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Meet the Designer - Robert Puertas

This month we had the pleasure of chatting with local designer, Robert Puertas. Robert's projects include some of our favorite coffee shops and restaurants in Orange County from Portola Coffee, Taco Maria at the OC Mix to Bear Coast Coffee in San Clemente. In our interview we dive into his passion for his work and ask how he balances both residential and commercial design.

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Cement Tiles - Everything You Need to Know

Cement tiles (also known as "Encaustic" cement tiles) are gaining popularity, especially here in Orange County & LA. Since our clients always have questions regarding maintenance and install, we decided to make it easy by creating this blog post. Hope you enjoy!

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6 Ways to Install Subway Tile

Subway tiles are classic, and maybe more importantly affordable.

Not only that, but they provide a variety of looks depending on the type of the subway you choose, and how you intend to lay them.

Offset patterns bring a more relaxed vibe, while the straight stacked subways provide a contemporary touch.

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3 Tips for Finding the Perfect Kitchen Backsplash

We've all been there...on the hunt for the perfect statement piece one of the most visited areas in a home - the kitchen.

It can be overwhelming picking out the perfect backsplash when there are so many innovative materials to choose from. Stone, ceramic, glass, mosaic, subway tiles and everything in between to name a few!

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