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We have numerous kitchen tile inspirations for you to explore, including sustainable design with LOCZIdesign.

Most people know that a green or sustainable product is one which causes measurably less impact on the environment. However, most do not realize what a huge impact these materials can have toward reducing energy costs and potential health concerns, as well as making for stunning living spaces. Paige Loczi of LOCZIdesign explains.

How have trends in sustainable design influenced your design style and the desires of your clients?

Sustainability has been a hot topic for a while it seems and I am happy that most of our clientele are educated as to why these trends are becoming well, trends! It seems that from the food we eat, the clothes we wear to the homes in which we dwell, paying attention to the source of things is really on point. I appreciate that what is emerging is a holistic way of living. We’re often talking to our clients about HOW they live, what compels them and motivates them. How can we create an environment that supports the individual thriving? Yes, it’s really important that your carpet isn’t making you sick, and I love the bold colors in this years mix, but I think the issue is bigger. We should really be asking what kind of environment will make you well- from your lifestyle choices to your finishes. When we build a custom bedroom with FSC certified wood and that bed is carved by hand- that story leaves a lasting impression. People want to create their own stories in their homes and that’s even truer when the elements that make up that environment are made with intention and attention.

Another trend that I am seeing is creating indoor spaces with living walls. Especially here in the city, we find the need to surround ourselves with greenery and bring the outside in. We recently finished a new living wall in Noe Valley that’s stunning. You can see it here and read the full article on our blog.

What new materials are you working with due to these trends?

Paperstone continues to be a personal favorite. It’s versatile and it’s a great story. It’s made from 100% post consumer paper. It’s durable, biodegrades in a landfill and its matte finish is very modern. We use it as counter-tops in kitchens and baths. We’re also using it on a fireplace surround.

I have a massive crush on glass2. It’s 99% glass, stain-resistant and bacteria free. I love the way it looks, like folding ice. We’re using it in a custom kitchen we’re working on in Pacific heights, and the plaster walls reflect off the glass and it’s spectacular.

My other favorite is Fireclay tile. These guys are fabulous. Their work is impeccable *which is a trend that never goes out of style, and it’s also beautiful. We just finished this great back-splash using 4 colors from their Vitrail series. It’s our take on the geometric Batik!

Lastly, we use a lot of plaster. Sometimes we use earth plaster from American Clay, like we did in this bathroom. Other times, we use a Venetian plaster.

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