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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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The Easiest Fix for Outdated Popcorn Ceilings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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What Your Tin Tile Color Says About You

September 29, 2014

With 50+ color options, choosing what finish to order your tiles in may seem overwhelming. By narrowing the choices by family, it may make it a bit easier to help determine what type of look and style you like or are trying to achieve. Let us break it down for you: Artisan - You care about having the highest quality home accents and it shows in your decor, each tile is lovingly hand finished to give you a distinct, one of a kind antique feel that will be the envy of the neighborhood....

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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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Case Study: Alban Adobe Casa, Alban Vineyards

March 26, 2014

The Alban Adobe is the family home of the owner of Alban Vineyards, the first American winery and vineyard in Edna Valley, California. Established exclusively to harvest Rhone Varieties, the 250-acre property has been featured in a made for TV movie about wine and cooking. The exterior tin ceiling tiles were added during a recent renovation, which will be featured in a soon-to-be released coffee table book, “The Building of the Alban Adobe Casa,” for the owner to give to guests as part of the experience of visiting the estate....

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Get Outside: The Best Exterior Tin Installations

March 24, 2014

With spring weather begging you to start your gardening and landscaping projects, we’re here to remind you that tin ceiling tiles look just as great outside as they do inside. Our tin tiles are perfect for wainscoting, finishing a patio, or as window or roof trim. Our creative customers have used them for everything from flower boxes to fence design- the only limit is your imagination. Rust and water resistant, you won’t have to worry about them being affected by the elements, as our powder-finishes are strong and designed to last for years....

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Interior Design Spotlight: Collaborative Design Group

March 19, 2014

We love installations of our ceiling tiles that are non-traditional. Don’t get us wrong, a great ceiling or backsplash will completely transform a room, but it’s the unique spaces, uses and innovative design that really gets us excited about all the possibilities with t in. Our interior design partners have no shortage of creativity, and Mickey Bufalini of Collaborative Design Group in Houston, Texas is no exception. With the goal of “breathing new life into a space and enticing you to stay,” one of their founding design principles comes from Paola Antonelli, curator of MOMA, “Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need, and beauty to produce something that the world didn’t know was missing....

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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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Ceiling Tiles – Do You Know the Different Types?

March 12, 2014

Contrary to popular belief, ceilings don’t just come in one shape and size, popcorn or otherwise. Effective building design requires balancing multiple objectives: aesthetics, acoustics, environmental factors, and integration with the building’s infrastructure—not to mention cost of construction as well as long-term operation costs. So how do you know which type of ceiling tiles are right for you? Suspended / Dropped Ceiling Tiles With a somewhat interchangeable name, dropped, grid or suspended ceiling tiles are popular because they provide an attractive, finished look that hides wires, pipes, and other unsightly fixtures....

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Spring Cleaning: The Pain of Popcorn Ceilings

March 10, 2014

In turning our clocks forward yesterday, we officially look forward to spring’s prudent arrival. In doing so, it means it’s officially time to start planning spring cleaning projects. And one thing that should definitely be on your list? Finally getting rid of those horrid popcorn ceilings. Give your 5th wall the attention it deserves with a beautiful tin ceiling upgrade. A mainstay of the 1950s to 1980s, popcorn, cottage cheese or stucco ceiling as it may be called was a spray-on paint treatment....

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Case Study: Haunted Mortuary

March 5, 2014

One of the most actively and famously haunted mansions in America; ghost hunters from around the world make the trek to New Orleans to experience paranormal activities at the Haunted Mortuary. Originally built in 1872, the historic property at the end of the Canal Street Cemeteries streetcar line has an interesting story to tell. A Grand Victorian Mansion with awe-inspiring porticos, the building was considered an architectural marvel with its neo-classical revival style exterior and eclectic interior....

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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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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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The Best Retail Spaces with Tin Ceiling Tiles

February 17, 2014

The goal of retail design is to draw people in, create an enjoyable shopping experience, and convert visitors into buyers. From restaurants to shops, metallic accents add visual interest and create a dynamic customer experience. Tin ceiling tiles are a beautiful addition to any retail space as some of these standout retailers know, just take a look at the innovative ways they’re using our products to create a uniquely memorable shopping or dining environment....

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What does your ceiling say about you?

February 13, 2014

You spend hours designing the interior of your home, paying close attention to the types of couches, the angle of the coffee table, and even the materials of the rug. But have you considered what your ceiling says about you? Ceilings are often an afterthought in home remodeling, but in reality, they can provide one of the most dramatic and impactful upgrades to a room. You don’t have to just settle for what you purchased - ceiling remodels are surprisingly less expensive than you may think and it’s a way to make your 5th wall a main focal point....

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Case Study: Grand River Station

February 12, 2014

Awarded Project of the Year in 2010, La Crosse’s Grand River Station transit center was one of Wisconsin’s top public works projects. The $30 million transportation center was a joint development project in historic La Cross. A completely unique space, not only is the building a bus and train terminal, but it also boasts an impressive 12,000 square feet commercial space, parking facility and three floors of apartments in the upper levels....

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