Last Updated on October 27, 2021

Setting the “Mood” for Your Ultimate Bathroom Retreat

Mood boards are the ideal tool to gather your design inspiration all in one place. They give you the freedom to design your dream space, switch things up, give it a tweak, and even scrap it and start all over if you wish. (Hence, the term “mood” board.) You may have even heard them referred to as “storyboards” And who doesn’t have a story—or two—to tell?

This month, Granite and TREND Transformations has designed the ultimate mood board to tell the story around one of our most popular bathroom designs. It has all the elements of a dream bathroom complemented by the style of some of today’s most sought-after looks. Get ready to be inspired!

A spa-like experience

Moods can change by the minute. So, why not have the best of both worlds when the mood strikes you? Some days, soaking in a spa-tub is just what you need to soothe the stresses of the day away. On other days, you’re craving the convenience of a walk-in shower and the relaxing oasis of hot water cascading down your back.

But what about the beauty of it all? After all, that’s where the storyboard begins. Here’s how we pulled the look together to create a spa-like bathroom that will suit your any mood:

Tub surround

Quartz tub surround

We chose quartz for the tub surround in the popular shade of Pietra Serena. This architectural favorite is part of our etherium® By E-Stone line of engineered stone, and is a tribute to the sandstone that was used to build the architectural wonders during the Renaissance era in Florence, Italy. Now, that’s a story for you! It is composed of a variety of the finest grains with beige, white, and gray tones, which give a refined look to this contemporary bathroom renovation.

Mosaic tile shower accent

mosaic shower tile

Who doesn’t  love diamonds? Imagine being surrounded by the sparkle and beauty of our gorgeous Metropolis Diamond mosaic as you enjoy your shower? This stunning mosaic is a tribute to the world’s most precious gemstone—the diamond—and has become one of our most versatile designs, as it adds sophistication to some of today’s most beautiful renovations. It is made from hand cut Karma glass and assembled in a repetitive, irregular pattern.

Need more design inspiration? Check out our blog, “Inspiring Bathroom Tile Ideas” to discover the beautiful ways in which mosaic tile can transform your bathroom into a work of art.

Classic Cabinetry

classic cabinetry

With the timeless feel of the European-inspired quartz tub surround and the gorgeous diamond-like sparkle of the mosaic tile, we didn’t have to look too far for the perfect cabinetry to pull the look together. This classic cabinet style is part of our artistically inspired “Expressions” line of cabinets—the highest quality, five-piece cabinet doors in the industry! Prefer a different style or color for your mood board? No worries. You can choose from 16 different door styles, and each choice can be customized with one of our six available colors. Now that should put you in the mood!

On the fence about replacing or refacing your cabinets? Read our blog, “Learning the ABC’s of RTF Cabinets,” for the straightforward facts to help you decide.

Are you ready to tell your story? We would love to hear it! Contact us today for your free in-home, or virtual, design consultation.

Want to get a head start? We have some fun and interactive ways to get your creative juices flowing.

Try our cool Visualizer Tool. It’s like having an electronic mood board at your fingertips. Or, check out Granite and TREND Transformations’ Pinterest page for even more design inspiration. Finally, you can read all about storyboards in our informative blog, “Mood Boards Bring Motivation and Design Inspiration.”

Last Updated on October 27, 2021

Fall home décor trends are taking on a new look this season, as homeowners are shaking off the adjustments from the past year and embracing a new twist on the traditional autumn vibe.

This month, Granite and TREND Transformations shares some of the top—and surprising—fall home décor trends for 2021. We invite you to sit back, relax—maybe pour your favorite fall beverage—and explore today’s coziest fall looks. Let’s see how many you will welcome into your home.

Spoiler Alert: They left traditional orange pumpkins in the patch this year and gave plaids and checks a year off.

Cozy bedding in natural tones and textures

Plaids and checkered-patterned bedding are taking a rest this year as natural tones and textures take the top spots. This year, it’s all about soft and subtle by creating a warm, earthy, and cozy vibe.

fall decorations

fall decorations

Dreamy kitchens

Move over oak cabinets. There’s a new kid on the block. This year’s cabinet trends are chic and sophisticated. And, can we talk about the marble countertops? Timeless. Colors that you would use to paint your walls are now part of your cabinet décor. Darker cabinet colors paired with stone countertops are today’s signature elements and a beautiful way to transform your kitchen into a stunning hub for friends and family to gather, as seen is this beautiful kitchen by Granite and TREND Transformations.

granite counter

White kitchen granite countertops with brown hardwood floors

Work From Home Soothing retreats

Last year’s “new normal” is today’s “back to normalcy”—with a fresh twist. Over the past year, many transformed their living areas into “work-from-home spaces.” This season, it’s all about taking back those spaces and transforming them into areas of soothing retreats.


fall decorations white room setting

fall decorations

White Pumpkin Fall Decor

Orange pumpkins are getting a pass this year, while white (and green) pumpkins take center stage as this season’s centerpieces and home décor. This beautiful look is consistent with this year’s clean and fresh seasonal trend.

As for die-hard traditionalists who won’t give up their orange pumpkins—we get it. Just think: This trend leaves more pumpkins in the patch for you to pick and bring home! And lest we forget about delicious pumpkin pie! White pumpkins can’t compete with that!



White Pumpkins against pine needles

White Gourds and candle in a bedroom

A Return To Velvet

Although velvet never goes out of style, designers may give it a rest for a while. This year, designers are bringing velvet back into the spotlight as part of this season’s home décor trends. As one of the most luxurious fabrics, velvet adds instant class and sophistication to any room while also elevating the “cozy factor.” Whether you go all out with a velvet couch or use it as an accent for pillows, throws, or even an accent chair, velvet is one fabric that registers high on the cozy meter during this season.

Green velvet couch in a room with green walls

Vintage pieces

Vintage treasures have a way of bringing a sense of nostalgia to any space. These pieces of the past have a story to tell. So, what better time to showcase them than now? Design experts are breaking out everything vintage this fall and incorporating them in fun and functional ways that are sure to be real conversation starters.

White vintage bicycle carrying purple flowers

Vintage home chair and countertop

Fresh take on tablescapes

You may be surprised to see this “lighter” version of an autumn tablescape. This season, fall leaves and jewel-toned tablecloths are replaced with nature’s own greenery, complemented by crisp white linens. And, you can’t help but notice the white pumpkins and pastel candles. It’s a beautiful design twist that also welcomes a renewed sense of calm as we give thanks.

Fine cutlery surrounded by fall decorations

What fall home décor trend struck your fancy? If you’ve been thinking about a kitchen renovation, now is a great time to get started. Did you know that many jobs from Granite and TREND Transformations could be completed in–as little as–a day? Our Visualizer Tool is a fun and interactive way to begin exploring your design possibilities. Check it out here.

We invite you to schedule your free in-home, or virtual, design consultation. Your dream kitchen could be ready just in time for holiday entertaining. Contact us today!