FEED TO FOLLOW: @decorativematerials
WHO: Mother-daughter style mavens Margot Hampleman and Kirsten Schmit, whose international assortment of timeless and trendsetting tile and stone—by brands including Artistic Tile, Pratt + Larson and Salvatori—is showcased in four Colorado showrooms (Denver, Vail, Basalt and Telluride) and on their vibrant Instagram feed.
WHAT: Decorative Materials’ feed is “all about bringing the products to life,” Schmit says of photos that showcase some of the team’s favorite projects, products and application techniques—think shimmering gold grout lines, mosaic tile baseboards and pattern-play galore—in inspiring vignettes.
WHY: Visualizing tile and stone in your own home can be tricky. This feed makes it easier by showcasing a wide range of styles—from rustic wood-look porcelains to of-the-moment terrazzos—in myriad residential applications. And there’s no better place to discover what’s hot right now. “We look at fashion trends for color and pattern cues, and we are constantly in communication with our vendors to stay on top of what is on the horizon,” Schmit says. “Italy and Spain provide a great forecast of what we will see in Colorado over the course of the coming 12 to 24 months.”
IN THEIR WORDS: “Currently, our clients are drawn to products that show the hand of the maker, whether it is a handcrafted tile that allows light to dance across the undulating, glossy surface or the organic pitting and chipping of a Moroccan zellige tile.”