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We are here to MAKE a difference that is why arming you with NEW and CREATIVE products is woven into our business model.

 

Coming in 2016 ~ We are bursting with excitement for our first ever 21 day challenge ~ Daily INSPIRATION, MOTIVATION & Daily tasks to help you de-clutter your life, your home, your work and your body! I am deep in the content development so tell me what specific style and organization ideas you would like to learn the most about? This is for you! Tell me what serves you most!I’d love to hear about it in the comments below. And do share as much detail as you can. People LOVE to hear your ideas!

We know the BEYOND tile philosophy inside and out and have used it just like YOU TOO can experience to create WOW results and make a bigger impact in the world.

 

NEWS ALERT we have a NEW Luxury yoga inspired jewelry line.

More details about our JEWELRY are right here for you! read more 

 

          

 

Tweetable " Move your creativity to the center of confidence, release doubt & there's no limit 2 what u can do for yourself & others"   #beyondtile #yogainspiredjewelry

 

Now I would love to hear from you.

  1. Do you feel inspired by this jewelry?
  2. What areas of your life need DE-cluttering ~ Home, Office, Body?

 

Visit our site to learn, explore and get inspired.

Important: please share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments.

If you found this blog post helpful, please pass it along to your closest colleagues, clients and friends — anyone you think could use a little extra support as they work to bring their dreams to life!

Thanks so much for making this one of the most inspiring, fun and supportive places online.

With so much creativity and inspiration...

From the sea and sand in CA,

Christa

 

5 Tips for choosing bathroom tile at www.beyondtile.com


1. Pick your must have tile first.

Typically when we start a bathroom renovation we have one tile that we dream of including in our design.  Sometimes it is a really special or unique accent tile and sometimes it is as simple as knowing that you want white subway tile.  Either way, take that dream tile and use it as the starting point for the other tile you will choose for your bathroom design.

2. Try to keep it to no more than 3 different tiles.

Taking your first (must have) choice as a starting point, use it to make the decisions for the other tiles you will include in your design.  If your must have is a really unique color or pattern and is going to be the focal point of your design, pull more subtle colors from it to use in your accent tiles.  If however your first choice is really plain (like a white subway tile) you may want to add an element of interest with a colorful accent tile or even a smaller scale white penny tile to change it up and add interest.

Typically you will choose a floor tile, a wall tile for the shower/ tub surround or even all of the walls in your bathroom, and an accent tile that will be used as a focal point.  This is just a guideline. Don’t be afraid to break the rules a little bit.

3 simple tiles

3. Stick to one show stopper.

There are so many beautiful tiles out there and a bathroom is a perfect place to show off some of your personality and take a risk with a fun color or pattern on your tiles.  However, if you are going to go for it, keep it to one show stopper.  This will make your look timeless and really create the wow factor that you are going for since it won’t be competing with the other elements in the room.  (Many of these super special tiles can be pricey, but if you are working in a small area like a bathroom, they might just be the splurge you need since you won’t need very many square feet.)

Your show stopper area can be big or small, it’s up to you.

The good majority of this bathroom is done in pretty basic white tile, but they added a wow factor with this beautiful tile at the top.

4. Take maintenance into consideration.

I don’t like to clean.  I especially don’t like to clean the tub and shower so when choosing tile for these very wet areas you will probably want to go with porcelain or ceramic tile since they are virtually maintenance free.  (You will want to double check to see if they need to be sealed.)  Tiles make from natural stone require more maintenance and do have to be sealed.  They are definitely more pours so they tend to hold on to dirt and grim more.  If you are wanting to add texture with stone, it may be a good idea to use it on the floor or in a less wet area.  Lastly, glass tile is so pretty and makes a great wall or accent tile.  It is super slippery, so it doesn’t work well on the floor.

5. Consider scale.

Large scale tiles are definitely on trend when it comes to bathroom floors right now.  If you choose to go that direction, you can use the same tile cut in smaller sizes in a different area of the bathroom.  For example if you use 12 x 24 tiles on the floor, you can use the same tile on the bathroom floor in 2 x 2s to continue the color across the entire floor, but creating a more slip free shower floor.

 

We are here to MAKE a difference that is why arming you with NEW and CREATIVE tile is woven into our business model. NEWS ALERT we have a NEW Luxury yoga inspired jewelry line.

 

We know the BEYOND tile philosophy inside and out and have used it just like YOU TOO can experience to create WOW results and make a bigger impact in the world.

 

More details about our JEWELRY are right here for you! read more 

 

          

 

Tweetable " Move your creativity to the center of confidence, release doubt & there's no limit 2 what u can do for yourself & others"   #beyondtile #yogainspiredjewelry

 

Now I would love to hear from you.

  1. Do you feel inspired by this jewelry?
  2. Can you use these 5 tips for choosing tile?

I’d love to hear about it in the comments below. And do share as much detail as you can. People LOVE to hear your ideas!

They visit our site to learn, explore and get inspired. Your perspective may be exactly what someone else needs to hear to open up to a greater sense of themselves, and the world.

Important: please share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments.

If you found this blog post helpful, please pass it along to your closest colleagues, clients and friends — anyone you think could use a little extra support as they work to bring their dreams to life!

Thanks so much for making this one of the most inspiring, fun and supportive places online.

With so much creativity and inspiration...

From the sea and sand in CA,

Christa

 

How to use PEBBLE Tiles to WOW and DELIGHT

Hey there,

  

Hope this email finds you absolutely awesome...

 

I have put together a FABULOUS video break designed to INSPIRE you and get your creative juices flowing!! 

 

This some of the work we've been doing this year with our  PEBBLE TILES 

 

ALL of these rooms are from top-notch experts who also happen to be designers and DIYers just like YOU

They know the BEYOND tile philosophy inside and out and have used it just like YOU TOO can experience to create WOW results and make a bigger impact in the world.

 

More details about glass tiles are right here for you! read more 

 


 

  

  


If you're ready to use BEYOND tile products and design recipes to help get your remodel or new construction out to the world in a bigger way, you're going to love these ideas.

 

 Jump over to the Blog page to get started now!

 

More goodies soon and big creativity,

Christa & Tad

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Praise: Denise: "I love your pebbles; they feel so good to stand on! I can't wait to get them installed in my shower. The colors are so pretty when they are wet. I shopped around and your quality was the best with the smoothest, roundest and flattest by far! I have told everybody about you. My brother is building a home on the central coast and he wants your pebbles in his master bath. Thanks."

10 Great Standing Pebble Tile Images

                 Our first commercial black standing pebble tile installation

 

When we first started importing pebble tile the only real material available was the 12x12 field pebble tile. We used them for walls, floors, shower pans, pool decks, homes, hotels and restaurants.Then in June of 2005 we started importing a cladding version we dubbed standing pebble tile. Basically we were finding that we had all of these excess pebbles that were not a great gauge of thickness for the 3/8 flooring so we started cutting the extra pebbles in half and standing them on the cut ends.

We tried to stay with smaller stones so the cladding was tight and we used a 4x12 pattern to make installation easy.

The results of the installations of our standing pebble tiles has been nothing short of spectacular. Below are some of our favorite residential and commercial examples of standing pebble tile installations.

 

            This is the north corner of the downstairs dining room for Pacific Coast Grill                        sunny Cardiff, Ca.sporting our black standing pebble tile. Spectacular                                             views of the surf, amazing food and DESIGN!

 

Another curved masterpiece using the black standing pebble tile. This spa at the Westin Kaanapali in Maui really captures the essence of the islands with the use of natural stone in their design.

     Tan standing pebble tile- outdoor bar St. MartinI wish I remembered the name of the design firm in Manhattan that created this stunning outdoor bar in St. Martin using our tan standing pebble tile and the live edge wood bartop.

 

A nice close up of the tan standing pebble tile feature wall for the outdoor bar in St Martin                                     A nice close up of the St. Martin outdoor bar

 

Green standing pebble tile            Spring Rain Standing Pebble Tile - Seaside Market Cardiff Town Center, Ca.

 

bright black standing pebble tile             Bold Black Standing Pebble Tile - Sammis residence, Solana Beach, Ca

 

River rock standing pebble tile                  Teddie Kossof Salon, Chicago - River Rock Standing Pebble Tile

 

skipping stone standing pebble tile - Stone Brewery Escondido, CA                    Icon Stone Brewery, Escondido, CA  guest bathrooms featuring                                                            skipping stone standing pebble tile

 

Mix Quartz Standing Pebble Tile - Ugh Store - Soho, New York City                            Our Mixed Quartz Standing Pebble Tile in the Flagship                                                                     Ugh Store in Soho, New York City

 

Black standing pebble tile-Sheraton Waikiki,Oahu                      Our stunning Bold Black Standing Pebble Tile greats visitors in                                                           the lobby of the Sheraton Waikiki, Oahu.

 

We have many more installations that feature more residential applications that we will roll out in the future. Till then hope this inspires your design juices.

               Have a favorite. Tell us here! We love to know your thoughts.

 

 

                             

 

 

 

How to create with blue grey subway tile at www.beyondtile.com

Almost all deeply meaningful creative endeavors goes through a similar journey.

You start out on fire. You’re high on passion and possibilities. You could not be more jazzed about your new IDEA!

But then, you hit a rough patch. Unexpected challenges and unforeseen complications take you off track. Suddenly, everything that was going so great has morphed into a hot, frustrating mess.
Your energy tanks. Doubt creeps in. You can’t help but think…

“Maybe this wasn’t such a great idea after all.”

Sound familiar?

 

We are here to MAKE a difference that is why arming you with NEW and CREATIVE tile is woven into our business model.

 

We know the BEYOND tile philosophy inside and out and have used it just like YOU TOO can experience to create WOW results and make a bigger impact in the world.

 

More details about our tiles are right here for you! read more 

 

 

  Tweetable " Move your creativity to the center of confidence, release doubt & there's no limit 2 what u can do for yourself & others"   #beyondtile

 

I've been recommending these glass tile combinations to everyone I know because they are **that colorful** and **that affordable**.   Mixing the matte glass tile and glossy. I usually use 2/3 glossy and 1/3 matte


Some of the materials we highlighted are time tested favorites of all of the creatives we've met over the 11 years we have been working with all of you. Blue Grey and Green glass have really taken the Subway Tile world by storm.

 

I am a big fan of glass subways is because there are countless combinations of sizes, materials, textures and colors that meet the needs of any homeowner, architect or designer.

 

The most traditional of format for laying the subways is the brick pattern (also called a Z pattern or 50% offset) in a horizontal pattern. This is a great look and ideal for transitional homes that are trying to be more current or relevant but still have too many elements that are a dated. Adding a glass subway helps create some freshness with out creating a striking contrast to the rest of the home's style. If the rest of the home is a bit more current you can get playful and run a standard brick pattern vertically.

 

Now I would love to hear from you. It’s a two part challenge today:

  1. What’s something that triggers your creativity?
  2. Do you see Subway Glass Tile more in the kitchen or in the bathroom?

I’d love to hear about it in the comments below. And do share as much detail as you can. People LOVE to hear your ideas!

They visit our site to learn, explore and get inspired. Your perspective may be exactly what someone else needs to hear to open up to a greater sense of themselves, and the world.

Important: please share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments.

If you found this blog post helpful, please pass it along to your closest colleagues, clients and friends — anyone you think could use a little extra support as they work to bring their dreams to life!

Thanks so much for making this one of the most inspiring, fun and supportive places online.

With so much creativity and inspiration,

Christa

 

Gorgeous Remodel featuring Beyond Tile

Hello
 

Without hesitation, this episode of our weekly BLOG is a must watch.
 
Doesn't matter what you might be dreaming of.
 
If any part of you longs to make and do really cool things in this world -- write, paint, cook, dance, sing, speak, produce, code, act, bake, or just bedazzle your toothbrush for goodness sake...
 
Today's show is a treasure map to unleash your most creative and expressive life. 

This some of the BEST work we've been doing with our TILES 

Tweetable: “You have hidden treasures within you… and so do I, and so does everyone around us.” @beyondtilelife

We’re all creative beings. We all have gifts to share. My hope is that today’s show fuels you to take (or continue on) the brave path ahead.

Now,  I would love to hear from you. What’s the single biggest insight you’re taking away from this rich design, and why? Yes, more than one insight is allowed – but I’m truly curious as to what hit home for you the most.

Leave a comment below and let me know. Remember, do your best to share as much detail as you can because thousands of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration.

What you have to say may just be what someone else needs to have a major breakthrough.

This is one of those epic conversations that I hope you'll share with every creator you know.

with so much inspiration and creativity...

warmly,

Christa

5 strategies for becoming more consistent in design and life...

 

 

  

Ahh, the power of being consistent.

It’s heralded as the strategy for achieving long-term greatness in almost any category: your body, business (are you a designer, builder or architect), art, relationships, emotional health or spirituality and YES even your remodeling plans.

The problem? It’s the one thing we mortals can struggle with the most — especially when we’re trying to improve, well, anything.

Like it or not, being consistent is essential if you want to make any significant change in your life. It’s also a must have skill if you’re looking to kick some serious ass and become world-class.

That’s why I was happy to tackle this subject today to help you my fellow creatives, who just might be  struggling with her ability to stay on track or get back on track. While I’m not perfect, I have been able to master consistency in a few key areas and, I gotta say, it’s made all the difference in the world.

If you’re looking to improve anything in your life (and I bet you are!) here are five keys that’ll help you be more consistently, consistent. Listen up!!

 

 

Tweetable: Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently. @beyondtilelife

Now, I’d love to hear from you.

What’s the most important strategy or idea that’s helped you be consistent in any endeavor? Tell me specifically, what’s worked and what hasn’t?

Leave a comment below and let me know. Remember, do your best to share as much detail as you can because thousands of incredible creatives come here each week for insight and inspiration. Your story may just be what someone else needs to have a breakthrough.

Important: please share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments.

Thank you so very much for watching, commenting and sharing. You make Tuesdays one of my favorite days of the week.

Enjoy!

from the sea and the sand in Cali...

warmest regards,

Christa

P.S. If you haven’t seen our other blogs on what we been up to, I recommend checking out:


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