The Insider

An insider take on industry trends, our newest collections and what's next in design.

Eco-Conscious Design by Juno DeMelo

From recycled glass to LEED-certified porcelain, we spoke with three influential designers who are passionate about green design and making timeless choices for their clients and the planet.

Ann Sacks Unveils Expressive New Collections by Sophie Donelson

Just in: dazzling stone and tile products marrying innovation and beauty — they’re fresh for spring yet poised to stand the test of time.

La Dolce Vita by Clinton Smith

Ann Sacks’ Chief Designer DeeDee Gundberg has the inside scoop on statement-making collections that exude European elan and splendor.

Behind the Design: Strike fireplaces for Ann Sacks

Discover STRIKE fireplaces for Ann Sacks, a stunning new collection of stone fireplace surrounds by Dallas designer Chad Dorsey.

The Biggest Trends of 2023 by Sophie Donelson & Clinton Smith

These six trends are too good to let fade away with the calendar year; which will you usher into 2024 and beyond?

New Collections with Earthly Elegance by Clinton Smith

Get back to nature with Ann Sacks’ latest designs. Our Chief Designer, DeeDee Gundberg, shows you how.

Kitchen Wisdom by Sophie Donelson

The kitchen reno conundrum: It’s hard to decide where to splurge and the choices you commit to are lasting. Here, some industry pros talk honestly about what's worth it and why.

Can Maximalism Keep Mum? by Sophie Donelson

Adored for its intensity of style, the latest maxxed-out interiors have a shocking secret: They’re taking cues from a counter-movement, minimalism. How do the two meet? A few top designers are here to tell you.

What's Next in Kitchens by Sophie Donelson

The kitchen is a room so rife with ideas and innovations, it’s a world unto itself. As we move toward a beguiling new way of kitchen thinking, we asked the pros what’s exciting them for the busiest room in the house.

Kelly Wearstler On Her Newest Collections For Ann Sacks by Jennifer Dowd

Kelly spoke with us from her Los Angeles-based studio about her new tile & stone collections in partnership with Ann Sacks and the latest evolutions in her expansive world of design.

Past, Present, Future… And Beyond by Clinton Smith

Discover why one of the world’s oldest building materials feels fresher than ever.

Outdoor Escapes by Clinton Smith

Top design pros reveal expertadvice and Insta-worthy looks for creating your own private oasis at home. Grab your sunscreen and sunglasses, and get ready for summer!

The Perfect Imperfect by Clinton Smith

Defined in interior design as "Wabi Sabi", discover the art of the perfectly imperfect.

40 Years of MADE by Clinton Smith

When Ann Sacks’ hallmark MADE collection debuted in the 1980s, it was about filling a void in the marketplace. Four decades later, it has become one of the crown jewels of the company’s curated offerings.

A Case for Colorful Tile by Sophie Donelson

There’s a reason you’re seeing more colorful tile out there. It’s livable, joyful, and not as hard as you think.

Petite Spaces that Live Large by Clinton Smith

Form and function come together in these high-style spaces designed for specific tasks at hand.

The Evolution of Tile by Sophie Donelson

Any serious trend-forecaster will attest that zeitgeisty moments in style aren’t flash-in-the-pan fashions but rather cyclical expressions of everlasting passion. In short: good trends have staying power.