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Using Travertine Tiling to Create a Naturally Rustic Décor

Ideas for decorating your interior

As an increasing amount of homeowners looking to create a traditional, rustic décor in their home, the need for similarly styled flooring is becoming essential. After all, although the flooring may seem like an everyday necessity around the home, it also plays a pivotal role in the style created once renovations are completed.

Whether we like it or not, investing in high-quality flooring is crucial. Not only does it need to be stylish and in line with the décor of the rest of the location it is installed in, it also needs to be durable and resilient to the inevitable daily wear and tear.

A Touch of Tradition

A traditionally styled home creates a truly luxurious and classic appearance, whilst also projecting touches of class. With the right combination of fittings, colours, and flooring, we can quickly create an unforgettable space that is both stylish and comfortable. For this reason, travertine tiling provides the perfect solution for both flooring and a durable wall surface.

The elegant and completely unique rustic surface and natural design creates a luxurious feeling in every size décor, with obvious touches of Roman tradition due to travertine enthralling history and use in some of the finest historical palaces.

Strength & Durability

It’s not only the elegant appearance that makes travertine such a popular option in a variety of area around the home, it’s impeccable strength and durability make it a wise choice for areas that receive the most foot traffic. Bathrooms and kitchens, in particular, are areas that benefit from the endurance that travertine offer.

Its natural properties ensure that travertine is incredibly resilient to the usual everyday wear and tear that occurs with heavy usage. It’s tough surface also makes cleaning and maintenance a pain-free process, allowing a simple sweep and mop routine to bring your travertine back to its original beauty.


Ranging greatly in shapes, styles, and finishes, travertine availability is certainly one of its strong points. Suitable for a range of decors, its flexibility in terms of finish and color variations make it a popular flooring and wall surface choice around the home. Whether you’re looking for a natural walnut finish, or perhaps luxurious silver flooring, travertine really does have something for every tiled flooring requirement.

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Beach Theme Home Interior Decoration Styles

Beautiful palettes make for some of the most inviting and fun beach themed home interior decoration styles. The most inviting colors for a beach themed style in the home include hues of green, blue, and sandy tones such as tans and beige. Beach themed home décor is simple, chic and easy to create. If you are fortunate enough to live close to the beach, you can even create some beach styles on a budget just by taking a stroll along the sand and using the treasures that you find along the way in some of your home interior decoration items.

Seashells and Sand

Beach themed interior decoration can easily be created with the use of store bought seashells and sand or with similar items that you find on your own local beach. Consider making table centerpieces using flat candle holders that have sand on top with seashells sitting in the sand. Seashells can also be used to create picture frames, to hang on the walls around a mirror or doorway or to sit along plant shelves.

For a bathroom, consider creating a wall hanging that uses an old fisherman’s net or a store purchased net that hangs across the wall. You can then add seashells, starfish, and other sea themed items to the net to create a unique wall hanging that will add appeal to the bathroom.


For the colors of a beach themed home interior decoration style, consider sea foam green, light blue, aqua, and similar colors. Light, earthy tones can easily be contrasted with bright colors such as corals, pinks, oranges or dark blues. A seaside theme will often include the use of varied tones of blue offset by a bright color such as a coral tone. Instead of painting the ways with such a bold tone, consider using throw pillows or textured fabrics that include these hues.


Beach themed home interior decoration should include the use of soft, flowing textures throughout the room or the home. Curtains made of twill or a similar light fabric will add a light and airy texture. Consider other similar soft, subtle textured fabrics for the furniture in the room. Many beach themes also incorporate the use of rattan or wicker into the design. Even a simple side table or sofa table made from rattan can really add a sense of the beach to the room.


Beach themed home decoration is contingent on having an open, airy and lighted feel. Every beach cottage or beach home includes a great openness that allows the natural sunlight to shine in. If the room or home that you are creating the beach look in doesn’t include natural sunlight consider making some lighting changes to ensure that there is a feel of nature indoors. Warm, soft lighting that is bright can make a room feel more open and fun while subtle lighting on plant shelves, bookcases and in other areas can also add appeal to special items, books or similar elements of the room that should be recognized.


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Ordering Your Custom Shoe Portrait

I prefer to have the actual shoes in order to compose the painting and achieve a higher level of detail and color matching. Any shoes mailed to me will be carefully handled and returned with the finished painting. If you send a picture instead, the finished painting will look like your photo – so pay careful attention to details when you are composing the shot and realize that I may ask you to retake the picture if it is out of focus, underexposed (too dark), or overexposed (too bright and washed out).

Step 1: E-mail me with “Custom Shoe Portrait” as the subjectProvide general details of the shoe portrait you want painted and let me know of any specialized requests (background color preference, multiple pairs on a single canvas, etc.) If you will be mailing me the shoes, I will send you my shipping address in my reply e-mail. If you are e-mailing a picture, attach it to this e-mail in jpeg format.

Step 2:  Send me a non-refundable deposit (50%) with your shoes. I accept payment by PayPal, money orders, and personal checks – let me know which you prefer. When I receive your shoes and payment I will notify you by  e-mail and begin painting your custom shoe portrait. Upon completion (about 2-4 weeks), I will e-mail you a picture of the finished portrait and you will have 10 days to pay the remaining 50%. When your final payment has cleared, I will ship your painting (and shoes) and contact you with package tracking information. When it arrives, please contact me with your reaction to the painting.

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