Right in our backyard, there’s a tile giant named Dal-Tile. I mean, it’s right in the name: DAL-Tile. But what if there’s some other famous Dal out there? It could happen.

Here’s something to consider though, one in three tiles sold in America is a Dal-Tile product. Isn’t that bananas? It is a little, but not when you see the seriously stunning tile they’re creating and making it all right here in the USA.

In order to stay at the top, you have to know the trends and Dal-Tile is on it like a bonnet. They’re most recent collaboration is with none other than Kristin Cavallari and while none of us fully know what exactly she does, we do know one thing. That girl has great taste.

Here are our top five picks from the Kristin Cavallari Collection for Dal-Tile.

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Dwellings, offices, factories, warehouses, restaurants, even zoos, are all built for people. Seems an exceedingly obvious statement. Equally obvious is the fact that as society changes, its man-made structures change, too. Ebb and flow and all that.

But what I find fascinating is how little we learn. The old saying goes that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it, but when have we ever really learned? Most people want to live in an area of human contact, human proximity. After decades of decline, cities made a resurgence (until a lot were priced out). The mantra was vibrancy, walkability held in stark contrast to the suburbs’ winding roads to nowhere (an environmental and economic waste). But just as that happened, vibrancy was spirited away with a mouse click leaving only restaurants and dry cleaners.

Vacant storefront on Madison Avenue

Retail and People

Earlier this year, Candy wrote about the vacancy issues faced by retail spaces in New York City. We’ve seen it writ large whether New York City or Dallas, brick-and-mortar retail is changing rapidly because transportation changed – yes, transportation.

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People, you have to see this home to believe it, one of the most significant in Dallas and a full blown tribute to the ’60s! Read all about it and see you at the party!

Photos: Shoot2Sell

By Donovan Westover
Special Contributor, Preservation Dallas

I have always been curious about this house on White Rock Lake. Everybody is. The heavily treed lot in the exclusive Cloisters enclave is more than three acres and gracefully bows to afford sweeping waterfront views from most every window of the house. When I say most, I mean the majority of a 12,000-square-foot masterpiece that is peppered with floor-to-ceiling windows to take full advantage of the environment. It’s really like no other house in Dallas, given it’s prime lakefront location and the heritage of it’s tile titan owner, Robert M. Brittingham, founder of Dal-Tile, now a division of Mohawk Industries and the largest manufacturer and distributor of tile and tile products in North America. We are talking wall tile, floor tile, granite, marble, mosaics, stone and allied products used in the installation of these products. Robert M. Brittingham created thousands of jobs everywhere, but especially in Dallas, where he strategically located his firm. He has beautified thousands of homes, inside and out, since the company was founded in 1947.

We love tile but quite frankly, we love 4606 Chapel Hill even more. Come see why:

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