tin to Europe and from custom patterns for the Heineken head office to the corner store; it’s been catching on like wildfire. Here are some of our favorite tin installations in Europe, from restaurant to retail. Milk Bar – Kiev Launched just two months ago amidst a country in crisis, Milk Bar is a welcome addition to the Ukrainian restaurant scene....

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Photo Contest Update- We’re Impressed!

April 21, 2014

We’re a couple weeks into our photo contest and just a quick note the deadline to enter, vote and share has been extended until May 15 so keep spreading the world! Also, due to your feedback, we’ve started accepting entries via email that we can upload to our Facebook app for you. If you’d like to enter this way, send your high-res installation pictures to photos@americantinceilings.com with a brief explanation of what/where it is....

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The Ultimate Basement Remodel with Ceiling Tiles

April 16, 2014

Basements are usually one of two things- dark, dingy, forgotten storage spaces or finished dens and playrooms, spaces the children can ravage that’s concealed from sight. If you’re tired of the hurricane of toys and clutter, it doesn’t have to be like that. Make your basement a beautiful area you want to show off, with proper lighting, attractive window coverings, and inviting furniture. According to the Toronto Star, ceiling tiles are one of the easiest ways to brighten up a basement....

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Transform Your Home With These Tin Tile Design Ideas

April 3, 2014

Creating a warm and inviting space for your home can seem like a daunting and time consuming task — one that many would shy away from. But unique design doesn’t have to involve huge and costly renovation projects .Sometimes, the littlest changes can make the biggest impact. Tin tiles can be used in a variety of ways to create a sophisticated and timeless element to your home. Without breaking the bank or tearing down walls, we’ve identified three simple DIY projects to get you started on your spring home remodel....

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It’s a Tin Ceiling Photo Contest!

April 2, 2014

April is Customer Appreciation Month and we want to celebrate by showcasing your awesome work. With over 75,000 customers to date (thank you!), we know you all have some amazing installations with our tin tiles. With each new photo that comes across our in-boxes, social media channels or otherwise, we are humbled by the creativity of our DIY, home improvement aficionados. We know there are so many more out there - and we want to see them all!...

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Ceiling Tiles Comparison (Tin vs. Plastic)

March 17, 2014

We know you have a choice when it comes to ceiling tiles, or home remodeling in general. In fact, you probably have way too many choices from colors and patterns to finishes and materials. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, it helps to make a pros and cons list of the cost benefit analysis so you know where to splurge and where to save when comparing tin or another metal to plastic. At least in the world of ceiling tiles, we’ll help break it down for you....

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Are American Tin Ceiling Tiles Eco-Friendly?

March 3, 2014

If you care about the environment and adopting a sustainable lifestyle, you may be concerned with what products you’re using in your home - and rightfully so. Your home is the place where you spend the most time with your loved ones so you want to ensure your family is happy and healthy. With many building materials getting a bad rap for being full of toxic chemicals, you can rest assured our tin ceiling tiles are not only eco-friendly, but completely safe....

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Interview with a Design Consultant

February 28, 2014

Operations manager and design consultant Crystal Pinkston has been with American Tin Ceilings Company for over ten years. With countless stories and advice, we caught up with her to get the skinny on home renovations and remodels. Where are you from? I am from Palmetto, Florida. I was born and raised here, and I have never lived anywhere else. I had never seen snow for the first time until I was 21 years old — definitely a beach girl....

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Case Study: Melt Bar & Grilled

February 26, 2014

“Tin ceilings were always my first choice and I never considered any other materials. Why settle for second best?” –Matt Fish, Owner of Melt Bar & Grilled As American as baseball or apple pie, grilled cheese is a comfort food that can take you back to your childhood. Melt Bar and Grilled is no ordinary sandwich shop, though. With rotating specials that include everything from Sriracha butter to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, this cult phenomenon (seriously, their fans get tattoos) uses American Tin Ceilings as a major identifying element of their brand....

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Jaw Dropping Beautiful Interiors With Tin

January 30, 2014

As a way to cut costs but maintain elegant homes, Victorian middle class families introduced tin ceilings as an alternative to ornate and expensive plaster ceilings. Over 100 years later, tin ceilings are enjoying a revival in a big way. Tin tiles aren’t just for ceilings, though. In need of inspiration for your home? Check out these photos. Dreamy Kitchens Give your kitchen a makeover with a tin backsplash or accent....

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Tin Installations

January 27, 2014

The 7 Deadly Sins are a common set of vices that all of mankind are subject to. When thinking about a home remodel, it’s easy to get caught up in excessive yearning and undesirable behavior. Similar to Bridezilla syndrome, avoid becoming a DIY Diva with an accessible project like tin ceiling tiles. Your friends and family will thank you. Lust Ceiling Tiles There’s no need to simply desire a tin ceiling; it is a completely obtainable and affordable home repair project....

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Interview: The Artisan Painter

January 23, 2014

Ever wonder who the mastermind is behind all those gorgeous artisan colors? Master painter Brian McQuillan has been working with American Tin Ceiling Co. for over 10 years. We caught up with him to discuss his inspirations and the process he undergoes for handpainting the artisan tin ceilings panels. Where are you from? Originally New York. How long have you worked with American Tin Ceilings? About 10 years — I was one of the first installers for them....

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