Material Of The Moment: Concrete
By vpc
June 14th, 2016 |
Dine + Design

When I told my colleagues that I was crazy for concrete well, they thought I was crazy. That is until they started scouting the design scene. They quickly discovered that this “cold” material is in fact cool. Here’s a look at the concrete concepts that are getting the team going AND finally admitting, “Meghan, you’re right.”

Margaux Is Talkin’ Tile:

“I dream of concrete.” Sincerely, this has been my inner meditation ever since buying my home in Westport, CT, which is chock full of peppy terra-cotta tiles that are much better suited for a Tuscan farmhouse. I dream that one day I can replace them with a porcelain/ceramic solution with the clean look of concrete. My favorite: The district tiles from Lea Ceramiche.

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Michelle Shen Can’t Contain Herself:

Nambe’s new Forte collection is the epitome of concrete chic: featuring the perfect balance of matte cement texture juxtaposed by sleek shiny metal.

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Will Is All About Accessorizing:

I like to mix things up at home by incorporating different colors and textures in a room. But, I’ve learned that to really pull off the eclectic look, you need to have a common thread found throughout a space. Enter the concrete pieces from Zeitgeist Factory – a shop based in Scarborough, Maine. Sleek and neutral, these concrete pieces play well with others and can make every space look thoughtfully curated (with minimal fuss involved).

Give them a view on Etsy:

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Michelle Addo Canvased The Art Scene:

We often think of concrete in terms of its functionality; buildings, sidewalks, bridges, etc. However, London artist Philip Michael Wolfson has created beautifully fluid looking statues from an amazing new material called Concrete Canvas. According to its creators, Concrete Canvas is “a flexible, concrete impregnated fabric that hardens when hydrated to form a thin, durable, water proof and fire resistant concrete layer.” The sculptures are part of Wolfson’s Tsukumogami collection and can be seen on his website at

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Melodie Is Getting Crafty:

I’m not a diehard DIYer, but I came across two projects using concrete that really got me jazzed (and look easy enough to do). The look is a mix of hard and soft–a good way to describe my style–using concrete as a base and lace as a mold and an accent to sweeten up the super modern material. Here’s a look at what I’ll be up to this weekend. Keep your fingers crossed that my replicas will turn out a-o-k.

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Meghan Plays On Pinterest:

I’m a Pinaholic. There. I said it. And, one of the most beloved boards that I have cooked up is all about concrete. Here’s a peek at some pins that simply make my design-loving heart smile.

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