Week of January 18th, 2021 — Our Favorite Projects

Week of January 18th, 2021 — Our Favorite Projects - Architessa

Top 5 Design Posts of the Week

As we enter into the New Year with high hopes and big visions in our eyes, we thought it was a great time to step back and showcase some projects Architectural Ceramics has completed over the recent years, and dwell on some of our coolest projects we were so fortunate to be able to have our name attached to.

Fresh off of our annual corporate meeting on January 11th, (we missed you just as much as you missed us that day, don’t worry), we thought it was a great time to reflect on some of our past accomplishments before setting sail into the new year filled with new opportunities to showcase our quality products and services to the building industry. After all, if there’s one thing 2020 taught us, it’s to always appreciate what we have and remember why we worked so hard to achieve our goals, persevering even through the most uncertain of times. We love what we do and we can’t wait to share more of our projects with you when they’re complete! Dive into this week’s top 5 designs and let us know your favorite in the comments below!

1. Aspire Show House

First Look: Inside This Year's Aspire House in Northern Virginia, NBC Washington

2020's official ASPIRE Home located in Mclean was designed by more than two dozen designers alike, which might be one of the reason's it was chosen as the Aspire Home! The almost 10,000 square feet mansion boats of impressive interior furnishings, and was made possible by the joint partnership of Aspire Design, Home Magazine, Harrison Design and Artisan Builders. Architectural Ceramics was fortunate enough to provide some of our best materials for the home (as it deserves nothing less) and the full details of our contributions are available on our website (click here). This was one of the landmark projects for Architectural Ceramics and we were so glad to be apart of such an amazing and beautiful home. Check out the link for more details!

2. 2020 Southern Living Idea House

2020 Southern Living Idea House: A Dreamy Blue Ridge Mountain Hideaway, Southern Living

We found ourselves again fortunate enough to be a part of Southern Living's 2020 Idea House, a blue-ridge getaway that "shows off Asheville, North Carolina’s down-to-earth style." Working alongside one of our favorite interior designers, the amazing Lauren Liess, we were able to provide some of the materials that make up this stunning home, including our Veranda Marble in Antiqued White as well as our Terra Folk Bouquet in Honey, the latter of which is a Lauren Liess designed tile. You can browse our full Habitat Collection online. Check out the rest of the home in the link above and let us know your favorite part of this gorgeous getaway in the comments below!

3. Old & New in Georgetown

Georgetown Kitchens with Old & New Influences, Houzz

Georgetown, located just outside of the hustle and bustle of our Nation's Capitol, showcases unique design all over the place, as old infrastructure meets new design trends creating masterpieces we can't keep our eyes off of! of course, it comes at cost with D.C being ranked 2019's fifth most expensive city to live in in the United States, but when your neighbor can't officially tell you what he does for a living you meet some pretty interesting people. The kitchen featured above showcases one of our favorite tiles, the backsplash is Walker Zanger's Duquesa collection in the gorgeous mezzanotte colorway, available for any interested buyer on our website. Check out the link for the full gallery of pictures showcasing this stunning kitchen!

4. The St. Thomas Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas, Forbes

For this, we turned to President David Benson and asked him what his most memorable project of recent years was, and without hesitation it was the Ritz-Carlton renovation in their St. Thomas location, where we provided several hundred thousand square feet of materials for their facelift. Most notably, David was proud of our Turkish Stone and White Chablis which can be found all over the resort including hotel bathrooms shown above. Check out this review online for more information about the renovation and of course if you're ever in the St. Thomas area, be on the lookout for the Ritz and take a look at our materials for yourself! Enjoy!

5. The Baltimore Ravens Stadium Slab

M&T Bank Stadium, Architectural Ceramics

Although it was completed in 2019, we've seen the rise of slim slab popularity over the past year or so, and thought this was a great time to showcase one of our favorite projects we worked on with the material. Located in Baltimore and home of the Ravens Football Team, which just wrapped up a valiant effort in the playoffs, we were honored to provide them with a few of our slim slabs, and shown above a custom-made piece made to mirror the Raven itself. Pretty cool, right? Additionally, we provided our Silk Stone in some flooring applications which created a sleek look for the upper levels of this stadium's interior design. Check out the link for a complete list of the materials we sourced as well as additional pictures, and while you're there you might as well check out the work we were able to provide for another local sports team's stadium, the Washington Nationals!

Enjoy, and we look forward to seeing you next Monday for another top 5 design!

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