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At first glance, you’d think you were looking at a distinguished upholstered bar done in a style that many attribute to a sofa designed for the fourth earl of Chesterfield, Philip Stanhope (1694-1773), that featured the now iconic buttoned leather look.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Tags: concrete clad, bar, concrete
Ultimate Cliffside Entertaining Area is Like Poetry in Motion

“Graceful Curves.” That’s what Scott Cohen and his team at Green Scene Landscaping and Swimming Pools call a recent backyard masterpiece in Malibu, California. Cohen describes it as the ultimate entertaining backyard that has everything and then some — including a pool that makes you feel like you’re in a giant lake.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Tags: Project Profile
Workshops from the Heart

Concrete Decor Show pro bono endeavors brighten stay for families of the ailing
At the seventh annual Concrete Decor Show in San Diego, California, world-class instructors and eager students from around the globe joined their talents and enthusiasm to breathe new life into the outdoor surroundings of the Bannister Family House, which provides a home-like environment for people with family members in long-term or critical care at the nearby UC San Diego Health.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
San Diego So Much Decorative Concrete, Beautiful Weather, Beautiful Concrete

Lithomosaic in San Diego sunburst colorful yellows and oranges spoke from the center.San Diego County is known far and wide for its beautiful weather, interesting people and endless summer atmosphere. So it was with great anticipation when San Diego was picked as the site for the 2016 Concrete Decor Show Sept. 25-29 that it was destined to be one showstopper of a show. And all indications point to that premonition coming true.

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc and Jacqueline Valle
Contractor Hits a Bullseye with Glow Aggregate, Engraved Logos

What started out as a once-in-a-lifetime hunting adventure turned into a friendship and a trophy-worthy job where contractor Matt Villella, owner of Sierra Concrete Arts in Saint Paul, Minnesota, bagged one of his most memorable projects to date.

By Jennifer Byrnes
It's a Wrap

This represents the last column in my design-focused series, “The Elements of Style for Contractors.” Before I bid you all good-bye, I’ll summarize the main points. Concrete Decor posts complete archives of past issues, so you can check out the topics of the previous 10 articles. The series kicked off in January 2015 when I described the five composition ‘tools’ concrete artisans should have in their tool kits — Line, Shape, Value, Color and Texture.

By Gaye Goodman
Tags: The Elements of Style for Contractors
Robert Salinas, Stamped Artistry

By Vanessa Salvia
Annual Decorative Concrete Competition Lauds Projects Based on Skill and Creativity

By Amy Johnson
Concrete Stamping Enjoys a Resurgence of Popularity

stamping concrete walkway

By K. Schipper
Bomanite's Culture of Invention

decorative concrete company, Bomanite

By Joe Maty
Philadelphia Polished Concrete

concrete firepit

By Vanessa Salvia
October 20, 2015
Art project is concrete symbol of new beginnings

Ocean of Life
Art project is concrete symbol of new beginnings

Land of 10,000 Lakes Inspires Carved Concrete Mural

carved concrete mural, EZ Chem concrete products

By Vanessa Salvia
Tags: Project Profile
Seven Tips for Getting Better Stamped Texture

tips for better texture on stamped concrete

By Steve VandeWater
Cascading Concrete Waterfalls and a Spa in a Concrete Glass

margaritaville themed concrete hot tub in a concrete glass

RicoRock Inc., a leading manufacturer of residential pool waterfalls in the U.S., has hundreds of dealers, but Margaritaville’s owners wanted to work directly with RicoRock because of the scope of the project and the company’s more than 30-year history of creating waterfalls.

By Vanessa Salvia
A Concrete Tree Celebrates the Branches of a Family-Owned Business

Steven Ochs Smith Paints concrete tree

By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Decorative Concrete in the Greater Indianapolis Area: Greenwood Park Mall
By Stacey Enesey Klemenc
Nolan King, King Architectural Concrete and Construction LLC

stamped concrete snake walkway

By Vanessa Salvia
Wood Plank Concrete - Concrete That Looks Like Wood - Yes! It's Concrete

Keefe Duhon concrete wood plank floor

By Vanessa Salvia
Improve Your Outcome with Concrete Stencils

Successs with concrete stencilsStenciling is so much quicker is that all work can be done from outside the forms using long-handled tools. The pattern is provided by the stencils, and texturing may be accomplished with lightweight textured rollers.

By Steve VandeWater
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