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Ann Sacks Willow Heights by Studio McGee

Marble mosaics are refreshed with a stylish geometric feel in the Willow Heights collection by designer Studio McGee.

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PORTLAND, Ore. (September 7, 2023) – Willow Heights by Studio McGee, a new marble mosaic collection and part of the statement-making, tile trifecta launched with ANN SACKS, joins Canyon Lake and Novah porcelain designs, and rounds out McGee’s 2023 introductions. Two additional collections with ANN SACKS are planned for 2024. Willow Heights feature two mosaics – Brynn and Rylee – and is inspired by the elegant, yet commanding presence of parquet flooring, a style close to McGee’s heart and a medium incorporated into many of her personal projects.

Traditional by design, yet infused with a stylish geometric vibe, Shea McGee selected three marble combinations for a sophisticated, understated palette, masterfully combining the marbles to complement virtually any interior. “I have always been drawn to the history and timeless appeal of marble mosaics,” said McGee. “I wanted to create an updated take on this classic with a larger scale and softer palette than the high-contrast black and white designs we see often.” As with many of McGee’s works, there is structure and balance that grounds the Willow Heights designs, a quiet sensibility that engages the senses and adds to its timeless appeal. Brynn is a frame-within-frame mosaic centered by four small marble squares, while Rylee incorporates a hexagon-within-square pattern.

Brynn and Rylee are available in a singular Calacatta marble, or in contrasting combinations of Calacatta with Brittania marble or Calacatta with Bardiglio marble. Calacatta is coveted for its creamy white field and gentle veining ranging from soft to steely grey and light cocoa to caramel bringing forth the Brittania taupe and Bardiglio grey natural colorations and heightening the stones’ visual dimension and depth. Willow Heights is an excellent candidate for large- scale applications, including flooring and walls, as well as eye-catching borders, backsplashes, and fireplace surrounds. Due to its natural composition, Willow Heights is also equally compatible if chosen for outdoors dependent upon climate and method of installation.

“I plan to use Willow Heights in bathrooms or entryway floors,” continued McGee. “We’ve designed all three colorways of this collection to have a Calacatta marble base with neutral accents to stand the test of time and pair well with a wide range of décor styles.”

McGee has a fearless approach to design, exploring it on her terms, which has made her a household name with an engaged and enthusiastic following – from the budding interior design aficionado to seasoned professional alike – that continues to build. Her ability to connect on such an individual level is a testament to her approachable communication style and the ease within which she can articulate her design point of view and connect on so many levels.

“When designing a room or products for McGee & Co. I am always drawing inspiration from nature and history,” concluded McGee. “True to the Studio McGee aesthetic, I look to bridge classic and current, to be able to age with its owner, becoming an heirloom feature of a home that passes amongst generations. In Studio McGee’s collaboration with ANN SACKS, I embraced this same approach. Each tile exceeds trends and instead embraces timeless appeal.”

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 Willow Heights 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.