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May 24 at #KBtribechat – Designing With Natural Materials

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by The Natural Stone Institute 

In an increasingly busy world, people are seeking ways to reconnect with nature. One of the simplest ways to “bring the outdoors in” is to utilize natural materials in the home. Not only are natural materials beautiful and sustainable, but they are also typically highly durable and long lasting.

From reclaimed wood walls to bamboo flooring to natural stone countertops, natural materials imbue spaces with intrinsic warmth and an organic feel that is at once grounding and rejuvenating. Moreover, natural materials can complement virtually any decor style – making them a highly versatile design choice.

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Perhaps one of the most appealing aspects of natural materials is their quality and uniqueness. There is something deeply satisfying about choosing a slab of natural stone that was formed by nature thousands or even millions of years ago, and then seeing that slab within a home.

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Of course, the benefits of natural materials extend far beyond aesthetics. Natural materials are also eco-friendly and in many cases, can be sourced locally or regionally, which helps to offset fuel usage incurred during transportation. A number of natural materials – wood, cork, and bamboo, for instance – are renewable. Others, like natural stone, can be recycled or salvaged for a variety of uses – both indoors and out.

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Image by Illinois Granite & Marble, Ltd

Natural materials are like a fine wine—getting better and more beautiful as they age.

On Wednesday, May 24 at 2pm eastern, join MIA+BSI: The Natural Stone Institute for a Twitter discussion on designing with natural materials.

Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1: Are clients concerned with making green design choices for kitchen remodels? What advice do you give them?

Q2: Natural materials like stone are durable and easy to care for. What maintenance tips do you give clients?

Q3: What is your favorite natural stone to work with in bathroom designs? Share photos to show why!

Q4: Do you work with salvaged or recycled materials? What are some of your favorite places to use these materials?

Q5: Have you noticed any trends or innovations in using natural materials like stone? What makes them interesting?

Q6: What natural stone applications or finishes are most popular with clients? Have you tried anything new lately?

Q7: Natural materials are one-of-a-kind. Share some unique ways you’ve used them in projects.

Join this Twitter discussion

on Wednesday, May 24

from 2 to 3 pm eastern

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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March 29 at #KBtribechat – Outdoor Living Trends

A design discussion

Sponsored and Hosted by MS International.

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The heart wants what it wants, and for homeowners one message is clear this spring: recreating outdoor living spaces is a high priority project. Thanks to warmer days, homeowners are starting to plan their new alfresco lifestyle.

Join MSI to chat about the most compelling outdoor living trends and inspired new exterior products hitting the market. From materials with innovative functionality to surfaces made for an enviable backyard oasis, we hope you’re able to join the discussion.

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Our KBtribechat questions:

Q1: What outdoor living trends are you seeing emerge in 2017? What’s the inspiration behind them?

Q2: What’s the most desired features in today’s outdoor spaces?

Q3: What are some of your favorite outdoor projects you’ve seen featuring tile or stone?

Q4: What are some ways homeowners can infuse their personalities & design styles into their outdoor projects?

Q5: What are some simple & budget-friendly ways to spruce up your outdoor space?

Q6: Any new, exciting outdoor products, materials or applications you’d like to share?

Q7: Any outdoor trends or products you’re looking forward to seeing at Coverings next week?

Join this Twitter chat discussion

on Wednesday, March 29

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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February 22nd at #KBtribechat – Tile and Stone Trends for 2017

Why tile, and what we’re looking forward to at Coverings 2017.

Sponsored and Hosted by Coverings Trade Show.

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At Coverings, you can experience nine miles of tile and stone from around the world in one location. Join us in Orlando on April 4 – 7, 2017. Crossville Tile will be hosting KBtribechat from the show floor on April 5th. We hope to see you at the show!

Click on this link to learn more and register for free

 

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The KBtribechat discussion questions:

• Q1) What tile color trends are you seeing emerge for 2017 and beyond?

• Q2) What are some trending styles in tile for 2017? What is the inspiration behind them?

• Q3) What is the best way to approach uncovering tile and stone trends at #Coverings2017?

• Q4) What are some of your favorite projects you’ve seen featuring tile and stone?

• Q5) This year’s Coverings Installation Design Showcase focuses on Tiny Homes. Why is tile and stone a good fit for smaller spaces?

• Q6) Tomorrow is National Tile Day, hosted by @Coverings. Why do you choose tile for your projects?

• Q7) Why is Coverings an important show for kitchen & bath professionals to attend?

Join this Twitter Chat conversation

on Wednesday, February 22

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

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June 17th at #KBtribechat – Natural Elements

A design discussion 250_min Our KBtribechat discussion questions:

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1.) For what reasons would we bring organic elements into a room’s design?  How do they make us feel?

2.) Share ideas for bringing natural elements into the home!

3.) How can we add the permanence of natural materials into the kitchen or bathroom?

4.) Share ways to mix materials to create interest!

5.) Does sustainability tie into the use of natural materials? Why or why not? How?

Join this Twitter chat discussion

on Wednesday, June 17th

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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June 3, 2015 at #KBtribechat: A Focus on Kitchen Backsplashes

A design discussion!

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Our discussion questions:

1. ) What looks are trending now for backsplashes in the kitchen? Please share pics!

2.) What are your favorite materials for backsplashes in the kitchen? Why?

3.) What are your design solutions for ending backsplashes on return walls? On cabinet finished ends?

4.) Please share design tips and photos for backsplashes on cooking/ventilation walls!

5.) What backsplash materials/looks have you found inspirational or want to design in?

Join this Twitter chat discussion

on Wednesday, June 3rd

from 2 to 3pm eastern time

by adding #KBtribechat to your tweets!

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#Coverings2013 – The Ultimate Tile + Stone Experience!

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The show is fast approaching!  Coverings is April 29 – May 2 in Atlanta, Georgia. Have you registered?

Join us at Coverings

Kbtribechat will be LIVE from the show floor on May 1st hosted by Crossville Tile in their booth! Join the us for a tweet-up and to share your show finds at kbtribechat in booth #7259 at 2pm eastern time.

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Our March 13th kbtribechat will be hosted by Paul Anater about Coverings 2013. Join us for this sponsored Twitter chat on the latest tile trends and show details.

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Kbtribechat Host – Paul Anater

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Coverings Update – LIVE from the show!

 

 

On Wednesday, April 17, 2012, Mark Johnson, FAIA will be hosting kbtribechat LIVE from Coverings – The Ultimate Tile + Stone Experience. He and his panel will be reporting back with the latest from the show.  Our discussion will take place from 2 – 3 pm eastern time.  Join us!

Panelists:

Christine Whittemore @CBWhittemore

Chief Simplifier of Simple Marketing Now | helping you get found online via social media & content marketing | passionate about #retailexp #practicalmktr Northern NJ, USA · http://simplemarketingnow.com/content-talks-business-blog/

Nick Lovelady @cupboards

Home-grown Southern Kitchen & Bathroom Design/Consultation- Musings and activities from our day.
Sylacauga, AL, USA · http://www.cupboardsonline.com

Ginny Powell @GinnyPowell
It isn’t just 140 characters. It is the first 140 characters of a conversation.               sunny florida · http://acrackeddoor.blogspot.com

Nora DePalma @noradepalma

Wife, stepmom, friend, and Jersey Girl living in the South. Principal of O’Reilly- DePalma. Able to see life as amusing roughly 80% of the time.
Atlanta · http://www.oreilly-depalma.com

Bill Buyok @AventeTile

Hand painted artisan decorative tiles and hand crafted cement tiles. Tweeting as Bill Buyok.
Beverly Hills, CA USA · http://AventeTile.com

Irene Williams @crossvilleinc

Elevate spaces with Crossville’s porcelain tile, natural stone, glass, metal & mosaic collections—beautifully designed, environmentally friendly, American made.
Crossville, TN · http://www.crossvilleinc.com

Guest Host:

Mark Johnson FAIA @MarkJohnsonFAIA

FAIA|AIBD|CKD Marketer/Educator/Architect/Speaker – Design+building products industry. Green Builder Media – National Director, Social & Virtual Media
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA · http://markitect.me/

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