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Ann Sacks Novah by Studio McGee

Ann Sacks proudly offers the Novah collection of tile products, in collaboration with Studio McGee.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (September 7, 2023) – ANN SACKS is pleased to announce the unveiling of Novah by Studio McGee, one of three new ANN SACKS collection introductions by Shea McGee, an intricately executed porcelain that takes its cues from the organic beauty of limestone. Novah is offered in three different colors – Glacier, Salt, and Sand – and four field sizes, designed by McGee to create masterful installations that capture the well- worn beauty of tumbled limestone yet with the easy maintenance of porcelain. Two additional tile collections by Studio McGee are planned for 2024.

Limestone has been one of McGee’s favorite mediums to incorporate within her projects, being drawn to its tactile, engaging surface and quiet sophistication. “I use limestone in many of our projects for its ability to be a neutral foundation for a room that is both refined and rustic,” said McGee. “I have searched high and low to no avail for an alternative that provides the look without the maintenance and higher price point. When creating this collection with ANN SACKS I knew I wanted to create a porcelain limestone that hit all the right notes I’ve been looking for and couldn’t find – subtle variation between tiles for a natural look, authentic texture across the top and edges, and color options that pair well with everything.”

Novah is made in Italy, the tiles accurately portraying the gentle, undulating surface, slight inclusions and fossils, and soft color variances of fine limestone. Designed so that no two are exactly alike, each is expertly cut with squared corners, the edges slightly distressed as if worn with the passage of time, adding to its vintage charm. The pressed porcelain employs a proprietary HD digital process to achieve the dimensional, through-body coloring and the shifting, layered shading, and gentle nuances of natural limestone.

“The Studio McGee aesthetic is rooted in neutrals with subdued accent colors adorning each space,” continued McGee. “This perspective was exactly how I approached the designs for Novah and other tile collections. “From creamy white walls to dusty shades you could find in nature, I am always looking to add organic warmth to my projects.” 

Novah is in-stock and sold by the box, perfect for large-scale residential and commercial installations, where budget and deadlines can be a factor. The designs are available in 2” x 9”, 4.5” x 4.5”, 4.5” x 9”, and 9” x 9” field tiles, with all but the 2” x 9” format able to be mixed and matched for customized lay-ups. Novah is an exceptional choice for all indoor walls and flooring, including showers, and due to its composition, can withstand high heat areas such as behind the range and fireplace surrounds. The tiles can also be used in outdoor applications depending upon climate and method of installation.

“I see myself using Novah for applications both large and small – and even outdoors,” concluded McGee. “I also plan to pair colorways together to create a diamond, checker, or a bordered look. Although I will most often use this tile on floors, it would work beautifully on walls as well. The beauty of this collection is that it is very transitional between styles.”

About Studio McGee
McGee is an interior design brand created in 2014 by husband-and-wife team, Syd and Shea McGee. Studio McGee’s journey started on social media, quickly garnering the attention of a designloving community though a steady stream of inspirational projects and consistent design tips. With a loyal social following, the design business experienced rapid growth, paving the way for the launch of their e-commerce brand, McGee & Co., along with a lineup of licensing partnerships and marketing opportunities that amplified Studio McGee’s design voice—a New York Times best-selling autobiography, “Make Life Beautiful,” a forthcoming coffee table book, “The Art of Home,” a product line with Target, a series on Masterclass, and a long-running show on Netflix, “Dream Home Makeover.” Today, Studio McGee continues to be creatively led by co-founder and chief creative officer, Shea McGee, and is regarded as one of the leading innovators in the interior design industry with a ‘sophisticated but not stuffy’ approach, while maintaining a consistent focus on empowering others to “Make Life Beautiful” by enhancing their daily lives through good design.

About Ann Sacks Tile & Stone, Inc.
As a proud member of the KOHLER® family of brands, Ann Sacks® offers a curated compilation of exceptional quality hard surfaces for commercial and residential installations. Since Ann Sacks’ inception in 1981, product experts have traveled the world, developing a tile and stone portfolio of remarkable depth to appeal to myriad lifestyles. With its network of 21 Ann Sacks showrooms across North America supported by an experienced team of dedicated sales associates, Ann Sacks offers an acquired body of collective works. From the MADE by ANN SACKS in-house bespoke designs to its global representation of exquisite and unique collections, many exclusive to the brand, Ann Sacks brings whole home solutions to create livable spaces of elegance and sophistication.

About Kohler Co.
For 150 years, Kohler Co. has been a global leader in design and innovation, dedicated to providing gracious living through kitchen and bath products; luxury cabinetry, tile and lighting; distributed energy solutions – home energy, industrial power systems, and powertrain technologies – and luxury hospitality experiences and major championship golf. Privately held Kohler Co. was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin. The company also develops solutions to address pressing issues, such as clean water and sanitation, for underserved communities around the world to enhance the quality of life for current and future generations.

For additional information regarding Novah by Studio McGee or other ANN SACKS products, consumers can call toll-free 1-800-278-TILE or visit the ANN SACKS website at www.annsacks.com.