A sense of nostalgia and emphasis on environmental sustainability have many people tweaking historical materials and concepts to renew them back to their original glory. “Gorgeous old homes are getting modernized,” says Leah Wynn, owner. “And that means either restoring existing elements or using something new that is aligned with the integrity of the original architecture.”
Leah Wynn, with team Anna Ayala, Lance Brimhall and Tara Thomas, can help you creatively identify and define functional spaces and then personalize and beautify them.
For centuries, successful builders and architects have dared to use design elements differently, creating new standards and opening the door for further evolution. “We are fortunate to live in a time when technology and creativity merge to create more comfortable, functional and creative spaces,” Wynn says. “Inside Out Architecturals provides a variety of materials to create an environment customized for every individual.”
Representing more than 50 unique decorative tile lines, Inside Out Architecturals boasts an intriguing collection of tile options, from one-of-a-kind stones and large-format glass to enduring traditional flooring and historical ornamentals.
“We carry the handiwork of today’s artisans in metal and ceramic tile, glass, leather and dimensional tile that are best described as art,” Wynn explains.
“All the updated manufacturing processes and new digital printing capabilities let us customize tile in every way imaginable. We can replicate wood, feathers and even add a photo on tile now. We work with local artisans to tailor each project to you—down to the smallest detail.”Leah Wynn, Owner
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Patterns are making a comeback. You’ll see patterns everywhere, even on penny tiles. Think wallpaper on tile. Penny tiles with multiple hexagon rings add depth. Also, metallic sheens; glass-mixed mosaics and large-format porcelain tiles with an iridescent sheen all add instant glamor.
Black-and-white checkerboard flooring is all the rage. Starting in the late 1680s, a black-and-white floor made its first splash on the queen’s staircase in Versailles. Since then, this classic, dramatic look has been revisited. Now, it’s back in porcelain tiles.
Show your age: Round, tumbled edges give tiles an aged look, and tumbled brick floor tiles have a rustic appeal. During the Tuscan trend, many people installed travertine stone tiles. As they refresh their homes today, they’re incorporating a warm color palette to blend in with the existing travertine while giving the space a new vibe.