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Far Beyond

Join AKDO’s design minds and the occasional guest blogger as we go Far Beyond for news from the design front. Also: observations on hot lifestyle trends, updates on our global search for superb materials and our passion for designing with them, and what happens along the way.


Tailored To Charm: Fabric Patterns in Tile

Room Porcelain in Pearl Esagono Unexpected use of textile patterns is becoming increasingly popular among the design set this year. Not to be left out, tile has been given a dose of warmth with the inclusion of fabric look porcelain, stone, and glass. Why…
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2016's NewTrads Put A Personal Spin On Mosaic Design

After hundreds of entries and help from a panel of acclaimed judges from the design world, ten up-and-coming interior designers were chosen for the 2016 Traditional Home Magazine’s New Trads award. AKDO sponsored the award, and as part of that, offered each New Trad the…
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Lace Collection: Romance Comes Home

Lace, as a fashion statement, dates back to the 16th century, but as you may have noticed in recent years, the timeless fabric has been brought back into the spotlight, this time in the realm of interior design. One might even say that lace is in the…
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Trending in Tile: Long(er) Live the Subway Tile

Ask any designer the top things to consider when designing a room and they will undoubtedly mention proportion. In tile, the most common shapes are of course squares and rectangles, but increasingly designers are looking for a more elongated rectangular shape. They’re finding that shape…
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Presenting: Textile Glass

AKDO’s design team was inspired by the rich beauty of fine home textiles and set out to create tile that captured the essence of something woven. The result is a new finish that’s taking the design world by storm. The new Textile Glass collection is…
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Warehouse Sale: All Items More Than 50% Off

Thursday, October 13th & Friday, October 14th: 9am-6pm
Saturday, October 15th: 9am-1pm

For 3 days only, visit our CT location to access fine luxury goods, priced at more than 50% off retail pricing: Mosaics, Slabs for Countertops, Natural Stone, Porcelain and Glass ordinarily sold exclusively through high-end dealers. Grab this rare opportunity to…
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Trending in Tile: Simplicity

Large Format and Wood Looks Are Hot

AKDO’s new WIDE porcelain in Olive Chalk is great for kitchens because it is very low maintenance, and great for dining areas because it is unaffected by chair drag. In design, the advantages of high tech porcelain are myriad.  It is low maintenance,…
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Allure Collection

The Allure collection, which was launched in 2014, soared immediately to the top of AKDO’s best-seller list, where it remains to this day. AKDO Creative Director Kate Sterling was inspired by the influx of geometric shapes and metallic details emerging in fashion and interior…
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New AKDO Essential Ceramic

Exclusively from AKDO comes a brand new line of ceramic tile in colors and shapes that perfectly complement our stones, glass and mosaics, so you can enjoy one-stop shopping with total confidence. In five soft, delicate shades, the translucent glaze of our Ceramic…
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