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Happy New Year ~ 2016!

We have officially reopened from the holidays, and are excited to get started on any kind of interior design resolutions you might have in mind!

Whether you’re creating a new look for your family’s home, designing a boutique doggy daycare, or doing a design/build project for a luxury apartment complex – We can help you with that! We even have a wide range of glass colours available for this year’s Pantone picks, and custom cut stone to give your decor timeless appeal.

Tell us your dreams for 2016!

Harlequin in Cool Blend

Harlequin in Cool Blend


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Merry Christmas – Holiday Closure

Our Christmas is sure looking merry at the sight of this beautiful installation of Laurels in Pewter art glass as a fireplace surround! What a lovely choice of dark grout to emphasize the shape of the tile! It’s such a gift to see our tile revitalizing well-loved spaces and adding personal touches and character to cozy homes and businesses.

 

Laurels in Pewter as fireplace surround

Laurels in Pewter as fireplace surround

For the celebrations, we will be closed from December 24th – January 1st. If you have a project in mind that you would like to set in motion in advance, please feel free to contact us during our break and it will be queued appropriately in the New Year!

Thank you to Robyn and Dan Clark for sending in these images, and best wishes to everyone celebrating this special holiday!

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Peacock in Atlantic art glass

Happy Winter Solstice!

The first day of Winter is finally here, and what a beautiful Autumn it has been! Today also marks that joyous time when we find we are bouncing back towards summer and the sunny days start becoming longer again!

While the days right now remain short, it is the most perfect time of year for getting the densest amount of enjoyment from them! With these long evenings and extra quality time indoors, we can focus more on the home and family, the beautiful moments spent entertaining, and getting back in touch with people we’ve missed. We wish everyone the loveliest of celebrations, from Hanukkah to Solstice, to Christmas, to Kwanzaa, to New Years… and not to mention the ski/snowboard season!

We love getting to see your happy photos of festive decor, and our beautiful tiles shining away! Tag us in your posts, or email us photos, and we will spread the joy!

Please note that we will be closed for the holidays from December 24th to January 1st. Please feel free to contact us via email, social media or voicemail during this time, and we will catch up when we reopen to get started on your projects for 2016!

Pantone Colours of 2015

Pantone’s Colours of the Year!

There is a source of inspiration that designers in every field, from fashion to interiors, have in common – Pantone’s Colour of the Year! Bold and beautiful, these picks are hard to overlook, and they immediately start popping up everywhere. For 2016, something very special has happened: Pantone chose a pairing of colours instead of just one! We were thrilled when we saw that it was Rose Quartz and Serenity, because we have such a nice variety of matches for each!

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Frosted – Iridescent pink/blue

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Mauvelous

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Rosemist

 

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Blossom

Salmon iridescent pink/blue

Salmon – Iridescent pink/blue

 

Pantone's Rose Quartz & Serenity

Pantone’s Rose Quartz & Serenity

 

Bluestar - Iridescent blue/pink

Bluestar – Iridescent blue/pink

Periwinkle

Periwinkle

 

Seaport

Seaport

Watercolour

Watercolour

Raindrop

Raindrop

One of the most beautiful features of our art glass tile is its character. Such nuanced variation can happen from one sheet to the next, and as a result it can add so much unique personality and movement to a space. Some of these colours can look a bit different in person than they do digitally! The very best way to choose your own favourites for 2016 is to request samples, and we are usually able to send them off in about a week. We can even cut them into any of the patterns you might have in mind!   …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Gift Your Household a Gorgeous (and Practical) Kitchen Makeover!

All the hustle and bustle of the holidays never seems to get far away from magic that happens in the kitchen.

Quality time entertaining company, pulling out all the stops on our most prized recipes, and focusing on the comforts of home – These are things that everyone can gather around at this time of year! I think back on Christmas baking as a young child, and the excitement of poofing flour, squishing pastry dough and have a joy for cooking instilled so early in my memory.

Cookie monster bakes

 

What a lovely feeling to think of so many more precious moments there are to come! But maybe… There are also brief moments of horror: Mincemeat on the walls! Flour stuck to the mincemeat! Oily surfaces above the oven from fabulous recipes passed… The cleanup might leave you wishing your backsplash was a little more encompassing.

Hopefully you would have more than a 4″ backsplash for those errant ingredients, but sometimes the kitchen techniques employed are even more inspired. In that case, there has been a recent kitchen trend of taking backsplashes all the way up a kitchen wall. It has been very practically, stylishly applied to areas where the kitchen sink, oven, or a window are placed and extra oil and moisture protection are useful, whether for washing dishes to your favourite holiday songs or thoroughly watering your poinsettia on the sill.

Another big trend is for kitchens (and bathrooms) that emphasize white colour schemes. We have many shades of white, and they can be selected for most of our tile shapes. It’s a lovely way to bring timeless style into a crisp, clean looking space while adding texture and personality. Combinations like Pure White and Veil create an contrast of opacity and subtle translucency, and in different light (such as day to night), Veil appears magnificently blue! Wispy white and grey Pewter adds nuanced silvery tones, and specialty options like matte mirror Glacé reflect light and colours nearby in gorgeous pearlescent gradients.

Any samples ordered over the next week or so should arrive in time for Christmas – a fun way to gift your household with a design makeover, while still consulting with your significant other!

Madeira in Ivory art glass

Madeira in Ivory art glass

Tiara in Hurricane and Veil

Tiara in Hurricane & Veil

Arabesque in Glacé

Arabesque in Glacé

Laurels in Pewter

Laurels in Pewter

Det. Moroccan in Ice & White

Det. Moroccan in Ice & White

Bijou in Pure

Bijou in Pure

Edgewater Studio sample cards

Edgewater Studio sample cards

 

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Fairlane "Scale" tiles in Tara Green and White art glass

Edgewater Studio in Gray Magazine

Fairlane gradient “Scale” backsplash – credit Makito Inomata

You know that look when someone walks into a room, and has an absolute “WOW” moment? Seeing their eyes light up with effervescent starry enchantment? It’s pretty much the reaction people are having to Mak Interiors‘ redesign of this classic Vancouver home, and it’s exactly how we feel for their choice of our “Scale” pattern in an unbelievable kitchen!

Titled the “Fairlane” house, this project is featured in the current issue of Gray Magazine, and it has the whole Pacific Northwest swooning! It stays true to the local aesthetics of coastal adoration for wood tones, brass fixtures, stainless appliances and clean bright white cabinetry with pops of colour in a dynamic arrangement that adds a huge amount of lasting character. The result is a warm, yet refreshingly nautical, inviting space with a lot of personality for entertaining guests and making great family memories.

This project successfully combines two main trends: all-white kitchens and gradients of colour. Our studio team and designers specialize in custom tile projects, and any of our patterns are readily able to be modified to fit a desired look. If you see tiles in a shape you love, and another colour you adore, we’ll make it happen at the drop of a hat! For this gradient, the standard colour of our Scale pattern was mixed with the same shape in white, and assembled into organized sheets at our studio for easy installation into this beautiful ombre fade effect.

Fairlane Home “Scale” gradient – credit Makito Inomata

In a city with architectural skylines in a constant state of reinvention, we’re excited to get to be part of such charismatic interiors! It’s nice to imagine all these local rebuilds having so much interior flair. We’ll leave it to Gray to let us know where it’s at, Mak Interiors to design it, and our trusty studio team to keep creating those beautiful dreams into home-sweet-home realities.

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Madeira Border in onyx and marble

Happy Halloweekend! Channel Historic Style with Stone

Take your castle from spooky to spectacular with updated walls, halls and floors!

Create a grand entrance with our Marseille pattern, channeling the look of ancient architectural elements seen in cathedrals, lavish historic hotels and monumental buildings with fabulous pasts. Add a sense of arrival in the foyer, and dramatic mystique in the kitchen, bath and dungeon. Er… basement!

Marseille -http://edgewaterstudio.com/portfolio/marseille/

Marseille – http://edgewaterstudio.com/portfolio/marseille/

Make hearts skip a beat with a stunning floor medallion! We complete many custom designs, and they are some of our favourite projects. Swirling floral motif? Art deco restoraton? Elegant logo for big impact? Sugar skull obsession? Mandala for elevated consciousness? MC Escher themed lounge? You name it! We can help create a custom design to command any space.

Crown Skull floor medallion

Crown Skull floor medallion

Here is a medium-sized Skull Medallion from a large series we have produced for a well-loved restaurant, with beautiful floral details of poppies, daffodils and black marble roses, encircling a white marble skull and crossbones that speaks to embellished tales of legendary pirate kings. Everyone loves a good adventure! The green tape is covering silvery grey 1-inch stone squares that have been cut with a waterjet. Almost any design is possible, and stone medallions instantly create historic charm in a space that might be a heritage building, or that are up-and-coming historic buildings in their early years of iconic design, and memories that become legends.

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Edgewater on cover of HGTV Magazine!

Wow, maybe this what it’s like for rockstars when they wind up on the cover of Rolling Stone! Except the lovesongs are beautiful tiles, and the venues are stunning restaurants and homes. Music to our ears!

For their November issue, HGTV chose a beautiful handpicked hit – our lovely glass Connectables, in the Detailed Jasmine pattern, with Seamist green centres, and glossy white halos. The contrast of matte and gloss give it a high-impact multidimensional effect. The white shines forward like a chorus, while Seamist draws you into the depths of it’s recessed interior shadows, as though a muse for ballads of mystical meanderings.

Glass Connectables are an excellent choice for tighter budgets, and the Jasmine pattern is a vertical variation on the diagonal, alternating Laurels in our art glass collection. Jasmine Connectables are also available in any colour combination desired, for the ultimate interior decoration remix.

Contact us for samples of the simple or detailed Jasmine (1 or 2 colours), in any combination of tones, or for the Laurels in art glass! This next one is dedicated to you… ;)

Detailed Jasmine (Seamist / Gloss White) in HGTV Magazine

Detailed Jasmine (Seamist / Gloss White) in HGTV Magazine

 

 

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500 Insta-friends!

We were so happy this week when our Instagram made the milestone leap of surpassing 500 friends/followers!

It’s such a fun opportunity to get to show people what we’re working on, and the day-to-day seasonal influences that come in and bring these patterns to life. Not to mention, there are so many amazing images to swoon over from this larger community! Thank you – to all who have made it such an enchanting place to post and peruse!

Have you seen our Instagram account? Join us there, we’d love to connect.

@edgewaterstudio on Instagram

@edgewaterstudio on Instagram

 

 

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Brilliant! How Glacé Tiles Added Light to this ’80s Kitchen

This Calgary home’s kitchen had so many great features: A massive window overlooking greenery, stainless steel appliances, and the cozy look of a family home with many happy memories. But it was dark – A large wall closed it in on 3 sides, and heavy wooden cabinetry seemed to switch off the natural light!

Woodbine Home BEFORE

Woodbine Home BEFORE

Interior design company Lynn Donaldson & Associates (lynndonaldson.ca) knew just what to do to release all that sunshine… First, a wall was removed to create a galley layout that opened into a previously closed-in hallway. The heavy ’80s cabinetry was updated with clean-cut all-white option with silver pulls, and all the warm wood tones have been shifted to the flooring and a long island, where the wall once was.

Woodbine Home AFTER

Woodbine Home AFTER


But then… A flash of glimmering light! To replace the charcoal backsplash, she ‘brilliantly’ selected our luminescent acid-etched mirror glass tile, “Glacé” in our  ”Arabesque” pattern, boosting the brightness and softly reflecting surrounding colours. The silver tones were a perfect match for the door pulls and stainless steel appliances. While running with the all-white kitchen trend, neutral texture is introduced and a bit of patterned personality makes it feel like home!

Combination of silver tones

Combination of silver tones

 

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